The Southern Illinois Metalsmiths Society is a registered student organization at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale IL. Members of SIMS are undergraduate/graduate students and local community members who are interested in metals/blacksmithing as an artistic medium. Our mission is to promote the metalsmithing arts and to provide opportunities for learning artistic expression. These opportunities are provided through workshops and lectures with skilled artists throughout the world, as well as contributions to the metals program at SIUC. SIMS hosts an annual conference that includes demonstrations and lectures of visiting artists, a juried student exhibition, and a fine art auction.
Southern Illinois Metalsmiths Society
1100 S Normal Avenue
Mail Code 4301
Carbondale, IL 62901