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Member Achievements – April 2014

 

Kristin DienerKristin Diener’s “Eyeball Pendant” is featured on the cover of the book On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets by Suzanne Ramljak. The exhibition Protective Ornament, in conjunction with the book, opens in May at The Metal Museum in Memphis, TN.

John DoddsJohn Dodds, an Alamosa, CO artist and high school art teacher, was recently acclaimed in Metalsmith for his anti-trophy artwork. An article related to this was published in the Valley Courier newspaper in Alamosa.

Kaminer HaislipKaminer Haislip is receiving the Samuel Gaillard Stoney Conservation Craftsmanship Award on Historic Charleston Foundation Charter Day. Haislip is a contemporary silversmith located in downtown Charleston, SC.

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Member Achievements – March 2014

 

Bayless_HangingNestHeather Bayless’ piece Hanging Nest was accepted to the Craft Forms 2013 exhibition and also received a Juror’s Award.

Harriete Berman received first place in the Repurposed Materials in Art & Design category of the 2014 Eco Awards. Her project, Pick Up Your Pencils, Begin, is composed of thousands of #2 pencils that form an ephemeral curtain. The installation emphasizes material reuse, student education, math, science, and diversity.

Parker BrownParker Brown is the winner of the 2014 SNAG/crafthaus Conference scholarship. Brown is a modern-day armor maker. Not only does he meticulously research the historical costumes, swords, and helmets he recreates, he also documents all his processes and shares them via video documentation and a book project he is about to start. The scholarship is awarded every January to a crafthaus member and is intended to enable his/her attendance at the annual SNAG conference.

Luana_CoonenLuana Coonen has moved from Hawaii to San Francisco. In February, the Hui No’eau’s The World of Monet: The Artist’s Garden gala event featured Coonen’s Asymmetrical Teardrops.

Robyn Dufty was awarded First Place in the Phenomenal Gemstones category of the 2014 AGTA Cutting Edge Awards. The entry was a cabochon-cut opal titled Aurora Borealis in the Night Sky.

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Member Achievements – January 2014

 

Ivan BarnettIvan Barnett of Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, was interviewed by ArtBeat about his December exhibition of steel mobiles, titled “Abstraction.” Listen here.  An article about his mobiles was also featured in Pasatiempo.

Renee_BlackwellRenee Blackwell has been named the 2013 Micro/Small Business Woman of the Year at the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network awards. Blackwell’s jewelry is sold in over 150 stores and galleries across Australia and New Zealand.

Nick_DongNick Dong is featured in “Glance,” a publication for the California College of the Arts community. The article focuses on his Enlightenment Room and his teaching at CCA.

Alexandra_HartAlexandra_Hart2Alexandra Hart’s work was part of the exhibition  “Allied Craftsmen Today” at the Mingei International Museum. The sculptural vernacular of her “Arthropod” series is derived from the naturally adaptive, jointed, exoskeletal forms of the phylum Arthropoda. The pieces celebrate as “sculpture” the restrictive-yet-highly-functional and protective thorny outer shell of Arthropods such as beetles and crabs.

Anne_Havel_2014Anne Havel currently has her work included in two exhibitions: “Material Matters: Making Connections,” part of the ECU Metals Symposium in Greenville, NC and “Molten” at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, IL. Havel’s work will also be included in the upcoming book Behind the Brooch by Lorena Angula, due out in February.

Samantha_SkeltonSamantha Skelton is currently the Studio Apprentice at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh,PA, where she is designing and making organic, textural, contemporary wedding and fashion jewelry.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Halstead, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, K.M. Paulson Goldsmith Ltd., and Tim Roark Imports.

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Member Achievements – December 2013

 

WendyMcAllister_AtollWendy McAllister exhibited her newest one-off enameled brooches at the SIERAAD International Jewellery Art Fair in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in November.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAClaudio Pino’s rings are worn by Stanley Tucci and Lenny Kravitz in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie. Pino is known for his sculptural rings that showcase colored gemstones in mixed metal with mechanical moving parts. Read more>>>

Mensa_RoseRebecca Rose’s work is featured in the American Mensa Bulletin.

Stephen_YuskoStephen Yusko is the subject of the article “Industrial Strength” in the December/January American Craft magazine. Yusko works with forged and fabricated steel.

Todd Reed is included in MJSA Journal’s December article “Fashion Forecast: Key Jewelry Trends That Will Shape 2014.” Belle Brooke Barer is in the same issue, as part of the “2014 Trends Watch: Silver is Here to Stay.”

Boris Bally and Harriete Estel Berman are among the semi-finalists of the 2013 Eco Arts Awards in the Repurposed Materials in Arts and Design category.

AmandaPacker_RecollectAmanda Packer has been awarded the Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP) Award by the Society for Contemporary Craft. The LEAP Award honors exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field. Packer, who recently received her MFA in Jewelry and Metals from San Diego State University, explores memory, nostalgia, and the power of objects in her work. Other finalists include Ashley Buchanan, Tara Locklear, and Laura Wood.

The MJSA Education Foundation recently awarded scholarships to students pursuing degrees related to jewelry making and design. Two of the recipients are SNAG members. Melis Agabigum of Ann Arbor, Michigan, who received a $2,450 scholarship, is working toward her MFA in Metalsmithing/Jewelry and Intermedia (integrated/mixed mediums and installation) at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. William Yang, who also received a $2,450 scholarship, is completing a BFA in Jewelry at the Pratt Institute in New York City.
Melis-Agabigum     William-Yang


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Halstead, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, K.M. Paulson Goldsmith Ltd., and Tim Roark Imports.

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Member Achievements – October 2013

KroizShana Kroiz has been working on new pieces of her sensuous jewelry and will be at the American Fine Craft Show NYC, Facets in Baltimore, One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago, and American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn.

Jillian_MooreJillian Moore will be returning to Amsterdam for the international jewellery art fair SIERAAD with nine other American jewelry makers. They will make up the largest single group of Americans at the fair, all participating for the first time excluding Moore. The organizer of SIERAAD, Astrid Berens, has been working to help promote this year’s influx of Americans with the additional post-fair event “American Monday.” This is a first for SIERAAD, and it will help further showcase the work of ten Americans, five from Moore’s group as well as five others, to the jewelry community of Amsterdam through a series of lectures and demonstrations.

Pajak-ReynoldsMichelle Pajak-Reynolds’ haute couture jewelry has been featured on Entrenous by Le Noeud. Entrenous is a website that features a love for art and design and aims to bring artists and designers closer to you. www.enbyln.com/michelle-pajak-reynoldss-haute-couture-jewelry-collection/

Claudio_PinoClaudio Pino has announced that The Museum of Decorative Arts of Santiago, Chile is presenting a few of his one-of-a-kind rings during the contemporary jewelry exhibition Delirio y Cordura. Pino’s work will also be at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h in Montreal, Canada; the collective exhibition of 14 jewelers in Quebec will present his new trilogy, which was designed with the theme of transparency, as well as his Collection made in Platinum.

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