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Member Achievements – August 2021

Aaron Decker

Aaron Decker recently held a solo show, it’s (not) all fun and games, at Ornamentum. Decker earned an MFA in metals at Cranbrook (2015), and his works can be found in many collections, including the recent acquisition of several pieces by the Enamel Arts Foundation. Enameled grimaces, floppy fish, and medieval maces clip together assembling necklaces, brooches, and lockets in the newest works by Decker. A body of work inspired by difficult experiences growing up queer in a military household, Decker skillfully sources and recontextualizes those memories into jewelry. Each piece its own micro narrative with titles such as mace face, cut my teeth, and luke, a flying fish, these new enamels combine a deep curiosity for the material and its history in military medals and regalia with the fascination of toys and play to make pieces that come apart, and reconfigure into an array of different wearable possibilities. More toy than jewelry, these new wearable works by Decker are a strong and confident turn in the artist’s practice.

Linda Kaye-Moses

Linda Kaye-Moses was an invited artist for The Fuller Craft Museum exhibition, Makers and Mentors: The Art and Life of Snow Farm—The New England Craft Program. This exhibition (Nov 2020-July 2021) was a tribute to Snow Farm, a beloved arts education institution and craft community. This nonprofit residential craft school in Williamsburg, MA, brings people together “who share a belief that creating is powerful, and creating with others can be life-changing.” The Fuller Craft Museum celebrated the numerous ways contemporary craft has been impacted through Snow Farm. The invitational exhibition highlighted the work of multiple generations of artists who have been part of the school; makers, including Kaye-Mose who have been an enormous influence on those in the classroom, workshop, and studio.

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Kathleen Nowak Tucci’s jewelry makes appearances in several episodes of Grace and Frankie on Netflix. Tucci was also just featured in SNAG’s Metalsmith magazine. See more @kathleennowaktucci

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Member Achievements – July 2021

Annapolis_Table_13 (Medium)Maynard Studios Inc. won a Gold award in the 2021 Ernest Wiemann Top Job Competition for Outstanding Craftsmanship, administered by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA).

SorrelAcacia_Tulip Necklace GCDCSorrel Acacia is the recipient of The Podolsky Award and a Silver in the Junior Jewellers 3D Craft Section at the 2021 Goldsmiths Craft and Design Awards Ceremony in London, England.

1LBBucheitFourElementsBridalCrownLiz Bucheit presented in the exhibition “Nordic Crowns & Beyond: In Praise of Women” at the Duluth Nordic Center in Duluth, MN.

John Teal CrutchfieldMetallic Art Graphics was selected for the 2021 Best of Richmond Award in the Museum/Art Gallery category by the Richmond Award Program.

unnamedOlivia Shih was awarded the 2020 Cindy Edelstein Jewelry Design Scholarship by the The Women’s Jewelry Association.

Robert Schroeder created the new ceremonial mace for Purdue University Fort Wayne graduates. View the article about Robert and the ceremonial mace here.

IMG_20210701_124217_473Wayne Werner is presenting in the exhibition “Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age” curated by Elyse Zorn Karlin at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA.

 

 

 

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Member Achievements – December 2020

Jess TolbertJess Tolbert was a winner of an international jewelry award at Preziosa Young 2020. In addition, Jess was a finalist for international craft prize at Loewe Craft Prize 2020.

Zihan YangZihan Yang also was chosen as a winner at Preziosa Young 2020.

W4_Claudio_PinoClaudio Pino presented sculpture rings at the exhibition “Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age” curated by Elyse Zorn Karlin at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA.

Teri Brudnak had work in an online show in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Member Achievements – October 2020

Lisa GralnickLisa Gralnick was recently named as a winner of the 2020 American Craft Council Awards. Gralnick, a professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a metalsmith, studio jeweler, and academic whose work challenges the monetary, cultural, and personal value of objects by transforming metals into objects of thought-provoking visual beauty.

Myra Mimlitsch-GrayMyra Mimlitsch-Gray received a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Craft/Sculpture. Mimlitsch-Gray is a Cranbrook alumna and SUNY New Paltz faculty member. The Fellowship program makes unrestricted cash grants of $7,000 to artists working in 15 disciplines, awarding Fellowships to five disciplines per year on a triennial basis.

Kyra-Martin-BefittingCongratulations to the winners of the 2020 MJSA Vision Awards Design Competition, including SNAG members Kyra Martin (Befitting ring shown here) for First Place, Future of the Industry (Student Work) and Ashley Pollack for Second Place in the same category.

jill_tower_guppyCongratulations to the SNAG members who were chosen for Interweave’s Jewelry, Bead and Gem Arts Awards. Winners included Jill Tower, Grand Prize (Fancy Guppy pendant shown here). Honorable Mentions included Susan Coddon and Saul Ellis.

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Member Achievements – February 2020

Mallory WestonMJ Tyson is the recipient of the Art Jewelry Forum 2020 Young Artist Award. The Young Artist Award is given to acknowledge promise, innovation, and individuality in the work of emerging artists and to advance the career of the recipient. Congratulations also to finalists Junmin Bae, Ryungjae Jung, Lore Langendries, and Mallory Weston.

Claudio PinoClaudio Pino was awarded the prestigious 2019 Jean-Marie Gauvreau Award of Excellence by the Quebec Crafts Council in December. The Prize is the highest distinction in crafts in Quebec.

Jill Herlands has been featured in some recent publications, including: 4SEE Magazine, Nylon Español, Glamour Hungary, L’Official Baltics Magazine, and Paper Magazine.

ACC Baltimore Feb 2020 awardsAt the February American Craft Show in Baltimore, the SNAG Award of Excellence in Jewelry and Metals went to Earl Jones. The Creative Spirit Abounds Award of Excellence went to Ian Henderson & Sue-Yee Leung of Zoa Chimerum Jewelry. Sarah Rachel Brown served as one of the jurors.

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

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