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Member Achievements – December 2013

 

WendyMcAllister_AtollWendy McAllister exhibited her newest one-off enameled brooches at the SIERAAD International Jewellery Art Fair in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in November.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAClaudio Pino’s rings are worn by Stanley Tucci and Lenny Kravitz in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie. Pino is known for his sculptural rings that showcase colored gemstones in mixed metal with mechanical moving parts. Read more>>>

Mensa_RoseRebecca Rose’s work is featured in the American Mensa Bulletin.

Stephen_YuskoStephen Yusko is the subject of the article “Industrial Strength” in the December/January American Craft magazine. Yusko works with forged and fabricated steel.

Todd Reed is included in MJSA Journal’s December article “Fashion Forecast: Key Jewelry Trends That Will Shape 2014.” Belle Brooke Barer is in the same issue, as part of the “2014 Trends Watch: Silver is Here to Stay.”

Boris Bally and Harriete Estel Berman are among the semi-finalists of the 2013 Eco Arts Awards in the Repurposed Materials in Arts and Design category.

AmandaPacker_RecollectAmanda Packer has been awarded the Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP) Award by the Society for Contemporary Craft. The LEAP Award honors exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field. Packer, who recently received her MFA in Jewelry and Metals from San Diego State University, explores memory, nostalgia, and the power of objects in her work. Other finalists include Ashley Buchanan, Tara Locklear, and Laura Wood.

The MJSA Education Foundation recently awarded scholarships to students pursuing degrees related to jewelry making and design. Two of the recipients are SNAG members. Melis Agabigum of Ann Arbor, Michigan, who received a $2,450 scholarship, is working toward her MFA in Metalsmithing/Jewelry and Intermedia (integrated/mixed mediums and installation) at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. William Yang, who also received a $2,450 scholarship, is completing a BFA in Jewelry at the Pratt Institute in New York City.
Melis-Agabigum     William-Yang


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Halstead, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, K.M. Paulson Goldsmith Ltd., and Tim Roark Imports.

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Member Achievements – October 2013

KroizShana Kroiz has been working on new pieces of her sensuous jewelry and will be at the American Fine Craft Show NYC, Facets in Baltimore, One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago, and American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn.

Jillian_MooreJillian Moore will be returning to Amsterdam for the international jewellery art fair SIERAAD with nine other American jewelry makers. They will make up the largest single group of Americans at the fair, all participating for the first time excluding Moore. The organizer of SIERAAD, Astrid Berens, has been working to help promote this year’s influx of Americans with the additional post-fair event “American Monday.” This is a first for SIERAAD, and it will help further showcase the work of ten Americans, five from Moore’s group as well as five others, to the jewelry community of Amsterdam through a series of lectures and demonstrations.

Pajak-ReynoldsMichelle Pajak-Reynolds’ haute couture jewelry has been featured on Entrenous by Le Noeud. Entrenous is a website that features a love for art and design and aims to bring artists and designers closer to you. www.enbyln.com/michelle-pajak-reynoldss-haute-couture-jewelry-collection/

Claudio_PinoClaudio Pino has announced that The Museum of Decorative Arts of Santiago, Chile is presenting a few of his one-of-a-kind rings during the contemporary jewelry exhibition Delirio y Cordura. Pino’s work will also be at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h in Montreal, Canada; the collective exhibition of 14 jewelers in Quebec will present his new trilogy, which was designed with the theme of transparency, as well as his Collection made in Platinum.

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Member Achievements – September 2013

 

MPRMichelle Pajak-Reynolds had a jewelry presentation at the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 50th Anniversary Enshrinement Festival Fashion Show.  She was featured on FashionMingle.net about her debut as the first independent designer at the show.

Sculpturings_3-isolated-ringsRebecca Rose is the winner of this year’s Halstead Grant for design excellence and business strategy acumen in the silver jewelry market. She recently returned to the jewelry studio to launch her line of “Sculpturings.” The cast rings are sculpted from found object components and original elements to interpret social issues or current events. Creations are named by pairing relevant words with the word “ring,” usually as a suffix.

Sarah Turner has accepted the newly-created position of Dean of Cranbrook Academy of Art. In her new role, Turner will oversee academic programs and partnerships, and provide support to the Academy’s 10 studio departments. She will also continue to oversee enrollment services and the Academy’s support departments.

AleksandraVali_134aAleksandra Vali’s work “Revel of Bile and Envy” was selected to be presented in the book 500 Art Necklaces by Lark Books. And “Jewelry Boxes – Beauty is Inside” is included in 500 Paper Objects by Lark Books.

San Diego State University MFA students Alexandra Hopp, Amanda Packer and Demitra Thomloudis’ work was exhibited in the juried Graduates Exhibition at Galerie Marzee in The Netherlands. Hopp and Packer were two of eight international recipients of the Marzee Prize for 2013.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, K.M. Paulson Goldsmith Ltd., and Tim Roark Imports.


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Member Achievements – August 2013

Dan DiCaprio is a visiting artist at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh this month. He is teaching a workshop on Wood Rings & Wire Inlay.

Santa Fe’s Patina Gallery honors master craftsman Gary Griffin, SNAG’s Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, with an exhibition of works, models and sketches from a career spanning four decades. Patina is thrilled to offer a selection of Griffin’s works to discriminating collectors. Through August 11.

Michelle Pajak-Reynolds is the first independent designer invited to showcase designs on the runway during the largest fashion show in Ohio — the  Pro Football Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Enshrinement Festival Fashion Show on August 2nd.
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Member Achievements – May 2013

Gravers Lane Gallery in Philadelphia is showing the jewelry of Ken Bova.

Jessica Calderwood has a solo exhibition at the Penland School of Crafts Focus Gallery May 3-June 16, 2013. It includes sculpture, wall work and wearables.

Susan Crow’s work from her East Fourth Street collection was shown at the Goldstein Museum at the University of Minnesota for a juried exhibit entitled “Redefining, Redesigning Fashion: Designs for Sustainability.” Her accepted pieces were four rings made from recycled 14kt yellow gold set with fair trade gemstones. Susan also participate in the panel discussion “Industry Panel: Social Responsibility in Apparel: Industry Perspectives and Practices”
at the Fashion and Social Responsibility symposium held in April at the University.

Christine Dhein has been working with students and teachers at San Francisco Waldorf High School and San Francisco City College to implement changes to make their jewelry studios more eco-friendly. (more…)