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Call for Artists: "SHOUT" - crafthaus online exhibition

“Shout” is an online exhibition of crafthaus featuring polymer clay art. Anything made primarily with polymer clay, from jewelry to furniture and everything in between, is appropriate. We shout when we really want someone to hear what we have to say. “Shout” will be a celebration of works of art where the artist’s voice is clear and unique.

This is an open to ALL crafthaus members to submit up to 3 pieces for consideration.
Submission:
1. Images: You may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration. Each piece may be
represented by a full view image and a detail.
Please include in the file name of each image: your name and title of the piece. Example:
RonnaWeltman_JumpforJoy.jpg
Image size: medium format works best on crafthaus, 300 x 400 .jpg format.
2. On a Word document: Contact information for me to reach you.
For the exhibit: List of materials, dimensions in height x width x depth, and
one or two sentences about your piece.
Please submit images/descriptions/commentary to Ronna at ronnaround(at)comcast(dot)net.

The exhibition will run on crafthaus for a month. Deadline for entries: May 22, 2010.

About the Curator: Ronna Sarvas Weltman is the author of Ancient Modern: Polymer Clay and Wire Jewelry. Her art jewelry has been featured in books, magazines and on TV, and she is a featured artist in the upcoming Masters: Polymer Clay, to be published by Lark Books in late 2010. She is also a contributing editor to Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. Ronna writes about art and creativity in magazines and other print and social media, and teaches classes in jewelry craft and technique that focus on helping students find their own “voice” in art jewelry. Some of her classes are week-long workshops in exotic locales, because it’s always a good idea to visit paradise every so often.

Brooch by Ronna Sarvas Weltman Polymer clay, shoe polish. Photo by Doug Yaple

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Halogen convection ovens

Started by Stonehouse Studio - Betsy Baker. Last reply by Laura S. Lang Nov 18, 2011. 4 Replies

I'm intrigued by these ovens - they seem perfect for a studio where space is limited - compact, energy efficient and they won't heat up the entire house.  European polymeristas have commented on them…Continue

Beyond the "wow!"

Started by Christine Dumont. Last reply by julie prunier vecchio Aug 26, 2010. 2 Replies

Dear artistsBy getting a better appreciation of the work of others, we can improve our own work as artists. With this in mind, members of Voila! have participated in a learning forum on…Continue

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Hello from a new member

Started by Gera Scott Chandler. Last reply by Gera Scott Chandler Mar 5, 2010. 5 Replies

Hi Everyone, I joined craftaus yesterday and am incredibly impressed with the incredible polymer work on display here! There's so much inspiration my head is spinning! cheers!gera in Victoria, BC…Continue

How do you decide what to teach

Started by Christine Dumont. Last reply by Ann Davis Feb 18, 2010. 10 Replies

I shall be teaching (for the first time) at a number of events in Europe this year. I have put forward a number of concepts I am happy to teach but a group has been asking me to teach them a…Continue

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Comment by Christine Dumont on May 23, 2010 at 1:22am
Can't wait to see everyone's work! I'm sure it's going to be a real treat for the eyes and the soul!
Comment by Claire Maunsell on May 22, 2010 at 11:02pm
I sent my pics and info v. late on Saturday - just now in fact. Hope you get them, Ronna! Always down to the wire...
Comment by Marlene Brady on March 8, 2010 at 12:02am
I am new to Crafthaus and am enjoying it immensely. I too intend to submit work for this exhibition! I may as well jump in with both feet.
Comment by Seth Savarick on January 30, 2010 at 1:18am
Hey Ronna, I will be submitting work for this exhibition. Very exciting! Lets talk at Synergy2 about it. and perhapes talk up Crafthaus and this forum too.
Comment by Grace Stokes on January 9, 2010 at 9:59am
Just want to say Hello to all the Polymer Clay enthusiasts on the forum and looking forward to participating in the discussions.
Curious about the resin clay- does it contain pigment or how do you pigment it?
Comment by Lauren Abrams on November 17, 2009 at 3:07pm
Hi Kerin,
What exactly IS resin clay, anyway?
Comment by Pam Sanders on November 17, 2009 at 2:36pm
Great idea about a PC exhibit here. BTW I found a roomie for Baltimore....can't wait to get there.
Comment by Loretta Lam on November 15, 2009 at 11:56am
Hi Everybody.
I've finally gotten around to joining crafthaus. So friend me and then tell me what we all do here!!!
Comment by Pam Sanders on October 2, 2009 at 12:19pm
Hi, I know quite a few of us are going to Baltimore in Feb. I would like to share a hotel room with someone.
Pam
 

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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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