Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
Contemporary metalsmithing is a dynamic field, marked by ever-expanding possibilities for the creation and presentation of work. “Shifting Sites,” SNAG’s 2016 Juried Exhibition in Print produced by Metalsmith, will showcase works that explore the changing spaces of jewelry and objects as they are conceived, made, and displayed. Jurors Eva Eisler, Lauren Fensterstock, and Lori Talcott are seeking examples that creatively engage with their environment.
For this “Shifting Sites” issue, the emphasis is on location or place as either subject or actual space for the creation and display of work. The jurors welcome works that expand and explore the “where” of contemporary metalsmithing. As a subject for metalsmithing, “site” can be understood as geography, landscape or cityscape and be revealed in imagery or forms that reference natural settings, architecture, urban or rural spaces. Actual space of a piece can refer to where the idea was realized, the physical location of construction, where it is worn, or where it is displayed or sold.
“Shifting Sites” broadly refers to the changing boundaries in metalsmithing practice.
Deadline Feb 22, 2016
So, I was lucky enough to snag one of this year's Halstead Design Challenge kits. The Halstead company put together these little packets, full of all kinds of metal goodies, and issued the challenge to create a brooch out of the components, following the theme of…Continue
College of the Albemarlein Manteo, NC, is planning on shutting down its metals program (Professional Crafts: Jewelry). This is a small, but vital community college metals program, currently run by Kathryn Osgood. I went to an exhibition there a few years ago, and saw their fantastic studios and beautiful gallery. Kathryn is a phenomena linstructor, and many members in our field…Continue
Here are a few more exhibition opportunities I should have mentioned last week. Luckily, there's still time to apply!First up: the annual Saul Bell Prize, sponsored by Rio Grande. This is a very prestigious award, with several difference categories from hollow ware, gold and silver, enamel, and even two separate emerging artist categories: one for 18 year olds and under and one for 22 year olds and under. You can check out all the details here. Deadline October 27.Also…Continue