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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…

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Added by Patti Bleicher on July 2, 2012 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Curatorial Fellowship Position at HCCC

Deadline to Apply: August 15, 2012



HCCC’s Curatorial Fellow assists the Curator to develop, execute, and manage at least six feature exhibitions each year at or on behalf of Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC). The Fellow participates in all aspects of curatorial activities, including research for upcoming exhibitions, producing didactic materials and designing exhibition layouts. Additionally, the Curatorial Fellow assists with coordination and installation of exhibitions,… Continue

Added by Brigitte Martin on June 30, 2012 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Job Opening at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design!

The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) invites applications for:

 

Individual Course Appointment:

(Jewellery and Metalsmithing)

Division of Craft

This is a one semester appointment with possibility of a second semester.  • The successful candidate(s) will be assigned the equivalent of up to 2 undergraduate courses in the semester.

 APPLICATIONS DUE

As soon as…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 29, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Desolate!

Desolate!

End of another academic year, I've cleared my bench of everything to allow the summer-school lecturer to use it. As some of you already know, I am off to PITTSBURGH next week and will be at the SCC for a short while. I'm always keen to meet other metalsmiths: feel free to get in touch if you are able to meet…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 28, 2012 at 7:04am — 9 Comments

The AJF Questionnaire: Gallery Loupe

As some of you may know Gallery Loupe is a happy member of the Art Jewelry Forum (AJF), a wonderful organization that supports contemporary jewelry. Recently the AJF asked us to complete a questionnaire as a way to introduce Gallery Loupe to the larger contemporary jewelry community.  We decided to re-print it here so that you can get to know us better too.

1. Where did…

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Added by Patti Bleicher on June 22, 2012 at 6:37pm — No Comments

kickstarter

Hello fellow crafthaus makers!  

I've launched a kickstarter campaign to raise money for the new york gift fair in august - a wholesale trade show where I'll be showing my new jewelry…

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Added by Catherine Grisez on June 22, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Save Money, Avoid Frustration - The Impact of Effective Shipping

Shipping connects our studios to the world.

From jewelry to sculpture, shipping companies to shipping agents, bus, train, truck, and plane, we covered all the  options that you may or may not have considered for the "Ins and Outs of…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on June 21, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Merry Renk in Memory Memorial

I recently found out that merry renk passed away and feel an obligation to say something in fitting tribute. In a time when yesterday is so often considered "old hat", it is wonderful to know that merry renk lived long enough to see her jewelry from mid-20th century recognized in major museum exhibitions.…

Merry Renk Necklace



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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on June 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

LUMINI JEWELLERY EXHIBITION - BA HONS JEWELLERY DEGREE SHOW

Please check our up and coming second exhibition if your in the area. details will be on the following websites

photos to follow of everyones work at the end of the month. x

http://www.luminijewellery.co.uk

http://www.repositioned.co.uk/

http://www.swg3.tv/…

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Added by Jay McLean on June 18, 2012 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Brooklyn Metal Works

We have something for everyone! Brooklyn Metal Works is a fully equipped metalsmithing studio run by professional metalsmiths and jewelers. We provide all the tools and equipment you need so that you can invest your energy into making work.



Our semi-private studios allow for 24 hour keyed access to the entire studio. You can also solder at your bench if you choose, and we will provide the ventilation. These spaces are along a windowed wall for plenty of natural light.



Our… Continue

Added by Brigitte Martin on June 18, 2012 at 7:39am — No Comments

Garth Clark RIDES A Sinking Ship as Captain

Garth Clark's keynote address from the 2012 SNAG Conference is on the SNAG web site.  Click on this link to listen to the lecture.…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on June 17, 2012 at 11:07pm — No Comments

North Glasgow College BA (Hons) Degree Show 2012 - Jewellery and Visual Arts

Well, it is all over for another year. The work is done, the results are out and my students are off into the big bad world. Last night (Friday) was the first night of their degree show - which they shared with the BA Visual Arts students - and I have to say that I am very proud of their efforts.

