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Member Achievements – February 2017

pamela-ritchie-jewelryNSCAD University Professor and SNAG member Pamela Ritchie is the winner of the 2017 Saidye Bronfman Award, part of the Canadian Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Her current work is based on scientists who have made a difference in human lives in the last century. She is focused on Joseph Lister, a British surgeon who pioneered using antiseptics in surgery, particularly carbolic acid. Learn more>>>

Marilyn da Silva has been named a Master of the Medium in metal and jewelry by Washington D.C.’s James Renwick Alliance (JRA). These awards are given every other year to outstanding artists doing extraordinary work in five traditional craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood. The awardees are invited to Washington for JRA’s spring celebration of craft, to receive their award and give a presentation describing their work.

Boris Bally organized the Innovative Merger of Art & Guns to Inspire New Expressions, or IMAGINE PEACE NOW exhibition and catalog. It is a call to arms, hearts and hands intended especially for contemporary metal artists.

Caitie Sellers is featured at The Metal Museum. Her exhibition Tributaries: Caitie Sellers runs January 29-April 16. Sellers seeks to find the familiar among common themes and ubiquitous materials such as brick, wire and asphalt. She transforms imagery of architecture and urban infrastructure into jewelry.

JV Collective, a small studio that is home to five jewelry designers, has opened in Philadelphia. Melanie Bilenker, Leslie Boyd, Mallory Weston, Emily Cobb, and Maria Eife joined together to open the new space. Learn more>>>

Peter Antor began working in September as an Artist in Residence at Lillstreet Art Center.

Ezra Satok-Wolman spoke and exhibited at TRIPLE PARADE, an International Art Jewelry Event in China.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Halstead, NextFab, Pocosin Arts, and Shapeways.

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Member Achievements – September 2016

Mimlitsch-Gray ACMyra Mimlitsch-Gray is featured in the October/November issue of American Craft magazine as one of the recipients of the 2016 American Craft Council Awards.

Niki Grandics ENJINiki Grandics is the recipient of the 2016 Halstead Grant, recognizing jewelry design excellence and business strategy acumen amongst enterprising new jewelers. Niki trained at San Diego State University and GIA and is the owner of ENJI Studio Jewelry.

Three SNAG members were also Halstead Grant finalists: Kristen Baird, Olivia Shih, and Stacy Rodgers.

Jasmine-ChanJasmine Chan was chosen as one of the four winners of the 2016 MJSA Education Foundation Scholarships. Chan is pursuing a diploma with GIA.

jaydan_moore_inverse_formationJaydan Moore’s Inverse Formation will enter the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art.  The piece is constructed from coffee and tea pots and a sugar bowl.

 


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Aaron Faber Gallery, Halstead, NextFab, and Pocosin Arts.

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Member Achievements – August 2016

Ornament Thurman articleDon’t miss the 6-page feature article on Umut Demirgüç Thurman and James Thurman in the October issue of Ornament magazine.

Cate RichardsAmerican Craft Week has announced their Rising Stars, naming 30 exceptional craft artists under the age of 30. Their list includes five SNAG members: Anna Johnson, Emily Shaffer, Alice Scott, Amber Harrison, and Cate Richards (at right). Richards was also SNAG’s 2016 Conference Planning Intern.

Thomas Mann Gallery IOThomas Mann Gallery I/O in New Orleans received INSTORE Magazine’s first place award for America’s Coolest Small Jewelry Store. Mann makes, displays and sells his jewelry and metal sculpture, holds classes, and hosts exhibitions in the space.

Craft School Experience podcastThe Craft School Experience has posted podcast episodes with Tim McCreight and Tom Joyce. Stuart Kestenbaum talks to both artists about their careers and work. Kestenbaum will be the curator for Metalsmith magazine’s 2017 Exhibition in Print.

Imagine Peace NowBoris Bally has been coordinating the I.M.A.G.I.N.E Peace Now exhibition, opening this November at Wellington B. Gray Gallery at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC and traveling to Boston’s Society of Arts & Crafts in early 2017. Included work will respond to, and initiate conversations regarding, the gun violence so prevalent in American culture today.

