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Books & DVDs

“Masters of Craft” – by Paul J. Smith. A personal collection of portraits taken by Smith featuring 224 artists working in fiber, clay, glass, metal, and wood. Several of the photos were taken at SNAG conferences. This book and more in this week’s news post.

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Exhibitions

The Metal Museum presents “A Kind of Confession” through September 11. The exhibition showcases critical and contemporary metalwork from both tenured and emerging African American metal artists. This and many more exhibitions in this week’s news post.

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Support the CERF+ “At the Ready Fund”

Help prepare artists for disasters large and small, natural and unnatural, by supporting the CERF+ “At the Ready Fund.” We can’t stop disasters from occurring, but we can help CERF+ be ready for them.

CERF+, a mutual aid organization, is one of the leading voices for safeguarding artists’ livelihoods.

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In Remembrance: Edith Sommer

Edith Sommer2Edith Sommer passed away in February 2015. Art was a driving force in her life and she was instrumental in the creation of Gallery House in 1958, an artists’ cooperative still thriving in Palo Alto, CA. Born and raised in Chicago and educated at the University of Illinois, Sommer and her husband moved to Palo Alto in 1949.

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Untitled Necklace: sterling silver, mokume gane, boulder opals, riveted

Her path as an artist began in the early ’50s, and jewelry was her biggest passion. She took classes and workshops throughout her life, studying with masters of the craft. Over the years Sommer added other media to her repertoire, including work with recycled copper she removed from auto radiators, which she fashioned into wearable vests, masks and containers. She recently became interested in adding polymer clay to her silver work. Sommer was a long-time SNAG member.

Edith Sommer: An Artist’s Retrospective will be on exhibition at Palo Alto Art Center Studio Gallery from June 26-September 6, 2015. Opening reception June 27, 1:00-4:00 p.m.


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2016 ACC Baltimore Wholesale/Retail Show Call for Entry

The American Craft Council has invited SNAG to participate in their Artist Invitational Program for their 2016 Baltimore show. This opportunity is open to any current SNAG member. Applications due by July 10th.

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