“Bell Jar: A Group Exhibit” Opens at Ghost Gallery in Seattle

Last Thursday evening, Ghost Gallery located in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle, Washington opened Bell Jar: A Group Exhibit, its first exhibition in a series dedicated to self-identifying women artists. Twenty-four local and national female artists were invited by independent curator and gallery owner Laurie Kearney to create their visions of a self-contained environment…

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Evolution of the Necklace: Why Is There So Much Blackened Jewelry?

Last month I attended the opening preview for the Wayne Art Center’s prestigious Craft Forms, an international juried exhibition of contemporary craft, located on Philadelphia’s Main Line suburbs. As one of the artists selected for this stellar exhibit, I feel extremely fortunate to show one-of-a-kind jewelry in the midst of “this multi-generational conversation” of artists,…

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“Art Trek” to the Southwest, Pt. II: Nature Mingles with Tech at Mesa Contemporary Arts

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum opened its 35th Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition last month in the Dobson Main Gallery, displaying handmade artwork juried by Independent Curator Julie Muñiz, who chose thirty-five artists representing fourteen U.S. states. As one of the artists selected for this prestigious exhibition, I traveled over 2000 miles each way from my Philadelphia-area…

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Jewelry, Clay, Fiber, Glass, Sculpture: National Competition Highlights Handmade

The Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery hosts a national biennial in the Midwest U.S. of juried high-end craft and 3-D art, showcasing fifty-one pieces selected by juror and metalsmith-extraordinaire Sarah Perkins in metals, jewelry, fibers, clay, wood, glass, sculpture and mixed media. As mentioned in my previous post on artdoesmatter, I’d like to highlight some…

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The Look: Expresión de la Cara

All creative types at some point in their careers encounter the Look – that facial expression of disbelief (expresión de la cara) on others’ faces when one initially regards oneself as an artist. Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of three separate but comical experiences where acquaintances who work primarily in the business world have tossed…

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