November 2011

Bijoux sans Frontières

Triennale Européenne Du Bijou Contemporain 2011, Photo: Cristina Filipe In her essay In search of “Jewellery”, Dempf states, “contemporary jewellery in Germany is, above all, international”.  I don’t dispute this for one second and would expand the statement to say that contemporary jewellery in Europe is international. Therefore I was curious to see if and […]

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AJF 2011 Grant Award

AJF is pleased to announce that 2011 grant award funds will be used to support production of a catalog for the exhibition Geography, curated by Susan Cummins and Mike Holmes, to be shown in conjunction with the 40th Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) conference in Seattle, Washington, May 26-29, 2011. The exhibition will include

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Cover Girl

Another element of the California Design photos has to do with people. In the 1960s and 1970s artists such as Arline Fisch were working with large scale jewelry objects made to be worn on the body. Although conventionally-scaled jewelry—rings, bracelets and necklaces—were often photographed as isolated objects or in groups for the California Design catalogues, larger

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B-SIDE FESTIVAL: A contemporary jewelry route through Amsterdam

B-SIDE FESTIVAL This year the organizers produced a map available at participating venues with event locations, opening times and short statements submitted by each participants. To start, we downloaded a stripped-down printable version of the map from the B-side blog, which, if you were lucky, functioned as a way to find a venue with a

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Get a Ben

Support your local jeweler badge, 2008 French jeweler, Art Jewelry Forum writer and proud papa Benjamin Lignel is the subject of an auction in Brussels this weekend.  The auction includes jewelry by Lignel and photographic work by Elene Usdin and Enrico Bartolucci. For more information click here. Get your Ben. “ For the very first time

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AJF Announces Farrah Al-Dujali Winner of 2011 Emerging Artist Award

Mill Valley, CA, October 29, 2011 – Susan Cummins, chair of the Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) and Susan Kempin, award program chair, are pleased to announce this year’s Emerging Artist Award winner, Farrah Al-Dujaili. Al-Dujaili was chosen from among 150 entries from 36 countries. Farrah Al-Dujaili Jurors for the 2011 competition were Perry A Price, Assistant

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Art Jewelry Forum Announces Limited Edition Pin by Ted Noten

  NEWS RELEASE October 30, 2011 Contact: Susan Cummins (415-435-1614)                                                email Mill Valley, CA, October 29, 2011 – The Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce that it has commissioned Dutch jeweler Ted Noten to create a limited edition pin for their organization. The pins will be distributed to all new and renewing

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DUBH: Dialogues in Black

dubh: dialogues in black exhibition installation The exhibition was curated by Brian Kennedy and presented by STUDIO practice, an “organization devoted to facilitate dialogue, build relationships and encourage interdisciplinary engagements between Irish Artists, Designers and Studio Makers and their international contemporaries.”  The exhibition is supported by Culture Ireland and Crafts Council of Ireland with the

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