2019 Texas Metals Symposium

Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium, Museum of Texas Tech
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9 AM - 6 PM

2019 Texas Metals Symposium

The annual Texas Metals Symposium brings top artists working in the field of jewelry and metals for a day-long presentation to participants from throughout the State of Texas and surrounding regions.

This year's speakers include:

  • Ana Lopez, University of North Texas-Denton
  • Sarah T. Roberts, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio
  • Nicole Deschamps-Benke, Texas State University-San Marcos
  • Rachelle Thiewes, University of Texas-El Paso (Professor Emerita)
  • Jess Tolbert, University of Texas-El Paso
  • Robly Glover, Texas Tech University, Lubbock

The all-day symposium is free and open to the public, however, registration is requested.  Please complete the form found [HERE] and email it to Professor Robly Glover (r.glover@ttu.edu).

Click to see the entire Symposium Schedule.

At the closing of the symposium (6:00-7:00 PM) there will be a reception in the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court of the Museum of Texas Tech to honor the speakers and to celebrate the exhibition, Not-So-Lone Star Studios: A Gathering of Texas Makers on display in the Museum.  The exhibition focuses on 37 artists currently residing in Texas whose work engages in the conceptual dialogue of Contemporary Jewelry and Metalsmithing.

Artists include: Corey Ackelmire, Haydee Alonso, Harlan Butt, Kat Cole, Nicole DesChamps-Benke, Nathan Dube, Diane Falkenhagen, Laritza Garcia, Heidi Gerstacker, Robly Glover, David Griffin, Jan Harrell, Rene Henry, Kathleen Janvier, Anne Jones, Masumi Kataoka, Sarah Loch-Test, Ana Lopez, Criselda Lopez, Natalie Macellaio, Edward Lane McCartney, Jeffrey McGee, Tamar Navama, Beverly Penn, Sarah T. Roberts, Lauren Selden, Helen Short, Nancy Slagle, Jillian Sortore, Olga Starostina, Rachelle Thiewes, James Thurman, Umut Demirguc Thurman, Jess Tolbert, Erin Turner, Melissa Walter, and Pilar Zornosa.

The 2019 Texas Metals Symposium is co-presented with the Museum of Texas Tech University and is supported by the Student Government Association, the TTU Metals Club, and the TTU School of Art.