Member Achievements – August 2014

August 25, 2014

Erica Bello

Alison AntelmanAlison Antelman received First Place in the 2014 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition for her Metropolis Bracelet. The event is a survey of the evolution of foldforming as it is applied in the world today in large and small scale; in jewelry, sculpture, architecture, functional objects, and unexpected applications.

Erica BelloErica Bello is the winner of the 9th annual Halstead Grant competition for new silver jewelry makers. Bello received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 at The Rochester Institute of Technology. After college she worked as a bench jeweler while she continued to strengthen her customer base for Erica Bello Jewelry. Her geometric silver jewelry with an oxidized finish can be described as industrial, bold and edgy with a three-dimensional dynamic. This unique metalsmithing work creates contrast with acute angles and semi-precious stones. Her collection is influenced by architecture and traditional jewelry archetypes.

Robert EbendorfRobert Ebendorf’s work is featured in “The Life and Times of Robert W. Ebendorf: Jeweler and Metalsmith” at the Racine Art Museum in WI through January 18, 2015. Described as a “cornucopia” of information, Ebendorf has spent 50 years creating jewelry, assemblages, and hollowware from metal and found objects. The exhibition offers more than 100 works that represent almost five decades of his creativity. A Fulbright Scholar, Tiffany Foundation Grant Award winner, and founding member of SNAG, Ebendorf’s work is represented in museums around the world.

Gayle FriedmanGayle Friedman’s work was included in “The Grace of Craft” at The Capitol Arts Network in Rockville, MD. The exhibition ran during June 2014.

Niki_GrandicsNiki Grandics, San Diego State University, is a recipient of a 2014 Windgate Fellowship in the Jewelry category. Every year, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design awards $15,000 Windgate Fellowships to ten undergraduate seniors with extraordinary skill in craft – one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students.

Anne Havel haeckel ocean series-spentAnne Havel recently had her work included in two exhibitions: “Winners Circle,” the folllow-up exhibition for all award winners of the Gallery North Outdoor Art Show, and “Unleashed,” Women’s Caucus for Art’s exhibition, Colorado chapter. Havel’s piece haeckel ocean series: spent was featured in the March 2014 Art Jewelry Magazine “Gallery” section.

Steven HolmanSteven Holman’s Braided Antler Neckpiece was recently acquired as part of the collection at CODA, the contemporary museum in Apeldoorn, NL. Holman also has a few pieces in the Gallery Marzee Graduation Show in Nijmegen, NL.

Shana KroizShana Kroiz has an exhibition this month at MK Gallery in Vienna, VA. “Shana Kroiz Jewelry: Forms / Color / Collaboration” includes a collaboration project with Joyce J Scott and Lauren Schott.

Kevin O'DwyerKevin O’Dwyer received the Royal Dublin Society National Craft Exhibition Award in the Ironwork and Metal category. His entry was a hunting knife of Damascus steel, sterling silver and ebony.

Claudio Pino ringClaudio Pino’s sculptural rings were exhibited at Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco this summer as part of the exhibition “Delirio y Cordura (Delirium and Sanity): Chilean Contemporary Jewelry.”

Merry-Lee-RaeMerry-Lee Rae won First Place in the Enamel category of the 2014 Saul Bell Design Award for her piece Bobcat Secret. The annual award, presented by Rio Grande, looks for a fresh take on traditional methods and materials and a mastery of the craft.

Elysha-RobertsElysha Roberts won Second Place in the Alternative Metals/Materials category of the 2014 Saul Bell Design Award for her piece It Begins.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery and Halstead.



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