Member Achievements – September 2018

August 30, 2018

Holland Houdek

Susan EwingSusan Ewing has been named Interim Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art. An internationally recognized metalsmith, professor, and administrator, she brings decades of experience to Cranbrook.

Randy StromsoeCraft in America’s CALIFORNIA has its PBS premiere on December 21, 2018. Journey through the Golden State’s varied craft heritage and meet visionary artists. Featuring metalsmith Randy Stromsoe who works, surfs, and lives a life of continuous inspiration on the Central Coast of California.

Kat Cole Desert FlowersThe Society of Arts and Crafts presents Landscapes, Crafted, an exploration of the land by five craftspeople. The exhibition runs through October 27, 2018 and includes Kat Cole, who uses enamels and metals to look at communities, including neighborhoods and their inhabitants. She also explores the impact of oil spills have in her own Texas community.

Margaret JacobsMargaret Jacobs is one of three recipients of the 2018 Rebecca Blunk Fund. Given through the New England Foundation for the Arts, this award recognizes artists for excellence and accomplishment in their field. Jacobs uses sculpture, jewelry and drawings to
explore the tension and harmony between natural and man-made objects, often intermingling unexpected and contradicting materials to explore those relationships.

Holland HoudekHolland Houdek has been named as one of the 16 finalists for the Burke Prize, presented by the Museum of Arts and Design. This new annual award is an unrestricted $50,000 made to a professional artist under the age of forty-five working in glass, fiber, clay, metals, or wood. Houdek combines traditional metalworking techniques with the new technology of medical implants to create contemporary memento mori that encourage contemplation of the fragility and mortality of the human body.

SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, and Shapeways.

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