Archive for 2015
Online voting opens May 4th, 2015 and runs through May 23rd. Members: take a moment to review all of the candidate information and then vote! There are five candidates for three seats on the SNAG Board. And two candidates for one seat on the Nominations & Elections Committee.
Anne 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.
The 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.
Canada 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.
At 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 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.
Jennifer 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.
“Shows and Tales: On Jewelry Exhibition-Making” – Art Jewelry Forum. Despite how extremely busy jewelry curators have been, the variety of their approaches is so rarely acknowledged, or taken seriously, as is the extent to which curation transforms the viewer’s perception: until now, there has never been a publication on exhibition-making with jewelry as its focal point. This book and more in this week’s news post.