Seeing Red CCBC Gallery

Posted on May 15, 2017

Excited to have these two pieces along with a couple others selected for an upcoming exhibition, Seeing Red at the CCBC gallery, the exhibition is curated by Barbara Cohen.  Looking forward to seeing all the other art jewelry from across Canada, will give you updates about the opening.

Exhibition Opening

Posted on April 30, 2017

Excited to be a part of this exhibition, please join me for the opening of Drawing The Line at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery on May 3, 2017  4 – 6:30 PM.  At the opening I will be giving a presentation and sharing my inspirations and artist process. For the lecture RSVP at 206.624.6768 or facereart@gmail.com

 

 

Workshops Summer 2017

Posted on March 30, 2017

I am excited to be teaching two workshops this summer 2017.  The first workshop is June 26-30, 2017 and is at MISSA on Vancouver Island, BC.  The workshop is Image and Mark-Making in Enamel: Surface Exploration.   Here is a link to MISSA so you can check it out https://missa.ca

I will also be teaching later in the summer at Danaca Design in Seattle, very happy to be returning there.  The studio and the owner Dana Carlson is wonderful and the students have been great.  The workshop Image and Mark-Making in Enamel happens August 18-20, 2017.  Here is a link to Danaca Design http://www.danacadesign.com/index.php?p=classes&c=coming

 

Alchemy4 Exhibition

Posted on February 23, 2017

I’m excited that these two pieces have been accepted for the upcoming exhibition Alchemy4. This exhibition is the 16th Juried International Enamel Exhibition, sponsored by the Enamelist Society and the exhibition dates and venues are:

July 29 – August 26, 2017 – Alchemy4 Exhibition at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

September 10 – October 22, 2017 – Alchemy4 Exhibition at Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

January 7 – April 29, 2018 – Alchemy4 Exhibition at National Ornamental Metals Museum, Memphis, TN

Intelligent Making: a workshop with Lori Talcott

Posted on February 1, 2017

In November 2016 I was excited to take a master class with Lori Talcott at Pratt Fine Arts Centre in Seattle.  The class was called Intelligent Making, it focused on developing the skills artists need to align and articulate the many aspects of their studio practice.  We were fortunate to have Maria Phillips join us as a guest instructor. Lori and Maria made for an exceptional teaching team.  In the workshop we investigated research strategies to assist in identifying our interests and locate our work both in a cultural and historical context.  Through various modes of writing we worked to generate, develop and articulate ideas with a goal to bypass art speak and cliches and concentrate on the aspects that make the work personal and idiosyncratic.   A challenging but immensely enriching and supportive workshop.  I am consuming different essays and writings, looking at my work in a different context and asking myself many questions.  I am trying to carefully consider and refine my thinking, the language and images I am using…to achieve strong compelling and authentic work.  Thank you Lori, Maria and Pratt for this excellent class and thanks to Amelia Milner for these photographs.

Opening Feb 8 2017 in Seattle

Posted on February 1, 2017

Please join me for the opening of Celestial Comets, Cupids & Other Heavenly Bodies at Facere Jewelry Art Gallery on February 8, 2017.  The exhibition runs Feb 8 – 28, here’s one of my pieces “Oort Cloud”

winter on the west coast

Posted on January 15, 2017

I know some of you will be groaning, but I just have to post a little about the snow.  We get snow so irregularly on the West coast that for me it’s a magical time.  As I’m not able to get to the studio I am just enjoying the snow. Enjoy the view from my perspective. 

Goals for 2017

Posted on January 5, 2017

As this new year begins I look back at 2016 New Years 2016, lucky to have spent it in one of the special places in the world…Tofino.  2016 was an intense, exciting year..beginning with this wonderful holiday with friends, a number of exhibitions, a residency and travel in NS, fabulous workshops..more on those workshops in future posts.  Which brings me to my goal for 2106. to post more regularly on my news page during this coming year.  Happy New Year..thanks for following on my journey.

Jewelry Dialogue: On and Off the Body

Posted on August 17, 2016
Jan Smith and Louise Perrone
Craft Council of BC Gallery http://craftcouncilbc.ca/ccbc-gallery/
August 18 – September 29, 2016
OPENING: Thursday, August 18, 2016 at  7:00pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, August 18, 2016  6:00- 6:30 pm

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Jewelry Dialogue event at CCBC Granville Island

Posted on August 14, 2016

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Louise Perrone and I had a blast at Granville Island, thank you to everyone who came out. This was an ‪#‎jewelrydialgue‬ event for our upcoming exhibition at Craft Council of BC.  Pretty excited about this exhibition opportunity and very grateful for all of CCBC’s support.