The November 2021 Report – Artwork Jewellery Discussion board

Artwork Jewellery Discussion board is happy to share the information that members of our group discover noteworthy. Is one thing lacking? The success of this compilation of compelling occasions, exhibitions, and gadgets of curiosity to the jewellery group is determined by YOUR participation. Should you’re a member of AJF, you possibly can add information and concepts to the month-to-month report by going right here. Should you aren’t a member, however want to grow to be one, be a part of AJF by making a donation. Listings gathered with help from Carrie Yodanis.


Apply for the biennial AJF Younger Artist Award! US$7,500 prize for the winner, US$1,000 for every of 4 finalists, in addition to an exhibition at Schmuck in March 2022. Artwork jewelers aged 35 and underneath are invited to use for this worldwide prize, which acknowledges promise, innovation, and individuality, and advances the careers of rising artists. Get your work in entrance of the jurors: collector and gallerist Karen Rotenberg, curator Chequita Nahar, and 2020 Younger Artist Award winner MJ Tyson. Software deadline: January 9, 2022. Get the rules.



Did you miss our most up-to-date AJF Dwell with SCAD Museum of Artwork’s Exhibition Ring Redux: The Susan Grant Lewin Assortment.? We publish all of the recordings on our web site. Which means you possibly can watch (or rewatch) anytime. See it right here.




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Vital Discourse is a six-week course for college students eager to develop expertise for giving and receiving important suggestions in peer group settings. College students will work on a challenge of their very own design and study methods of incorporating suggestions into their work on the designing, making, and presenting levels of improvement. At Baltimore Jewellery Middle, November 6–December 16, 2021.



You possibly can stream Craft in America’s Jewellery beginning November 4, 2021, on the PBS video app,, and (Or viewers within the US can watch the published on PBS December 10, 2021, at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.; examine native listings.) Options Tom Herman, Harriete Estel Berman, Artwork Smith, Gabrielle Gould, and Jesse Monongya.



The Françoise van den Bosch Basis strengthened its assortment with the partly acquired, partly gifted Sydney Parks necklace, by Réka Fekete, designed in 2018 and made out of silver and aluminum. This piece of knickknack can be a part of the monograph Réka Fekete: A Dance of Gentle and Shadow.




Angela Hennessy and Rose B. Simpson had been awarded the annual Joan Mitchell Fellowship, which gives 15 artists primarily based within the U.S. with unrestricted funds of $60,000 every, distributed over the course of 5 years. Congrats to each artists! Rebekah Frank has written about Hennessy for AJF, and has an article about Simpson within the works.



Eunseok would be the face of JOYA 2022, participating in exhibitions representing the occasion. “The disposables we meet day-after-day are thought-about as nonprecious supplies and are used solely as soon as, then discarded,” says Eunseok. “I believed we might make stunning jewellery with them. They’re additionally thought-about one of many causes of air pollution. My work started with reviving disposables, however I want not solely the disposables but additionally nature will keep alive for just a little longer.”


Alice Floriano and Nina Lima conceived Fio to map, stimulate, and unfold the manufacturing of up to date jewellery in Brazilian territory and provides visibility to new abilities and professionals. On this second version, the competition was expanded with worldwide classes. Works needed to be authentic and unpublished. Brazilian skilled winners: 1st, Alexandre Martins; 2nd, Joana Gabos; 3rd, Virgilio Bahde. Worldwide skilled winners: 1st, Amanda Stumpf; 2nd, Taibe Palacios; 3rd, Lorena Lazard; honorable point out, Carolina Gomes. Brazilian scholar winners: 1st, Camila Ligabue; 2nd, Carol Roz; 3rd, Gabriella Araújo. Worldwide scholar winners: 1st, Qin Xu; 2nd, Meng Ju Wu; 3rd, Daria Edstrom; honorable point out, Yuqing Zhang. Congratulations to all!


Try the choices right here. AJF shall be there, presenting a collaboration with The Jewellery Library wherein group members share their tales primarily based on this yr’s NYCJW theme, “The Energy of Jewellery.” The occasion takes place November 18, 2021. Register right here for Jewellery Tales Dwell.





