(Left to right) Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos, Helen Drutt, and Holly Hochner

Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos

Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos has roots in Persia and South Asia, where she was raised. There, jewelry is interwoven into every life ritual Her gallery, Mahnaz Collection, specializes in original jewelry made by transformational, independent jewelers active from the mid-20th century to the present The gallerist also feels a deep connection to the American Southwest and …

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Lisa M. Berman

Fusing Art and Business

Lisa M. Berman has a couture dressmaker, a woodworker, and a fashion business owner in her family. So you might say she was destined to become a mover and shaker in a creative field. After successfully launching and running her fashion jewelry business, Berman pivoted. She took the reins of Sculpture To Wear, a jewelry …

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In Conversation with Thereza Pedrosa, of Thereza Pedrosa Gallery

Thereza Pedrosa Gallery, which is owned by Elinor Garnero and Thereza Pedrosa, opened in 2019. It’s dedicated to abstract art in the form of paintings, sculptures, and art jewelry. Art jewelry and things of beauty have always been part of Thereza Pedrosa’s life. In this interview she talks about the decisive moment that brought her …

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Paul Derrez

After 43 years in existence at three addresses in Amsterdam and some 400 exhibitions, Ra Gallery closed its doors on December 21, 2019. AJF couldn’t let this pass without an in-depth interview of Ra’s founder and director, Paul Derrez. Exterior of Ra Gallery in 1978, when it was located at Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 178, Amsterdam, photo …

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