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Announcements and Events 34.4

FACÈRÉ GALLERY presents Subtle Set from August 10 - 31, an exhibition focusing on subtlety of relationships in objects and featuring the work of thirty artists. Matchy-matchy takes on new life as the participating artists are tasked to create subtle sets of wearable art. Whether by subject matter, material or scale each group forms a distinct relationship. The artists exhibiting include Ken Bova, Jana Brevick, Kat Cole, Nancy M¯egan Corwin, Jacyln Davidson, Emanuela Duca, Peg Fetter, Ford & Forlano, Chris Giffin, Laurie Hall, Thomas Hill, Sarah Hood, Nadine Kariya, Margaux Lange, and Karen McCreary. Shown are Cactus Combo Necklace and earrings by Jayne Redman, rings by Victoria Takahashi, and resin bangles by Karen McCreary. 1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 108, Seattle, Washington 98101; 206.624.6768.


THE BEAD MUSEUM OF GLENDALE closed its doors on March 12. After two decades of operation, the Bead Museum’s historic downtown Glendale collection is transitioning from Arizona to a new permanent home at Mingei International Museum in San Diego, California. For twenty-four years, the Bead Museum has operated to promote the appreciation of the art, history and culture surrounding beads and beaded artifacts. The museum closed due to the economic downturn and the decline in the number of visitors and donations.


THE ART JEWELRY FORUM issues a call for entries for their Emerging Artist Award program. This is the twelfth year that AJF will be providing a cash award to a contemporary jewelry artist. The amount of the award is five thousand dollars. Its purpose is to acknowledge promise, innovation and individuality in the work of an emerging jewelry artist and to help to advance the artist’s career. Deadline for entries has been moved to September 30.


THE PASADENA BEAD AND DESIGN SHOW is on display from July 28 – 31 at the Hilton Pasadena. Over three hundred displays, exhibits, galleries, and workshops will be available to attendees, showcasing wearable art, handmade beads, designer components, glass art, embellishments, lapidary, jewelry, art couture, metalwork, handwovens, gems, collectibles, and decorative arts.


THE AMERICAN CRAFT EXPOSITION hosts its twenty-seventh annual show from August 26 – 28. Approximately one hundred fifty juried craftspeople from across the United States exhibit baskets, ceramics, fiber decorative, fiber wearable, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood crafts. The show takes place at the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. All proceeds from the American Craft Exposition benefit ovarian cancer research at NorthShore University HealthSystem. The Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Northwestern University, 2311 North Campus Dr., Evanston, IL 60208;


THE SOUTHERN JEWELRY TRAVELERS ASSOCIATION AND SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN announced the winners of the annual student design competition at the Atlanta Jewelry Show. Themed Sublime Design, the competition brought together a number of entries submitted to four unique categories: rings, necklaces, bracelets, and brooches. The winners include, for rings, Kristen Baird, Aimee Petkus and Seon Young Lee; for brooches, Bong Sang Cho, Hsiang Ting Yen and Caroline Lo; for bracelets, Jeannette Zoleman and Kristen Baird; and for necklaces, Marissa Devito and Dana Burmeister. Bong Sang Cho also won prizes in bracelets and necklaces.;


THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF JEWELRY AND RELATED EVENTS announces its 2011 Fall Annual ASJRA event, running October 14 – 16. Co-Director Elyse Zorn Karlin has announced that instead of its usual all-day conference and study day, the 2011 event will take place all weekend with a smaller attendance. Among other activities there will be a curator’s tour of the Kaplan Jewelry Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, a tour of the jewelry in the museum’s new American wing, including selections from the Daphne Farago Collection, and a lecture by award-winning gem sculptor Helen Serras-Herman.


THE SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET takes place August 20 – 21 throughout the city of Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Indian Market hosts over eleven hundred artists from one hundred tribes and is the largest cultural event in New Mexico, attracting one hundred thousand visitors per year. The Indian Market features visual arts, literature, film, music, culinary arts, symposiums, and much more.


THE WESTCHESTER CRAFT SHOW celebrates its eighteenth anniversary from October 14 – 16, and will exhibit the work of one hundred fifteen outstanding artists in the fields of basketry, ceramics, glass, fiber decorative and wearable, furniture, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, and wood. The show will be held at the Westchester County Center. 198 Central Ave., Route 119 at Central Ave, White Plains, NY 10606; 914.995.4050;



THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART CRAFT SHOW shows from November 10 – 13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. With a contingent of foreign craft artists every year and almost two hundred craft artisans featuring work in basketry, ceramics, fiber decorative, fiber wearable, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood, the show has a wide range of craft for every collector.


THE WAYNE ART CENTER issues a call for entries for CraftForms 2011, the seventeenth annual international juried exhibition of contemporary craft. Elizabeth Agro, Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be the juror for the exhibit, which runs from December 2 to January 21, 2012. Deadlines for call for entries is September 15.


THE BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM hosts its sixty-fifth BAM artsfair, running from July 29 – 31 in Bellevue Square, across from the Museum. BAM artsfair includes work in drawing/pastels, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wearables, and wood. The artsfair is one of the longest-standing and most distinguished marketplaces in the region. BAM artsfair is a juried show and is limited to three hundred twenty-five exhibitors.


THE NORTHWEST BEAD SOCIETY presents its twenty-third annual Bead Bazaar at the Lynnwood Convention Center, from October 8 – 9. Explore a variety of precious and base metal, crystal, ceramic, semiprecious stone, lampwork, polymer clay and seed beads; tools, books, handmade and finished jewelry, collectibles, findings, and more. Activities include demos, exhibits and classes.


THE SMITHSONIAN CRAFT SHOW hosts Smithsonian Craft2Wear, a show and sale of jewelry and clothing from October 22 – 23. Thirty-six artists will display their work in the National Building Museum. All artists have previously been juried into the Smithsonian Craft Show, held each year in April also at the National Building Museum.



THE CRAFT EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND issues a fundraising challenge for donations; if CERF+ raises two hundred thousand dollars by September 2011, the Windgate Charitable Foundation will donate one hundred thousand dollars to CERF+. CERF+ is close to the halfway point of its fundraising goal. The funds raised will help increase the size of CERF+’s emergency assistance grants and loans and help CERF+ build the resources needed to respond to artists in distress.


CHEONGJU INTERNATIONAL BIENNIALE holds its seventh exhibition, Contemporary Craft, Now & Here, from September 21 through October 30. The symposium will include the craft and design of the Bienniale’s guest country, Finland. In addition, the many events will explore the Bienniale’s main theme of the truth and identity of craft in the twenty-first century. The exhibit will be held at the Cheongju Cultural Industry Complex.

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