PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
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New things happening on crafthaus...
The Sporadic Chronicle is the unpredictable work journal of an Aficionado. The Chronicle follows the progress of Angelina Ciulik as she fabricates various projects for the entertainment industry, launches her jewelry line and products for her novelty line as well. Angelina recently worked on projects for Rihanna and Madonna. Yes, as in: the Pop Stars!
What is it about cooperative projectsthat fascinates us so much? Is it the process or is it the outcome? Or is it the knowledge that working cooperatively can be both fun and challenging at the same time?
A lot of crafthaus members have experience with cooperative projects, having worked with others within their field and also outside of their field. Please add "your story" and let us know how it went and what it was like.
About this blog--As a recent graduate and currently in a one-year residency the question of what’s next and how to get there is always on my mind. For this blog I will be interviewing artists who have taken varying paths and pursued different careers in or out of the arts to see what they are doing now and the steps they took to get there.
News from Ross Annels who is traveling from Down Under to the US and Canada this Summer:
I had planned to do a lovely post about the process of packing up my workshop, and choosing tools to travel with - complete with a carefully composed collection of images. This is not that post.
When Jeanne Jerousek-McAnich arrived in Tucson in 1976 after receiving her MFA in metals from Kent State University, she transformed Tucson into an artist’s haven. She initially taught design and drawing classes at Pima Community College, but (in a rare and brilliant move) the City of Tucson soon hired her on full-time in the Parks and Recreation Department to teach community classes in jewelry, lapidary, drawing, and painting as well as some youth classes. Given free reign to create new classes and a posh annual budget of $1000-$3000, she soon began purchasing kilns and equipment to teach classes in enameling and casting and expanding the reach of arts programs for Tucson residents. Under Jeanne’s initiative, Tucson become a mecca for visiting artist workshops.
Like Jillian, I find that my head too, is still spinning, post conference. I came back to Peter's Valley and immediately launched into prepping the studio for our first 5 day workshop, which was amazingly successful and ended yesterday. From this point, the conference is feeling very far away, like a dream. In fact I did have a dream about the conference last night, likely induced by the lateness of my posting.
Call for Entries.....
Exhibition dates: October 2012
Opening reception: Saturday evening October 6th
Hosted by Brooklyn Metal Works
Re-fresh is a juried exhibition exploring the relationship between traditional objects and contemporary interpretations of their function in today’s world. How is historic metalwork refigured and by what means is this determined? This show seeks to highlight current trends and new approaches within the field. Metalsmiths and object makers working with traditional and nontraditional techniques are encouraged to apply.
An Interdisciplinary Art Exhibition !
If you use wire mesh in your artwork, you may want to check this out:
Artists (over 18, living in the US) working in any media (as long as wire mesh is a major component) are eligible to enter work. The deadline is July 20 and the exhibition runs through the month of September.
First, we want to thank each and every artist who submitted their image to our Facebook Wall for our Cover Contest throughout the month of May. In total we received 249 submissions, making it very difficult to narrow down to the Top 64.
After hours of careful deliberation amongst TCR staff, below (listed alphabetically) is the list of our 64 Finalists. Congratulations to each and every one of you!
Below that, we have randomly laid out our initial Round of 64 "bracketology". Voting starts this Sunday, June 10th , when the first four Finalist's images will be pitted against each other in hopes of moving onto the Round of 16 (one winner advances each day).
SNAG Presents: “Forging Entrepreneurs: Tools and Skills for Business Success” in collaboration with the Society for Contemporary Craft
WHEN: August 26, 2012, 9am to 5pm. Informal welcome reception August 25, 7pm to 8:30pm.
WHERE: Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh PA
REGISTER online by July 15, 2012, midnight PST
Posted by Harriete Estel Berman:
One of the questions that frequently comes up is: "What makes a good photo?" There are many possibilities of good photos ....too numerous to mention, so I would like to focus on earrings.
Here are the 3 most common mistakes in photographing earrings AND earrings solutions for good photos:
Generally, earrings should NOT be photographed lying down at an angle.
Don't hang earrings on teacups, or bowls.
Do not photograph earrings in groups.
News from Scotland....
It is that time of year again... it barely seems like moment since I last shared some of the exciting things going on in the Art Schools in Scotland and the time has come to do it again, kicking off with the Glasgow School of Art show which opened last Friday.
The quality of the work was pretty varied, as were the ideas presented but it was really pleasing to see that there was a good representation of very solid craft-skills in the work shown, from some of the most interesting enamelling I've ever seen, to exquisite piercing.
Deadline: August 15, 2012
The Last Word.....
10 Bullets. By Tom Sachs
Follow this guide carefully and you probably won't be fired.