Charmed to Meet You

Amelia Toelke works in many media: jewelry, illustration, sculpture, graphic design, etc. As an undergrad at SUNY New Paltz, she was drawn to the way metal encompasses utilitarian objects like buckets and spoons, but also ceremonial objects like reliquaries, censers, and jewelry She designed the logo to celebrate AJF’s 25th anniversary, which we’ve used throughout …

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Checking in with Cong Ma

More than 100 international artists applied for this year’s Young Artist Award. Cong Ma was chosen as one of the finalists. She received an unrestricted cash award of US$1,000 and exhibited her work in Platina’s booth at Schmuck, in July 2022. AJF’s Young Artist Award acknowledges promise, innovation, and individuality, advancing the careers of rising …

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Paul Derrez

Paul Derrez’s Pride Power Project and Rainbow Chains

Today, demonstrations to make a public statement about any social, political or environmental issue often become flamboyant events. Crowds flock the streets. They dress up for the occasion wearing clothes, hats, flags, and handwritten protest signs that express their grievance, ideals, or aims. Since texts appear to be more powerful than signs, political buttons have …

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