Design Challenge

NEXT UP: 2019 Fall Design Challenge/MAC Gallery Show Proposal – “Metamorphosis”

This fall’s Design Challenge topic is “Metamorphosis” – it can be work you’ve already developed or new work, and while it’s not required that you participate, CMAG has put a proposal for a guild-wide gallery show in with the Multnomah Arts Center which will center around this theme should we be accepted.


2018-2019 Winter Design Challenge – “Contained”

This year’s theme was “Contained” – whatever that means to you! Your entry could have been any size and any materials so long as it has a primary component that is metal. Prizes will be gift certificates for West Coast Findings. 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.

This year’s entrants:

Anne Johnson

First Place – $100


Kristin Fudalla

Second Place – $75


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: