Design Challenge

CMAG is inviting members to take part in the 2018-2019 Winter Design Challenge!

Deadline for sign-up is March 15th, 2019

This year’s theme is “Contained” – whatever that means to you! Your entry can be any size and any materials so long as it has a primary component that is metal.

When your work is complete, send up to 5 photos showing all sides of the work to by March 15th to be considered for our three prizes (First Place – $100 certificate for West Coast Findings, Second Place – $50 certificate, and Third Place – $25 certificate).

Photographs must be of high resolution and publication quality. This means a minimum resolution of 300dpi with the shortest side no less than 1000px.

Everyone should bring their finished works to show off at the April 2019 meeting, where we’ll award our prizes, just in time for the Guild Show.

The challenge is open to CMAG members only. Questions about the challenge should be directed to the board.


Prior Design Challenges

CMAG invited members to take part in its first ever design challenge.

There are only 2 requirements: the entry must be made of metal and it must fit the theme. For our first challenge, the board has chosen “Bridges.” It’s no secret that Portland is known for its iconic bridges, but the word bridge has many other meanings.

Merriam-Webster offers these definitions:

  1. structure carrying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle
  2. a time, place or means of connection or transition
  3. something resembling a bridge in form or function: as in
    • the bridge of the nose, the part of glasses that rests upon it
    • a piece raising the strings of a musical instrument
    • the forward part of a ship’s structure from which it is navigated
    • the hand rest for a pool cue


    1. The winner of CMAG’s Bridges Design Challenge is Sarah Burr Arnold. She won a gift certificate to

West Coast Findings

    1. worth $250. Congratulations, Sarah!

Sarah Burr Arnold


Here are the other entries in the Bridges Design Challenge: