Bellingham Metal Arts Guild

... a non-profit guild
                   created by and for lovers of the metal arts.
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The Bellingham Metal Arts Guild (BMAG) is 100% volunteer administered 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization.  Without the help of many, many members we would not exist as an organization nor pay the rent and other costs to have a studio where our members can practice the metal arts or take classes.  Our classes and workshops are delivered by paid instructors that take a percentage of the class fee with some exceptions were instructors or workshop facilitators provide their services on a volunteer basis. The revenues from classes are the primary source of funds for BMAG with membership dues second.  Fees for members studio use is at approximate cost.  Without the work of many administrative volunteers those classes would never take place.  The current list of administrative positions in the BMAG and the people that generously give their time filling these positions are:

Board of Directors

Executive Committee:
Walter Hekala - President
Jan Landin - Vice President
Sasha Bliese - Treasurer
Marie Nelson - Secretary
At Large:
Claudia DeWees
Frank Goss
Alan Krum

Communications Committee Chair - Alan Krum

Incoming email distribution – Elizabeth Rhyneer

Proofreading – Laney Clark

Publications Notifications – Karen Espeland

FaceBook management - Sacha Bliese, Frank Goss, Alan Krum, Victoria Roberts

MailChimp management – Alan Krum

Calendar – Alan Krum


Education Committee - Becky Williams (co-chair) , Frank Goss (co-chair)


Finance Committee Chair – (vacant)


Fund Raising Committee Chair – (vacant)


Membership Committee Chair – Claudia DeWees


MOS Host Coordinator – Adrienne Sheard and Ben Schwartz


Studio Facility & Equipment Maintenance – Ben Swartz


Studio cleaning - Adrienne Sheard and Kim Barwick


Volunteer Coordinator - (vacant)


Other members are supporting BMAG by volunteering for temporary assignments

In addition to the administration of BMAG to have the studio open we rely on volunteer members to be studio hosts.

Are you interested in being a volunteer?  We need:
Class Assistants
Studio Time Volunteers
Board Secretary
Finance Committee Chair
Fundraising Committee Chair

Business Hours

Our facility is open during classes, workshops, member meetings, board meetings and BMAG Member's Open Studio (BMAG-MOS). We have made this decision in order to focus more on what our membership wanted. We have continue to increase the number & variety of classes/ workshops we offer while working to expand the BMAG Member's Open Studio (BMAG-MOS) Program. Thank you for your patience while we work out the details.

If you are a member and are interested in using BMAG Member's Open Studio (BMAG-MOS), we request you take a complimentary Member's Refresher/Safety course. For more information, please email the education committee chair at: info@

Contribute to help BMAG continue to offer metal arts classes and maintain its great studio space. Just mail a check to, or drop it off at:

 Bellingham Metal Arts Guild
2620 N. Harbor Loop Dr.
Suite 6
Bellingham, WA 98225

Bellingham Metal Arts Guild (BMAG) is located in the Harbor Mall at:

2620 North Harbor Loop Dr., Suite #6, Bellingham, WA 98225

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Bellingham Metal Arts Guild is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting the Metal Arts in our community through educational classes, workshops, lectures & more at our educational studio/facility. Free parking, handicap accessible.