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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108|Contemporary, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

108|Contemporary is a nonprofit community arts organization known for vibrant exhibitions that not only showcase cutting-edge craft, but also give a platform to marginalized artists. In this article, I interview Susan Baley, executive director of 108|Contemporary, about how craft meets community at her organization. Baley previously served as the executive director of the Swope Art …

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Showcasing Jewelry Stories

The Jewelry Library (TJL) is a gathering place that is—like other libraries, which have evolved over the past few decades—about many different things. It focuses on jewelry literacy and contains books and catalogs for study and research, but also hosts jewelry exhibitions, artist talks, and jewelry-related events, and encourages visitors to handle the jewelry pieces …

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