Brigitte Martin's Blog Posts Tagged 'art' (107)

Ann Weber - Cardboard Sculpture

artist with ALMOST 16 and 15 and 1/2

2006

cardboard, staples, polyurethane, steel bases

182 x 48 x 49 inches and 177 x 38 x 38 inches

Photo: Lee Fatherree

My artistic journey began with…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 22, 2014 at 10:24pm — No Comments

The Wondrous World of Nelly Saunier: Gaultier’s Plumassière Extraordinaire



In January 1997 Jean Paul Gaultier made his somewhat unconventional entry into the world of Haute Couture. Amongst his most memorable offerings for Spring ’97, was a striking parakeet bolero of multi-hued plumage. The aforementioned creation was…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 20, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Marine Life in Glass - Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka

An artist in glass

Leopold Blaschka joined…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 16, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: Naughty Narrative

Naughty Narrative will be juried by ECU MFA Alumna Danielle James and Andrew Kuebeck, Instructor of Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing at Bowling Green State University.

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 7, 2014 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Call: 2015-2016 James Renwick Fellowship in American Craft

2013 Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellows

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for the 2015-2016 James Renwick…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 7, 2014 at 10:37am — No Comments

What's Up With Taxidermy Lately?

Lucy Jenkins "Road Kill Jewelry"

Lately, everywhere I look artists seem to have taken on taxidermy. This being artists we are talking about, you can be sure that their pieces are not your grandfather's stuffed beasts anymore, but work that…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 26, 2014 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Call: The 39th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

The 2015 Show application process will open on December 4, 2014.  Deadline to apply to the 2015 Show is April 1, 2015 (late deadline: April 13, 2015, $25 late fee).

Application Instructions

The Show

The 39th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Making Meaning in the Marketplace Symposium in Boston

Join the North Bennet Street School and the American Craft Council for "Success Stories" a Making Meaning in…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 22, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Hanna Liljenberg - Paper Barnacles

Hanna Liljenberg grew up on the west coast of Sweden. Drawn to her country's native landscape, her work reflects its rugged beauty. Sources of inspiration are the often harsh natural wilderness and industrial seaside, barnacles and sharp iron pieces.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 21, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Patrick Dougherty - Stickwork

Call of the Wild, 2002. Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, Photo: Duncan Price

Born in Oklahoma in 1945, Patrick Dougherty earned a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina in 1967 and an M.A. in Hospital…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 20, 2014 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

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 — 2 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

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!

View all voting results.

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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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Ayasha Wood - Embroidery

Ayasha Wood is a UK based surface designer, specializing in embellishment for fashion.With an eye for color and composition, she utilizes a mixture of…See More
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On the Boardwalk

"thanks stacy- that;s so nice of you to say!"
yesterday

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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