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Member Achievements – August 2016

Ornament Thurman articleDon’t miss the 6-page feature article on Umut Demirgüç Thurman and James Thurman in the October issue of Ornament magazine.

Cate RichardsAmerican Craft Week has announced their Rising Stars, naming 30 exceptional craft artists under the age of 30. Their list includes five SNAG members: Anna Johnson, Emily Shaffer, Alice Scott, Amber Harrison, and Cate Richards (at right). Richards was also SNAG’s 2016 Conference Planning Intern.

Thomas Mann Gallery IOThomas Mann Gallery I/O in New Orleans received INSTORE Magazine’s first place award for America’s Coolest Small Jewelry Store. Mann makes, displays and sells his jewelry and metal sculpture, holds classes, and hosts exhibitions in the space.

Craft School Experience podcastThe Craft School Experience has posted podcast episodes with Tim McCreight and Tom Joyce. Stuart Kestenbaum talks to both artists about their careers and work. Kestenbaum will be the curator for Metalsmith magazine’s 2017 Exhibition in Print.

Imagine Peace NowBoris Bally has been coordinating the I.M.A.G.I.N.E Peace Now exhibition, opening this November at Wellington B. Gray Gallery at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC and traveling to Boston’s Society of Arts & Crafts in early 2017. Included work will respond to, and initiate conversations regarding, the gun violence so prevalent in American culture today.

Baltimore Jewelry CenterBaltimore Jewelry Center has been named a Best of Baltimore winner for “Best Rebirth” by Baltimore Magazine.


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

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Member Achievements – January 2016

racheldavid2015Rachel David had new sculpture at Barrister’s Gallery in New Orleans in December 2015. David is a blacksmith artist making hand forged sculpture, architectural elements and furniture.

Jeffrey LLoyd DeverJeffrey Lloyd Dever was invited to participate in the biennial 2015 Beijing International Contemporary Metal & Jewellery Art Exhibition in Beijing, China this past fall.

Anne Havel_snakes in the riverAnne Havel has work included in the following current or upcoming exhibitions: Nurture by Nature at Lapham Gallery of the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council, Glens Falls, NY. Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council/Patterson-Denton Arts Center, Denton, TX. Alchemy 3, Juried Exhibition of The Enamelist Society, League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and McGowan Fine Art , Concord, NH. In addition, the Enamel Arts Foundation has acquired two of her pieces for their permanent collection.

Laura JaklitschLaura Jaklitsch was selected as Contemporary Craft’s 2016 Lydon Emerging Artists Program (LEAP) winner. Jaklitsch, who received her BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing in 2011 from Massachusetts College of Art, elegantly combines traditional craftsmanship and modern design in her work.

Bruce MetcalfBruce Metcalf’s work was included in American Craft Council’s Art In Wood exhibition and he was featured in MODERN magazine. Metcalf’s work has also been chosen to be part of Schmuck 2016.

Jennifer TraskJennifer Trask will have work featured at the Renwick Invitational 2016. She is one of four esteemed artists chosen to participate in the exhibition.

JoshuaKoskerlAmericanCraftmagazineThe February/March issue of American Craft magazine features an article by Brigitte Martin about Joshua Kosker. Congratulations to Martin for her first article published by American Craft. Be sure to check out the double-page spread of Kosker’s amazing work.

Lynn BatchelderLynn Batchelder (at right) and Aric Verrastro were named as two of the five finalists for Art Jewelry Forum’s 2016 Artist Award. The finalists will exhibit their work with Sofia Björkman, from Platina, during the international art jewelry fair Schmuck, in Munich, Germany, February 24-March 1. A cash prize will be awarded to one of the finalists, to be announced in February.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Aaron Faber Gallery, Halstead, 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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Member Achievements – August 2015

 

Jewelry of Burning ManKaren Christians has released a new book called Jewelry of Burning Man. This brand new photo-rich publication is a collection of works crafted for Burning Man, the annual week-long festival held in Nevada. Burning Man is founded on the principle of communal support and generosity. Unique to Burning Man, all the jewelry featured in the book was made for the sole purpose of giving it away.

Terry FrommTerry Fromm has been Houston Center for for Contemporary Crafts’ resident artist for July and August. Her art is constructed from a variety of metals that are often manipulated so that they mimic the look and characteristics of other softer materials. Inspired by flowing forms observed both in nature and in draping textiles, she creates small quantities of finely crafted jewelry and small sculptural vessels.

Kaminer HaislipKaminer Haislip is a finalist for the Martha Stewart American Made Award in the Design category. Haislip is a contemporary silversmith who designs and handcrafts original, functional objects.

