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Bruce Metcalf and Colleen Baran are now friends
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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
Dec 17, 2013
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Creative Photography

Crafthaus regularly features creative photography to inspire craft artists to take their own photography to the next level.Feel free to upload and share creative images of your own work in this group and BE SURE to give proper photo credit!See More
Nov 26, 2013
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Showing Publicly and Building a Legacy Privately

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
May 1, 2013
Colleen Baran joined Begoña Prats's group
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Joyas Sensacionales (Sensational Jewellery)

Collective of Contemporary Artistic JewellersSee More
Apr 7, 2013
Colleen Baran joined Missy Graff's group
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SUNY New Paltz goes to Munich

The MFA Metal students at SUNY New Paltz are traveling abroad to Munich Germany to attend SCHMUCK 2013!!! SCHMUCK brings together the best jewelry artists from around the world. See More
Mar 7, 2013
Colleen Baran commented on Brigitte Martin's group Humor in Craft
"Wonderful, congratulations!"
Nov 16, 2012
Colleen Baran joined Mike Holmes's group
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Velvet da Vinci

Since 1991, Velvet da Vinci has been a leader in showcasing new developments in contemporary art jewelry and craft-based sculpture and regularly organizes exhibitions of contemporary craft.
Oct 21, 2012
Colleen Baran and Drew Markou are now friends
Sep 11, 2012
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CAST FROM DIFFERENT MOULDS

Cast From Different Moulds is the 2012 graduating class from the MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products course from the prestigious School of Jewellery, in  Birmingham, UKSee More
Sep 9, 2012
Colleen Baran joined Brigitte Martin's group
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Crafthaus Project Grant 2012 - VOTE

The voting process for this grant has ended.See More
Sep 4, 2012
Colleen Baran joined Brigitte Martin's group
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FERROUS - A Cooperative Exhibition between Velvet Da Vinci Gallery and crafthaus.

“Ferrous”- A Cooperative Exhibition between Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, SF and crafthaus. Exhibition dates: March 1 - April 14, 2013Simultaneous exhibition at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, SF and crafthaus (online)!See More
Jul 25, 2012

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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Greater Vancouver, Canada
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
Studio in Greater Vancouver, Canada
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
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.

blog- www.SeeSeeBe.Blogspot.com
web- www.colleenbaran.com
shop- www.colleenbaran.etsy.com
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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!
At 11:26am on July 3, 2010, Annie Tung said…
Lovely!
Great to see what happens out west!!
Best,
Annie
 
 
 

Rule the World!

Crafthaus Online Exhibition

RULE THE WORLD

Friends of Carlotta Gallery, Zuerich, Switzerland

What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!

Image above:

Grandpa Wooley, "LOOK", Brooch
Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin. Plexiglas, fabric, imitation leather, yarn, wood, silver brooch.

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Starting Points

My love affair with fine metals started several years ago when I was able to take a Young Artists Workshop at Moore College of Art and Design.  After my first jewelry class and I was pretty much hooked.  I continued chasing the dream and received my BFA in Studio Art, concentrating in Metals from Rowan University, while studying under Jill Baker Gower. I am grateful that I was able to find my focus, enameling, and really develop a body of work within the few years following my gradation.…See More
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Behind the Brooch part 2

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