Every two years, the Bellevue Arts Museum hosts the BAM Biennial. This exhibition displays work by both established and emerging Northwest artists, craftspeople and designers. Each biennial focuses on a specific medium. Now in its fourth go around, this year’s series will focus on the medium of metal. Thus, they present: BAM Biennial 2016: Metalmorphosis.
The Bellevue Arts Museum received a record-breaking 330 applications for this year’s biennial, and why not? After all, metal has captivated artists for over 10,000 years. Of the 330 applicants, 49 individuals were chosen to showcase their work. The panel of jurors include: Lloyd E. Herman (Renwick Gallery Founding Director and Smithsonian Institution Director Emeritus), Jennifer-Navva Milliken (BAM Curator of Craft), Suzanne Ramljak (Metalsmith Magazine Editor and American Federation of Arts, NY Curator) and Cindi Strauss (Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts and Design at Museum of Fine Arts, TX Assistant Director, Programming and Curator).
Finally, intrigued parties can click here to learn more about this eclectic group of participants.
BAM Biennial 2016: Metalmorphosis
When: September 2, 2016-February 5, 2017
Where: Bellevue Arts Museum (510 Bellevue Way NE)
Featured image by participating artist, Casey Curran