Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ring Day Exhibition

A few photos I took of the Ring a Day exhibition at the Punch Gallery.

Case 7, 'Color & Alternative Materials'

Case 2

Case 4



Curators:
Colleen Baran
Kathryn Cole
Shannon Conrad
Nina Gibson
Sara Westermark


Artists:
Ashley Akers
Sabine Amtsberg
Loren Angulo
Maria Apostolou
Erin Austin
Meg Auth
Angela Baduel-Crispin
Colleen Baran
Inbar Barbaket
Laurie Brown
Kathleen Brughelli
Maureen Brusa-Zappellini
Catherine Chandler
Kathryn Cole
Kerry Alice Collins
Shannon Conrad
Jennifer Culp
Beth Cyr
Casey Daurio
Trudie Davies
Lisa Dienst-Thomas
Nina Dinoff
Thomasin Durgin
Laura Flavin
Renee Ford
Nina Gibson
Lynne Glazzard
Natalia Gomensoro
Heather Goodwin
Lora Hart
Sarah Hood
Chris Irick
Alice Istanbul
Norsola Johnson
Sarah Loertscher
Marthe Le Van
Kate Jones
Maggie Joynt
Evelyn Markasky
Bill Martin
Marta Miguel Martínez-Soria
Denise McCoy
Alisa Miller
Danielle Miller
Carrie Nunes
Margaret O'Brien
Marta Sanchez Oms
Paul Phillips
Calan Ree
Kathryn Rierchert
Andrea Ring
Lígia Rocha
Kathi Roussel
Kest Schwartzman
Ponsawan Silas
Mike Stromberg
Rachelle Stromberg
Victoria Takahashi
Leslie Tinnaro
Su Trindle
Mary Lu Wason
Emily Watson
Sara Westermark
Dee Wilder
Jaqki Withycombe

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Photos of the Ring a Day Exhibition


Lovely photos of the Ring A Day exhibition at the Punch Gallery. Courtesy Andrea Ring, one of the artist featured in the show. Andrea is an art jeweler with a focus on found objects. She has fourteen rings included in the exhibition, playful rings made from paper, plastic animals, street signs, a toothbrush and more.



Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ring a Day at the Punch Gallery in Seattle- an exhibition I curated

It's been awhile since I've written in my blog, too long perhaps. But while my blog may have languished I've been quite busy. One of my bigger projects was co-curating a massive 365 ring (and 18 photograph) exhibition from the Ring a day project. The opening is tonight. If you're in Seattle please do check it out.


Ring a Day
65 artists. 1 year. 365 rings.

May 5 - 29, 2011

Opening Reception: 5 - 8pm
First Thursday, May 5, 2011

As a tie-in to the annual SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmith's) conference, PUNCH presents this totally RAD (Ring a Day) exhibition showcasing 365 rings, accompanied by select photographs to illustrate the diverse, creative and inspiring rings artists have made from Day 1 to Day 365.

Colleen Baran, Kathryn Cole, Shannon Conrad, Nina Gibson and Sara Westermark juried RAD from over 17,000 rings submitted to the Ring a Day group on Flickr. The exhibition features 65 international artists with work ranging from ephemeral and conceptual art rings to functional jewelry in both alternative and classic materials.

This project was an open challenge to metalsmiths and other artists across the globe to make one ring a day out of any material for the entire year of 2010. Over the course of the year artists continually added rings, new artists joined the group, ideas morphed into new ideas, artists played off the ideas of other artists, and materials were used in new and unexpected ways. On a daily basis, rings were created, photographed, and posted to the Ring a Day Flickr group. The majority of the artists represented discovered the project through social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, blogs and word of mouth. This project reflects a population of metalsmiths and jewelry makers who are facile with current online technology.

Ring a Day is part of the Society of North American Goldsmith's yearly conference; an event that brings together 800+ visitors from around the world for exhibitions, artist's talks, trunk shows and more. SNAG is an international educational non-profit organization that supports and advances the professional practice of artists, designers, jewelers and metalsmiths.

Ring a Day would like to thank Artist Trust, Crafthaus, EtsyMetal, Etsy, PUNCH and SNAG for their generous and indispensable sponsorship.