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February 2024, Part 2

Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to share the news that members of our community find noteworthy. Is something missing? The success of this compilation of compelling events, news, and items of interest to the jewelry community depends on YOUR participation. If you’re a member of AJF at the Silver level or above, you can add news and ideas to this bi-monthly report by going here. If you aren’t a member, but would like to become one, join AJF here.
Listings gathered with assistance from Carrie Yodanis.

SAVE THE DATES FOR THESE EXCITING AJF TRIPS IN 2024!
AJF has a year of fabulous travel opportunities planned just for jewelry lovers!!!

  • February 28–March 3, 2024: Munich Jewelry Week
  • June 13–16, 2024: Montreal, Canada
  • September 8–15, 2024: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • November 18–24, 2024: NYC Jewelry Week

Find the deets on our Events page, here. As a perk of giving at the Silver level, you get to join a cast of jewelry world aficionados as we travel the world. For more information about our trips, or questions about your membership, email Yvonne at yvonne (at) artjewelryforum (dot) org. To become a member, join here. See member benefits here.

EVENTS
We have a dedicated page for them. Go here to see the list.

FEEL LIKE SEEING A JEWELRY SHOW?
Find these listings and many, many more on our dedicated exhibition page:

  • Où | On | Where, Collectif Hinterland, at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h through February 24
  • With My Heart on My Sleeve, and My Feet on the Ground: Helen Clara Hemsley, at Jewelers’Werk Galerie through February 29
  • Oculus: Jiro Kamata, at Gallery Funaki through March 8
  • Tore Svensson, at Four through March 16
  • Boys Boys Boys, at Galerie Door through March 23 (and in Munich during jewelry week)
  • Karl Fritsch: Ringlein, Ringlein, Du Musst Wandern, at Viceversa, February 28–March 30
  • Uncommon Threads, at Pistachios Contemporary Art Jewelry through March 31

GET 10% DISCOUNT ON MASTERCLASSES AT THE 2ND LISBON JEWELRY BIENNIAL
Lin Cheung and Manuel Vilhena will teach the masterclasses June 22–26, 2024. Cheung will teach around the theme of “Hope,” and Vilhena about “jewelry in action.” This relates to the overall theme of the biennial, with its focus on political jewels and jewels of power. (2024 marks the 50th anniversary of a democratic Portugal.) Also: 20+ exhibitions; schools meetings; a galleries showroom June 28–30; and a colloquium June 27–29. The colloquium program will be announced soon, but registration is already open for it and for masterclasses. AJF members get a 10% discount on the masterclasses and colloquium. More.

ORNAMENTA, THE BJC’S ANNUAL BENEFIT PARTY: MARCH 9, 2024, 7 P.M.
This year, Ornamenta will take place at 2640 Space. It includes a silent auction where you can bid on beautiful pieces of art jewelry, as well as a raffle full of goodies. Your finest cocktail attire is requested, and this year is inspired by all things sapphire. Tickets are available on the BJC’s website, here. And even if you’re not in Baltimore, there are ways you can support the BJC’s annual fundraiser.

MAD ABOUT JEWELRY 2024: MAY 5–8, 2024
During the Museum of Arts and Design’s annual benefit sale of contemporary jewelry, you’ll find work by 50 contemporary jewelry artists from 19 countries. A Gala Brunch and preview shopping for ticket purchasers takes place May 4. MAD About Jewelry has become known as the ultimate pop-up shop for contemporary, artist-made jewelry, where collectors and jewelry enthusiasts have the rare opportunity to meet and acquire pieces from some of the most innovative creators in the field. MAD About Jewelry is free with Museum admission. More information coming soon.

THE PROGRAMS FOR MUNICH ARE ONLINE
Jewelry Week takes place February 28–March 3. Find the fair’s program here. The back pages contain a map of locations in Munich. Pore over the citywide schedule created by Current Obsession here.

SEE MINE DURING JEWELRY WEEK IN MUNICH
Central Saint Martins BA Jewellery Design’ exhibition explores the intricate relationships between the ideas, materials, and processes we use. Selected works will re-examine notions of extraction: the origin, lifecycle, and ethical considerations of materials. Current students, grads, staff, and the school’s extended jewelry family will exhibit together, having mined their environments for materials and concepts, promoting resourcefulness in renewal, restoration, or conscious recontextualization. More.

AUCTION AT QUITTENBAUM ON JUNE 6, 2024: STUDIO JEWELRY AND JEWELS
On the block so far: studio jewelry and art jewelry from Hermann Jünger, Pol Bury, Friedrich Becker, Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe, and Giampaolo Babetto, as well as precious gems and vintage accessories from Tiffany, Cartier, Hermès, and Van Cleef & Arpels. Info. Be part of the auction with your selected objects and precious items. Consignments accepted until April 5, 2024. Contact Quittenbaum’s expert, Nadine Becker, here.

