Colleen Baran
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  • Greater Vancouver, BC
  • Canada
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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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A Look Behind the Scenes of the SNAG Conference

Join me as I share my experiences working as a volunteer to help plan the 2014 SNAG conference “From Grains to Gold.” 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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Jewellery maker.

Colleen has exhibited in eleven countries such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway and the USA and been published in a few more including China, Austria and Italy.

Recent projects include a daily ring project; in 2010 she made 365 rings as an experiment in recycled, alternative and repurposed materials. Starting Jan 1st and ending Dec 31st she experimented with materials such as elastic bands from around morning newspapers and produce to twist ties to recycled straws.

Related to this project, Colleen curated her first exhibition, ‘Ring a Day’ at Punch Gallery in Seattle which was part of the SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) annual conference. The exhibition featured 365 rings by 65 international artists and was juried from 17,000 photos.

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At 3:46am on October 3, 2014, Kate Bajic said…
Hi Colleen, thanks for your friend request!
At 10:27am on December 18, 2013, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and continued support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through January 15, 2015.
Enjoy crafthaus!

At 3:45pm on August 31, 2011, Dianne Karg Baron said…

Hi Colleen!  Nice to see you here!  Thanks for the friend request!

At 9:06am on June 7, 2011, Karine Rodrigue said…

your work on the rings is very entertaining!


At 1:03am on May 7, 2011, Tara Locklear said…

so glad to meet you on here!

 

At 9:03pm on April 26, 2011, Paul McClure said…

Really enjoyed your work at the HFC opening last week. Our work is side by side :-)

Hope to meet soon,

Paul

At 9:28pm on January 15, 2011, Melissa Cameron said…

Thanks Colleen ;) Speaking of inspiring - just checking out your work. I love it.

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At 7:38am on December 9, 2010, Laura GC said…
Thanks :) Wonderful work.
At 3:23pm on November 30, 2010, Two Claws Jewelry said…
Thank you most kindly for the friend request, Colleen!
At 3:26pm on November 27, 2010, Tammy Young Eun Kim said…
Hi Colleen! Thx for the add & the comment! Aw, i love your ring series. awesome!
 
 
 

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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I've just got back from almost a week in the Lone Star State which I was visiting on the invitation of my friends and colleagues, James Thurman and Umut Demirguc Thurman. What a trip! Based in Denton, Dallas, the main reason for my visit was to speak to the students at the University of North Texas and to work with them on a couple of practical workshops. Before…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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