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Schmuck 2017

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WE’RE OFF TO MUNICH…
For those of you who will be in Munich, March 8-14 for the annual week of jewelry hoopla, here’s a quick list of exhibitions, book launches and meet-the-artist events that feature Gallery Loupe artists. We’re particularly pleased that the following 5 of our artists were chosen to participate in the Schmuck 2017 exhibition at the Internationale Handwerksmesse:  Robert Baines, Attai Chen, Vered Kaminski, Esther Knobel and Annamaria Zanella.

Robert Baines Chosen As Prize Finalist

Congratulations to Australian artist Robert Baines upon being named finalist for the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize, for his extraordinary gold neckpiece, “Steampunk from the Cosmos.” Baines is one of 26 finalists selected from nearly 4000 submissions by artists from more than 75 countries. The winner will be announced on April 10th.

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Read more about the Loewe Foundation Prize:
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Metalsmith Magazine Features Two Loupe Artists

Don’t miss the current issue of Metalsmith magazine featuring 2 outstanding articles – one on the enamel work of Zach Lechtenberg by art historian, Toni Greenbaum and the other, on Bruce Metcalf by Ulysses Grant Dietz, Chief Curator of Decorative arts at the Newark Museum. 

Read here:

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Jennifer Trask Speaks at the Renwick

In conjunction with the exhibition “Visions and Revisions” currently running Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art, we had the opportunity to hear artist Jennifer Trask talk about her work and inspiration. Trask’s work will be on view at the Renwick thru Jan. 8th.

Here’s a look at the video from the show.

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New Exhibition: Matter of Perspective / Attai Chen

An exhibition of new work by Israeli artist Attai Chen opened on Saturday, Nov. 12. Matter of Perspective will be on view through Dec. 3

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Learn more about the exhibition

Gallery Artists Selected for Schmuck 2017

We’re excited to share the news that out of 704 applicants, 5 of our gallery artists were selected to have their work shown at Schmuck 2017.
Congratulations Robert Baines, Attai Chen, Vered Kaminski, Esther Knobel and Annamaria Zanella!
Looking forward to March 8 – 14 in Munich…

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New Exhibition: Between Black And White / Evert Nijland

Dutch artist Evert Nijland’s new exhibition opened on Saturday, Oct. 15 and will run through Nov. 5th

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Jennifer Trask Featured at Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery

The remarkable work of American artist Jennifer Trask is currently being featured in Visions and Revisions: Renwick Invitational 2016. On display are early and current works of Trask, including jewelry and large-scale sculptures made of unexpected materials such as bone, antique frame fragments, snake vertebrae, butterfly wings and more. The show runs thru Jan. 8, 2017 and includes the work of three other phenomenal artists.

You can  hear Jennifer talk about how her lifelong fascination with biology, archaeology, and anthropology informs her work, at an Artist Talk, Tues. Dec. 6th at the Renwick Gallery.

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Newark Museum Acquires Work by Kiff Slemmons

We are pleased to announce that Newark Museum has acquired a neckpiece by artist Kiff Slemmons. The work, titled Naccara was part of the Round-Surround series in which Slemmons explored the humble nature of the ubiquitous button.   “I wanted to take buttons out of the jars and give them new life, put them back on the body in another form.”

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Flashback to Misha Kahn’s Mall Girl

An interview with the artist

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Misha Kahn. Courtesy of Friedman Benda and Misha Kahn. Photography: Joseph Driste.

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