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Brigitte Martin

Crafthaus Founder & Editor

Professional Affiliation:

SNAG, President-elect (2016)

SNAG, Board of Directors, 2012-2016

Chair, Fundraising & Development (2014-ongoing)

Community Liaison (2012- ongoing)

Chair, Professional Development Seminar (2015-ongoing)

Craft Think Tank

- Founder and Co-Organizer with the American Craft Council, since 2012

Member American Craft Council

Member Society of North American Goldsmiths

 Named one of the 5 "Best Art Curators In Pittsburgh" by CBS !

September 2012

Named one of "9 People to watch in 2013" by The Crafts Report!

March 2013

Featured on NPR's 'Radio Times"

May 2012

Featured in American Craft Magazine

July/August 2015

Published April 28, 2012

  • Hardcover, Schiffer Publishing

Foreword by Andrew Wagner.
Essays:
Gail M. Brown:
"You must be kidding...",
Garth Johnson:
"Funk's Not Dead",
Kathryn A. Lichti-Harriman:
"Taking the Piss: Mistakes and Irony in Scottish Craft Groups",
Marjorie Simon:
"Wandering Thoughts: What's so funny?"

 

www.humorincraft.com



AWARD-WINNING FINALIST:

2012 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS

craft / hobbies / how to


GOLD MEDAL

2013 Independent Publisher

Book Awards!

"Humor"

Independent Publisher - 2013 Awards

Published Articles:

"Recomposition" - Lisa and Scott Cylinder

American Craft Magazine, June/July 2016, pg. 30/31

"Nature, Extracted" - Sue Amendolara

American Craft Magazine, April/May 2016, pg. 30/31

http://craftcouncil.org/magazine/article/nature-extracted

"Undercurrents of Intimacy" - Joshua Kosker

American Craft Magazine, Feb/March 2016, pg. 38/39

http://craftcouncil.org/magazine/article/undercurrents-intimacy

Creator & Co-Organizer:
 Craft Think Tank

  • June 2012, Pittsburgh PA
  • October 2013, Asheville, NC

  • June 2015, Chicago, IL
  • Oct 19-21, 2017, Los Angeles, CA

Bringing together leaders of American craft organizations, makers from all fields, business and marketing executives, and other creative minds for in-depth discussions about the future of craft.

Co-organized with the American Craft Council.

S P E A K E R

ISGB Gathering, Albuquerque, NM

-Keynote Speaker-

July 15-19, 2015

ECU Metals Symposium, Greenville, NC

January 16-18, 2015

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Lecturer, April 1-2, 2014

University of Iowa, Art Department

Visiting Artist & Lecturer, March 5-6, 2014

College of Visual Arts & Design, University of North Texas, Denton

Guest Lecturer, CORE Program, Nov 13-14, 2013

Craft Forward-ing: Conversations on Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA.

Symposium Speaker and Panelist.
In collaboration with the American Craft Council, March 2, 2013


"What do we laugh at?" - Artist Talk and Book Signing


With special guest Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post Gazette Editorial Cartoonist.


Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, Sep. 22, 2012

"Forging Entrepreneurs: Tools and Skills For Business Success"


SNAG's inaugural business symposium for independent jewelers and metalsmiths running small businesses.
 Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. August 26, 2012


Artist Talk and Book Signing "Humor in Craft"
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX, July 14, 2012

"Forging Communities", Symposium


What does Success Look Like in the Jewelry World? (Panelist.) 
Symposium sponsored by the Metal Arts Guild of San Francisco, CA
November 12, 2011


"Communities: Hybrid and Hyphenated", Symposium
, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh PA





J U R O R:

  • 2017 HALSTEAD Design Challenge
  • 2017 American Craft Council Shows
  • 2017 LEAP Award, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2016 HALSTEAD Design Challenge (Kinetic Brooches)
  • 2016 LEAP Award, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2015 ISGB Advancement Fellowship
  • Co:Operation Garnish, traveling exhibit to various US locations 2015/2016, co-organized, juried, and curated with Rachel Timmins
  • 59th Annual Boardwalk Art Show @ Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), June 12 – 15, 2014
  • SNAG/crafthaus scholarship (Spring annually)
  • crafthaus project grant (Fall annually)
  • “FERROUS” - A cooperative exhibition between Velvet da Vinci Gallery and crafthaus, 2013
  • "Co:Operation Tableware" (Group Show, Fancy Gallery Seattle, 2011)

  • Craft Boston 2011 (Spring and Winter Shows)

  • AltCraft San Francisco (American Craft Council Show), 2010
  • "No Boundaries" SNAG Student Exhibition, Houston Conference


, 2009


E X H I B I T I O N S


2017

20/20 - An exhibition co-organized with metalsmith Sue Amendolara and 20 invited artists. Collaborative Project.

