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Jim has served on the board of directors for the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and is currently on the board of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, one of the nation’s oldest and most recognized arts and crafts institutions.

Jim’s artwork has been featured in Metalsmith, and American Craft magazines, as well as in multiple art jewelry books. He has contributed technical articles on jewelry making to magazines, books, and for online instruction. And was contracted to write the glossary for the award-winning book, “Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanities’ Most Transformational Process.”

Bové’s artwork has been exhibited in the Royal Ueno Museum in Tokyo, Japan, Schmuck in Munich, Germany, and the Cheongju International Craft Biennale in South Korea. His artwork resides in collections in the United States and abroad. After being awarded first place in the 2017 international Halstead Design Challenge, Jim was invited onto the planning committee and helped create each year’s design challenge and jury the entries for the next three international design challenges.

In 2019 Jim Bové attended an artist residency in the far Arctic Circle where he created site-specific art and gathered visual resources through drawing and photography for his new body of artwork inspired by the expedition.



Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.