We're pleased to announce that Rachelle Thiewes "Shimmer Bracelet" is now part of the Yale University Art Gallery's permanent collection. Thiewes holds a MFA from Kent State University and BA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She was Professor of Metals in the Department of Art at The University of Texas in El Paso for thirty-seven years. Thiewes is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship and was a nominee for a United States Artist Fellowship in 2010. In 2009 she was named “Texas Master” by the Houston Center of Contemporary Craft. The Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at Un Her work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and Museum of Arts and Design, in New York; Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC; Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh; and Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Munich Jewelry Week is just around the corner. We're looking forward to all the jewelry goings-on and to seeing some of our wonderful gallery artists included in the Schmuck 2019 exhibition.
Robert Baines, Peter bauhuis, Melanie Isverding, Esther Knobel, Bruce Metcalf, Yutaka Minegishi, Annamaria Zanella
Museum of Arts and Design
Sept. 6, 2018 - March 31, 2019
Congratulations to Peter Bauhuis upon receiving the Schoonhoven Silver Award 2018. The Schoonhoven prize is devoted to inspiring artists to explore the boundaries of their traditional art and craft. i.e. stimulating the exploration of new technologies and uses, and innovative art forms. Innovation, as envisioned in the Award’s present edition, would center on the rejuvenation of older, time-honored techniques, and on the preservation of an immaterial heritage by injecting dynamic new life.
An exhibition of all nominated works will be presented in a 3 month exhibition at the Nederlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhaven and will then travel to several cities in Belgium and Germany.
Museum of Arts and Design:
Oct. 16, 2018 - March 3, 2019
Fake News and True Love is a clever examination of jewelry as a document of popular cultural history. The artist's fanciful pieces and accompanying "evidence" encourage belief in the fourteen stories he presents. Baines has fabricated alternate realities that span from B.C.E. to the present day and encompass an equally wide range of topics, including migration, conspiracy, forgery, celebrity, and politics.
Fuller Craft Museum
Oct. 6, 2018 - April 21, 2019
Including gallery artists: Georg Dobler, Bruce Metcalf, Jennifer Trask
Arnoldsche Art Publishers Presents:
Inspired by the Arte Povera movement, jewellery artist Annamaria Zanella combines base materials with precious metals. The unmistakable blue pigment, produced according to a recipe from the fourteenth century, is just as important as plastic or corroded steel. Their interplay reveals the indwelling energy of the jewellery.
The pieces of the twice winner of the Herbert Hofmann Prize contain personal impressions and wearable references to nature surrounding her. The artist's living reality - and thus her oeuvre - also encompasses the political, the question of how we as a society want to live together.