Brigitte Martin's Blog Posts Tagged 'art' (97)

Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should

BY ALLISON ARIEFF on medium core, Sep 15

Last spring, I attended the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Design Conference in San Francisco. Ben Kaufman, the CEO of…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 17, 2014 at 11:17am — No Comments

David R. Harper - Embroidery meets Taxidermy and Old Master Painting

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 15, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mark Gmehling - Almost Glass

Mark Gmehling is an German illustrator who began his artistic career in the late eighties by creating graffiti before moving on to study fine arts, graphic design and marketing. He currently works as an illustrator and teaches digital illustration at the Advertising Academy in Germany.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Betsy Youngquist - Mixed Media Surrealism

Spaceship Family. “Spaceship Family” 2013

Betsy started applying beads to the surface of her watercolor paintings over twenty years ago and has continued to include embellishment as the driving technique in a variety of media. Today, the…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 14, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Matthew Cox - Embroidered X-Rays

"Waterproof watches"

Matthew Cox is a Philadelphia-based artist who embraces and joins a variety of media to produce several thematic series of work.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 10, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Materials Hard and Soft 2015

February 6 - April 2, 2015

This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in it's 28th year.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 19, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Janet O'Neal - The Collective Unconscious

Persephone's box

18''h x 8''w x 11''d

3D Mixed Media Assemblage

My work as an artist is intrinsically connected with my life and personal growth. The inspiration for my art come from all areas of my life: from emotion, philosophies, interests and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 12, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments

Claire Moynihan - Hand Embroidered British Pests

Claire Moynihan lives and works in rural Hertfordshire (UK). She graduated in 2008 with a BA Hons in Applied Arts.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 11, 2014 at 10:38am — 1 Comment

Sebastian Errazuriz - Art is a Matter of Life and Death

A simple fire extinguisher is transformed into a beautiful sculpture, an object of desire, painted with bold letters that read “Life” and “Death.” The artist’s aim is to convince those who have avoided the aesthetically despised common fire extinguisher to now include one of his inside their homes.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 4, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Marela Zacaria - Window Screens and Joint Compound

Marela Zacarias is a contemporary visual artist. Her work combines painting and sculpture and is characterized by an interest in site specificity, the history contained in objects, and current events. Zacarias’s wall and free standing sculptures are constructed from window screens and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 3, 2014 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Jenny Ayrton (UK) - Molten Wonderlands

Jenny Ayrton captures miniature wonderlands in molten glass. Based on often overlooked everyday scenes she creates stage-sets upon which viewers may project their own story. A full-time mum six-days of the week she takes inspiration from the domestic world, often finding that the…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 29, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Liv Blåvarp - Wooden Touch

For almost 30 years, jewellery artist Liv Blåvarp has been creating organic and voluminous constructions out…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 30, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Magdalena Bors - Remnants & Photography

Jungle, 2010, Pigment Print, 165x110cm

My practice to date has predominantly explored the idea of the sublime in the everyday. I have done this by constructing, then photographing fantastical landscapes in domestic spaces. Our connection with the…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 2, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Jaime Hayon - the conservation of craft skills

Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. Times magazine included Hayon as one of the 100 most relevant creators of our times and Wallpaper magazine has listed him as one of the most influential creators of the last decade.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Niche Awards - Call for entries

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 17, 2014 at 9:25am — No Comments

Guda Koster - Living Sculpture

Title: Happy Birthday, Year: 2013, Technique: photoprint, Size: variable



I make installations, sculptures and photographs in which clothing plays an…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 15, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Zoe Arnold - The Poetic and the Macabre

don quixote necklace 2

A necklace for the Dulcinea of Toboso. Don Quixote necklace in an automaton frame.

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 10, 2014 at 10:40am — No Comments

Jess Riva Cooper - The Story of the Golem

In my art practice, I integrate color, drawing and clay to create installation-based artwork. I study…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 7, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

2014 Workshop Scholarship Recipients

Nicolette Absil:

"I am a maker who focuses on production enamel work, primarily hand drawn graphite images on vitreous enamel. I…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 7, 2014 at 9:43am — No Comments

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.

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

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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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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CraftBoston Holiday at Hynes Convention Center

December 5, 2014 at 10am to December 7, 2014 at 5pm
Comprised of 175 exhibitors, CraftBoston Holiday is a highly regarded, must-attend event for artists, collectors, and craft enthusiasts. Presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, CraftBoston Holiday is conveniently located in a fashionable, concentrated shopping district perfect for the holiday season. Come for the day to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, meet and support the makers, and learn about fine contemporary craft. Dates & Hours Fri. December…See More
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Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should

BY ALLISON ARIEFF on medium core, Sep 15Last spring, I attended the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Design Conference in San Francisco. Ben Kaufman, the CEO of Quirky, was one of the speakers in a conference that unabashedly celebrated consumption (and only had…See More
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