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New Work from Jennifer Trask

Is it a neck piece or a sculpture? According to artist Jennifer Trask, it is both.This new work is made of “antlers, found and re-purposed bone and ivory pieces, along with freshly carved deer and cow bone, fish fin, deer teeth, resin and a few diamonds tucked here and there. The ‘vines’ are directional, implying a growth pattern, and literally wrap back around on themselves.”…See More
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Psychomanteum/ Nicole Polentas On View November 17th

NEW DATE for Nicole Polentas SHOW AND TALK…We have rescheduled the opening of the Psychomanteum show to November 17th. Don’t despair, Nicole will still be in attendance.She will also be speaking at Brooklyn Metal Works on Friday Nov. 16th at 7 pm and not on Nov. 11th as originally planned.See More
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Psychomanteum: Nicole Polentas

Psychomanteum: Nicole PolentasExhibition: Nov. 10 – Dec. 1Artist Reception: Sat. Nov. 10, 7-9pmNicole Polentas currently resides in Australia, but her connection to her family’s origins in Crete are an important influence on her jewelry. An accomplished gold and silversmith, she draws on her Greek heritage for inspiration and for the unique manner in which she exhibits her current body of work – in a setting meant…See More
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Loupe Artists on the Web

The Art Jewelry Forum has just posted two interviews with our Birthday Boys, Thomas Gentille and Peter Skubic.The read both interviews visit the AJF website.Additionally the American Craft Council has uploaded a video on the artist Ruth Reifen. View the video on youtube.See More
Oct 25, 2012
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The Birthday Boys at Brooklyn Metal Works, October 21st at 4pm.

Just a quick reminder…Thomas Gentille and Peter Skubic will be speaking at Brooklyn Metal Works about their current exhibition Birthday Boys October 21st at 4pm. RSVP is recommended as seating is very limited. For more info visit http://bkmetalworks.com/Also if you weren't able to join us for The Birthday Boys opening last Saturday, we have posted some photos on our…See More
Oct 18, 2012
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The Mathilda Fund

Last weekend Gallery Loupe hosted the Mathilda Fund, an annual event that supports the fight against ovarian cancer. This year internationally recognized contemporary jeweler Pat Flynn created a commemorative brooch to help us raise awareness and money to help find a cure…See More
Oct 5, 2012
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Oct 5, 2012
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The Birthday Boys

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETHE BIRTHDAY BOYS – GALLERY LOUPE CELEBRATES THE WORK OF TWO JEWELRY ARTISTS – THOMAS GENTILLE/PETER SKUBICMONTCLAIR, NJ – They celebrate their birthdays on the same day – August 11 and they share their celebrity status as important contemporary jewelry artists who have done…See More
Oct 1, 2012
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Nicole Polentas Coming to Loupe November 10th

Although it is still summer, here at Gallery Loupe we are already thinking about the fall. It’s not that we long for the cold but just that we are excited about our upcoming exhibitions. In particular we are looking forward to showing the work of the Melbourne based artist Nicole Polentas. Opening on November 10th, Psychomanteum will mark the debut of Polentas’ solo work at Gallery Loupe. We first showed Polentas’ work in March of 2011 as part of the Australian Jewelry Topos exhibition.…See More
Aug 13, 2012
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2012 Andy Prize Awarded to Shirly Bar-Amotz

Gallery Loupe happily announces that Shirly Bar-Amotz, an Israeli artist whose work we exhibited as part of “No-Problem (?): Nine Israeli Jewelers” in February 2010 has been awarded the Andrea M. Bronfman Prize for the Arts or “The Andy.”  Bar- Amotz, 38, found out a year ago that she was the recipient of this year’s award and has since then been creating new work for an exhibition which opened at the Tel Aviv Museum…See More
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New work from Alexandra Bahlmann

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New work from Alexandra Bahlmann that we brought home with us from Schmuck.  Bahlmann was also responsible for the incredible installation at Schmuck 2013.

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Attai Chen Wins the Andy Prize 2014

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We’re looking forward to Attai Chen’s solo exhibition at the Gallery in early…

BlouinARTINFO just released part 3 of their “Innovators” series, Five Figures Who Are Redesigning the Way We Experience Art. Murray Moss is number two. He’s described as “making sparks” by causing a …

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BlouinARTINFO just released part 3 of their “Innovators” series, Five Figures Who Are Redesigning the Way We Experience Art. Murray Moss is number two. He’s described as “making sparks” by causing a collision of art and design at the Phillips auction last fall. Murray is a big advocate of art jewelry and we continue to enjoy a terrific collaboration with Moss Bureau. Click…

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At 1:28pm on February 17, 2013, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through March 15, 2014.
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At 5:13pm on December 16, 2009, Montserrat Lacomba said…
I like your last pieces you have added, where we can see more of your work?
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At 7:00pm on December 2, 2009, Anthony Tammaro said…
Hi Patti,

Welcome to crafthaus! There's so much great work to see and people to meet. Hope you enjoy.

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Anthony
At 6:49pm on December 2, 2009, Stevie B. said…
Welcome, fellow New Jerseyan :)
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Welcome to crafthaus, the network for artists and fine craftsmen/women ! I am very glad you joined us !

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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, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

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

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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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