Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More calls for entry

DEADLINE: Mon, November 24, 2008
A Holiday Exhibition featuring fine artwork in all media priced for sale at $150 or below. Open to fine artists in all media. 80/20 spolit on sales. Exhibition: December 4-14; delivery of work: November 21-24. Prospectus: Columbia Art Center Galleries, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045, 410-730-0075, or .
Contact: Columbia Art Center Galleries | 410-730-0075 | |

DEADLINE: Wed, December 03, 2008
The Inaugural Small Works Invitational Exhibition sponsored by Elon University. Open to all artists 18+. Accepted artists will receive an invitation to participate. Size limitations: All artwork should be no larger than 100 square inches (width x height), including an optional mat or frame. Three-dimensional work must be ready to hang with instructions, floor and pedestal pieces welcome. All works will be exhibited, though Elon University reserves the right to make curatorial decisions concerning subject matter. While Elon University will exercise the utmost care in handling your objects, we will not be responsible for lost or damaged work through the shipping process. Entries Rec'd: December 3. Installation: December 5.Opening Receptio: January 5. De-installation and works returned: January 28. Entries must be received by December 3rd. Please mail to: Minature Art Invitational, Michael Fels, 2810 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244. Return service will only be provided for artists who supply a SASE. No money orders or postal vouchers please. Work(s) may be hand delivered by December 3rd to Arts West Building, 406 West Haggard, Elon, NC, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. Please contact Michael Fels ( , 336.278.5597) to schedule a drop off time. Hand-delivered works must be picked up in the gallery on January 28th between the hours of 9am-5pm. Each work must have a label attached to the back/bottom with artist's name and title (also address, phone, e-mail and medium).

Contact: Michael Fels | 336-278-5597 | |

Call for Entry

DEADLINE: Wed, December 31, 2008
Earth’s Journey is a new online gallery for the Eco-Artist. If you use recycled, upcycled and/or environmentally friendly materials to art, you can enter. No fees to register. Show art online 24/7. 30% commission, of which 10% goes to charity. Questions: Tina Santillo,
Contact: Tina Santillo | | |

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Powder Coating Demo-October 30th

Don't forget, Megan Auman will be giving a powder coating demo October 30th at 7:00 in 2006. It's going to be cool.

Monday, October 20, 2008

National Design Week

RISD just sent me their e-newletter thing, which had this listed. The Cooper-Hewitt doesn't have a link yet for the podcast that I could find, but it sounds like it will be really interesting!

As part of National Design Week (October 19-25), Scott Stowell '90 GD will join other 2008 National Design Award winners in discussing the state of contemporary design. He and his NY studio Open won in the Communications Design category, while Deborah Berke BArch '77 was a finalist in the Interior Design category. The panel discussion takes place on Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30pm at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in NYC and will be podcast live.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Spring Courses

Courses Offered Spring 2009
ART 118, Metals + Jewelry for Non-Art Majors, M, 10 am- 1:50 pm
ART 118, Metals + Jewelry for Non-Art Majors, W, 6- 9:50 pm
ART 218, Intro to Metals + Jewelry, W, 1- 4:50pm
ART 218, Intro to Metals + Jewelry, F, 10- 1:50pm
ART 418.001, Metals + Jewelry II, T/TH 9:30 am-11;20am
ART 313.001, Enameling I, T/TH, 2-4pm
ART 413.001, Enameling II, T/TH, 2-4 pm
ART 490.050, Internship
ART 499.050, Honor's Project

*ART 497.050, Senior Project
  • Depending on the number of people, I would be willing to consider scheduling a custom meeting time that works with all students' schedules time to better address the needs of this course. Right now the course is scheduled for T/TH 2-4pm.

Gocco! and Gocco Supplies

Art Things, art supply store in Annapolis sells Gocco Supplies. Art Things 2 Annapolis Street, Annapolis (410) 268-3520.

Pearl Paint in NYC also sells Gocco suplies.

