Annie Pennington
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For the next 13 months we'll discuss the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of exhibiting  in art shows as emerging artists and established artists. Exhibition coverage will be balanced with tips on how to strategically build a legacy over a length of time, in a way that makes sense to your individual goals as an artist. Join us each month! There will be surprises around every corner, with photos, videos, SNAG conference coverage, and occasional interviews by rising artists!See More
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Behind the Brooch

This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With this exhibition, I would like to let you in on that secret, something that typically only the maker and the wearer know about. I hope you will enjoy with me this selection of brooches by…See More
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I am a maker, a jewelry artist combining non-traditional materials with traditional metalsmithing, and the Associate Editor for Art Jewelry magazine.

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Jewelry is viewed as an intimate object. It is inextricably linked to the body, and its context is always the human form. Typically modest in size and extravagant in cost, jewelry assumes that an object worn on the canvas of the body simply adheres to you physically. I argue that not only do you adorn your body with jewelry, but jewelry also serves as a physical embodiment of a memory, time, experience, or feeling that is recalled when wearing it. By increasing the scale, obscuring the method of attachment to the body, and using materials not normally considered valuable, I create jewelry that publicly challenges the mainstream views of wearability and preciousness.
I am captivated by the idea of "shell as home" and how something hard can serve to protect and hide a softer, more vulnerable interior. My work relates the idea of a "shell" to the human condition. For me, this contrast of hard and soft, permanent and transient, and emergence and containment relate to the inner struggle many people experience when faced with a difficult or complex situation. We build invisible barriers to hide and protect ourselves when faced with adversity, only to emerge and reveal our vulnerability when we feel safe again. By creating objects to be worn on the human body, I challenge the viewer to consider the invisible barriers they have put up to protect themselves from the world.
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MFA Thesis Show Reception tonight!

Posted on March 27, 2009 at 12:23pm 1 Comment

Hey everyone!
I wanted to let everyone know that my MFA thesis exhibition "Emergence" opens tonight at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville's New Wagner Gallery in the Art and Design Building. It runs from 6-9 pm. Food and drinks will be served, and a good time is expected to be had! I'd love to see you all there!

MFA Thesis Show

Posted on February 26, 2009 at 7:07pm 0 Comments

Hey everyone!

I finally got my show cards today, so I'm sending out a blanket invite to get addresses of those who would like a card mailed/hand delivered to them! Email me your address, and you'll get a card!

Here are the details:



March 23-April 15, 2009

Reception: March 27 6-9pm

New Wagner Gallery

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL



As soon as I get the digital card images, I will post them on here!

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At 3:34am on September 12, 2009, Marlene True said…
Hi Annie, your work looks great - Congratulations!
At 1:23pm on September 6, 2009, Kelly Robinson said…
Congrats on being a featured artist!! Woo Hoo. Love it all of course, I am a collector now owning one of your pieces :)
At 2:38pm on August 29, 2009, Stevie B. said…
I love the movement in your work. They seem alive!
At 2:55pm on January 27, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
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At 1:18pm on January 27, 2009, Robert Longyear said…
pretty lucid statement you have written here. it seems to encapsulate all we have talked about over the years - immigration by way of boats, to not so good relationships, to slimy little suckers in slo-mo. see you soon. r
 
 
 

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, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

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

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Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

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Behind the Brooch part 2

I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With…See More
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Instill - Material Matters 2014 - The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, UK

INSTILL- material matters offers an opportunity to experience the recent works by MA postgraduates from The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, one of the most important and internationally renowned contemporary jewelry programs in Europe.

Crafthaus has been privileged to show work from the graduating jewelry classes of the Birmingham City University for the past 5 years in a row. Thank you Professor Astfalck for this wonderful opportunity!

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