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Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection

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Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street, New York, NY

Reception and Collectors’ Conversation
November 16, 2017
6:30pm-8:00pm
Opening reception, exhibition viewing, and book signing with collector Susan Grant Lewin and contemporary jewelry scholar Ursula Ilse Neuman, who will discuss works on view. View full event details & purchase tickets.

 

Symposium
November 17, 2017
10:30am-5:00pm
Explore the world of contemporary jewelry design with esteemed scholars and renowned jewelers during this day-long symposium highlighting the exhibition. Hear from: Jamie Bennett, Doug Bucci, Helen Drutt, Iris Eichenberg, Thomas Gentille, Bruce Metcalf, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Lindsay Pollock, and Kiff Slemmons. View full event details & purchase tickets.

Celebrating a major gift of contemporary jewelry from Susan Grant Lewin to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the exhibition features nearly 150 objects by over 100 modern and contemporary jewelry designers and makers from eighteen countries, from the late 1940s to the present. Lewin, a preeminent collector in the field, has acquired many significant and unique pieces during forty-plus years of collecting. These works were chosen as superb examples of the creators’ explorations of ornament and idea, social commentary and communication, and for their innovative use of materials, approaches to design process, and technique.

Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection is made possible in part by the Rotasa Fund, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), Gallery Loupe, Sienna Patti, William P. Short III, in memory of Nancy Jean Fulop Short, Helen W. Drutt English, Kim and Al Eiber and Ornamentum Gallery.

Featured Image: Tiara, Bracelets and X-Form Brooch from the Candy Wear Series (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA), 1999-2001; Daniel Jocz (American, b. 1943); Electroformed, assembled and soldered silver covered in electrostatically applied rayon flocking bonded with adhesive; magnets (clasps); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum,2016-34-49/51; Photo: Matt Flynn © Smithsonian Institution

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SNAG Connects Council Leaders Announced

SNAG has announced the selection of the following SNAG Connects Council Leaders:

SNAG Connects logo proof v2Northeast (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT): Lindsay Minihan
Mid Atlantic (DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA, DC): Cyd Rowley
Southeast (AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, PR): Gabrielle Gould
East Central (IN, KY, MI, OH, WV, TN): Susan Thornton
West Central (IL, IA, KS, MO, NE): Jina Seo
North (MN, MT, ND, SD, WI): Teresa Faris
South (AR, LA, OK, MS, TX): Sarah Loch-Test
Northwest (AK, ID, OR, WY, UT, WA): Lindsey Snell
West (CA, AZ, NM, NV, CO, HI): Nancy Shapiro
Mexico: Lorena Lazard
Canada: Pasha Moezzi

This new program is launching in October 2017. Each Council Leader will facilitate meet-ups, send out monthly emails to their region’s members about opportunities and events in their area, welcome new members, and report on member achievements and events to the SNAG office. Council Leaders will also write posts for the SNAG Connects Blog and create short SNAG videos that will connect members virtually, creating a more dynamic online community.


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

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2017 SNAG Links Project Now Online

2017 Links ProjectDon’t miss the 2017 SNAG Links project online exhibition and sale! Ten artists created links, which were exhibited at the SNAG conference. Some of the links can still be purchased online. The links were also written about by each artist and featured in the ebook Linking Our Lineage, Volume 3.

A big thank you to Victoria Lansford for organizing this third installment of the Links project and to Agnes Ma for putting the exhibition online.


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

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SNAG-Sponsored Lectures at SOFA Chicago

SOFA_CHICAGO logoSNAG Emerging Artists 2017
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 8:30-9:30am
Three exceptional emerging artists, Kat Cole, Motoko Furuhashi and Anne-Sophie Vallée, will each speak about the development of the innovative jewelry they create.

Genesis: Life and Form Through Different Lenses
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 9:30 – 10:30am
Jewelry artists Ezra Satok-Wolman and Wendy McAllister will each present a lecture about their work and collaborative exhibition project Genesis: Life and Form Through Different Lenses. From a simple flower to complex fractals, the lectures will explore how both artists draw inspiration from the geometry of the natural world, and the vastly different ways in which they interpret it.

CAST: A New Book and the SOFA Artists It Features
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 10:30 -11:30am
CAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process by Jen Townsend and Renèe Zettle-Sterling is a new book that shines a light on the under-appreciated art of casting from the Bronze Age until today. This lecture will focus on SOFA artists who are featured in the book and who use casting in a variety of ways with incredible and varied outcomes. There will be a book signing with the authors following the lecture.

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Turning a Full Circle
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 2:00-3:00pm
From its inception as an artist led organization, the American Association of Woodturners has been dedicated to the open sharing, collaboration and communication of ideas, techniques, and opportunities. In this panel, moderator Gwynne Rukenbrod, Executive Director of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, will bring her experience with craft organizations to a discussion of how the AAW’s uniquely broad spectrum approach to membership has cultivated new talent and sparked creativity, as well as played a role in rapid advances in techniques and technology. Presented by the American Association of Woodturners in conjunction with the SOFA CHICAGO Special Exhibit “MATERIAL EVIDENCE.”

Reminiscence: A 45 Year Journey in the World of Contemporary Jewelry
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 2:00-3:00pm
Jewelry artist Janis Kerman will discuss her journey through the contemporary jewelry world. Kerman’s work is based on geometric shapes – their inherent strength, applicability, and timelessness. Following the lecture will be a signing of her recent book, Reminiscence: A 45 Year Journey in the World of Contemporary Jewelry at the Option Art booth. Presented by Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h and Option Art.

Luminous Vessels: An Ongoing Exploration of Form, Design and Color
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm
In this lecture, artist David Huang will consider his exploration of form, design and patina as his body of work has developed over the years. Huang’s metal vessels showcase skilled craftsmanship and explore the physicality of the material world. Presented by Kirsten Muenster Projects.

Learn more at the SOFA website

 


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SNAG’s 2018 Exhibition in Motion Accepting Proposals

Objects of Protection

2016 EiMThe 2018 Exhibition in Motion committee is seeking proposals for works that offer protection, defensively or offensively. We are encouraging non-traditional proposals that push boundaries or have yet to be seen in a previous Exhibition in Motion. This includes hollowware and blacksmithing work. Unwearable objects welcome. Collaborations and class projects are also encouraged.

The event takes place May 26th, 2018 from 7:30-9:30pm at the SNAG conference in Portland, Oregon.

Deadline extended to November 30, 2017. Learn more and submit an application>>>