SEE TWOSOME: MARGIT HART & FRITZ MAIERHOFER IN MUNICH
Their exhibition will be presented at Quittenbaum Gallery during Munich jewelry week. The opening takes place Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 4–7 p.m. More.

CALL FOR ENTRY: SOCIETY OF ARTS+CRAFTS
The theme is The Nature of Imperfection: Jewelry and Adornment. Selected work will be shown in the online gallery and featured on social media, the website, and in the eNewsletter. Award: $1,000. Jurors: Robert K. Liu, Ph.D, co-editor, Ornament magazine; Bella Neyman, cofounder, NYC Jewelry Week; Lynn Batchelder, contemporary jewelry artist. Deadline: March 15, 2024. Info. https://societyofcrafts.org/

BIJOUX! MARCH 21–23, 2024
The annual international jewelry exhibition and sale returns to The Boca Raton Museum of Art. Purchase unique works of art jewelry directly from the creators, participate in curated tours, lectures, special events, and more! Info.

LOEWE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES CRAFT PRIZE FINALISTS
Four jewelers are among the 30 finalists: Miki Asai, from Japan; Eunmi Chun, from the Republic of Korea; New Zealand’s Karl Fritsch; and Norman Weber, from Germany, who also made the selections for this year’s Schmuck special exhibition in Munich. Congratulations! More.

HEAR FROM IRIJA ØWRE
Øwre, who directs Galleri Format Oslo, was interviewed by The Jewelry Journey. Among the topics in the podcast: Why it’s more important to follow your own style than to follow trends when building your collection, and how Norway’s design scene differs from nearby Finland and Denmark. Listen here.

SUBMIT TO RADIANT PAVILION BY FEBRUARY 25, 2024
You have about one week left to submit your proposals. Info and online form here.

WHY DID ICE AGE EUROPEANS WEAR JEWELRY?
A scientific journal just published an article on the diversity and meaning of jewelry for women in the Ice Age 30,000 years ago. Read it.

THE EXPERIENCES, CHALLENGES, AND SUCCESSES OF INDEPENDENT JEWELERS
This NYTimes story features Lorraine West, Jennifer Koche, Johnny Nelson, Wing Yau, and Bernard James. Read it.

JEWELLERY SYMPOSIUM IN HAXTHÄUSER HOF, GERMANY: MAY 30—JUNE 2, 2024
Theme: The Empathy of Objects. The “New Materialism” determines contemporary debates. The ability to act, the power of action, the impact of matter and things, the use of resources, the intraactivity and performativity of objects are key words. Approaches from cultural theory, philosophy of science, philosophy, sociology, feminism, art studies and different artistic practices are intertwined. Info.

AUTOR HAS EXTENDED ITS APPLICATION DEADLINE
However, Autor’s website isn’t working properly at the time of publication, and details don’t appear on its Instagram page, either. Does anybody know the revised deadline?

CALL FOR ENTRY: MISSED CONNECTIONS
This exhibition, co-curated by Jess Tolbert and Lyndsay Rice, will take place at The Produce Gallery during the SNAG Conference San Diego 2024. See full show description here. Deadline: March 24, 2024.  The show will take place May 26–July 26, 2024.

KOTKA MARITIME FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL JEWELRY COMPETITION 2024
The city of Kotka, Maritime Centre Vellamo, and the Kotka Maritime Festival organize a sea-themed jewelry competition in cooperation with the Finnish Goldsmiths’ Association and the Finnish Clock and Jewelry Museum. The purpose is to study the sea’s message and interpret it in the form of jewelry. The topic can be approached from many different angles. Deadline: First design phase ends April 5, 2024. Info.

OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: GRASSIMESSE
This international meeting place for design enthusiasts and lovers of beautiful things is an art exhibition and sales fair in one. Exhibitors will offer unique pieces, small series, and exemplary product design from the fields of textiles, fashion, jewelry, ceramics, glass, furniture, and more. The jury selects exhibitors according to high qualitative standards. Deadline: May 15, 2024. Info. The event will take place at the GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst, in Leipzig, Germany, October 25–27, 2024.

OPEN CALL: TALLINN APPLIED ART TRIENNIAL
Theme: The Fine Lines of Constructiveness. This international contemporary craft event highlights works from different fields of applied art and design. The call for the main exhibition is open to artists and designers living or working in the Baltic and Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland). Deadline: March 15. Info. The triennial will take place at Kai Art Center, in Tallinn, Estonia, October 4, 2024—February 16, 2025

WORKSHOP: CROCHETED WATERPROOF JEWELRY WITH DEBRA WEISS
Create and customize your own necklace by crocheting colorful fishing line and adding beads. Presented in Los Angeles by Craft in America. Saturday, March 23, 2024, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Cost: $75. More.

0 + 0 = 0, BY LISA WALKER
“It’s really OK for people to wear odd-looking brooches,” says Walker. “I don’t always know what I’m doing. I hope it stays like that.” Her new limited-edition publication—only 888 in print—is a literal work of art and can even be worn as a piece of jewelry. More.

 

 

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