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SNAG is launching an exciting new publication, the Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS). This publication will be a broad, annual survey of jewelry and metals, highlighting the best work currently made in the field.
SNAG invites artists, craftspeople, designers, public artists, and architects worldwide to submit images of new works focusing on metal and/or jewelry. Everyone from any sector of the field at any level of experience is encouraged to apply. Curators are welcome to submit recent work purchased by their institution as well.
Submissions entered on CaFE. Deadline September 1, 2017.
The 2017 jurors:
Vivian Beer is a furniture designer/maker based in New England. Her sleek, abstracted metal and concrete furniture combines contemporary design, craft, and sculpture creating objects that alter expectations of and interface with our domestic landscape. Her work is in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, MFA Boston, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Arts and Design and the cities of Portland ME, Cambridge MA and Arlington VA. She holds a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and has held numerous residencies including Penland School of Crafts, Museum of Glass, and a Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.
Cornelie Holzach was born in Reutlingen 1959. After an apprenticeship as a goldsmith she studied jewellery design at the University of Applied Arts in Pforzheim and art history in Karlsruhe. Among others she acted as scientific officer at the University of Applied Arts in Pforzheim as well as at the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 1997 she has been a staff member of the Pforzheim Jewellery Museum, and its director since 2005. Most recently Cornelie served as the curator for Schmuck 2017.
Alan Revere holds a unique position in the jewelry community, with one foot firmly planted as an award-winning designer and the other as one of the country’s most prominent jewelry educators. With degrees in psychology and art, followed by German training as a goldsmith, Revere set out to make jewelry. For two decades, he designed and created a signature line of dramatic jewelry, which was sold in stores and galleries nationwide. In addition, Alan has trained over 10,000 students at the school he founded and directs, the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, in San Francisco, California.
Alan’s jewelry appears in many books and his work is included in the Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, the GIA Museum in Carlsbad and the Oakland Museum. Alan is the author of seven instructional books, a hundred articles and a series of DVD’s for goldsmiths and jewelers. Alan Revere is the founder of the Contemporary Jewelry Design Group (CJDG.org) and past president of the American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC.org). With his deep understanding of the field and his broad influence on the industry, it is no wonder that Alan is revered as, “A master’s master.”