Archive for November, 2016
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Exquisite pieces from a private collection of jewelry designed by Mary Ann Scherr (1921-2016) will be offered at auction by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers on December 1, 2016. Ms. Scherr’s jewelry, and designs in metal, can be found in the permanent collections of major museums, including The Vatican, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Smithsonian, the U.S. National Archives in Washington, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, as well as many private collections.
As internationally renowned designer, educator and goldsmith, Ms. Scherr’s work includes automobile design, toy design, fashion design, illustration, experimental metal research and product development. Her unique designs and use of metal work in jewelry have garnered attention by collectors and jewelry connoisseurs throughout the world.
The auction begins at 6 PM EST, in Delaware, Ohio. Absentee and online bidding are available, and inquiries may be directed to Jewelry Specialist, Deborah Shub, firstname.lastname@example.org; 740.362.4771 or 740.919.9101
2017 Curated “Exhibition in Print” — Call for Related Work
Repair and Renewal: Making Things Whole Again
Guest Curator, Stuart Kestenbaum
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.
SNAGneXt 2016 Education Dialogue
Student and Educator Initiative
In May 2016, the Education Dialogue held during the SNAGneXt conference addressed some current questions facing many of us. It brought together different levels of educators and students from many aspects of the jewelry and metals field. This included those involved with teaching studios, art and craft centers, high schools, colleges and universities. The event featured small group sessions to brainstorm and share ideas. We have posted the discussion group answers here.