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Exhibitions

On display at Armory Art Center to December 5th is “Faceted: Aspects of Contemporary Jewelry.” This exhibition, curated by Jim Bové and Lisa Johnson, exhibits various aspects of contemporary jewelry. This and more exhibitions on this week’s news post.

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WE ARE SNAG: Contemporary Smiths

Contemporary-Smiths logoA virtual exhibition celebrating the breadth of our field and membership.

 

From “blacksmith” to “goldsmith,” “silversmith” to “bladesmith,” the term “smith” denotes connotations of skill and mastery. Juried by Sue Amendolara, Greg Gehner, and Tom Muir, this online exhibition embraces the work of contemporary smiths and highlights some of the extraordinary works created by members of SNAG.

Go here to view the exhibition as well as statements by the jurors and artists.

 


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

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Member Achievements – November 2015

Jessica-Andersen-Metals-Artist-in-ResidenceJessica Andersen is a current artist-in-residence at Craft Alliance. In her work she attempts to showcase the form and appeal of everyday detritus in the construction and presentation of jewelry.

Kat ColeKat Cole was recently interviewed by Joan Dusoe for the Metalwerx blog. Cole also taught a sold-out workshop at Metalwerx, entitled Enameling on Steel. Read the blog article.

Melissa CousinsMelissa Cousins, a senior at the University of Georgia, received a MJSA Education Foundation scholarship. Cousins is currently conducting research into experimental enameling, particularly the use of modern tools in such traditional processes as plique-a-jour and basse tail.

Aurelie_GuillaumeAurélie Guillaume, a recent graduate of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, won the 2015 L.A. Pai Gallery student competition. Her work uses enameling to tell new stories fueled by street art, comics, pop art, and counterculture.

tom_joyce_thicketTom Joyce’s sculpture “Thicket” has been installed at the Mint Museum Uptown. It is a seven-and-a-half-foot square block composed of stainless steel rods passing through cast iron hammer heads. The Mint installed Joyce’s sculpture on the Sally and Bill Van Allen Terrace overlooking the museum’s South Tryon plaza.

Pasha MoezziPasha Moezzi, a student at George Brown College, was a finalist in the 2015 L.A. Pai Gallery student competition. Moezzi and Aurélie Guillaume were interviewed by CHUO 89.1 FM radio.


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

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Technical Article: “Electrolytic Etching Copper and Silver Using Copper Nitrate” by Ben Dory

The term ‘salt-etching’ or ‘salt water etching’ is often synonymous with ‘electrolytic etching’ (e-etching). This has led to the use of sodium chloride as the salt, which can be problematic and counterproductive. With this article, copper nitrate will be presented as a replacement for sodium chloride.

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