December 2011 Blog Posts (42)

Re: Images and Appropriation

The discussion of reuse or appropriation of other peoples' images or work in the making of a new art work is well discussed in Randy Kennedy's  January 1, 2012 NY Times article"Apropos Appropriation "





 The internet makes appropriation all the easier. The flood of…
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Added by Thea Clark on December 31, 2011 at 12:58pm — 1 Comment

Looking for the Map Quest version for your path to success?

The New Year renews our optimism and focus on professional development,…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on December 30, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Serendipity Magazine volume 1 issue 3 APOCALYPTIC ART

Issue three of Serendipity Magazine explores death and creation in art, focusing on the upcoming predictions of an apocalypse. 'Apocalyptic Art' features work from a variety of artists and media, from photography to bronze sculptures to food to consider for your last supper. Join us on a journey through the cycle of

creation and destruction.…

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Added by Francesca Gabrielli on December 24, 2011 at 6:09am — No Comments

Happy Festivals Of Whatever!

Ugly Santa says, "Ho, Ho, Ho!" and hopes that all my Crafthaus colleagues have a good holiday and an excellent 2012!

 

Ho Ho Horror

Added by The Justified Sinner on December 22, 2011 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Finding The Orange Lifeboat - Will Your Images Be Lost at Sea?

Imagine you are a military helicopter pilot charged with a rescue mission in the choppy seas off of Wales. Prince William of England generously offered to be our model for this edifying story. (Thanks, Will.)

 

Someone fell off a fishing boat and is now missing at sea. Will must…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 22, 2011 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Flowers from trash...

Gotta love Christmas and the EWM "empty wallet syndrome" that comes along with it!  I ran across this video and although it's a tad bit crafty...I found his "recycles flowers" very pretty...and free!!!   Maybe my kids will make grandma  a bouquet for Christmas!!???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBmXMoI9Qus&feature=related

Added by Aimee A. Domash on December 22, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments

Ruth Reifen at Gallery Loupe

New to the gallery is Ruth Reifen -- a wonderful young artist whose recent work with metal and automotive paint has us quite intrigued. A RISD graduate, Ruth has been garnering notice for her unusual perception of the world around her that result in "exaggerated treasures from nature" and more...

Read this interview between Design Break and Ruth and you'll see what we mean:…

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Added by Patti Bleicher on December 22, 2011 at 10:34am — 1 Comment

Looking for textile/ fiber based art that addresses motherhood

Message from Kate Kretz
Artist/Curators.... looking for examples of textile/ fiber based art that addresses motherhood for a lecture I am giving at the Textile Society of America's Symposium next year.…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 22, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Photography Lighting Solution

I like to take my own photographs of my work, but I always run into a common problem in photography: Lighting. Everything involving the lighting of a piece is important. The type of bulb, the brightness, the distance, and the origin of the light source all play into effect. But often times, the origin and distance of the light source are hardly managable without a more professional set-up...And that means a larger budget. However, I have figured out a quick, easy, and fairly affordable…

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Added by John Harris on December 21, 2011 at 9:58pm — 2 Comments

Brighton Rock

Off to Brighton on Friday for the festive holidays! Today I had hardly any students in, had finished the charms for the SCC show and have nothing that I can really be doing on my two big projects ("Fashion:Victim" and "Future Legend") so I picked up a nut from the old West Pier in Brighton, a beautiful Victorian pier which had a theatre at the end and which has been allowed to fall into disrepair following an arson attack by a company which didn't want it to be restored:

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 21, 2011 at 3:52pm — 3 Comments

Ceramics residency open at Red Lodge Clay Center

In order to suit the needs of a variety of artists and maintain an atmosphere of momentum and diversity, the Red Lodge Clay Center offers two residency options. Year-long residencies run from September 1st through August 15th. Short-term, proposal based residencies ranging from one to eight weeks, are considered from October 1st through July 31st. Please submit separate applications if applying for both residency options.



The year-long residency is ideal for committed individuals in… Continue

Added by Brigitte Martin on December 20, 2011 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Charmed III

I received an email from Sharon Massey earlier this week, inviting me to submit some pieces for the third "Charmed" exhibition at the SCC in Pittsburgh, to which I happily agreed. Some time ago, Bob Ebendorf and I had been talking about me making a series of charm bracelets which I started but which never got anywhere as I couldn't get over the hurdle of creating a complex piece with essentially no "narrative". (The original plan was to create 10 bracelets and 100 charms which would be sold…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 20, 2011 at 1:47pm — 3 Comments

D.I.Y. IMPROVEMENTS FOR WEB SITE SEO (Search Engine Optimization) on ASK Harriete

Recommended Resources for SEO and Website Information

To keep current, I follow several newsletters and blogs to learn more about SEO and Internet issues.…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on December 20, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Society of North American Goldsmiths Educational Endowment Scholarship 2012

Society of North American Goldsmiths Educational Endowment Scholarship 2012

c/o James Viste

C.C.S.

201 East Kirby

Detroit, MI 48202-4034





APPLY TO THIS CALL



REQUIREMENTS:



Images: 5 - 8



SECTION ONE: GUIDELINES

• Deadline…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 20, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments

Ana Hagopian, Barcelona - Precious Paper



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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 20, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

On the Red Carpet in Las Vegas

2011 has been an incredible year and it's ending with a bang.  My Infinity Swarovski crystal and baroque pearl earrings were worn on the red carpet for the world premiere of The Keeper of the Keys.

Photos:…
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Added by Michelle Pajak-Reynolds on December 19, 2011 at 3:36pm — 3 Comments

sleeping in Seattle

The big news down here in Camp Cooper/Cameron is that we're moving to Seattle. My husband, TurboNerd, has accepted a position working for a big geek farm, and so it's time to up stakes from Marvelous Melbourne (Australia) to Superb Seattle (in the USA).

We have just finished a scouting trip to Seattle, during which I was able to check out the…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on December 17, 2011 at 11:20pm — 2 Comments

Happy Holidays from Part B!

Part B end-of-year drinks!

@ The Carlton – 193 Bourke St, Melbourne, on Tuesday December 20, from 5.30pm.

See y’all there!

Added by Melissa Cameron on December 17, 2011 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Art and Social Practice Conference in Portland OR: Open Engagement May 2012

Open Engagement 2012

Open Engagement is an international conference that sets out to explore various perspectives on art and social practice and expand the dialogue around socially engaged art making. The Open…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 17, 2011 at 7:50am — No Comments

New: NCECA/crafthaus Conference Scholarship 2012



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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 16, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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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.

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