From the Field
Join InLiquid and our Honorary Chairs, Brigit Brust and Jamie Gordon of Space & Company for the 2020 InLiquid Silent Auction and Benefit. A celebration of contemporary art, design, and craft. This much-anticipated event is not only a fabulous social happening but also a showcase for exceptional contemporary art.
InLiquid’s 20th Anniversary Benefit and Art Auction is a 2-day super-fun art party in support of the Philadelphia region’s artists. Your tickets and auction purchases support over 40 free, public art exhibitions throughout the city each year, and foster the careers of over 350 local artists annually. InLiquid is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving as a resource for the region’s artists and audiences.
This year we are including a select group of interior designers who’ve created vignettes where art lives within one’s home, and a finely curated selection of jewelry from around the world!
Bidding will be open and available online! Can’t make it to the event – participate remotely!
- VIP Preview Reception: Friday Evening, January 31, 6-9 pm
- Family Day: Saturday, February 1, noon -3 pm (for details and to RSVP)
- Main Event: Saturday Evening, February 1, 6-10 pm
There will be a Pick-up Party: Sunday, February 2, noon-5 pm
Join us to pick-up your winning bids, or peruse the available artworks! Can’t make it? Super Bowl pre-gaming got you tied up? We will have other pick-up times available. Questions? 215-235-3405 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mokume artist Steve Midgett is providing free access to his book Mokume Gane: A Comprehensive Study. It includes a “New Layers” section that covers things that Steve and others have learned since the book was first published. See the book here.
In this comprehensive book, Steve shares the art of Mokume Gane from its ancient beginnings in Japan to its resurgence in the digital age along with detailed how-to information for making mokume by multiple methods, and 5 step by step mokume jewelry projects.
“It is my great hope that making this tried and true information freely accessible, will expand the use and appreciation of the art of mokume gane — that it will dispel some of the misunderstanding surrounding the making of mokume gane and ultimately lead to new innovation in the field,” says Steve.
About Steve Midgett
Steve is internationally recognized as a master of Damascus Steel and Mokume Gane. His fascination with these techniques spans four decades, and he has specialized in patterned metal jewelry since 1989. A JCK Rising Star Designer, Niche Award, Saul Bell Award and two time American Vision Award winner, Steve has led workshops on mokume gane and lectured about his work and research throughout the U.S. and around the world. In 2012 he invited his son Jacob to start Steven Jacob, using new era processes to create distinctive mokume gane and Damascus steel jewelry.
Nancy Linkin, a jewlery designer based in Camden, Maine, died on June 28, 2019 of breast cancer. She was 64. Nancy was a long-time SNAG member.
Nancy attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She later received a Masters degree at Washington University in St. Louis where she studied under Heikki Seppa and learned anticlastic forming. She opened her own business, Nancy Linkin Fine Jewelry & Sculpture, in Maine. For over 30 years she sent her work to galleries around the United States.
You can read more about Nancy’s work and life in this online obituary.
SNAG is saddened to hear of her passing, and our thoughts are with her family.
Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft hosts its Annual Benefit Auction on September 21, 2019 in Columbia, NC. Pocosin Arts invites everyone to join in the celebration, which includes the opportunity to see and bid on over 100 handcrafted works of art donated by exceptional artists.
If you can’t make the event but would like to bid on artwork, please fill out the absentee bidder form and a Pocosin volunteer will bid for you!
Funds raised at Pocosin’s Annual Benefit Auction helps support scholarships for youth and adults and the operation of the school. Scholarship recipients benefit from two to five-day craft workshops, after-school programs, community classes, summer camps, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) programs.
How could we forget Marjorie Schick. She took jewelry to another level and paved the way for contemporary jewelry today.
Bill Youmans is a Chicago filmmaker and Marjorie’s cousin. After Marjorie’s passing in December of 2017, he and Marjorie’s son Rob and husband Jim started a film for her memorial which was held In June of 2018.
That film is the basis for a much more inclusive film on Marjorie’s talent and life. “For the memorial we focused on the art but ended up leaving so much more on the cutting room floor. At the memorial we were able to interview people that we weren’t able to contact before. We wanted to come to [the] SNAG [conference] that year but the timing was bad considering the date of the memorial. Marjorie loved SNAG. It gave her a chance to share ideas with her peers, be inspired, be in her element. She loved the pin swap.”
To complete her story they are interviewing curators at the V&A Museum, RTA Galleries in Amsterdam, her publisher in Germany and several others. But her story would not be complete without the voices of her friends and colleagues at SNAG. They will be doing interviews at the 2019 SNAG conference in Chicago on Wednesday, May 22nd between noon and 6:00pm. They would love to hear your stories of Marjorie and your connection to her. If you would like to participate, email Bill to set up a time. If you are not available on May 22nd but would like to participate please contact Bill and he’ll see what arrangements could be made. They are also looking for any photos, videos, etc. that you might have of Marjorie at previous SNAG conferences. Those can be uploaded here.
Thanks in advance to all of those who would like to be a part of the Marjorie Schick story.