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Member Achievements – January 2018

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The book CAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process by Jen Townsend and Renée Zettle-Sterling was rated “The Most Beautiful Art Coffee Table Book of 2017” By Artnet.

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and Aurélie Guillaume are among the five finalists for the 2018 AJF Artist Award. Finalists were chosen from 121 artists representing 33 countries. They will exhibit their work with Sofia Björkman, from PLATINA, during the international art jewelry fair Schmuck, in Munich, Germany in March.

Anne Havel was honored to be the Alchemy4 Exhibition Coordinator, the international traveling exhibition of The Enamelist Society. The exhibition has been to Arrowmont Gallery, the Ohio Craft Museum, and is currently at the Metal Museum through April 29, 2018.

Metalwers ring projectIn November 2017, 12 artists, including SNAG members Lindsay Minihan, Jeff Georgantes, Will Vanaria, Liz Clark, and Ji Hwang, assembled in the Metalwerx studio to complete a project in the spirit of giving and of gratitude. The task was to complete 15 gold wedding bands for a group of women who live in Haiti and were married in December, but did not have the resources to obtain this symbol of their union. Read more>>>

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Member Achievements – October 2017

Peter Antor is a 2017-18 Resident Artist at Lillstreet Art Center. Antor received his masters in Metalsmithing & Jewelry from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2016.

Katelyn Butler received a MJSA Education Foundation scholarship. Butler is working toward her masters at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Tanya Crane was featured on the cover of Where Boston in September. The issue included the article “Crafty Boston: The Finest Handmade Art in Town.”

Kaminer Haislip shared her silversmithing process on the INSP television show Handcrafted America on October 27th.

Hannah Oatman is a new resident artist at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Oatman received her BFA from SUNY New Paltz in 2017.

Barbara Mann had two jewelry pieces (one shown at right) in the Red Clay Survey exhibition at Huntsville Museum of Art in Alabama.

Jennifer Park is expanding her Wear Ever Jewelry to curate the work of about 20 additional craft jewelers. Work will be available both online and in-store by mid-November. A retail location will be opening in “Old Town” Alexandria, Virginia.

Claudio Pino’s Cristalline ring (at right) was worn in movie The Dark Tower, based on the novel by Stephen King.


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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.


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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.

 


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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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