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Metal art show and sale - dates set

Discussion in 'Knife Shows & Events' started by Jim T, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    Hi All! Just wanted to spread the word... The dates for the 3rd Annual Metal Show and Sale at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum (in Wetaskiwin, Alberta) have been set for the weekend of September 20 and 21, 2014.

    This is an excellent opportunity for custom knifemakers to show off their work and make a few sales. I initially wanted this event to be exclusively for knifemakers, but my fellow museum colleagues wisely advised baby steps. The convinced me that a METAL ART show which would include custom knifemakers would have a broader public appeal and therefore a greater chance for longevity as an annual event. Smart folks I work with.

    If you'd like to know who the knifemakers were at last year's Metal Art Show and Sale check out this link: http://www.history.alberta.ca/reynolds/specialevents/metalartshow.aspx

    You can also download the "Call for Artists" and an "Exhibitor Application" form from the same page if you'd like to join us. And I really hope you do. We already have several knifemakers returning from the previous 2 years, but of course, I'd love to see more. (Cause I'd still like to see this event evolve into Alberta's first custom knifemakers show!) Give me shout if you have questions.

    Jim T
     
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  2. stevebates

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    Even if I'm not selling knives I'm sure going to try and make the show Jim. I think it would be an excellent time!
     
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    Jim T Active Member

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    I hope you can make it, Steve. I know I had a great time at this event the last two years. Funny how a bunch of knifemakers can get together for days on end and never run out of things to talk about, show off, and laugh over. The two days go by too fast for me.

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    Just thought I'd remind everyone that the 2014 Metal Art Show and Sale (in Wetaskiwin, Alberta) is 6 months away and I'm still looking for more knifemakers to come and show off their work here at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum. Here's a few pics of others who have been participating at this event...

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    Ed Storch, Larry Strandquist and Gerry Kievit from Alberta kept their custom-made eye candy front and centre for potential customers. Amazing knives! Larry even brought a sword last year, but I think it sold on the first day.



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    Irv Brunas from Saskatchewan displayed not only beautiful knives and sheaths, but also hand crafted presentation knife boxes which he also makes to spec. I ordered two of them!



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    Rob and Marilyn Ridley from Canadian Knifemaker Supply Ltd. were on hand with a ready supply of knifemaking materials as well as how-to books and DVDs.



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    From BC, master knifemaker Roger Hatt and his charming wife Diane had an amazing variety of folders and full tang knives, all of them beautifully put together. Impecable fit and finish!



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    Renowned folder maker Rod Olson brought a whole bunch of beauties for people to drool over. By the way, that's the back of Rob Ridley's head in front of Rod's table.



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    Allen and Susan Neal brought a wide selection of Allen's fantastic knives as well as Susan's gorgeously hand-crafted pens. This picture is a little blurry. Sorry about that.



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    Clare Broeksma brought knives, hawks, bars of damascus and also some very tiny little knives that he fondly referred to as "mouse nutters." You can just make one out above the red sheath on his table. Watch out mice!



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    Brian Lyttle stopped by to inspect some of Ed Storch's work and also spelled him off while Ed grabbed a quick lunch.


    Anyway, it was a super fun weekend! We'll be doing it again this September 21 and 22, 2014 at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin. If you can't come out to display (and sell) your knives at least come out and rub shoulders. The knifemaking community is one of the best! On top of that, there will also be blacksmith artists, jewelry makers, metal sculptors, metal engravers.... The list goes on. Terrific museum, too! And I'm not at all biased!

    Jim T

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  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Awesome Jim! Thanks for the notice.
     
  6. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    Okay, I just noticed I listed the wrong dates my the last post (even though I got it right in the first post of this thread -- too much shiraz?). The date for the Metal Art Show and Sale at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum is September 20 and 21, 2014.

    Just about everyone of the knifemakers who were there last year will be coming again this year, plus at least a couple more. Several of you have emailed me or called me to say you 'll be coming by to visit even though you won't be displaying. Just remember, come and introduce yourself. I've chatted with several of you via email, phone or on this forum, but it sure would be nice to put a face to the name!

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    Well, we’re just two weeks away from the Metal Art Show and Sale in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, so I figured I’d better remind everyone to come and check out the event.
    I have 45 metal artists coming and 17 of them are custom knifemakers. Here are the knifemakers who will be showing off their work at the Metal Art Show and Sale…

    Clare Broeksma
    Irv Brunas
    Bob Campenot
    Wayne Hamilton
    Roger Hatt
    Cal Heinrich
    Jay Kemble
    Gerry Kievit
    Greg Lightfoot
    Vern Lynes
    Allen and Susan Neal
    Morris Nesdol
    Rod Olson
    Rob and Marilyn Ridley
    Ed Storch
    Larry Strandquist
    Garth Thompson

    The Metal Art Show and Sale is at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin (a 40 minute drive south of Edmonton) on the weekend of September 20 and 21.
    You can check out the rest of the artists and what they’ll be bringing on the events page of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum website:

    http://www.history.alberta.ca/reynolds/specialevents/metalartshow.aspx

    You’re all invited to join us! This is always a fun weekend and I look forward to it every year! Lots of eye candy when it comes to knives!

    Jim T
     
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    Okay, I’m going to try this again. I’m having some challenges transferring images from Photobucket to the Forum, not because the computer is being difficult, but because I’m somewhat inept when it comes to technology.

    Wanted to share some pics of the knives that you can expect to see at the Metal Art Show and Sale next weekend at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, AB. Whole bunch of knifemakers will be their showing off their work. Always and excellent weekend!

    Irv Brunas from Saskatchewan not only makes functional and incredibly beautiful knives, but also stellar sheaths and presentation boxes as well.
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    Bob Campenot, while new to the Metal Art Show and Sale this year, is definitely not new to nice making. Some excellent pieces!
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    Greg Lightfoot will be joining us this year with a table full of eye-candy.
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    Also Morris Nesdole returns after skipping a year. Nice to have you back Morris!
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    The only sad note is that knifemaker Jay Kemble and Rob and Marilyn Ridley of Canadian Knifemaker Supply are benched this year due to health issues. I'll miss them as they've always been familiar faces in the knifemaking community, but I'm hoping to see them again in the not-too-distant future!

    Seven days and counting everyone! Over the next few days I'll try to post some more pictures of the knives different knifemakers will be showing off. The Metal Art Show and Sale is next weekend! Can't wait!

    Jim T
     
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    Hi Jim,

    I stopped in at the show today. The lady at the front said you were roaming the floor somewhere. There were some awesome knives and a few other things that caught my attention, e.g. Tony Wang's creations. Ed Storch's play-by-play on making cable Damascus was fascinating. It's way too far away from payday for me to pack home a Rod Olson folder, but great to ogle.

    I've lived 45 minutes away for how many years and have never been to the museum. We'll definitely be going back. Next time taking my Dad.

    Dan
     
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    I'm sorry I missed you, Dan, but I'm glad you made it out. Yeah, there were quite a few gorgeous pieces. I'm a little bagged, but I had a lot of fun this past weekend. Now all that's left is cleaning up after the party. Once that's taken care of, maybe I can get back to my own work bench and start giving my grinder some exercise again.

    Jim T
     

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