February 2010

Art Jewelry Forum Accepting Applications for 2010 Award to Emerging Jewelry Artist

Contact: Gail Hufjay 914-282-9844info@artjewelryforum.org Mill Valley, CA, February 23, 2010—The Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is accepting applications for its 2010 Emerging Artist Award.  The amount of this year’s award is $5,000.  This is the 11th year that AJF has awarded a contemporary jewelry artist a cash award.  The purpose of the award is to acknowledge promise, […]

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Designers on Jewellery

Designers on Jewellery: Twelve Years of Jewellery Production by Chi ha paura…? opened last month at the San Francisco Craft + Design Museum and is on display until May 16, 2010. The show marks the jewelry design brand’s twelfth year in the making. Founded by Gijs Bakker, jewelry and product designer and co-founder of Droog Design,

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Finnish Jewellery 1600-2009

It’s clear from the title of this exhibition that it has large ambitions, stretching from the Renaissance to the present day. As the introductory wall text puts it, ‘Over the centuries, Finnish craftsmen were able to learn their trade and practice it in neighbouring countries. Innovations and impulses were first received from the west, and later from the east. After the Second World War, Finnish jewellery design discovered its own style, which has become recognized around the world.’

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Gerd Rothmann: Catalog Raisonné 1967-2008

It’s not often you see an art book whose text is more interesting than the photographs. But such is the case with this retrospective catalog of the work of Gerd Rothmann. The hefty 404-page book shows the artist’s entire oeuvre (or at least everything he documented) from 1967 to 2008. The 589 photographs give a good idea of Rothmann’s changing styles and there are occasional full-page illustrations of some of his most distinctive pieces. But the text is a must-read for every collector, whether or not they know or care about the work itself.

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