May 2017 Blog Posts (17)

Ode to the Corner Store - Drew Leshko in American Craft Magazine

What a pleasure to come home after a week-long trip and find my article "Ode to the Corner Store" about Philly-based artist Drew Leshko in the newest issue of American Craft Magazine. Check out pages 30-31 in the June/July 2017 issue.…


Added by Brigitte Martin on May 30, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

L.A. Arts Retreats - Summer 2017

L.A. Arts Retreats - Summer 2017

$300 Price Reduction on all Retreats!…


Added by Brigitte Martin on May 20, 2017 at 2:37pm — No Comments

The Beauty of the Beast - An Exhibition at Kasteel D'Ursel, Belgium


An exhibition at the Kasteel D'Ursel, Belgium, pairs artwork from Antwerp's Royal Museum of Fine Arts Old Master collections with contemporary artists pieces.

More information: …


Added by Brigitte Martin on May 18, 2017 at 10:44am — No Comments

Emotional labor - by Seth Godin

Emotional labor

That's the labor most of us do now. The work of doing what we don't necessarily feel like doing, the work of being a professional, the work of engaging with others in a way that leads to the best long-term outcome.…


Added by Brigitte Martin on May 18, 2017 at 8:52am — No Comments

Museum-Quality Reproductions and Membership Discounts Taken from the Artist

In a daily experience filled with political pretense and lies, the suggestion that a renown museum sells "museum-quality reproductions" "starting at $30" is mind blowing fake. Imagine the museum advertisement testifies that this is "custom Art on Demand reproduction from the exhibition" when in fact it is another piece of trash not even worth what you pay for it.

Anyone ever wonder about this and all the other junk in the Gift…


Added by Harriete E Berman on May 18, 2017 at 12:27am — 4 Comments

American Craft Council Executive Director Resigns

The American Craft Council announced in a press release that executive director Chris Amundsen has tendered his resignation. Amundsen’s last day will be August 4, 2017.

Leilani Lattin Duke, ACC Life…


Added by Brigitte Martin on May 17, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Hats That Crowned Broadway (NYT May 14, 2017)


Photographs by TONY CENICOLA

MAY 5, 2017

Does anyone still wear a hat? For designers on Broadway this season, the answer was yes, actually, they very much do. Here’s a look at a season of…


Added by Brigitte Martin on May 16, 2017 at 8:15am — No Comments

ACC blog: Velvet da Vinci Goes Digital

San Francisco’s Velvet da Vinci will close July 1, owner Mike Holmes has announced, saying he plans to continue and expand the online presence of the gallery in lieu of its brick-and-mortar location. For 26 years, the influential jewelry gallery drew national talent and…


Added by Brigitte Martin on May 11, 2017 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Inspirational trip to Senegal with the Toolbox Initiative

In April this year I was one of the lucky six jewellers to be chosen to go to Senegal with The Toolbox Initiative.  This is a charity established by Matthieu Cheminee (award-winning jeweller, teacher, author and photographer) and Tim McCreight (jeweller, teacher and publisher) to assist the metalsmithing community in West Africa by donating tools and materials from…


Added by Anna Butcher on May 11, 2017 at 8:19am — No Comments

Starbucks and yet another Guggenheim

Dem Bones...

A very full week last week, kicking off with meetings at Craftspace about an exciting project which is coming up in July, about which I will report in due course, and an opportunity for my students to design some very prestigious sporting…


Added by The Justified Sinner on May 11, 2017 at 6:32am — No Comments

Art Quilt Elements 2018 Call for Entries

Art Quilt Elements 2018 Call for Entries



Entry Deadline: October 6, 2017 ($45 entry fee)

Extended Deadline: October 10, 2017 ($65 entry fee)

Exhibition Dates:…


Added by Brigitte Martin on May 10, 2017 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Etsy replaces CEO and cuts 80 employees

Etsy is unraveling.



Added by Brigitte Martin on May 9, 2017 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

2Roses Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

From Latin, Tinctura means dyeing. Eva adds to her name “tinctory,” a word that she feels may not exist but if it did, would mean a place where things are dyed. The colors of Eva’s pieces are earthy and seductive. Meticulous hand stitching adds a bit of…

Added by 2Roses on May 8, 2017 at 4:31pm — No Comments

9 questions: METALSMITH Magazine Survey

Metalsmith is an editorially independent publication from the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), the organization. SNAG checks in regularly with the larger metals and craft community (members and non-members alike) and asks for feedback.

Here's a recent digital…


Added by Brigitte Martin on May 5, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Welsh Wales

Graig Goch Dam - 1

It's been another long weekend with a bank holiday spent in Brighton, so this post is a little bit out-of-date!  The weekend before last, saw the…


Added by The Justified Sinner on May 3, 2017 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Maryam Ashkanian - Pillows Portraits

"I am really interested in sleeping people and I want to explore what they see in their dreams. I also believe they are in a different land or a different life. For me, when I start to sleep I really find myself in the middle of nowhere; in my utopia. I change into another person, or my real character, without a mask." …


Added by Brigitte Martin on May 2, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

2Roses Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

Asagi Maeda - A Passionate Narrative of City Life

Asagi Maeda sculpts minute details of a big city life. Bracelets erupt with skylines of tall buildings, alongside docks, and parks. Many of Maeda’s pieces are populated with golden figures performing daily tasks, playing music, commuting or simply “people watching.” The work…


Added by 2Roses on May 1, 2017 at 6:16pm — No Comments

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