AJF Events

We currently have four events planned—one AJF Live, and three events at Schmuck. Scroll down to see them all.

AJF LIVE + MAD: RON PORTER AND JOE PRICE
June 29, 2 p.m. EST (Note the special time!)

This year, in honor of our 25th anniversary, we’ll focus on collectors: who they are, different ways of collecting, the next generation of collectors, and what the future of collecting looks like.

Join AJF and the Museum of Arts and Design for a special PRIDE edition of “In the MAD Loupe”! Associate curator Barbara Paris Gifford and Yvonne Montoya will welcome partners in life and in collecting Ron Porter and Joe Price. They’ll discuss their studio and contemporary jewelry collection, some of which will be acquired for MAD’s permanent collection. Drawn to works with compelling stories, design, and craftsmanship, Porter and Price have created a collection informed by their life experiences, including as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Ron Porter is a retired associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and Joe Price is a retired computer software manager. Their contemporary craft collection began with a focus on ceramic sculpture related to the human figure. This led to a natural interest in narrative studio jewelry. For the last 15 year, they have primarily focused on expanding their collection of studio and contemporary jewelry.

This event is free and open to all. For more information and to register, follow this link.

Caption: Zachery Lechtenberg, Nuclear Family, 2018, enamel, copper, and steel pendant on 23-inch chain, photo: Ron Porter

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THESE THREE AJF EVENTS AT SCHMUCK

We’re so excited that Schmuck is happening again this year!

A JOINT BOOK PRESENTATION BY AJF AND ARNOLDSCHE
Friday, July 8, 2022, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Galerie Handwerk, auditorium, Max-Josef-Str. 4, 80333 Munich, Tel. +49 089 5119 298. Please RSVP.

  • Taming the Beast: Silver by Earl Krentzin, presented by Dirk Allgaier
  • In Flux: American Jewelry and the Counterculture, presented by AJF/Susan Cummins
  • Eleanor Moty: Quiet Elegance, presented by Matthew Drutt
  • North by Northwest: The Jewelry of Laurie Hall, presented by AJF/Susan Cummins

AJF IN CONVERSATION: COLLECTING—THE NEXT GENERATION
Saturday, July 9, 2022, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Galerie Handwerk, auditorium, Max-Josef-Str. 4, 80333 Munich, Tel. +49 089 5119 298. Please RSVP.

  • Moderator: Christian Hoedl
  • Panelists: Mallory Weston, Paulo Ribiero, Juan Harnie and Dennis Pellens
  • Coffee/pastries included

AJF PRESENTS THE 2022 YOUNG ARTIST AWARD WINNER
Saturday, July 9, 5:15 p.m. Internationale Handwerksmesse Main Stage

Join AJF as we introduce and celebrate winner Mallory Weston. We’ll also give a brief slide show of the four finalists’ work. This important biennial competition offers a prize of US$7,500 for the winner and US$1,000 for each finalist, as well as an exhibition at Platina Stockholm during Schmuck. We hope to see you there!

NEW TO ZOOM?
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  1. Go to this site: https://zoom.us
  2. Click on “Sign up for Free” and follow the prompts.
  3. Either before or on the day of the meeting: Register in advance for this meeting (use the link above).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Click on the link sent to you and Zoom will launch automatically. Set up early to give yourself time to test it out.

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What time?  This timetable is for AJF LIVE + MAD: RON PORTER AND JOE PRICE:

11 a.m. PST: San Francisco
12 p.m. MST: Denver
1 p.m. CST: San Antonio, Mexico City
2 p.m. EST: Toronto, NYC, Santiago
3 p.m.: Buenos Aires
7 p.m.: London
8 p.m.: Brussels, Paris, Oslo, Amsterdam, Cape Town
9 p.m.: Bucharest, Athens, Tallinn, Tel Aviv
1 a.m. on June 30:Bangkok
3 a.m. on June 30: Seoul, Tokyo
4 a.m. on June 30: Sydney
6 a.m. on June 30: Auckland
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