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Self-doubt: Crossing the Boundary of Culture with Personal Issues

Being a metalsmith may not have seemed my destiny, but it has given me a joyful life. I wish to share with you the experiences I have had and those which will come when crossing the boundary of culture and lifestyle.See More
Nov 25, 2013
Erin Knisley left a comment for Bifei Cao
"My thesis is coming along although its a rough process. I've been applying to lots and lots of things so I hope so too! Thanks, Bifei! Yes! We need to schedule a day for Skype, let me know what works for you, especially since...aren't you…"
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"thanks for adding, Ligia"
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Erin Knisley left a comment for Bifei Cao
"Bifei! I finally put up those photos you wanted from me! Haha. I hope you are doing well! We need to schedule another time to Skype! Miss you!"
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Self-doubt: Crossing the Boundary of Culture with Personal Issues

Being a metalsmith may not have seemed my destiny, but it has given me a joyful life. I wish to share with you the experiences I have had and those which will come when crossing the boundary of culture and lifestyle.See More
Aug 31, 2012
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"Thanks for your adding, heh, I am so lazy to reply late, sorry, lol,"
Aug 21, 2012
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The Heat is on- May 25th and 26th

I felt bad about forgetting to update my post, felt everything getting hard here. It sounds too late to recall a memory, but the memory of SNAG conference always remains in my mind. A big event in the third day is exhibitions. Every three…
Jul 7, 2012
Andrew Kuebeck left a comment for Bifei Cao
"Great seeing you at SNAG.  Still love to do a trade sometime too!!"
Jun 17, 2012
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The Heat is on- May 24th

I am a person without so much expectation, but I am easy moved by every sensitive presentation, especially the Lifetime Achievement Award. The presentation by Fred Woell was so warmer that every attendee stood up few times and applauded. Personally,…
Jun 5, 2012
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The Heat is on- May 23th

I am sorry I could not blog these entries until today, but I have just now gotten access to the internet. The heat is really on, with 105 degree in Phoenix. I have never been to Phoenix and my trip was exhausting, but I was excited about everything,…
May 31, 2012
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A Trip to SOFA New York

I visited to SOFA Chicago in 2009 and I was impressed by a lot of artists and their works. This was my first time in SOFA New York. I was expecting a different experience, but I did enjoy this trip. Comparing its scale to SOFA Chicago, SOFA New…
May 10, 2012

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St. Louis, MO
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Metals Artist-in-Residence at Craft Alliance
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I graduated in MFA with Professor Lynda LaRoche at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in August, 2011 and I am residencing in the Metals studio at Craft Alliance
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At 8:01pm on April 2, 2013, Erin Knisley said…

My thesis is coming along although its a rough process.

I've been applying to lots and lots of things so I hope so too! Thanks, Bifei!

Yes! We need to schedule a day for Skype, let me know what works for you, especially since...aren't you in Australia now? :-D

At 6:35pm on March 3, 2013, Erin Knisley said…

Bifei! I finally put up those photos you wanted from me! Haha. I hope you are doing well! We need to schedule another time to Skype! Miss you!

At 10:07pm on June 17, 2012, Andrew Kuebeck said…

Great seeing you at SNAG.  Still love to do a trade sometime too!!

At 12:57am on May 2, 2012, Erin Knisley said…

Thanks, Bifei! I'm glad to be here. So when are you coming to visit? Haha.

At 10:52am on April 3, 2012, anne havel said…

you're not going to learn anything from me.  i could learn tons from you though.  i sort of muddle my way through every piece i make. i have no formal training at all.  i've seen your work!  you should apply.  i think you don't realize how good you are and shouldn't sell yourself short.  just remember one thing, bifei.  the worst that can happen is they say no and you are no worse off than where you started.  nothing ventured, nothing gained.  these are wise words.  i'm going to tell jennifer to talk you into applying.  now watch out for the big gun.  you will be at SNAG this year?

At 2:37pm on April 2, 2012, anne havel said…

hey bifei,

i think you are a member of snag, but this just came thru riveting news.  maybe you do/don't know about it?

Master Artist-in-Residence Opening

The Appalachian Artisan Center located in Hindman, KY, has an annual opening in its Master Artist-in-Residence Program for artists working in metals. The one-year residencies begin September 1.

Benefits include a substantial stipend, housing, state-of-the-art studio space, and teaching opportunities. They define "Master Artist" as someone who has significant experience and skill in their given field; college degrees preferred but not required.

Application available at www.artisancenter.net/MAR. Contact Kevin Blomenkamp with any questions. Deadline: May 25.

At 7:04pm on March 5, 2012, Victoria Lansford said…
Thanks so much!  Nice to meet you here too.  
At 12:58pm on February 8, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership payment and support of Crafthaus. Your membership is valid through December 15, 2013.

Enjoy Crafthaus !

At 2:03am on February 8, 2012, tkmetalarts said…

Hi Bifei, really enjoying your artwork. Congratulations on your scholarship! Cool!

At 7:29pm on January 11, 2012, Jessica Todd said…

Thanks, Bifei. Your work is amazing - every time I look online for scholarships and exhibitions, your work is there listed as first place from the previous year! Awesome! Good luck. -Jess

 
 
 

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.....

OFF TO THE RACES:

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

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Crafthaus Project Grant 2014

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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.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
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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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