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“Metalsmith” Vol 35 / No 5

35-5 Cover

Watch for it! The new issue of Metalsmith is in the mail. Featured in this issue:

  •     Art Knives
  •     Kranitzky & Overstreet
  •     Claudio Pino
  •     Smart Jewelry

Check out our Metalsmith EXTRA! page for videos on J. Cotter and Claudio Pino. At Metalsmith EXTRA! you will find exclusive content related to each issue, with bonus images, expanded stories, and videos of artists and studios.


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Exhibition in Print at CCCD

Metalsmith EiP 2015On view at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) in Asheville, NC through August 22 is a collection of work from SNAG’s annual Exhibition in Print: “Moved by Metal: On Beauty as Interaction,” guest-curated by Wendy Steiner. The exhibition includes a diverse range of works that invite interaction or empathy, and help viewers to discover beauty in the process of engagement. The Exhibition in Print issue of Metalsmith will be delivered to mailboxes late-August/early September. (at right: Avery Lucas, “Hand Made Tray”)

Participating Artists: Avery Lucas, Patricia Sullivan, Jeff McGee, Leah Hardy, Yael Friedman, Olivia Shih, Jennifer Crupi, Karen Lauseng, Brian Weissman, Tom Muir, Gabriel Craig, Evin Dubois, Hsiao-Ai Wang, Jill Bonovitz, Nash Quinn, Lauren Selden, Kathleen Janvier, Sophia Park, Nick Dong, Jayden Moore, and Lorre Hoffman.

Brian Weissman Leah Hardy

Sophia Park  Nick Dong rings
(above top left: Brian Weissman; top right: Leah Hardy; bottom left: Sophia Park; bottom right: Nick Dong)


Also at CCCD…

SNAG is supporting Spaces of Production this summer at CCCD. It is a series of three artist-led projects focusing on community engagement.

Nick DongThe Mend-Smith Project is being presented through August 22 by Nick Dong, a conceptual metalsmith from Oakland, CA. The Mend-Smith Project explores the social responsibility of the jeweler to create new symbolic meaning through objects that have come to represent the loss of a loved one.

During the project period, free Mend-Smith consultations will be made available to those who have lost a loved one. The starting point will be a small symbolic or sentimental jewelry object. Working collaboratively with the client, Dong will use the stories and memories told about the relationship to guide the final design of the transformed piece. The final product is offered to the client in exchange for permission of their story to be documented in the greater catalog of Mend-Smith objects. Dong will be working in the gallery so visitors may watch the work as it unfolds. Reservations are required for consultations, contact Grace Reff.

An artist talk with Nick Dong is scheduled for August 13, 6:00 p.m. Learn more about his work addressing such topics as materialism and human interaction.


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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SNAG 2014 “Exhibition in Print” Call for Entries

Metalsmith 2014 EiP Animal Instincts

From prehistoric cave paintings to current digital art, animals have provided creative inspiration across the centuries. “Animal Instincts,” the 2014 Juried Exhibition in Print by SNAG and produced by Metalsmith, will showcase a diverse range of animal-related work from the metalsmithing field. We are seeking works that are about animals, of animals, and even for animals. Let your animal instincts run wild!

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Read the full Call for Entries>>>


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Exhibition in Print 2013 Call for Related Work

Metalsmith Exhibition in Print 2013 – Call for Related Work
“As Seen by Others: Photography as Strategy”
Guest Curator, Susan Cohn

The photograph is an integral part of a maker’s practice. It not only records a work, it presents a maker’s intention and, as such, defines how a work is understood. More significantly, the photograph is often the only way an object is experienced; it becomes the filter by which the work is seen by others.

In our hyper digital world, the photograph has become more than a just a documentary tool—it is a pivotal mode of expression. Multiple image formats now coexist, and artists are increasingly exploring the formal potential of these imaging options. High-res images are typically used to publish work for catalogues and books as a way of arousing potential interest.  Accordingly, these photographs tend to be crisp compositions that highlight key details in design and production. The more casual camera-phone snapshot is gaining momentum on the standard studio photograph. Whether shared among friends or on social media, these images are often less polished and provide a simple likeness of the given object. Alternatively, the photograph can be a key device for expressing an object’s concept or use, enhancing the intention of the maker. Such photographs may be experimental or documentary, showing narrative or poetic propositions for a work.  The dynamic between these three photographic tactics opens up interesting ways to view objects today.

The 2013 Exhibition in Print will explore the power of the photograph to express the spirit of an object. Each work will be shown in at least two of the three photographic approaches above-–a formal high-quality studio photograph; a casual smart-phone shot; or an experimental image reinforcing the concept or function of the work. Guest curator Susan Cohn is seeking examples related to this theme of photographic translation.

For consideration, please send low-res image files to scohn@ozemail.com.au
Deadline for submission is January 15, 2013.

Susan Cohn, a Melbourne-based jeweler, designer and curator, is director of Workshop 3000 and holds a Ph.D. in Fine Art Theory.  Cohn is also the curator of the major museum exhibition, Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery, currently on international tour.