Loading...

Latest Entries

Robert Baines Featured at MassArt

An exhibition by Robert Baines celebrates the beautiful and whimsical works of Australia’s leading archaeometallurgist. His research on Bronze Age goldsmithing has not only shaped international jewelry scholarship but also grounded his own practice. For over 40 years, Baines has made jewelry that draws on the vocabulary of historic European metalworking techniques in unexpected ways. Combining precious metals with contemporary materials he excavates the mythology of present-day culture. Using ancient techniques in playful new ways Baines creates objects that push the boundaries of what wearable craft can be.
Dates: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 to Saturday, March 3, 2018
Gallery: MassArtBakalar & Paine Galleries
Reception: Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 – 8:00PM
Artist Talk: January 19, 12:00PM, Huntington Studio, Design and Media Center, MassArt

Carbraceleta

Karin Roy Andersson Named Finalist

Swedish artist, Karin Roy Andersson has been named one of 5 finalists for the prestigious AJF 2018 Artist Award. The Award is offered through AJF’s award and grant program to celebrate innovative work being created by a jewelry artist early in their career. The winner will be announced to the audience at the International Handwerksmesse in Munich during the annual week long jewelry fair in March. Here, the artist in conversation: 

Karin Roy Andersson Named Finalist

Andersson_000006_224584_592488_4599_800x600px Andersson_000002_224584_588862_4599_800x600px

Klaus Bürgel Honored at 92Y Benefit

Congratulations to gallery artist Klaus Bürgel upon his being honored by the 92 Street Y’s Jewelry Center The honor was shared with renowned jewelry designer Robert Lee Morris and took place at the Hollis Taggart Galleriesin Chelsea.

92Y

Yale University Art Gallery Aquires Thomas Gentille Work

The Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Ct. has acquired a brooch, by Thomas Gentille , for its permanent collection. The brooch, dated 21st Century, is a gift of the artist in memory of John Paul Miller. Included in the gift are 3 untitled ink  and watercolor drawings.  Courtesy: Helen Drutt, Philadelphia.

image F

Taking part in TWO x TWO for Aids and Art

Contemporary Art jewelry received some  high-profile attention at the TWO x TWO auction for Aids and Art that took place at the Richard Meier designed Rachofsky House in Dallas.
Auction goers had an opportunity to bid on work by some of the most important, international, contemporary jewelers. The group was carefully chosen by well known philanthropist and art collector, Deedie Rose, whose own passion for “wearable art” inspired her interest in having this art form prominently highlighted in the auction.
We couldn’t be prouder of our participation in this important event, with a piece by noted Dutch artist, Evert Nijland.

image E

 

Chains and Flowers / Peter Bauhuis Currently on View

The work of Peter Bauhuis will be on view thru Nov. 18 in a special exhibition of new, along with seminal works by the master German goldsmith.

Chains and Flowers

image B

Robert Baines Bracelet on View at MFA

Australian artist Robert Baines’ “Bracelet, 1995″ * is now on view at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as part of the exhibition “A Look to Antiquity in Craft.” This exceptional installation includes contemporary craft inspired by the classical ideals of beauty in Greek and Roman antiquities. Alongside the contemporary objects are examples from the museum’s collection of antiquities. The exhibition runs thru Jan 7, 2018.

* The bracelet is a gift of Helen Williams Drutt English from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection , in honor of the artist. Photo © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

image A

Newark Museum adds Zach Lechtenberg’s Work to its Collection

We’re pleased to announce that Newark Museum has added Zach Lechtenberg’s “Stuck on Pricks” brooch to its
collection. The brooch is made of copper, then enameled, using the technique of champlevé. The brooch is housed
in a dedicated, colorfully detailed, hand illustrated package.
Lechtenberg received his MFA from East Carolina University where he studied with legendary artist Robert
Ebendorf, who considers Lechtenberg’s voice unique among the legion of young artists working today.

Read more: Zachery Lechtenberg

IMG_5042

Metalsmith Review: “Between Black and White” / Every Nijland

Nijland_Metalsmith_Vol 37 No 2

Nijland_Metalsmith_Vol 37 No 2_Page_1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arkansas Arts Center Acquires Naama Bergman Vessel

We’re pleased to announce that Arkansas Arts Center has acquired a recent piece by artist Naama Bergman. The vessel, pictured below, is made of iron mesh and salt and is part of a series recently featured in her exhibition “Saturation Point.” Read more about the series here.

Saturation-16-Salt Vessel 03, Salt, Iron Mesh, 2016-sm