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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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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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WE ARE SNAG: Appropriated Adornment

The fourth juried member online exhibition in the WE ARE SNAG series.

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Extended deadline October 16, 2017

History has inspired artists for thousands of years. Rather than simply borrow imagery from the past, this exhibition asks you to engage deeply with historical appropriation.

Juried by Michael Dale Bernard (UW-Milwaukee) and Emily Stoehrer (MFA Boston), we invite all SNAG members to apply to this exhibition.

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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 Halstead Design Challenge Winners

2017 HDC MementoThe 2017 Halstead Design Challenge “Memento” asked artists to incorporate a photo into a brooch constructed primarily from materials in the Halstead challenge kit. Only 200 challenge kits were available. A juried selection from all entries was exhibited at the SNAG New Orleans Conference in May 2017. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated!

2017 Winners

1st Place: Jim Bové, Mnemosyne at the Waters of Lethe
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2nd Place: Thomas Mann, Nude with Wings
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3rd Place: Kelly Jean Conroy, Elipse
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Runners-up: Renee Zettle-Sterling, Xinhao Yang, Jill Tower
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(Up)Setting the Stone

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New online exhibition!

As the third juried member exhibition in the We Are SNAG series, (Up)Setting the Stone is an online exhibition focused on the setting. Stone setting has been utilized in some of the earliest known jewelry. There are thousands of variations based on a few different techniques. Juried by George Sawyer and Laura Wood, this collection of work expands to jewelry, objects, vessels, and sculpture.

Enjoy this brand new online exhibition now>>>