Anne Havel cracked & stained seriesAnne Havel had work included in these exhibitions: In Essence: Celebrating 65 Years of Art at the Webster Estate, Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT; Force of Nature, The Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH; Handcrafted, Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC, where she earned an award of merit; Alchemy 3, Juried Exhibition of The Enamelist Society, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, NH.

Younha JungYounha Jung is a new resident artist at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Jung specializes in wearable modern jewelry. Her work expresses emotional changes that humans feel as part of a course of adaptation to the change in their surroundings. Currently, she is making jewelry made from re-purposed steel and found objects collected from a particular building. She will be with HCCC through May 2016.

Claudio Pino Miroir InteractifClaudio Pino’s rings are included in the exhibit Out of This World! Jewelry in the Space Age at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, for the celebrations of The Canada Craft Year 2015, initiated by the Canadian Crafts Federation, Pino was invited to present his rings in the traveling exhibition Naked Craft, currently at the Art Gallery of Burlington.

Casey SheppardCasey Sheppard is on a year-long U.S. tour to connect communities. She will be getting involved, volunteering, and teaching workshops, while keeping a blog about her travels. Casey is visiting schools, art centers and other venues to teach workshops on cold connection and found objects. She also invites students and staff to join her after the class for a tour of her traveling metal studio.

Masters of Craft bookPaul J. Smith has published a book called Masters of Craft. It is a personal collection of portraits taken by Smith featuring 224 artists working in fiber, clay, glass, metal, and wood. Smith is Director Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. Collectively the photographs illustrate makers who have much in common and who are part of a community that share friendships, interests, and a belief in the importance of the handmade object. Of the 43 metal artists included, several photos were taken at SNAG conferences.


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 – June 2015

Ashley-Buchanan-StudioAshley Buchanan  was a finalist in the 2015 Emerging Voices Awards presented by the American Craft Council. She combines old-school handwork with modern technology, such as powder-coating and digital photography.

Seliena CoyleSeliena Coyle received the Golden Fleece Award for 2015. The Award is an independent artistic prize fund established as a charitable bequest by the late Helen Lillias Mitchell. Coyle will use the Award to undertake an extended period of personal research and development towards a body of new work. It also helped her to attend the 2015 SNAG conference in Boston from Ireland.

Elizabeth GoluchElizabeth Goluch is the focus of a short documentary film “Lady Bug,” released by the Craft Alliance and the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council. It is the fifth in a series of films about some of Nova Scotia’s master craftspeople. Goluch’s metal insect sculptures can take months to research and fabricate. Using gold, silver, gemstones, and various other materials, she incorporates aspects of an insect’s life into each sculpture’s design.

DrMekahGordonDr. Mekah Gordon was Art Jewelry’s March 2015 Monthly Design Challenge Winner for her “Air Dancer” pendant/brooch. She created this lost wax casting in sterling silver for one of her former high school art students, who became a noted dancer in New York.

Kaminer HaislipKaminer Haislip announced her collaboration with actress Reese Witherspoon’s new Southern inspired lifestyle company Draper James. They commissioned her sterling silver Magnolia Bowl for their new online shop. Haislip and the Magnolia Bowl were also included in an article on Draper James in the magazine Women’s Wear Daily.

Jera Rose Petal LodgeJera Rose Petal Lodge was featured on “Arts InSight,” a weekly arts program on Houston Public Media. The show’s camera crew set up at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) to film and interview Lodge about her innovative jewelry and metal work. Lodge is a former resident artist of HCCC.

Jaydan-MooreJaydan Moore was named the 2015 Emerging Artist by the American Craft Council as part of its Emerging Voices Award. Moore’s work ranges from intricately reconstructed platters to prints of their surfaces. The newly established Award is being presented in 2015 and biennially thereafter in recognition and support of the next generation of makers and thinkers in the field of contemporary craft.

Large vessel with Damascene lid. collection by Korean 1987Komelia Hongja Okim has received her third Fulbright research grant. She will write on Korean Metal Surface Techniques. She will be collecting resources in many parts of the country through museums, crafts centers and antique shops. Her book will cover the techniques, historical backgrounds, and contemporary usages in university teachings and with crafts artisans and fine artists in the metal fields.

One of Claudio Pino’s rings was selected for the 2015 Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition. It is being exhibited at the Gold Museum of Taiwan in Taipei through September 13.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft’s incoming resident artists include Terry Fromm and Younha Jung. With over 80 applications from 22 states and three countries outside the U.S., the 2015-2016 residents represent some of the top craft artists in the field.

Terry Fromm   Younha Jung

 


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

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