If any one finds either of these places selling a blue film- necessary for
exposing your screens, please buy 2 or 3 and I will pay you back. These get lost and are essential to exposing your screens.

Check it Out
There was a Save Gocco web link which I can't seem to find easily this morming. Click here for one link to a blog. Also Google Save Gocco and you will find a NY Times article last year/two. Also check out Etsy for lots of products that use gocco. Flickr Site for Save Gocco

Get Gocco Fever.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Janet Huddie Opening/Heidi Lowe Gallery- Road Trip

Janet Huddie has a solo show opening at the DCCA [Delaware Center for Contemporary Art] on Friday, November 7th from 5-9pm. The DCCA is an interesting place with post-graduation opportunities. [Whitney Marsden, alumn '07, is currrently running the retail space at the DCCA.] Janet's work looks gorgeous.....please go out an support Janet, our program and faculty, and art jewelry.

And while you are driving to Delaware, why not "swing by" Heidi's gallery in Rohobeth, Delaware and see her show and gallery?

JacquƩ says: Road Trips are fun.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A great place to stay in NYC!

I totally recommend the Chelsea Star Hotel located outside of Chelsea and close to Madison Square Garden.
This hotel/hostel is super funky and around $30 a night for dorm style beds. They also offer hotel rooms and apartments for nightly rates.
Find more info @

Jackson Pollock and Marcel Duchamp featured on Ovation TV

If I remember correctly, last semester Pollock and Duchamp came up a few times on various listservs as people who are hacks in the art world. So, in the spirit of investigation, it might be cool to check out their various biographies that are going to be featured on the Ovation TV channel this month. I personally feel that their contributions to the art world have been immense and profound.

"The Secret of Marcel Duchamp" will be featured tomorrow at 8 and 11 on the Ovation channel.

Jackson Pollock's biography will be featured on October 22, 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm, and October 23, 3:30 am (ok, so its not primetime!)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Our Very Own Liz Steiner

Liz is having an opening on the 4th floor of the Center for the Fine Arts. There is a small MFA gallery space across the hall form the door to the office suite up there. It is this Thursday, October 16th from 5- 6:30pm. Please come out and support our atomic rabbit.

Towson Innovations Lab in Second Life

Tonight I got my first glimpse behind the scenes at the soon-to-be-public Towson Innovations Lab island in Second Life. Here is a picture. After checking out our island, I looked up our location on the map and we are interestingly next to University of Delaware. A group of us went and Caitlin Foxtrot found a great underwater aquarium [?] are some photos. And I relocated my SL office hours to the beach at the University of Delaware [until I can create a nice beach-side location with waves on our island]. We all went surfing which was actually really fun! Join us Monday evenings in SL...except next Monday I cannot make it.....See you in-world on Monday, October 27th.
Ruby Snook

Saturday, October 11, 2008


So here's a question/topic for all of you out there...

Do you consider yourself a Jeweler? a Maker? a Designer? an Artist? a Craftsperson?
What do you think the differences are between those? Do you feel like you fit into multiple categories or not fit in to any of those? How would you introduce yourself?

Comment away! Or find me and talk in person too.....

Friday, October 10, 2008

Watch This.

This is an audio podcast from Etsy on Bruce Metcalf.
I think you will all enjoy this.
Let me know.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Openings, Openings, Openings- This Weekend

Friday, October 10
Iris Bodemer at Jewelers' Werk in DC

Saturday, October 11
Matter of Degree, digital photo show of Bridget Sullivan's work at Load of Fun, 5:30-7:30pm.
Load of Fun is a great arts space on North Avenue at Howard Street. Go!

Impressions, an exhibition of art jewelry by Heidi Lowe at the Heidi Lowe Gallery in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, 6-9pm.

See some art this weekend!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Powder Coating Demo Rescheduled!

Megan Auman, our visiting lecturer on powder coating, has a stress fracture in her right foot. She requested a reschedule of this demo. New date: Thursday, October 30th, 7pm.
Please change your calendars so you don't miss it!