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In November of 2013 I will join 9 other American metalsmiths to travel to Amsterdam to participate in the international art jewelry fair SIERAAD. This group was curated by Rachel Timmins and Jillian Moore in pursuit of gathering a diverse range of American art jewelry makers. Additionally, Rachel and Jillian spearheaded the start up of an indiegogo account to assist in our travel expenses.
This fundraiser is a very important part of helping us get to Amsterdam. All 10 of us have committed to the costs that go along with participating in this event, we feel it is very important for our individual careers and progression to participate. This fundraiser was created to benefit all 10 artists that make up this diverse group! With your help, we could offset our costs.
Any support is GREATLY appreciated! Please follow this link to read more!
I made my first Necklace Chain last year and marinated on it for a bit. this is the second design incorporating elements that I have been using in other works. This piece measures about 24” long on the body.
It is currently up at Equinox Gallery in DT San Anotnio. There will be more soon! With the change of spring I am feeling a change in color palette!
*Necklace Chain, copper, sterling silver, prehnite, powdercoat
This Friday! My exhibition reception for “Something Old, Something New” will be from 6 pm-9 pm at Equinox Gallery in downtown San Antonio.
This show is in conjunction with Contemporary Art Month San Antonio!
This series gets it title from the literal use of old jewelry components mixed with new fabricated elements. I am really excited about this new direction.
Coming right up! I just shipped the last box of my work over to L.A. for an invitational exhibition Good Enough to Eat, The Fusion of Food and Craft.
This is a three part exhibition (or three servings rather) being held at the Craft in America Study Center in Los Angeles, CA. My work is featured in the second, Food as Subject for Craft.
Artists joining me in this exhibition include: Eric Boos, Sienna DeGovia, Linda Dolack, Jennifer Halvorson, Candace Kling, Ed Bing Lee, Beth Lipman, Hilary Pfeifer, Norm Sartorius, Peter Schilling, Peter, Shire, and Alice Simpson.
We are all artists working in a variety of media and formats, and from the images I have seen it is a very interesting and no doubt an evocative collection of works.
The two other servings include: Food as Impetus for Craft (now closed) and Food as Medium for Craft (April 20th-June 22nd).
Food as Subject for Craft will open Saturday, Feb. 2nd and run through April 6th 2013.
Just packed up another batch of work to mail off tomorrow. This time to the other side of the states—-> NC where it will be accompanied by so many cool metalheads. The show is Off the Wall, in conjunction with the beloved ECU Symposium/Material Topics.
I posted the batch on my website, if you will not be attending you can check it out there.
I guess departure really means until I can figure out how to make time to post!
In the future I will try not to be as dramatic about possibly giving up the blog. I have been using this Tumblr site for a couple of years and while I may move it to some other host in the future, I figure it might not be a bad idea after all just to post a few things here and there.
Here is what is happening in my world right now:
I am very excited to be a part of “Monochrome Noir” and exhibition that was developed by Michael Dale Bernard and Tara Locklear. These two multi-talented artists have done a remarkable job with this show. It will open at Velvet Da Vinci Gallery January 9th and run through February 15th.
You can read more about the show HERE, and please do! 22 artists and tons of lovely work to drool over. Be sure to check me out on page 8 of the artist images.
I have also revamped the website, check it out Here.
January is full of events/symposiums/exhibitions, but because I am getting back into the hang of things, lets just take one at a time!
Thank you for reading!
End to the blog days
I have recently decided to end my tumblr days. Blogging proved to be an effective tool in graduate school to think through ideas, share progress of work, and provide an outlet to get exposure for my work. Now I have found myself putting it last and finding it to be more of a personal obligation. I’d rather put my time into my website!
So visit my website! www.laurawoodstudios.com
And thanks to those who have followed! I will still post updates and events at www.laurawoodstudios.com
Image*, In Memoriam Necklace II
Another day, another photography battle. Good news is I am planning on a better light source. These will do for now but I sure will be happy when I can capture the texture of the paper appropriately. These are part of a collection of jewelry I will be sending to a show in North Carolina in August, details to come!