Artistic Blacksmiths Association of North Carolina
Artistic Blacksmiths Association of North Carolina

Vice President's Report

Vice President

Brandon Willson


It is with sadness that we have to cancel not only the 1st Quarter meeting, but also the 2020 ABANA conference. ABANA is actively working to get refunds and the like returned to those who purchased tickets in advance. Please have patience with them. 

In the mean time, reach out and talk with each other. People will tend to get a little stir crazy in a time like this, and that does not help anyone. Should anyone wish to talk during these hectic and crazy times, my phone is available. Stay safe everyone, and make some awesome stuff!

phone: (254)813-1609

email: brandon.j.willson@gmail.com

VP UPDATE 1/19/2021



                This year, 4 scholarships have been established once again due to the overwhelming requests for scholarships last year. 2 of these scholarships are still available. In light of the current economic position we find ourselves in, all the schools are temporarily closed down. We do not have an expected reopening time. However, the scholarships that are awarded will be held by those who received them until they are able to take a class. Do not let the shutdown hold you back from applying for a scholarship.


                For those who have already applied for a scholarship and have not been able to take their class yet, be advised that once the school of your choice opens back up, arrangements will be made to allow you to execute your scholarship. Once the schools open, if the class you originally applied for is not available, select another class you would like to attend and register, then email me with the new class so I can update it in my tracker. 

In Other News


  • The 2021 SBA Conference has been postponed for the year, and is expected to take place in 2022