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Member Achievements – June 2019

Jim CohenJim Cohen was recently the subject of an article and video regarding his Judaica. Jim works in Durham, where he has a studio at Liberty Arts. He describes his work as taking items and “slightly change their appearance, so that you would not expect it, but nonetheless find it interesting, beautiful, intriguing.” Read the article here

Congratulations to Luci Jockel for being selected as a shortlisted artist for the 2019 American Craft Council Emerging Voices Awards. Luci is located in Philadelphia. Her work explores the memorialization of nonhuman animals through the intimate format of jewelry.

Debbie-Sheezel-Saul Bell Design AwardDebbie Sheezel was awarded Best of Show in the 2019 Saul Bell Design Awards. Debbie’s piece “Lineal Alchemy” is shown at the right. Debbie is an Australian enamel artist.

Work by Matt Lambert is included in the exhibition “PRIED,” being held at the Society of Arts + Crafts April 25-June 30, 2019. Matt is interested in exploring the body’s potential to push the traditional preconceptions of jewelry and adornment. Matt collaborates with an array of multi-media artists to reconfigure the current cultural systems of queerness and body politics, while challenging the boundaries of craft.

Rosario GarciaRosario Garcia was awarded 2nd Place Design Excellence (4+ Years in Business) in the 2019 MJSA Vision Awards. Rosario’s Yellow and Green Gold Ring (at right) features a natural sphene at the center of a unique ring that the 18k yellow and green gold was hand-forged and engraved, and then soldered to add the granulation. Dewdrops of diamonds added the finishing touch.

Congratulations to Cassandra Adame and Galen Boone for receiving 2019 Windgate Fellowships. Each year, the Center for Craft awards ten graduating college seniors with exemplary skill in craft a Windgate Fellowship. Awardees receive $15,000 — one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students.

Anna Johnson was recognized by the 2019 Smithsonian Craft Show for focusing on sustainability and the environment. Anna creates nature-inspired jewelry with ethically sourced stones, recycled metals, and found material in a conscious effort to shift cultural values toward respect for the planet.

 


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Clara Williams, Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, and Steven Jacob, Inc.

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Member Achievements – March 2019

Brigitte Martin 2019Congratulations to Brigitte Martin, SNAG member and former SNAG Board President, for being named as the new Executive Director at the Society of Arts + Crafts in Boston.

Pam RobinsonPam Robinson is the recipient of the 2019 SNAG Volunteer Recognition Award. She will be recognized for her service to SNAG at the Membership Meeting at the SNAG conference in Chicago.

Kim NogueiraKim Nogueira will be at the Museum of Arts and Design’s upcoming show LOOT: MAD About Jewelry in April 2019 with her enameled jewelry. Kim is from a small Caribbean island and is looking forward to meeting other makers and customers. Other SNAG members at LOOT are Tara Locklear and Brooke Marks-Swanson.

Art of Metalsmithing ExposedNineteen SNAG members are included in the exhibition The Art of Metalsmithing Exposed at Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN, May 17-June 21, 2019. Betty Helen Longhi, Cynthia Eid, David Barnhill, Carol Warner, Alison Antelman, Cyd Rowley, David Huang, Harlan W. Butt, Ana M. Lopez, Michael B. Hays, Ruth Laug, Steve Shelby, Logan Woodle, Randy Stromsoe, Jack da Silva, Julie Sanford, Genevieve E. Flynn, Di-Ann Pitts Hand, and Tom Muir.

Harris - BetteridgeWesley Harris met with Canadian silversmith Lois Etherington Betteridge last fall. Lois and her husband, Keith, visited Wesley’s Mentor & Metalsmith exhibit when it was on display at the Wellington County Museum & Archives near Fergus, Ontario. This photo captured the moment.

 


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, and Steven Jacob, Inc.

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Member Achievements – November 2018

2017reneezettle-sterling%2fjentownsendcastcoverarthighresCAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process, a book by Jen Townsend and Renée Zettle-Sterling, will have an exhibition at Wayne Art Center, December 8, 2018-January 26, 2019. The show will include 86 artists from the book, including many SNAG members. CAST also recently won in the Art category of the Best Book Awards.

Matilija Poppy_Herman-CroftTom Herman and Patsy Croft have created a Mendocino Poppy brooch which will be auctioned at Sotheby’s “Magnificent Jewels” in April 2019. Proceeds will benefit the Mendocino Art Center. Learn more

Boris Bally Converging RipplesBoris Bally completed Converging Ripples, his largest work to date, for the facade of the Jewish Community Center of Omaha. It is made from upcycled traffic signs, machined aluminum, anodized, stainless steel hardware and cable. In addition, one of his Transit Chairs was acquired by the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Facere GalleryFor 46 years Karen Lorene has been curating heirlooms and modern jewelry art. Facèré, the iconic gallery she opened in Seattle’s City Centre building in 1992, will move in January 2019 to the studios of Green Lake Jewelry Works in Bellevue and north Seattle.

Jim BovePittsburgh International Airport is featuring work through November 30th from the Allegheny Metals Club in their transit level art cases. Some of the artists in the exhibition include: Jim Bove (at right), Cappy Counard, Brian Ferrell, Adrienne Grafton, Joshua Kosker, Sharon Massey, and Stacy Rodgers.

