Member Achievements – June 2014

June 23, 2014

Jennifer Crupi

William Baran-Mickle_Always a JourneyWilliam Baran-Mickle held a solo exhibition in March at Artifact Gallery, New York City. The exhibition, Gestures, was accompanied by a catalog.  It included recent metalwork, mostly relief sculpture, created of hammer formed sheet metals fabricated into wall reliefs.

Goldlight JewelersLuana Coonen recently opened Goldlight Jewelers, a shared studio and showroom in San Francisco, with two others jewelers. Last fall, the three goldsmiths joined together to seek out a space for jewelry manufacturing in San Francisco. With the help of SF Made and the Metal Arts Guild the women recently obtained a large workspace in the heart of Union Square.

Jennifer CrupiJennifer Crupi will be at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco on July 12. Join her for an artist talk and tour of the exhibition A Display of Gestures. Crupi will discuss her work in conversation with David Cole, Adjunct Professor of Jewelry Metal Arts at California College of the Arts.

Christine DheinThis summer Christine Dhein will begin an incredible journey focusing on sustainable jewelry practices in cultures around the world. She will visit jewelers in Central and South America, South East Asia, and Europe in order to document traditional techniques from a variety of cultures with photos and videos.

Veronica EckertVeronica Eckert‘s piece “Primavera” was selected for the Earthly Delights: Metalsmiths Inspired by Nature Exhibition that will be held in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Art & the Urban Garden exhibition at the Lillstreet Gallery in Chicago, IL.

Steven HolmanSteven Holman held his MFA thesis show, The Tribe: Talismans, Amulets, and Objects of Remembrance, at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art on the SUNY New Paltz campus in May.

Tom Joyce_MADWeighing in at almost 20,000 pounds, seven solid bench-like sculptures by artist Tom Joyce have been permanently installed outside the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. The site-specific, stainless steel forgings were crafted from industrial remnants retrieved from Scot Forge, an industrial forging facility outside Chicago, IL where approximately 250 million pounds of iron, copper and aluminum alloy are forged monthly and shaped by highly skilled, industrial blacksmiths.

Victoria-Lansford_Rivers-of-Gold-VIIIVictoria Lansford’s granulation and kum boo choker, “Rivers of Gold VIII,” recently received the Facere Jewelry Art Gallery Award in the exhibit Functional Art: The Wine Country Home at the Larson Gallery in Yakima, Washington.

Tova LundTova Lund’s jewelry is featured in the June/July issue of American Craft. Lund’s work can be found at Gallery 360 in Minneapolis.

Robert Thomas MullenRobert Thomas Mullen recently became the Metals Artist-in-Residence at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design in St. Louis. Most recently, he completed an artist residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

Metalsmith 34-2 coverHarold O’Connor was featured in the cover article “Between Art and Nature” in Metalsmith magazine Volume 34 Number 2. O’Connor’s work can be found at Patina Gallery in Santa Fe.

Merry-Lee-RaeMerry-Lee Rae received first place in the Enamel category of the 2014 Saul Bell Design Award for her piece “Bobcat Secret.”

Elysha-RobertsElysha Roberts received second place in the Alternative Metals/Materials category of the 2014 Saul Bell Design Award for her necklace “It Begins.”

Nancy WordenThe Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum recently accessioned a necklace by Nancy Worden. The necklace, entitled “The Family Reunion 2012,” was inspired by a family reunion that went sour. The necklace is made of gold-plated silver, brass, onyx, scorpions cast in acrylic, and vintage photographs.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Halstead, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, and Tim Roark Imports.




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