Baltimore Jewelry CenterBaltimore Jewelry Center has been named a Best of Baltimore winner for “Best Rebirth” by Baltimore Magazine.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Aaron Faber Gallery, Halstead, NextFab, and Pocosin Arts.

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Member Achievements – January 2016

racheldavid2015Rachel David had new sculpture at Barrister’s Gallery in New Orleans in December 2015. David is a blacksmith artist making hand forged sculpture, architectural elements and furniture.

Jeffrey LLoyd DeverJeffrey Lloyd Dever was invited to participate in the biennial 2015 Beijing International Contemporary Metal & Jewellery Art Exhibition in Beijing, China this past fall.

Anne Havel_snakes in the riverAnne Havel has work included in the following current or upcoming exhibitions: Nurture by Nature at Lapham Gallery of the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council, Glens Falls, NY. Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council/Patterson-Denton Arts Center, Denton, TX. Alchemy 3, Juried Exhibition of The Enamelist Society, League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and McGowan Fine Art , Concord, NH. In addition, the Enamel Arts Foundation has acquired two of her pieces for their permanent collection.

Laura JaklitschLaura Jaklitsch was selected as Contemporary Craft’s 2016 Lydon Emerging Artists Program (LEAP) winner. Jaklitsch, who received her BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing in 2011 from Massachusetts College of Art, elegantly combines traditional craftsmanship and modern design in her work.

Bruce MetcalfBruce Metcalf’s work was included in American Craft Council’s Art In Wood exhibition and he was featured in MODERN magazine. Metcalf’s work has also been chosen to be part of Schmuck 2016.

Jennifer TraskJennifer Trask will have work featured at the Renwick Invitational 2016. She is one of four esteemed artists chosen to participate in the exhibition.

JoshuaKoskerlAmericanCraftmagazineThe February/March issue of American Craft magazine features an article by Brigitte Martin about Joshua Kosker. Congratulations to Martin for her first article published by American Craft. Be sure to check out the double-page spread of Kosker’s amazing work.

Lynn BatchelderLynn Batchelder (at right) and Aric Verrastro were named as two of the five finalists for Art Jewelry Forum’s 2016 Artist Award. The finalists will exhibit their work with Sofia Björkman, from Platina, during the international art jewelry fair Schmuck, in Munich, Germany, February 24-March 1. A cash prize will be awarded to one of the finalists, to be announced in February.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Aaron Faber Gallery, Halstead, and Pocosin Arts.

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Member Achievements – November 2015

Jessica-Andersen-Metals-Artist-in-ResidenceJessica Andersen is a current artist-in-residence at Craft Alliance. In her work she attempts to showcase the form and appeal of everyday detritus in the construction and presentation of jewelry.

Kat ColeKat Cole was recently interviewed by Joan Dusoe for the Metalwerx blog. Cole also taught a sold-out workshop at Metalwerx, entitled Enameling on Steel. Read the blog article.

Melissa CousinsMelissa Cousins, a senior at the University of Georgia, received a MJSA Education Foundation scholarship. Cousins is currently conducting research into experimental enameling, particularly the use of modern tools in such traditional processes as plique-a-jour and basse tail.

Aurelie_GuillaumeAurélie Guillaume, a recent graduate of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, won the 2015 L.A. Pai Gallery student competition. Her work uses enameling to tell new stories fueled by street art, comics, pop art, and counterculture.

tom_joyce_thicketTom Joyce’s sculpture “Thicket” has been installed at the Mint Museum Uptown. It is a seven-and-a-half-foot square block composed of stainless steel rods passing through cast iron hammer heads. The Mint installed Joyce’s sculpture on the Sally and Bill Van Allen Terrace overlooking the museum’s South Tryon plaza.

Pasha MoezziPasha Moezzi, a student at George Brown College, was a finalist in the 2015 L.A. Pai Gallery student competition. Moezzi and Aurélie Guillaume were interviewed by CHUO 89.1 FM radio.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Aaron Faber Gallery, Halstead, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, and Pocosin Arts.

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