For various reasons, notably the late-arrival of the all-essential bar, I've not had a chance to photograph everyones' work, so I will be posting later next week with updates of photographs…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 16, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Blurb or Shutterbug? Who is your favorite on demand printer?

I was asked for a recommendation for on-demand printing of catalogs. I have never done this myself, so I thought I would ask the crafthaus community:

Who is your favorite on-demand catalog printer and why? Could you please tell me your experiences (either good or bad) and talk about quality and prices ?

Thank you!!

Added by Brigitte Martin on June 16, 2012 at 9:05am — No Comments

Gallery Loupe at SOFA: A Recap.

We have been keeping busy here at Gallery Loupe but not too busy to reminisce about SOFA NY, the important contemporary art and design fair, that took place April 20th -23rd at the Park Avenue Armory. This was the first year that Gallery Loupe participated and it will certainly not be our last.…

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Added by Patti Bleicher on June 12, 2012 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Crafts Report Cover Finalists need your vote!

Cover Contest Finalists Announcement!

First, we want to thank each and every artist who submitted their image to our Facebook Wall for our Cover Contest throughout the month of May. In total we received 249…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 12, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments

Degree Show Time Again

It is that time of year again... it barely seems like moment since I last shared some of the exciting things going on in the Art Schools in Scotland and the time has come to do it again, kicking off with the Glasgow School of Art show which opened last Friday. (Clicking on any of the images will take you to Flickr, where you can see larger versions.)

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 11, 2012 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Jennifer Trask at the Renwick: A Photo Diary

In case you missed Jennifer Trask speaking at the Renwick Gallery this weekend here are some photos from Saturday’s “Salon” discussion.  By no means are these photos a substitute for Jennifer’s smart and witty lecture but we didn’t want anyone to feel left out.…

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Added by Patti Bleicher on June 5, 2012 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Call for Entries: Brooklyn Metal Works: "Re-Fresh"

Re-Fresh

Exhibition dates: October 2012

Opening reception: Saturday evening October 6th

Hosted by Brooklyn Metal Works

Re-fresh is a juried exhibition exploring the relationship between traditional objects and contemporary interpretations of their function in today’s world. How is historic metalwork refigured and by what means is this determined? This…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 5, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

New Symposium: “Forging Entrepreneurs: Tools and Skills for Business Success”

SNAG Presents “Forging Entrepreneurs: Tools and Skills for Business Success” in collaboration with the Society for Contemporary Craft


WHEN August 26, 2012, 9am to 5pm. Informal welcome reception August 25, 7pm to 8:30pm.

WHERE…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 3, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Call for Entry - CRAFTBOSTON SPRING & HOLIDAY 2013!

APPLICATION DEADLINE for both 2013 shows: September 13th, 2012

Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts, Craftboston Spring and Holiday are New England’s premiere juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft.  This twice annual, well-established show draws impressive application pools and attendance. SAC invites artists to apply for participation in one or both 2013 shows. Work must fall under one of the following media categories: baskets, ceramics, fiber…

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Added by The Society of Arts and Crafts on May 31, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Recipient

Crafthaus is pleased to announce that Leisa Rich's project "Invisible:VisAble" garnered 968 votes of 2,575 total votes cast (37.59%) and is the 2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Winner.

Starting in November, we all look forward to following Leisa's crafthaus blog about her project.

Thank you to everyone who voted. Much success for all projects!

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Instill - Material Matters 2014

  INSTILL-material matters “The year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”  Hal Borland The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University presents the thesis work by students of the MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products course. The show celebrates the achievements of a group of exceptionally diverse individuals, with each piece on display offering an unexpected adventure through material that…See More
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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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Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One

Thank you for viewing this on-line exhibitionThis exhibition is a showcase for narrative work, with over 234 images it was decided that the exhibition would be in two parts with chapter two being on-line in January 2015I would like to personally thank all the makers who took the time to submit work for this on-line exhibition. Image left: Dauvit AlexanderTitle - "Blood Will Have Blood: A Macbeth Brooch" Image Credit: Photography by Andrew Neilson, Neilson Photography. See More
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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!

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