The Halstead Design Challenge. Co-Organized and juried with Hilary Halstead Scott, President, Halstead Beads, and Samantha Skelton.

A juried show of new brooches assembled from a challenge kit and found objects.

2016

The Halstead Design Challenge: KINETIC. Co-Organized and juried with Hilary Halstead Scott, President, Halstead Beads, and Samantha Skelton.

A juried show of new kinetic brooches assembled from a challenge kit and found objects. Exhibition at Blue Spiral, May 18-21, 2016 during the SNAGNeXt conference in Asheville, NC.

2015-2016

Co:Operation Garnish, a touring exhibition. Co-organized and curated with Rachel Timmins. An exhibition of collaboratively created work by metal/jewelry artists who work in decidedly different styles.

 

  • 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. New Orleans - April 1 - June 25, 2016.

2014

Humor in Craft, March 4-April 19, 2014

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
17 Fountains St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Reception: April Fool's Day, 2014 @ 6:30PM

2013
Ferrous, A Collaborative Exhibition between Velvet da Vinci Gallery and crafthaus
- Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, March/April
- 18 Karat, Toronto, Canada, April/May

2012


Humor in Metal, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, AZ

Humor in Craft, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

 


2011


Cooperation Tableware, Fancy Gallery, Seattle WA, collaboration with Sarah Abramson. 
An exhibition of collaboratively created tableware by craft artists who typically work in different media.

 


2010
 - Luke & Eloy Gallery Exhibition Calendar:

"Vessels and the Art of Containment" (Group Show)


"Hybrids" (Solo Show: Ana Lopez)


"Two of a Kind" (Enamels: Tricia Harding and Michael Romanik)


"Ceramic Expressions", Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh (Diem Chau, Laura Jean McLaughlin, Joseph Gower)


"Pittsburgh Metal" (Group Show)


"Repel-Allure-Adapt" (Solo Show: Christine Bossler)

2009
 - Luke & Eloy Gallery Exhibition Calendar:

"Wearable Nostalgia: Deconstructing Barbie and Ken" (Solo Show: Margaux Lange)


"Paper or Plastic?" (Group Show)


"New American Furniture and Tableware" (Solo Show: Brian Ferrell)


"Metal Bloom" (Solo Show: Chihiro Makio)


"Evolution" (Solo Show: Michelle Pajak-Reynolds)


"Fibers Expanded" (Group Show)


"Double Vision" (Group Show)


"Theater of the Mind" (Solo Show: Benedict Oddi)

2008 - Luke & Eloy Gallery Exhibition Calendar:


"Laughingstock: Humor in Art & Craft" (Group Show)


"Lost Spaces" (Solo Show: Artemis Herber)

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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
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What media do you work with?
I enjoy working with people and value collaborative efforts. In my spare time (ha ha ha) I work with every material that's not securely nailed to the floor.

My inspiration: Architectural Photography. Bridges.

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At 10:33am on June 8, 2016, Jan Smith said…

thanks Brigitte look forward to seeing you in vancouver!

At 10:46am on May 11, 2016, Mary Raivel said…
Thank you Brigitte! I look forward to participating!
At 7:30pm on May 3, 2016, Andrea Rosales-Balcarcel said…

Dear Brigitte,

Thank you so much for the warm welcome!  I am so excited to be a part of this community!

Best,

Andrea Rosales

At 10:31am on May 3, 2016, Jana Vesela ARTESILVER said…

Dear Brigitte, 

I am very happy that I am among you and look forward to other authors. I am now ten days away from home, pictures of my jewelry I carefully prepare after my return.
Thank you very much for the kind and generous welcome

Jana Veselá

At 9:47am on April 5, 2016, Kate Fitzgerald said…

Thanks for welcoming me! I'm so excited to be a part of the crafthaus community. 

At 8:11pm on April 3, 2016, Helen Wyatt said…

Thanks for the warm welcome. I look forward to getting involved and checking what is happening in your part of the world. I will probably head to the US in the middle of the year so the website will be a good guide for me. Regards, Helen

At 8:54pm on March 29, 2016, Nikki Nation said…

Thank you for the welcome back Brigitte! 

Nikki

At 8:30am on March 6, 2016, Deborah Strano said…
Thank you for such a kind and warm welcome Brigitte! I'm excited to be a part of the Crafthaus community. Looking forward to seeing what other artisans are working on, and to being part of the conversations.
Sincerely,
Deborah
At 4:27pm on February 10, 2016, Melissa Cameron said…

Thanks for the ManJewellery flashback, it's a nice reminder while I'm deep in the dungeon making that there's another more fun/frivolous side to this business ;)

xx m

At 7:16am on February 2, 2016, Ria Lins said…

Hello Brigitte, thanks for your warm welcome. I will try to figure it out and send some pictures soon.

I am working on my new show in Vienna at the V&V Galerie. I'll send full info to.

Warm regards from Belgium,

Ria

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