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2005: Sergey Jivetin

This year’s winner of the EAA, a runner up from last year, is Sergey Jivetin, an MFA graduate of SUNY New Paltz now living in Brooklyn, New York City. He receives an award of $2000. His use of manufactured watch hands as modular-design elements yields jewelry that is visually complex and layered with meaning. The …

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AJF Trip 2004: Wisconsin

The AJF archives hold very little information about this trip. What we do have can be found in the Spring 2004 AJF newsletter. If you are an AJF member who participated and has pictures from this trip, please send them and an account of the event to AJF for publication on this website.

2004 SOFA Speaker

In 2004, Vera Siemund gave a lecture about her work at SOFA NY. The lecture was sponsored by AJF. Vera Siemund’s work invites us to ponder a provocatively beautiful paradox – a precious balance between the historic continuum of the decorative arts and radically fresh ideas made manifest in expertly crafted jewelry. Siemund is a young avant-garde …

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2004 SOFA Speaker

In 2004, Felieke van der Leest spoke to a full room of attendees at SOFA Chicago about her whimsical work and the inspiration for it. This lecture was sponsored by AJF. There is so much more to van der Leest’s work than meets the eye. ‘Actually the pieces I make are very simple,’ said Van …

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AJF 2003 Grant Award

In 2003, AJF gave funds to the Tacoma Art Museum to help acquire Mary Lee Hu’s Choker #83. The museum purchased the piece with funds from the Rotasa Foundation and AJF members Susan Beech and Sharon Campbell, Karen Lorene, Nancy Worden, Mia McEldowney and Mobilia Gallery. Other contributors included Lloyd Herman, Flora Book, Ramona Solberg, Judy Wagonfeld …

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2003 SOFA Speaker

Lori Talcott, Brising’s Mantel In 2003, Lori Talcott gave a lecture about her  work at SOFA Chicago. This lecture was sponsored by AJF. Lori Talcott offered SOFA attendees a visually rich and insightful presentation, describing how her work is a synthesis of family history, travel experiences and research in traditional and historical adornment. Talcott is …

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2003: Youyen Chang

Yuyen Chang, a MFA graduate from the University of Wisconsin, won this year’s EAA of $2000. ‘The work of artist Yuyen Chang was of consistent high quality and finesse combined with a fresh approach to art jewelry. In the best of traditions, the pieces are strongly sculptural but eminently wearable. The surfaces were handled beautifully …

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2003: Yuyen Chang

Yuyen Chang, a MFA graduate from the University of Wisconsin, won this year’s EAA of $2000. ‘The work of artist Yuyen Chang was of consistent high quality and finesse combined with a fresh approach to art jewelry. In the best of traditions, the pieces are strongly sculptural but eminently wearable. The surfaces were handled beautifully …

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AJF Trip 2002: Philadelphia

In November 2002, AJF members traveled to Philadelphia for three days of art and jewelry exploration. Trip details and stories can be found in the Spring 2002 AJF newsletter, the Fall 2002 AJF newsletter and the Spring 2003 AJF newsletter.

2002 SOFA Speaker

In 2002, Liv Blavarp gave a lecture at SOFA Chicago. This lecture was sponsored by AJF. From Norway, Blavarp is a master woodworker who creates one-of-a-kind, sculpture-to-wear necklaces or collars, with unique titles. Her work is widely recognized throughout the world and is found in the permanent collections of the most important museums internationally. She …

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