United States


Our fabulous New York City trip in October 2008, was centered on the opening of the new building for the Museum of Arts and Design, which was great to see. It has been many years coming, but the results will be felt for a long time. We all agreed that the jewelry section of the building was by far the best part.

We also were privileged to meet some of the movers and shakers who have put art jewelry on the map during the past few decades: Jane Adlin, Susan Grant Lewin, Ursula Ilse-Neuman, Paul Smith, Donna Schneier and Toni Greenbaum. It was fantastic to hear them speak about the kind of work we are passionate about.

We also heard from several artists, thanks to Charon Kransen, Loupe Gallery and the David Collection, as well as the 92nd Street Y and Pratt. It was another super AJF trip. Thanks to everyone who helped to organize it and in particular to Susan Kempin and Sally von Bargen.

2008: Masumi Kataoka
AJF 2008 Jewelry Exhibition Award