We’ve been invited to show in this year’s Exhibition in Print, Metalsmith magazine’s annual issue that features the work of both national and international artists in a special format, different from the publication’s regular columns and articles. We’ve never submitted anything for consideration before (mostly because the EIP is known for selecting very high concept pieces, which is not our domain), but when I saw that this year’s theme is “Gothic” and read the prospectus, it resonated with me: Continue reading “Metalsmith’s 2012 Exhibition in Print”
Jurying: Judging my fellow artists- a view from the other side
This spring I had the opportunity to be a judge for an upcoming fine art and craft show. For those of you who don’t know about the craft show process, let me explain a few things first.
Approximately six to eight months prior to a show, an application period opens. There is a prospectus usually containing information about the show and the application process (this is all done online of course). Usually, a show requires four to five images, a booth image and an artist statement all for a small fee. Sounds simple, huh? Welcome to the byzantine and mysterious world of juried craft shows… Continue reading “Jurying: Judging my fellow artists- a view from the other side”
Preview the new Showcase 500 Rings book
The first book in Lark’s redesigned 500 series, Showcase 500 Rings by Marthe Le Van, curated by Bruce Metcalf, releases officially in May, and Amazon has posted an extensive ‘Look Inside’ preview.
Zaffiro is pleased to be included in this comprehensive look at the ring- everything from high concept pieces to our interpretation of a very ancient form of the craft. Amazon’s ‘Look Inside’ covers approximately the first quarter of the book. We’re included much later on (page 332, to be exact), but you can certainly get a feel for the wide range of works presented. Continue reading “Preview the new Showcase 500 Rings book”