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Member Achievements – April 2015

Anne Havel cracked & stained seriesAnne Havel has work included in many exhibitions this spring, including Handcrafted at Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC, through May 17, where she has earned an award of merit.

Lauren KalmanThe five finalists for Art Jewelry Forum’s 14th annual Artist Award showed their work at Schmuck, Germany’s renowned, international art jewelry fair in March. This included Lauren Kalman. Kalman creates jewelry that investigates contexts relating to sex, gender, power, pleasure, pain, taste, and beauty.

Paul McClureCanada Council for the Arts has awarded its 2015 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Congratulations to jewelry artist Paul McClure, who received the Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in fine crafts.

Kevin O'DwyerAt Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild International Sculpture Park in Montana, “Re-Imagining the Delaney Sawmill TeePee Burner” is the vision of Kevin O’Dwyer. It will showcase black and white archival photographs of the area’s historic logging industry, printed on steel plate. When completed, it will also double as a community gathering place and performance space.

Sam ShawSam Shaw has been named a 2015 Master Craft Artist Award recipient by the Maine Crafts Association. Recipients are selected for demonstrating excellence in craftsmanship, inspired design, a singular voice or style, and a career of service to the field.

Kiff Slemmons OrnamentKiff Slemmons is featured in the latest issue of Ornament magazine.

Jennifer Trask_RevivalJennifer Trask has a piece included in a new exhibition at the Mint Museum. The exhibition, Body Embellishment, explores the most innovative artistic expression in the 21st-century international arenas of body extension, augmentation, and modification.

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SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Halstead, and Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.

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Member Achievements – March 2015

Cheryl Eve AcostaCheryl Eve Acosta, a jewelry designer based in Kansas City, MO, recently had an unique opportunity to design a brooch for former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.  The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City commissioned Acosta to create a one-of -a-kind piece to be added to Albright’s brooch collection, which was presented during her visit to Kansas City, MO.

Elizabeth BucheitElizabeth Bucheit of Crown Trout Jewelers in Lanesboro, MN has won a ” Gemmy” award from Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist’s Design Competition. The winning entry, entitled “Heart of Ellida,” is a necklace designed and fabricated by Bucheit featuring custom cut Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper by Michael Seiler, carnelian, yellow jade, pearls and fine silver. “Heart of Ellida” will be featured in Interweave Magazine’s hardbound showcase book of the best in contemporary gem and jewelry art.

Kristin DienerKristin Diener’s work “Bird Girl’s Search for Water: Eyeglasses” is on display at the Albuquerque Museum through mid-April in the show All Over the Map: The Ongoing Dialogue of Public Art. And check out Diener’s feature in the February/March issue of American Craft Magazine which spotlights “Talisman to the Center of the Earth.”

Anne HavelAnne Havel recently had her work included in the exhibition Rock Solid, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT, and her work is included in the exhibition Handcrafted, Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC. Havel had her rings “nuclear series: NOW i like rings & lopsided tears” featured in the November 2014 issue of Art Jewelry Magazine, and has been invited to be included in Designing Contemporary Jewelry by Loretta Lam, due out during 2015.

Lauren KalmanLauren Kalman is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. This past fall she was awarded the inaugural International Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence position at the Australian National University School of Art in Canberra Australia. She spent part of November and December developing new projects.

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Contemporary Craft Forward

SNAG members Emily Shaffer and Cara Romano are keeping a blog, called Contemporary Craft Forward, to record and share their year-long internship experience in Ellsworth, Maine. They are learning jewelry bench skills, arts administration and how to manage an art gallery. So far, their subjects include things like setting up a studio, tools, and craft shows. Their blog includes lots of photographs recording their experiences. Be sure to take a look!

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Member Achievements – December 2014

Jesper JensenJesper Jensen has created a memorial baton honoring the fallen soldiers of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. Fashioned from sterling silver, 18-karat yellow gold, and maple wood, the baton is hand-made and hollowed out to make room for an honor roll of 1866 names of PPCLI members who lost their lives in battle since the infantry’s formation in 1914.

Wendy Wallin MalinowWendy Wallin Malinow received an AdORNAMENTS Excellence Award from the Racine Art Museum for her ornament design.

emiko oyeemiko oye has been commissioned to create the next limited-edition pin for Art Jewelry Forum. The pins will be distributed exclusively to all new and renewing AJF supporters in 2015. Each brooch consists of a base of seven LEGO® affixed together, and eight to 10 additional toy bricks in a single color, which recipients can use any way they like to build their own configurations atop the base.

Mary Lynn PodilukMary Lynn Podiluk has been named a 2015 NICHE Awards Finalist for her handcrafted engagement ring “Infinite.”  Inspired by language, the body and nature, Podiluk creates conceptually based jewelry and hollowware pieces. Other SNAG members have also been named as finalists. See more about the 2015 NICHE Awards.

Monica Schmid-DiabloMonica Schmid - DiabloMonica Schmid has been featured in Diablo magazine, a monthly publication written for the San Francisco East Bay. Schmid uses color, stylized forms, textures and stones to create wearable paintings.

 

Geralyn SheridanGeralyn Sheridan was one of nine designers invited to participate in the 2014 MJSA Design Challenge: A Mother’s Love. Her design was a sculptural ring representing a painting, framed in diamonds and tourmaline.

Elizabeth Shypertt is curating jewelry for San Francisco Bay Area clothing designer, Babette.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Halstead, and Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.

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Member Achievements – October 2014

Elizabeth BucheitElizabeth Bucheit’s tiaras were included in the “Trends” article in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, August 2014. The article focuses on body adornment.

Kaminer Haislip - Elle DecorKaminer Haislip’s silversmith work was recently featured in the magazines Elle Decor, September 2014 and Traditional Home, October 2014.

Jera LodgeJera Lodge has begun a residency at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Lodge is a jewelry designer who works primarily with steel and silver.

Todd Pownell ringTodd Pownell was presented with the 2014 Mort Abelson New Designer of the Year Award at the JA New York Summer Show in July. Pownell’s jewelry workshop is Tap by Todd Pownell.

Rebecca Rose ringEarlier this year, PBS visited metalsmith Rebecca Rose’s studio and captured process, gallery and interview footage for an episode of “WUCF Artisodes.” The show aired in August on over 28 national PBS affiliates.

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