Our Mission

Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established in 1997 to advocate for the international field of contemporary art jewelry. We do so through education, discourse, appreciation, and support for the field.

AJF actively advocates for the international field of contemporary art jewelry and the talented artists who create it. We publish dynamic original content from the field’s most fascinating voices to inform, educate, and encourage critical thinking and intelligent discourse. We aim to stimulate the marketplace and increase the knowledge of consumers, artists, curators, and gallerists through organized events and informative articles, interviews, and opinions in our online magazine. We also provide financial support to artists, speakers, and writers in the form of grants and payment for commissioned articles. Above all, our goal is to give visibility and value to contemporary jewelry.

Our Board of Directors

We are guided by a fourteen person all-volunteer board of passionate art jewelry advocates, led by an executive director assisted by a small army of volunteers and interns. Sienna Patti and Raïssa Bump co-chair the board.