Ariel Lavian has curated Between a Break and a Breakdown: Jewellery as a Mirror of Our Occasions as a part of the Jerusalem Biennale. The present opens November 16, 2021. Pressured lockdowns and social alienation have vastly affected people and society. The plague has disrupted acquainted actuality; life as we knew it has modified from one finish to the opposite. COVID precipitated a elementary change within the patterns of life, the economic system, and society, precipitated a rift, a turning level, and launched one other layer into our lives, a layer of instability, of uncertainty, which obscures actuality. The 24 up to date jewelers dwelling in several realities, at totally different levels in life, Turks and Israelis, increase questions in regards to the seamline that separates a break as a brief interval, as an area between actions and inaction, and our (complete?) breakdown as people and as a society.


“I used to be impressed by the Music Dynasty in China (960–1279), a affluent interval wherein artwork and tradition flourished,” says van Paassen. “Folks purchased a variety of porcelain. The elite typically had their porcelain utensils glazed black. It was an indication of prosperity. In bowls, the black glaze contrasted with the inexperienced tea. I all the time make my jewellery of black porcelain, so I really feel a powerful connection. Details about jewellery from the Music Dynasty can solely be learn from sculptures and pictures, like on sculptures of Bodhisattva. Bodhisattva is a Buddhist deity who has attained the best stage of enlightenment, however who delays entry into paradise to assist the earthbound. A Bodhisattva takes each female and male kind and is related to mercy and compassion. I checked out totally different sculptures and mixed every kind of particulars on this piece. On the work of Li Music (Music Dynasty) we see so-called ‘Cranium Fantasy Footage.’ Bones and vertebrae are recurring parts in my jewellery collections. I all the time use horsehair, so it was attention-grabbing to seek out out that the Music military had an elite cavalry.”


Bruce Hoffman needs to convey to your consideration to Situations of Decoration, now on present on the gallery he directs, Gravers Lane Gallery, in Philadelphia. It options present work by Bruce Metcalf.  “Bruce has been considered one of my favourite artists for a lot of many years,” says Hoffman. “This new physique of labor is keenly designed to query ornamentation in historic context, questioning the broad notion that present studio practices have been considerably devoid of magnificence and complex design and sample making.”



Ruth Snyderman, who owned Snyderman-Works Galleries, liked The French Dispatch. It was written and directed by Wes Anderson. “The movie is excellent in creativity—animation and dialogue,” says Snyderman. “It strikes in a short time and has many various components. Extra well-known actors play some position than I’ve ever seen earlier than. It’s actually humorous, too.”




Linda Hillman relates that final Sunday a good friend had a six-hour layover in Chicago, “so after brunch at Hemingway’s Bistro in Oak Park, we went to the Nationwide Museum of Mexican Artwork—a jewel of a museum in Pilsen, a closely Mexican neighborhood in Chicago. All the time free, with straightforward parking subsequent door, this museum is such a particular venue, with among the best present retailers within the metropolis. I attempt to go yearly for the Dia de los Muertos exhibit, and this yr’s Día de Muertos—A Time to Grieve & Keep in mind was cool, as normal. The main target was on individuals who had misplaced their lives from COVID-19. There have been two different displays. My favourite was the portrait present: Reframing Comunidad: The Artwork of Ester Hernandez and Shizu Saldamando. Using paper, canvas, wooden panel and fabric, they create delicate drawings and work of a cross-section of individuals. Some portraits are intimate tributes to members of the family and mates. Others function social statements that convey visibility to invisible group and neighborhood residents. The exhibition gives a survey of their artwork throughout many years and from totally different cities, together with latest portraits of one another by no means earlier than exhibited.


Kathy Sackheim says to see Dune. “I learn all six books within the collection within the Eighties and was unsure about liking the movie, in that the primary one was incoherent,” says Sackheim. “This model is actually good and is comprehensible to anybody who has not learn the ebook. Though the primary ebook was written in 1965, the themes are present. The appearing is nice, and the pictures are fantastic. I went to a matinee with a good friend, and there have been six folks within the theater. It was like a personal screening; we felt very secure. This movie covers half one of many first ebook. I hope sufficient folks go to see it so funding is obtainable to make half two.”


From Columbus to Kardashian. Why cultural appropriation is so problematic. Within the second Marjan Unger lecture, famend style and cultural activist Janice Deul will discuss cultural appropriation in style. What occurs when a dominant tradition claims parts and appears from a nondominant tradition or group? November 8, 7:30 p.m. (in Amsterdam), in-person (€15) and on-line (free). Register right here.



