Interview Type: Artist

EAA Winner 2009

As a Pittsburgh-area native who had left some time ago I was thrilled to have the opportunity to return there to meet and interview Sharon Massey, this year’s AJF Emerging Artist Award winner and a recent transplant to the Pittsburgh-area. While this interview focuses on the emerging artist award, during our conversation I was excited …

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EAA Winner 2008

Trish Rodimer: Congratulations, Masumi, on being named the Art Jewelry Forum Emerging Artist for 2008. There was a high level of competency exhibited by the entrants this year, but the jurors felt that your work distinguished itself. We are interested in your thoughts about your work. Masumi Kataoka: I am interested in emphasizing the intimate …

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EAA Winner 2006

Ron Porter: Did being named the winner of the EAA help your work/career? If so, in what ways? Natalya Pinchuk: Being named the winner of the EAA was an amazing honor, for sure, and I do hear people say quite often that they recognize my name because of the award. So, the award definitely increased …

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EAA WInner 2005

AJF member Ron Porter recently asked Sergey Jivetin, winner of the 2005 AJF Emerging Artist Award, to give us his thoughts on the award. When the award was first established in 1999, the monetary value was $2000. In 2009, through membership growth and donations, AJF has been able to increase the value to $5000. Sergey …

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