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Exhibition in Print at Contemporary Craft

September 8-November 25, 2017
Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

Metalsmith Vol 37 No 4 EiP smallExhibition in Print: Repair and Renewal showcases outstanding metal artworks by over 20 artists. As an annual feature of Metalsmith magazine, the 2017 Exhibition in Print focuses on the metalwork tradition and the capacity for restoration by highlighting artists from across the United States as well as Germany, Belgium, and Finland. The exhibiting artists in this companion exhibition give renewed life to objects and materials through innovative art expression rooted in traditional metalsmithing mediums such as silver, copper, and gold, and nontraditional found objects such as horsehair, syringes, soap, and credit cards. Besides prolonging the life of the object, the act of repair also speaks to our yearning to make things right and to make things whole again.

Curated by Stuart Kestenbaum, Maine’s poet laureate and an honorary fellow of the American Craft Council, Exhibition in Print: Repair and Renewal features jewelry, sculpture and non-traditional wearable objects by emerging and established metalsmithing professionals and exposes the public to a variety of techniques and mediums.

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2017 “Exhibition in Print” — Call for Related Work

2017 Curated “Exhibition in Print” — Call for Related Work
Repair and Renewal: Making Things Whole Again
Guest Curator, Stuart Kestenbaum

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Metalsmith has opened a call for related work for the 2017 “Exhibition in Print.” Deadline: January 15, 2017. See all the details>>>

Besides prolonging the life of the object, repair also speaks to our yearning to make things right again, to make things whole. Repairing is more than fixing—it’s a metaphorical way to look at the role of makers. When we repair things, are we also fixing ourselves?  Can giving renewed life to objects and materials—perhaps ones that have had other functions—renew us as well?  How does the world look when we say that what is broken can be made whole again, using ingenuity and imagination?

For the 2017 “Exhibition in Print” Repair and Renewal: Making Things Whole Again, curator Stuart Kestenbaum is seeking work that addresses these questions.  While the work does not need to have been repaired, it should have the spirit of repair, and be fueled by a desire to extend an object’s value and usefulness.


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Call for Entries: “Shifting Sites” the 2016 Exhibition in Print

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Contemporary metalsmithing is a dynamic field, marked by ever-expanding possibilities for the creation and presentation of work.

“Shifting Sites,” SNAG’s 2016 juried Exhibition in Print produced by Metalsmith, will showcase works that reveal innovative approaches to how jewelry and metal objects are conceived, made, and displayed. We are seeking examples that address fluid boundaries in the production, subject matter, and siting of current metalwork and that creatively engage with their environment.

2016 Exhibition in Print jurors: Eva Eisler, Lauren Fensterstock, Lori Talcott

Deadline: January 31, 2016

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Exhibition in Print at CCCD

Metalsmith EiP 2015On view at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) in Asheville, NC through August 22 is a collection of work from SNAG’s annual Exhibition in Print: “Moved by Metal: On Beauty as Interaction,” guest-curated by Wendy Steiner. The exhibition includes a diverse range of works that invite interaction or empathy, and help viewers to discover beauty in the process of engagement. The Exhibition in Print issue of Metalsmith will be delivered to mailboxes late-August/early September. (at right: Avery Lucas, “Hand Made Tray”)

Participating Artists: Avery Lucas, Patricia Sullivan, Jeff McGee, Leah Hardy, Yael Friedman, Olivia Shih, Jennifer Crupi, Karen Lauseng, Brian Weissman, Tom Muir, Gabriel Craig, Evin Dubois, Hsiao-Ai Wang, Jill Bonovitz, Nash Quinn, Lauren Selden, Kathleen Janvier, Sophia Park, Nick Dong, Jayden Moore, and Lorre Hoffman.

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(above top left: Brian Weissman; top right: Leah Hardy; bottom left: Sophia Park; bottom right: Nick Dong)


Also at CCCD…

SNAG is supporting Spaces of Production this summer at CCCD. It is a series of three artist-led projects focusing on community engagement.

Nick DongThe Mend-Smith Project is being presented through August 22 by Nick Dong, a conceptual metalsmith from Oakland, CA. The Mend-Smith Project explores the social responsibility of the jeweler to create new symbolic meaning through objects that have come to represent the loss of a loved one.

During the project period, free Mend-Smith consultations will be made available to those who have lost a loved one. The starting point will be a small symbolic or sentimental jewelry object. Working collaboratively with the client, Dong will use the stories and memories told about the relationship to guide the final design of the transformed piece. The final product is offered to the client in exchange for permission of their story to be documented in the greater catalog of Mend-Smith objects. Dong will be working in the gallery so visitors may watch the work as it unfolds. Reservations are required for consultations, contact Grace Reff.

An artist talk with Nick Dong is scheduled for August 13, 6:00 p.m. Learn more about his work addressing such topics as materialism and human interaction.


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

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2015 Lifetime Achievement Award and Exhibition in Print

Information about two 2015 opportunities has been announced:

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SNAG is seeking nominations for its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.  The recipient will be honored at the Boston conference in May.  This award is SNAG’s highest honor and is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of metalsmithing.

Deadline: December 20, 2014

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2015 Curated “Exhibition in Print” — Call for Related Work
Moved by Metal: On Beauty as Interaction
Guest Curator, Wendy Steiner

For the 2015 “Exhibition in Print” Moved by Metal: On Beauty as Interaction, curator Wendy Steiner seeks out metal objects—jewelry, sculpture, tools, gadgets—from any culture, that incite revelatory responses in their viewers.

Deadline: January 15, 2015.

Learn more about the Exhibition in Print call>>>


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

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