Tex GielingElizabeth Shypertt is the guest curator for the exhibition “Tex Gieling: Sixty Years” on view at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco through February 24, 2019. Tex Gieling is the founder of the metal arts departments at the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University. Primarily known for her work in sterling silver, Gieling often incorporates gold, pearls, semi-precious and precious stones into her designs.

front_spread_belle_armoire_jewelry_dawna_gillespie-1Dawna Gillespie, a metalsmith in Lubbock, TX, will be the “Designer Collection” in the Winter 2019 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry, to be released in December 2018. Gillespie hand-fabricates copper and brass wearable artwork.

Susan CoddonSusan Coddon’s entry Shuhaidai-Sake Serving Tray has been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Itami International Craft Exhibition. The exhibition is being held in Itami, Japan November 17-December 23, 2018.  The theme this year is sake-ware.

AJF logoArt Jewelry Forum has announced a new Executive Director, Yvonne Montoya, who follows AJF’s first ever Executive Director, Rebekah Frank. Montoya holds an MFA in metals from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a BFA in art history and criticism from the University of California, San Diego.

 


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, and Shapeways.

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Member Achievements – October 2018

EmilyZilberSNAG Editor Emily Zilber was named as an up-and-coming leader in the field by American Craft Council. You can read more about Emily in the October/November 2018 issue of American Craft.

 

Alexandra Lozier_Peters Valley Craft FairSNAG sponsored an Award of Excellence at Peters Valley Craft Fair. Alexandra Lozier was the recipient of the award. Congratulations Alexandra!

Emily ShafferEmily Shaffer has won the 2018 Halstead Grant for new jewelry businesses. Emily Shaffer Studio started three years ago in Franklin, Maine, and will be moving to a new location in Ellsworth, Maine, in October. Emily received her BFA in crafts – fine metal jewelry and BS in art education from Kutztown University.

Steven BrownleeSteven Brownlee and Jewelry Creations Workshop were featured in VoyageMIA. Jewelry Creations Workshop is located in North Miami and offers jewelry classes which are tailored specially to each student. Classes are taught by trained professionals, Steven Brownlee, resident instructors, and visiting instructors on a rotating basis that cater to all levels and interests.

BR_02_Pino_ClaudioClaudio Pino presents new creations at Where I Come From: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity in Jewelry at Aaron Faber Gallery from October 4-25, 2018. In addition, this exhibition will be presented at SOFA Chicago.

ARIAMUARA_Linda Kaye Moses“Ariamuara,” a neckpiece by Linda Kaye-Moses, has been accepted and will be shown in the national exhibition Under Fire 2. The exhibition will be held at the Krikorian Gallery of the Worcester Center for Crafts from October 18-November 17, 2018.

Adrienne GraftonAdrienne M. Grafton from Western PA, has a solo show, entitled Departed, open from October 1-26 at the Anne Rudd Galyon Gallery on the Greensboro College campus.

SNAG member Marjorie Simon and Biba Schutz have curated a show of NY artists for the NYC Jewelry Week entitled LOUD AND CLEAR: Voices from the Empire State. The participating artists, including the curators, are all studio jewelers, representing a range of age and working styles. Gallery Maison Gerard, November 12-16.

Judy Wukitsch is helping organize an Open Studio for New York City Jewelry Week, November 12-18 at Studio 135: Jewelers at Work. It will include a demo of alloying gold and silver, various fabrication techniques, stone setting and a special feature will include an enameling demo.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, and Shapeways.

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Member Achievements – September 2018

Susan EwingSusan Ewing has been named Interim Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art. An internationally recognized metalsmith, professor, and administrator, she brings decades of experience to Cranbrook.

Randy StromsoeCraft in America’s CALIFORNIA has its PBS premiere on December 21, 2018. Journey through the Golden State’s varied craft heritage and meet visionary artists. Featuring metalsmith Randy Stromsoe who works, surfs, and lives a life of continuous inspiration on the Central Coast of California.

Kat Cole Desert FlowersThe Society of Arts and Crafts presents Landscapes, Crafted, an exploration of the land by five craftspeople. The exhibition runs through October 27, 2018 and includes Kat Cole, who uses enamels and metals to look at communities, including neighborhoods and their inhabitants. She also explores the impact of oil spills have in her own Texas community.

Margaret JacobsMargaret Jacobs is one of three recipients of the 2018 Rebecca Blunk Fund. Given through the New England Foundation for the Arts, this award recognizes artists for excellence and accomplishment in their field. Jacobs uses sculpture, jewelry and drawings to
explore the tension and harmony between natural and man-made objects, often intermingling unexpected and contradicting materials to explore those relationships.

Holland HoudekHolland Houdek has been named as one of the 16 finalists for the Burke Prize, presented by the Museum of Arts and Design. This new annual award is an unrestricted $50,000 made to a professional artist under the age of forty-five working in glass, fiber, clay, metals, or wood. Houdek combines traditional metalworking techniques with the new technology of medical implants to create contemporary memento mori that encourage contemplation of the fragility and mortality of the human body.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, and Shapeways.

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