Michelle 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.
Rebecca 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.
Aleksandra 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.
TIM ROARK IMPORTS
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.
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…)
Hilary Sanders is a recipient of the 2013 Windgate Fellowship awarded by the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.
Student Design Competition Awards:
- Rings Category – 2nd place Shiying Gao
- Brooches Category – 1st place Jiarui Lu and 3rd place So Young Kim
- Necklace Category – 1st place Jiarui Lu and 2nd place Corrina Goutos
- Bracelets Category – 2nd place Christina Lu
Third Place – Johnny Johnson
2013 NICHE Award
These members are 2013 NICHE Award winners. The NICHE Awards program recognizes the creative achievements of professional and student artists based in the U.S. and Canada.
Joe Diemer for “Gothic Spire Birdcage”
Sophia Georgiopoulou for “Chiarscuro Necklace”
Aleksandra Vali for “Chocolate Dessert Rotating Ring”
Alison Bear for “Lace Cuff”
Ezra Satok-Wolman for “The Mathematical Fingerprint of God and Teensegrity Icosahedron”
Liaung Chung Yen for “Secret Garden Necklace”
Yuka Okane Inoue for “Every Eye Is Unique”
Sooyoung Kim for “Fruit of Life“
Jacob Albee for “Promise Ring”
Melissa Lovingood for “Torah Pointer”
Brian Ferrell for “Water Vessel Set“
Adrian Brown for “Secrets”
Melissa Kaye for “Etched Shakudo Bangle”
Corrina Goutos for “Lim(b)itless”
Ryu-Hee Kim for “I Miss You”
Ben Dory for “Scaled Ovoid“
Grace Gaynor for “Handheld Image Viewer”
Mary Lynn Podiluk for “Metalanguage”