May 2017

On Offer

Art Jewelry Forum’s network of gallery supporters has increased to more than 60 international galleries focused on featuring art jewelry. On Offer is a monthly series that allows AJF galleries to showcase a piece that they’ve personally selected to tempt and inspire you. Please contact the gallery directly for inquiries. Enjoy! MUSEUM WORTHY Mary Lee Hu, Choker #91, 2013, 18-karat […]

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Confusion as a Tool

In winter 2017, there was a conference about art education near a small town in Estonia. The day was full of presentations and discussions. Each presentation and question made reaching an understanding about the right approach to art education more difficult. The moderator of this conference was a professional business meeting moderator and teamwork coach,

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Katrin Eitner

Katrin Eitner at the gallery during the exhibition Ulo Florack Smashed Investment on the Wall, Berlin, 2015, photo: Galerie Katrin Eitner Galerie Katrin Eitner is located in Berlin, Germany and experiments with new ways to be a contemporary jewelry gallery in these times of great change. Her model is not focused on a brick-and-mortar location,

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In Conversation with Renate Luckner-Bien about Renate Heintze

Renate Heintze, Vogel und Stein, 1987, brooch, aluminum, cast, citrine quartz, stainless steel, 85 mm wide; and Mann und Kissen, 1987, aluminum, cast, turquoise, stainless steel, 70 mm wide, photos: Janos Stekovics This year at the International Handwerkskammer during Munich Jewelry Week, Renate Heintze was honored both as the Klassiker der Modern 2017 and with

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AJF Presents the 2017 Susan Beech Mid-Career Grant Finalists

AJF was very excited by the response to the first ever 2017 Susan Beech Mid-Career Grant competition. Not only was the number of proposals beyond our expectations, but the breadth and depth of the proposals proves that the art jewelry field is indeed a dynamic community of diverse, innovative, and creative thinking. The ideas presented

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Sergey Jivetin

Sergey Jivetin, Spectacle. Chart Dividers, 2016, sculptural utensil, antique optical device, vintage navigational instrument, brass, 200 x 100 x 120 mm, food by John N. Novi, photo: artist Sergey Jivetin is recognized for masterfully manipulating unlikely materials—such as watch hands, eggshells, needles, and steel jeweler’s saw blades—into poetically articulated forms exhibiting a softness contradictory to

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The May Report

Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to share the news that people in our community find noteworthy. Do you think something’s missing? The success of this compilation of compelling events, exhibitions, and items of interest to the jewelry community depends on YOUR participation. Providing a place to share interesting news is one way AJF is celebrating

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