November 2018

Rebekah Frank: Art Jewelry Forum

In this talk, given at AJF’s 2018 Collectors Symposium on January 14, 2018, then-executive director Rebekah Frank describes Art Jewelry Forum—what the organization does, why, and how things get accomplished. Among other things, she discusses AJF’s awards and grants programs, its publishing mission, and the events and lectures it hosts—and explains the importance of having these things

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Susan Cummins and Susan Beech, with David Cole

This talk, held during AJF’s 2018 Collectors Symposium, finds Susan Cummins and Susan Beech, who were part of the group of collectors who founded Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) in 1997, in conversation about their jewelry collections, their approach to curating them, their interest in meeting jewelry artists, and more. The conversation is moderated by David Cole, a

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Ramon Puig Cuyàs

Quan la joia es fa metàfora September 13–October 10, 2018 Disseny HUB Museum Barcelona Ramon Puig Cuyàs, Brooche, from the Metamòrfic (Metamorphic) series, 2016, alpaca, alabaster, Adge basalt, reconstructed blue stone, photo copyright Tamagit BCN Quan la joia es fa metàfora (When the jewel becomes metaphor) was a major retrospective covering the last 33 years

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Yvonne Montoya Named AJF’s Next Executive Director

San Francisco, California, USA—Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce its new Executive Director, Yvonne Montoya. Based in San Antonio, Texas, Montoya follows AJF’s first ever Executive Director, Rebekah Frank, to whom we extend our heartfelt appreciation for a job well done. A search committee, led by board member Sarah Turner, went through an extensive

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Sarah Rachel Brown

Launched in 2017 and currently in its second season, Perceived Value is a biweekly podcast produced by contemporary jeweler Sarah Rachel Brown. Brown investigates the economics of surviving as a creative by asking honest questions about how creative people—predominantly craft artists—make their livings and support themselves. The thought of getting “on air” and sharing the

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Irene Belfi

Irene Belfi recently opened her eponymous jewelry gallery in Milan, Italy. The Italian gallerist has traveled extensively, and she interned at Galerie Marzee before opening her own space. In this interview, we talk about Belfi’s decision to become a gallerist and the inspiration behind her minimal but intriguing gallery interior. Akiko Kurihara, Faces, 2017, necklace,

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On Offer

Art Jewelry Forum’s extensive network of international gallery supporters is dedicated to celebrating and showing 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 Bettina Speckner, Untitled, 2014, brooch,

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The November Report

Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to share the news that members of our community find noteworthy. Providing a place to share interesting news is one way AJF is celebrating our 20th anniversary. Is something missing? The success of this compilation of compelling events, exhibitions, and items of interest to the jewelry community depends on YOUR

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