Lena Vigna
  • Racine, WI
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"HEIRLOOMS: Navigating the Personal in Contemporary Jewelry" link to article including several Crafthaus artists

Posted on February 13, 2009 at 8:55am 3 Comments

Howdy, all:

Since this is a site for sharing and this article I worked on mentions several of the great artists that are featured on Crafthaus, I thought I would forward a link. I hope that you like it!


http://www.artjewelryforum.org/on-collecting/heirlooms-navigating-the-personal-in-contemporary-jewelry/

(Art Jewelry Forum is working hard to "nurture the field of contemporary art jewelry" and supports and connects artists, curators and collectors.)

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At 3:30pm on February 11, 2014, Margarita Sampson said…

thank you, happy you enjoyed it! She is part of a suite - 'The Salon of Infectious Desires'... xx

At 6:29pm on August 8, 2013, Anna Lindsay MacDonald said…
Wonderful to hear from such a vibrant presence in the craft community! I can't wait to have a closer look at your previous exhibitions. They sound amazing. My clumsy fingers muddled the original friend request, so I sent it back to you. I hope you accept.
At 2:28pm on March 7, 2013, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through March 15, 2014.
Enjoy crafthaus, participate often!

At 5:18am on February 18, 2010, emiko oye said…
hey lena! i know you're in the midst of moving your life across the country, but just wanted to let you know I had a wonderful time at Miami U. last week, love the exhibition, and appreciate all your efforts to get the sustainable message out there! Please let me know your mailing address when you get settled in.... best, emiko
At 10:49am on February 16, 2010, gina alvarez said…
what in the what is right!!! thank you and it is a pleasure to meet you. i would love to know more about the exhibition dealing with the doily. i recently discovered kristen wicklund's work. pretty fabulous. - gina
At 10:44am on August 23, 2009, Sharon Massey said…
Thanks Lena, and nice to meet you!
At 4:41pm on June 11, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
Hello Lena:

I just went through the latest Metalsmith and read your wonderful article "Ornamentalism Revisited". What a great piece. Of course, I love that 2 crafthausers are inlcuded as well... Emiko and Lauren - Oh, and your co-author is on crafthaus too :-)

Well, again: Congratulations to you ! Really Wonderful !

Brigitte
At 5:18pm on April 1, 2009, Burcu Büyükünal said…
Thank you Lena:)
At 1:44am on March 25, 2009, Lilyana Bekic said…
Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments and the friend request. It's very nice to meet you.
At 1:02am on March 19, 2009, Lynette Andreasen said…
Thanks so much Lena! I loved the article! My work totally focuses on some of those very things. And, some of the artists you mention are artists I absolutley look up to. Thank you for the link! Nice to meet you on Crafthaus. Do you have any heirloom shows coming up sometime soon?
 
 
 

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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