Entry Deadline: 7/1/14
Days remaining to deadline: 40
Images – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6
Total Media – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Metal Extinction Entry Fee): $35.00
MASSC Metal Arts Society of Southern California
Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World
First Prize: $1000, Second Prize: $500, Third Prize: $250.00, Honorable Mention, and Public Choice
Jurors: David Freda, Barbara Hendricks, Marne Ryan
We have entered a period of “mass extinction” as species are dying out at a rate ten
thousand times higher than the natural process of extinction. As the polar bear has
become classified as threatened, bees are being decimated by colony collapse, our
natural world is changing before our eyes. Mammals, tortoises, birds as well as many
plant species all find themselves disappearing.
For centuries, artists have found their inspiration in the natural world and as we enter
into an unprecedented period of extinction rates, MASSC challenges you to honor and
commemorate extinct and endangered species in works of metal that show a mastery in
technique equivalent to the beauty and grace of the vanishing natural world.
As we watch the growing expression of wearable art in vivid tempestuous flux, Metal
Extinction: Using Metal to Honor and Make Permanent our Vanishing World is an exhibit
intended to calibrate the compass to showcase fine craftsmanship in metal. This
exhibition places emphasis on metal artisanship, unexpected creation, and masterful
use of metal that becomes something ageless, bringing to life a quality of that which is
gone or may be gone forever.