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Will you submit a gallery entry?  The gallery will be inside. Each entry must be hand-delivered.  We do not have the facilities to ship entries this year.  Please email the following info to Richard Rozinski ( Title  – Artist’s name – Height – Length – Width – Will your entry require a pedestal?

February 2-4, 2018

Pima County Fairgrounds


Haley Woodward
Haley has been blacksmithing professionally since 2001.  He has an MFA degree in Metal Arts from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He currently is an adjunct professor in metal Arts at Austin – Community College, Austin TX.  He teaches a variety of blacksmithing courses ranging from introductory skills to sculpture. He also maintains his own full-time studio in Austin where his work ranges from sculptural forged fine art pieces to architectural ironwork. He has been invited to exhibit and teach or demonstrate throughout the United States by a variety of craft schools and organizations, including the Penland School of Craft, Penland NC, Guilford College, Geensboro NC, Forging on the River in Memphis TN, Center for Metal Arts, Florida NY, the Artist Blacksmithing Association of North America, and the California Blacksmiths Association.

Jay Burnham-Kidwell
Jay is a studio artist, visiting artist, and a teacher, lecturer, and demonstrator in metals, jewelry, metalsmithing and blacksmithing.  He earned a BA in Studio Art from the University of Delaware and a Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the University at of Georgia. He has done graduate work at the, University of Sussex in England, and studied at the International Teaching Center for Metal Design Vulkanschmiede in Aachen, Germany.  He has taught classes and workshops at local, national, and international sites and events. His work has been included in local, state, national and international exhibitions.  He believes that it is of paramount importance to bring together materials and elements inherent in a good design. He often combines forged steel and/or other metals with wood, stone, and other materials to make objects of a distinct nature that are designed to both function and to stand as a good aesthetic statement.

Zack Lihatsh
Zack is an artist, designer, and blacksmith. Born and raised in New Hampshire, Zach later settled in Arizona where he established his studio. He received his undergraduate degree form Prescott College in northern Arizona and an MFA degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, where he taught blacksmithing.  He has taught blacksmithing at high school and college levels as well as assisting at the Penland School of craft in North Carolina. He has exhibited work nationally and internationally. His Public art commissions can be seen in Tucson, Arizona and at The University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Rich Greenwood
Rich is local to Tucson and teaches blacksmithing and bladesmithing at Pima community college. He was on the series premier of the History Channels “Forged in Fire” and was also on the episode for fan favorite. Rich will be demonstrating his work while explaining his process and the reasoning behind what makes his knives so sublime. You won’t want to miss this!

Fred Borcherdt
Fred has been a member of the Arizona artist blacksmith association since it’s inception Fred has been in there for as Intragal part of blacksmithing in Arizona and art scene. He will join us for a slide presentation of his work giving us a retrospective of “The intriguing relationship between product and process in the art cultivation ingenuity.


Meals will be available on-site and off-site this weekend.
Lodging: RV and tent camping is available on the fairgrounds for $25/day.
Hotels, motels, and other camping options are available in and around Tucson.
NOTE: The first week of February 2018 is the beginning of the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show with an international audience, so you should make your reservations as early as possible.

Friday Feb 2

3:30 – 6:30pm – Registration at the Old West BLACKSMITHS Shop & Social Gathering at the Cantina. Belly up to the bar and swap lies and fish tales…..

7:00pm – Introduction of the 2018 Presenters and Orientation at the Old West Hall next to the BLACKSMITH Shop
Followed by slide presentation   “ FIFTY YEARS OF SCULPTURE “ by Fred Borcherdt

8:30pm to ??? – Open Forge

Saturday Feb 3

8:00am – 12:00 noon – Registration (continues) at the Old West Hall
Presentations All day (Schedule will be in your registration packet)
Visit the Gallery  Old West Hall
Iron in the Hat after lunch in the BLACKSMITHS  Shop

Saturday evening

Visit the Gallery  Old West Hall
6pm-9pm Banquet Old West Hall
Dedication of the William Flores Blacksmith Shop
Silent auction
Slide share conference: Attendees bring your images on a flash drive, disc, or slides to share

Also,  Open Forge till ……????  Dad says go to bed…..

Sunday Feb 24

8:00am – 10:00 – Registration (continues) at the Old West Hall
Presentations all day (Schedule will be in your registration packet)

12noon Lunch –  Iron in the Hat after lunch in the BLACKSMITHS  Shop

1:30pm-4pm Presentations  (See your registration packet)