The occasion permits visualization of various expressions of artwork jewellery in Latin America and builds new ties of cooperation and creative collaboration. November 18–25, 2021. See what’s on.




Coming into its fifth yr, Cluster Jewelry is a celebration of variety, model, and materials. A melting pot outlined by the only real necessity to precise and provoke. In London, December 8–12, 2021.




On the Museum of Arts and Design, New York Metropolis. Opening profit night: December 6, 2021. Public present and sale: December 7–11, 2021. Get the deets.





Within the pandemic, a lot of our experiences have dramatically shifted to the digital realm. These on-line lectures will discover whether or not new talismanic immaterial protections have emerged or if the digital house is unable to translate the talismanic of the fabric object. The collection will examine the hopes, needs, and fears that immediate jewellery makers to create amulets/talismans/charms/adornments and objects right now. Remaining lectures—November 9, 2021: Suzanne Ramljak (curator and creator of On Physique and Soul: Modern Armour to Amulets); November 23, 2021: Thomas Kühtreiber (archeologist) on the importance of areas for amulets/talismans within the Center Ages; January 18, 2022: Elena Höpfner (sociologist) on the importance of knickknack for refugees; March 10, 2022: Lars Krutak (tattoo anthropologist) on amuletic tattoos throughout the indigenous world. The challenge will lead to a bunch exhibition March 7–13, 2022. Extra info


This version’s overarching theme, ‘Native and In-Depth’, highlights regional gems by opening museum archives and atelier doorways of native artists to a world viewers. By a collection of on-line interviews, OBSESSED! 2021 focuses on massive concepts by a various vary of consultants primarily based within the Netherlands and Belgium: curators, artists, designers, craftspeople, collectors and extra. By November 30, 2021.



Workshops, crafternoons, and extra. An public sale launches November 12, with all proceeds going to the artists. November 5–28, 2021. Web site.





The Baltimore Jewellery Middle presents 4 various kinds of residencies for artists at totally different locations of their careers. Artists are given bench entry to a totally outfitted metalsmithing studio located in a vibrant group of jewelers and makers. This name for residency functions occurs solely yearly. Residency timing depends on the resident’s schedule. Functions for mid-career residencies are due January 15, 2022. All different all different functions are due February 15, 2022.



Brussels Jewelry Week begins on the finish of April 2022. The name is open to anybody working within the area of knickknack and crafts, in addition to artists from different fields that target the brand new concepts and views of up to date jewellery. Karin De Buysere, the founder and director of AJF member gallery Galerie Past, shall be one of many jurors. Deadline: February 1, 2022.



The Enamelist Society’s grant program is concerned about, however not restricted to, academic initiatives and those who promote enameling. Funds are awarded to teams, resembling guilds, faculties, artwork facilities and different organizations that aren’t business in nature—to not people. Deadline: January 21, 2022. Extra data.



The theme of the Worldwide Competitors for the Design of Jewelry with Amber is “amber as a reward.” The target of the Amberif Design Award 2022 competitors: to advertise amber as a supply of creative expression. Solely pure amber is permitted, however individuals have full freedom in selecting some other supplies. Deadline: February 1, 2022.



The Enamelist Society Biennial Worldwide Juried Exhibition, Alchemy, will spotlight the very best in up to date enamels produced within the final two years, by each professionals and college students. Deadline: February 1, 2022. Get particulars.




The Craft LAIR (Native Artist In Residence) presents studio house to skilled artists working in craft and craft discourse who’re concerned about partaking with the general public. These six- to eight-week, project-based residencies provide a free, 10 x 22 foot, safe, public-facing, work/exhibition/flex house adjoining to the Mary E. Black Gallery on the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia, in Halifax. Software deadline: November 23, 2021.


Preziosa Younger, the worldwide contest/exhibition for younger jewellery makers, is a biennial competitors launched in 2008 that’s devoted to worldwide rising artists, goldsmiths, and designers. The purpose is to contribute to the circulation of what’s new in analysis jewellery, in addition to to showcase what the brand new generations of goldsmiths/designers/artists are brewing. Deadline to use for the 2021 Version of Preziosa Younger: November 15, 2021. Get info right here.

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