Brigitte Martin's Blog – February 2012 Archive (8)

Applications Open for Windgate Museum Intern

Tne Museum of Contemporary Craft has been awarded $5000 in direct support of a Windgate Museum Intern. This is a competitive opportunity, and the first time MoCC has been invited to host an intern. Each year, the Windgate foundation selects four institutions to support an intern and the Museum is deeply honored to be a part of this year’s selection.



This 6-week internship will take place during July and August, 2012 at Museum of Contemporary Craft.

– Interns will assist with… Continue

Added by Brigitte Martin on February 28, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Peters Valley Artist Fellowship Opportunities for 2012

jewelry   Harry Bower sculpture chairmaking

Announcing Peters Valley Artist Fellowship

Opportunities for 2012…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 28, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

SNAG: Ask the Prez!

Every now and then, there's a really good idea out there that deserves that we, the SNAG members pay attention and jump into action - for our own benefit: …



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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 20, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The New French Hacker-Artist Underground

By Jon Lackman. WIRED.com

Thirty years ago, in the dead of night, a group of six Parisian teenagers pulled off what would prove to be a fateful theft. They met up at a small café near the Eiffel Tower to review their plans—again—before heading out…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 19, 2012 at 6:59am — 4 Comments

Call: Grupo Duplex Contemporary Jewellery Yearbook

The YEARBOOK was born in response to the request of many designers and loyal readers, who have a global vision of art and jewellery and want to create awareness of their work.





What are the objectives of the yearbook?

The yearbook highlights the work of the contemporary jewellery community.

It provides a valuable tool to artists, to enable them to target the right international audience:

Over…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 17, 2012 at 7:53am — 1 Comment

Augusto Esquivel: Button Sculpture

I am often obsessed with comparisons of reality and potential and the balance between them, in art: the idea of chaos in perfect order: an object seemingly solid to the eye can also be fragile and inconsistent to the touch; a common object used to create a piece of art becomes transformed…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 14, 2012 at 9:38am — 2 Comments

Ceramicist Kala Stein receives first NCECA/crafthaus Scholarship!

NCECA Board member Sam Chung selected longstanding crafthaus member Kala Stein based on a review of…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 9, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Patricia Piccinini: Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination

The world I create exists somewhere between the one we know and one that is almost upon us. However, what I imagine is neither the nightmare future environmental ruin nor the brave new world of perfect scientific progress. Instead I focus on the internal, emotional lives of the new creatures that might emerge,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 7, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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