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 4:50pm — 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 8:30am — 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 1:00pm — 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 7:59am — 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 8:53am — 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 10:38am — 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 9:30am — 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 11:00am — 1 Comment

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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, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

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

OFF TO THE RACES:

Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

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Texas!

I've just got back from almost a week in the Lone Star State which I was visiting on the invitation of my friends and colleagues, James Thurman and Umut Demirguc Thurman. What a trip! Based in Denton, Dallas, the main reason for my visit was to speak to the students at the University of North Texas and to work with them on a couple of practical workshops. Before…See More
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Crafthaus Project Grant 2014

Every Fall, crafthaus awards a micro project grant to a crafthaus member regardless of location, professional background, or craft field. The grant is unrestricted and intended to provide assistance for a personal or group project.All projects will be published anonymously, without revealing any personal information about the submitting party.The crafthaus membership and the general public review all proposed projects and vote for the one they wish to see supported. One vote per person.Voting…See More
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The Justified Sinner commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Marine Life in Glass - Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka
" I saw the flowers and plants in Boston. These are incredible works and really have to be seen to be appreciated. I wish I had been able to see the animals."
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Co:Operation GARNISH

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 exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.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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Instill - Material Matters 2014 - The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, UK

INSTILL- material matters offers an opportunity to experience the recent works by MA postgraduates from The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, one of the most important and internationally renowned contemporary jewelry programs in Europe.

Crafthaus has been privileged to show work from the graduating jewelry classes of the Birmingham City University for the past 5 years in a row. Thank you Professor Astfalck for this wonderful opportunity!

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