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Art Jewelry Forum Announces New Executive Director

San Antonio, TX, US—Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is excited to announce its new executive director, Stefanie Fedor. Based in Lynchburg, VA, US, Fedor follows Yvonne Montoya, to whom we extend our heartfelt appreciation for a job well done. A search committee, led by Board Chair Bonnie Levine, conducted an extensive search that unanimously recommended Fedor to […]

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ART JEWELRY FORUM SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

San Antonio, Texas, USA—Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is an international organization with a mission to advocate for the international field of contemporary art jewelry through education, appreciation, and support for the field. AJF is dedicated to providing visibility, value, and appreciation for art jewelry by supporting and facilitating meaningful connections in the field for collectors,

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Khanya Mthethwa, Umswenko

Artist and Educator Khanya Mthethwa Wins the Coveted Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant

San Antonio, Texas, USA—Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce that the largest art jewelry cash award in the US, the Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant, has been awarded to Khanya Mthethwa, an award-winning jewelry designer born in Kwa-Zulu Natal who currently works as an academic at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. The

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Art Jewelry Forum Announces the 2023 Susan Beech Mid-Career Grant Guidelines and Jury

San Antonio, Texas, US—Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce this international grant opportunity for mid-career artists. Established by San Francisco-based jewelry collector Susan Beech, this $20,000 grant has as its objective to recognize a mid-career artist who has made a substantial contribution to the field of art jewelry. The jury of distinguished professionals

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AJF Honored at MAD About Jewelry, at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)

San Antonio, TX, US—We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, during its annual benefit and preview dinner, MAD About Jewelry honored AJF for 25 years of providing visibility, value, and appreciation for art jewelry. AJF was established in 1997 to promote education about contemporary jewelry and has since grown into the

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AJF Announces Winner and Finalists for the 2022 Young Artist Award

San Antonio, TX, USA—Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce Mallory Weston (US) the winner of its 2022 Young Artist Award. The four finalists are Taisha Carrington (Barbados), Aaron Decker (US), Marion Delarue (France), and Cong Ma (US). The winner and finalists will all exhibit their work at Platina Stockholm during Schmuck, the annual international art

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AJF Board Transitions Leadership, Acquires New Board Members

San Antonio, TX, US—We are pleased to introduce our new board leadership: Bonnie Levine as chair of the board, Marta Costa Reis as board secretary, and the addition of two new directors, Toni Greenbaum and David Dao.  During her four-year leadership—two with co-chair Sienna Patti—former board chair Raïssa Bump successfully guided AJF with dedication and a steady

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Karen and Michael Rotenberg

2022 Art Jewelry Forum Young Artist Award

San Antonio, Texas, US—Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce the 2022 Young Artist Award (YAA) competition, the 20th cycle of this prestigious award.    The biennial AJF Young Artist Award acknowledges promise, innovation, and individuality, and advances the careers of rising artists. Ambitious contemporary jewelry artists age 35 and under are invited to apply

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2022 Art Jewelry Forum Young Artist Award

San Antonio, Texas, US—Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce the jury and guidelines for the 2022 Young Artist Award (YAA). Applications will be accepted starting November 1, 2021. The biennial AJF Young Artist Award acknowledges promise, innovation, and individuality, and advances the careers of rising artists. Ambitious contemporary jewelry artists age 35 and

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