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Co:Operation GARNISH

Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!


Arriving at this message is the goal of this exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.

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An exhibition traveling to the following locations: 

  • Pop-Up during SNAG Conference, Boston - May 20-23, 2015 (details to follow)
  • Crafthaus, online exhibition (excerpts) - June 15 - July 15, 2015
  • Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015
  • Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015
  • Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 28, 2016
  • Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016

Additional venues currently under deliberation.

Premise:

A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

    The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Each side considers itself superior to the other, seemingly not appreciating the clear advantages, benefits, and experiences each faction brings to the table. Quoting from Damian Skinner’s 2013 SNAG keynote lecture in Toronto:    

    We are all family. Sometimes, family members don’t speak with each other, but we still are one big family. Let’s recognize this fact.

      Can our field overcome family division and send a much-needed signal to the metals + jewelry community?

      We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!


      Arriving at this message is the goal of this exhibition.

      Call for Artists (detail information)

      Entry Form & Checklist (includes downloadable pdf form)

      Deadline for submission entry: Feb 15, 2015
      (via DropBox to cooperationgarnish@hotmail.com )

      Discussion Forum

      Co:Op Garnish Radio Interview Live on Sep 25

      Started by Brigitte Martin Sep 9. 0 Replies

      We are happy to announce that Rachel and I will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show. We will be talking about our Co:Operation Garnish project, how we came up with the idea, what the project is about and our plans moving…Continue

      Tags: Timmins, Brigitte, Martin, Rachel, garnish

      About Brigitte Martin

      Started by Brigitte Martin Aug 12. 0 Replies

      Brigitte Martin, a native of Germany, apprenticed with a German Master Goldsmith after working for Sotheby's and an international Contemporary Fine Art Gallery.In 2008, Martin created the international online social network CRAFTHAUS to foster camaraderie and professional exchange within the international craft community. As…Continue

      Tags: SNAG, call, artists, garnish, cooperation

      About Rachel Timmins

      Started by rachel timmins Aug 12. 0 Replies

      Rachel Timmins earned her MFA in Studio Art (Metals + Jewelry Concentration) at Towson University in December 2012 and her BFA from Buffalo State College in 2009.  Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, both nationally and internationally, in venues like the National Gallery of Victoria,…Continue

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      Entry Form & Checklist Cooperation GARNISH

      Started by Brigitte Martin Aug 8. 0 Replies

      Co:Operation Garnish - Submission Form Can't copy/paste the form ? Request emailed .doc or pdf formats from: cooperationgarnish@hotmail.comI. Information about applicant team: A) Name: Address: email: website: phone: B) Name: Address: email: website: phone: I. Title of Artwork:   II. Media: III. Dimensions (in inches): IV. Photo Credit: _________________________.The submitting artists grant full permission for their images to be used in all promotional efforts the exhibition…Continue

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      Call for Artists "Cooperation Garnish"

      Started by Brigitte Martin Aug 8. 0 Replies

      An exhibition traveling to the following locations:  Pop-Up during SNAG Conference, Boston - May 20-23, 2015 (details to follow)Crafthaus, online exhibition (excerpts from core exhibition) - June 15 - July 15, 2015Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov…Continue

      Tags: call, artists, cooperation, exhibition, crafthaus

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      Comment by Brigitte Martin on Saturday

      Rachel Timmins and I are very excited about our upcoming Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk radio interview on Sep 25 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific! We got busy working on our project this week and will be able to share some exciting news for CoOperation Garnish - so do listen in!
      http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios
      The show is free and will be archived on blogtalk radio as well as on iTunes in case you cannot listen live.

      Any questions - just ask.

      Comment by rachel timmins on September 13, 2014 at 12:23pm

      Hey Katja!

      There are no limits on quantity.  Please know that if there is limited space but juror's want your work in the exhibition, we (they) may only ask for certain work from the series.  I hope that makes sense.

      Comment by Katja Toporski on September 13, 2014 at 12:09pm

      Hello Rachel and Brigitte,

      I have a question regarding quantities: is each collaborative pair allowed to make one piece or can there be a grouping of pieces? Especially if they are not giant sized? 

      Comment by Linda Savineau on August 26, 2014 at 4:55pm

      Great idea!

      Comment by The Justified Sinner on August 26, 2014 at 12:08pm

      "The party of the third part, being forthwith referred to as 'The Artist', hereby declares...!"

      Comment by 2Roses on August 26, 2014 at 12:04pm

      Can't wait to see what kind an artist's statement he comes up with.

      Comment by The Justified Sinner on August 26, 2014 at 12:01pm

      Excellent! Lawyers seem to spend their days arguing and being in opposition, so a good choice.

      Comment by 2Roses on August 26, 2014 at 10:24am

      We're teamed up with a lawyer. The only exhibition he has done is in a courtroom.

      Comment by rachel timmins on August 26, 2014 at 6:53am

      We certainly will not tell you if you can or can not work with a specific artist.  Keep in mind that one of the goals of this exhibition is to address some of the "in-fighting" that occurs in the metals + jewelry field.  That said, one other pairing that has formed comes to mind: a jewelry artist and a more fashion-oriented artist.  People are welcome to form any partnership that they choose and they can make whatever they want.   During the jury process, we will be examining how seriously the partnership aspect of this call has been taken with regard to the final piece.  In the end, it'll be the jury's decision (like in any juried exhibition) to put together a cohesive exhibition that best conveys the ideas described in the initial call for entry.

      Comment by The Justified Sinner on August 26, 2014 at 3:28am

      Do both the artists have to be jewellery artists? I would love to work with my friend and intellectual sparring-partner, Jeff Zimmer, who is a glass-artist and is, therefore, WAY outside my comfort zone in terms of both material and form.

       

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      A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

      The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

      We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

      Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

      DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

      Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

      The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

      http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

      Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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