August 2015


Mill Valley, California, USA–Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is now accepting submissions for its 15th annual Artist Award. Ambitious contemporary jewelry artists age 35 and under have until November 15, 2015, to apply for this international prize in contemporary art jewelry, which includes $7500 USD for the winner and an exhibition during Schmuck in February 2016

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Social activism and activist art are generally not known for having a “gentle touch”—unless one has a social media presence equal to the Dalai Lama’s, a quiet voice is rarely heard. At the same time, overt, heavy-handed messages addressing the failures of society are rarely experienced as “enjoyable.” Nick Cave’s Soundsuits operate on numerous levels.

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Merchants in the Temple

Exhibition view, Bianca Lopez and the Jewelry Art and Design of Manhattan, 2015, Oratorio di San Rocco, Padua, photo: Alessandra Zabbeo Bianca Lopez and the Jewelry Art and Design of Manhattan March 26–April 26, 2015 Oratorio di San Rocco, Padua, Italy Who says that tradition and novelty can’t stay together? This exhibit could somehow be

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In Memory of June Schwarcz

Born June 10, 1918, Denver, Colorado Died August 2, 2015, Sausalito, California June Schwarcz, Vessel 593, 1971, electroformed copper foil with plique-à-jour enamel, height 127 x 236 mm, photo M. Lee Fatherree June Schwarcz, one of the masters of contemporary craft, has passed away at the age of 97. June’s enamel work and sculptural copper

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