Events: Upcoming and past iron-casting events

Upcoming and past iron-casting events:                                                                                                                                                           (This is a changing and hopefully expanding database of iron pours. It does not necessarily reflect events the Foundry Tree will be at.) 


Upcoming


Iron 50: 50th Annual University of Minnesota Iron Pour: Friday, May 3, 2019 at Department of Art Foundry, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota

2:00 – 6:00 PM, Iron Pour; 7:00 PM Fire performance. More Information link. (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

 
F.I.R.E. (Foundry Invitational and River Exhibition) Annual Foundry Conference: May 15-17, 2019 at the Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennesseehttps://www.metalmuseum.org/fire Contact James Vanderpool vanderpool@metalmuseum.org for info.                
 

6th annual Little Pour on the Prairie: June 1, Vermillion, South Dakota. Contact Chris Meyer at Chris.Meyer@usd.edu for more information. https://www.usd.edu/the-south-dakotan/the-little-pour-on-the-prairie

 
The Sun Pour: June 22, 2019. 8:00-10:30pm.  Annual production/performance community iron pour by Nordic Iron at BronzeAge Art Casting, 1110 N Weber Ave, Sioux Falls, SD.  Contact: Jordan Eaton of Nordic Iron jordanmeaton@gmail.com. Rick Haugen of BronzeAge bronzeageartcasting@gmail.com
 
Intercollegiate Festival of Fire at Salem Art Works, Salem, New York. September 20-22, 2019. http://www.salemartworks.org/fof
 
Harvest Iron Pour: September 21, 2019. Evening pour. Annual production/performance community iron pour by Nordic Iron at BronzeAge Art Casting, Sioux Falls, SD. Contact: Jordan Eaton of Nordic Iron jordanmeaton@gmail.com.  Rick Haugen of BronzeAge bronzeageartcasting@gmail.com
 
Festival of Combustion: September 28, 2019. 1:00pm-9:00pm, Rivers of Steel’s biggest event of the year at Carrie Blast Furnaces in Rankin, PA. Contact: Chris McGinnis  cmcginnis@riversofsteel.com
 

Recent


National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices: Was held April 3-6, 2019 at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, Alabama. (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)
https://www.nccciap.com/

9th biannual Iron Tribe 2019 Was held Feb 28-March 2, 2019. Symposium, casting sessions, and art exhibition at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Please contact David Lobdell dlobdell@nmhu.edu for more information. (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

2019 Pour’n Yer Heart Out: 10th Annual Community Iron Pour Event. Was held Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10am-7pm. At the Crucible Night Club 3116 Commercial Ave., Madison, WI 53714. Website for more information: https://www.felionstudios.com/events/2019pourinyerheartout Contact: Alisa@FeLionStudios.com,  phone:  608.308.1113 (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)


Annual


Annual Thanksgiving Iron Pour, The Gravy Pour:  (32nd Annual Was last held on November 20, 2018) University of Minnesota Foundry, MN Contact: Tamsie Ringlerringl027@umn.edu for information.

Annual Turkey Pour: (28th Annual Was last held on November 17th, 2018), Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY. Contact: Ken Payne at paynekp@buffalostate.edu for more information. 

UNF Fall Iron Pour: (Was last on November 10th, 2018 from 4-8 pm) At the University of North Florida, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224 . Contact Jenny K Hager jenny@havic.org for info.

MeltDown Annual iron pour at the National Casting Center foundry @ Alfred University, School of Art + Design (Was last held on Nov 3rd, 2018 noon til dusk). For more information contact lambertc@alfred.edu

SUNY Oswego, Tyler Art Building, The Pit. (Was last held on October 16, 2018) Contact: benjamin.entner@oswego.edu for info.

Midwest FireFest (last July 28 & 29, 2018)
//www.midwestfirefest.com/

Sculpture Trails
https://www.sculpturetrails.com/


Biennial (plus)


International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art (last in Scranton, PA from May 28-June 2, 2018)
https://www.icccia.com/

Western Cast Iron Art Alliance conference (last in Granite City, Illinois from October 3-7, 2018)
http://www.wciaa.org/cast-iron-art-conference/