MELODY ARMSTRONG
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INDUSTRIAL FLOWER BRACELET

INDUSTRIAL FLOWER BRACELET - March 2014 issue of Art Jewelry Magazine…
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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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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
Studio
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
Professional Artist, Jeweller and Jewellery Instructor
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.melodyarmstrong.com
What media do you work with?
STERLING SILVER, TITANIUM, NIOBIUM, GOLD, COPPER, ENAMEL, GEMSTONES, OIL PAINT, ETSY.

BIO and ARTIST STATEMENT

 

BIO

Melody Armstrong graduated from Alberta College of Art and Design with Distiction, majoring in Jewellery and Metal in 1999. Working with silver, gold, titanium, and stones, Melody’s style is best described as Industrial-Organic. Melody maintains a professional studio and is the jewellery instructor
and artist in residence at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Melody Armstrong's recent accomplishments include having two pieces selected for “Dimensions 2011” exhibition, and receiving the Merit Award; being selected for “Prairie Excellence: The Today and Tomorrow of Prairie Craft” exhibition; being published in "Art Jewelry Today 2" by Schiffer Books, "Art Jewelry Today 3" by Schiffer Books, "Anodized!" by Lark Books and "New Rings: 500+ Designs from Around the World" by Nicolas Estrada; and receiving an "Independent Artists Grant" from the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Melody will have a full article in the January 2012 issue of “Art Jewelry Magazine”.

www.melodyarmstrong.com

www.melodyarmstrong.etsy.com

www.flickr.com

ARTIST STATEMENT

“What is particularly distinctive about my jewellery is its naturalness of form, free from fashionable compromise and extravagance. My jewellery designs testify to the textural dynamic and technical volition behind my work, seemingly to have evolved from organic origins taking on an industrial influence. The ever changing interplay of colors and textures creates dynamic contrasts – evoking a vividness of exquisite dimensions – is rich, alluring and of the utmost elegance.”

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At 12:22pm on February 3, 2014, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 1:33pm on December 10, 2010, Laura GC said…

thanks!

At 10:45am on September 29, 2010, Brigitte Martin said…
CONGRATULATIONS :-)))

ETERNALISM CHOKER is featured in the Gallery of the November issue of Art Jewelry!
At 3:56pm on August 5, 2010, Rickson said…
Hi Melody,

Oh thanks! yep your Etsy images and links all show up and work fine! So no worries, must be something on your end. Also thanks for your participation with the Craft Canada group!

Rickson
At 12:15pm on August 2, 2010, Pat Morrow said…
Congratulations on your grant!
At 11:08pm on July 23, 2010, Glen Guarino said…
Hi Melody, Congrats on receiving the grant.
At 2:21pm on July 20, 2010, Rickson said…
Also how did your link your Etsy page to Crafthaus? :)

Rickson
At 1:49pm on July 20, 2010, Rickson said…
Hi Melody, you have amazing work. Congradulations on recieving the Independent Artists Grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board! I would like to invite you to post a discussion about it on the Canadian Craft group. http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/canadacancraft I'm sure our readers would love to hear what the Arts Board is about and how you went about applying.
Best,

Rickson
At 3:48pm on July 19, 2010, James Thurman said…
Thanks for looking me up!
At 6:27pm on July 9, 2010, hongtao zhou said…
Very unique works!!! :)

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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.

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

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