JE was started by Kat Cole and Laura Wood in 2012 as a new type of opportunity for early career artists to gain national exposure. The project has evolved to include a range of makers at varying points in their careers. Through our diverse network we are able to offer many different exposure and sales opportunities to the jewelers selected. Over the last six years JE has exhibited 22 artists and traveled their work to different locations including galleries, conferences, institutions, and public spaces.
Marissa Saneholtz and Sara Brown, co-founders of the Smitten Forum residency project, collaborate with form & concept gallery on this dynamic symposium and group exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Unfolding on the final weekend of July 2019, the event series will unite over 70 makers who have participated in Smitten Forum, along with an international creative community that surrounds them.The Bench: Southwest Makers Symposium features lectures, demonstrations, and workshops by prominent names in the field of jewelry and metalsmithing. Six Years Smitten, a cumulative exhibition at form & concept that opens in conjunction with The Bench, spotlights new work by past participants of Smitten Forum.
wear1 | wer | verb (past wore | wôr | ; past participle worn | wôrn | )
1 [with object] have on one’s body or a part of one’s body as clothing, decoration, protection, or for some other purpose: he was wearing a dark suit | both ladies wore a bunch of violets.
The Penland Gallery 2019 WEAR exhibition highlights the brooch as sculptural adornment. In the spirit of “wearing your heart on your sleeve”, the brooch is the perfect conveyance of both style and state of mind. The 2009 book “Read My Pins” featured Madeleine Albright’s famous collection of brooches. Before long, and without intending it, I found that jewelry had become part of my personal diplomatic arsenal. Former president George H. W. Bush had been known for saying “Read my lips.” I began urging colleagues and reporters to “Read my pins.”
The WEAR collection includes work by 22 exceptionally talented artists with a range of aesthetic sensibilities. Dedicated studio artists, educators, established and emerging artists – all elevate the field of contemporary studio jewelry though their expressive and innovative work.
Vitreous enamel has been used throughout history to create keepsakes and to add color to metal for jewelry. Learn to create compelling patterns, visual textures, and surface decoration through the use of enamel on copper. Create your own stencils, use a sgraffito or "scratch through" technique for line-work, and use beads and glass to add accent to your enamel pieces. Leave with samples and lots of ideas for finished jewelry.
Back to my roots, where my metalsmithing career began, the Seattle Metals Guild has invited me to speak about my career as a nomadic metalsmith. I’ll be speaking at the Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
In honor of the its 40th Anniversary, the Metal Museum presents an exhibition of past, current, and future Master Metalsmiths and Tributaries artists, who represent both the heights of achievement and the promising future of the metals field. As the Metal Museum continues to build a renowned repository of contemporary metal art, collecting the works of artists from these two important series reflects the commitment to document and preserve the field. While individual artists are busy crafting their personal artistic legacies, the Metal Museum has spent its first 40 years crafting its own institutional legacy through its dedication to those artists, their processes, and ultimately their love of metal.
Reflecting on my experiences as a maker of jewelry objects, it seems that the journey -- including what is learned through teaching others--is always reflected in the work. Drawing on the images of my past and current landscapes feeds the content and context of what and how I make. I will speak about life as a bi-racial woman growing up in Southern California and my experiences that have fed my work as I have moved across the United States and now settled in New England.
@Kendall Reiss Gallery
469 Wood Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Reception Saturday Dec. 8th 5pm-9pm—Meet the Artists! Tanya Crane, Kendall Reiss, Barbara Seidenath, Diana Hall, Liz Clark, Arthur Hash
Work will be on view the weekends of Dec. 8&9, 15&16, 22&23 12-5pm, and other days by appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for private showing.
*Light refreshments will be served
Adorning Boston and Beyond features the contemporary artistic heirs of seminal artists working in and around Boston and beyond from the mid-twentieth century. Artists such as Alexander Calder, Art Smith and Margaret De Patta established the Northeast and other areas as hubs of innovation and creativity in studio jewelry. Contemporary artists that have lived, worked and been educated primarily in Boston continue this thread of innovation in contemporary studio jewelry, which focuses on one-of-a-kind handmade pieces that emphasize creative and expression and design, making the genre ideal for experimentation in form, material and concept. Over 30 artists, working throughout mediums will be on view, including: Kathleen Brown, Tanya Crane, Arthur Hash, Lauren Kalman,Tiff Massey, Bruce Metcalf, Myung Urso and Joe Wood.
Guest curator: Heather White, MassArt Jewelry Professor, Studio Jeweler and Curator
The Kent State University School of Art Collection and Galleries presents Jewelry and Gender: Challenging the Norms at the KSU Downtown Gallery from November 2 through December 1, 2018. The exhibition, curated by Roza Maille, looks at art jewelry through the lens of gender, displayed alongside photographs of local LGBTQ+ youth, serving as models. Quotes from model interviews about their own gender expressions and identities will be included in the display, giving the viewer perspective on the spectrum of gender identities that exist, as opposed to the male/female binary. An opening reception will take place on Friday, November 2 from 5-8 p.m. during the Downtown Kent Art Walk. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The KSU Downtown Gallery is located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent, Ohio. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.