image credit: Claudio Pino
The theme for the 2013 SNAG conference Meta-Mosaic was designed to celebrate the diversity of jewellery and metalsmithing in the 21st century. Toronto, Canada is a mosaic of peoples and cultures as well as the center of Canada’s jewellery industry. In conjunction with the Meta-Mosaic theme Zilberschmuck invited artists to consider how they make up the mosaic of Canada’s peoples. As all individuals are comprised of the same elements including carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen to name a few. What can make each person unique like his or her DNA does? How can each artist use specific elements in their piece that is unique to them alone?
The theme Three Elements asked award winning metal artists to create a piece of jewellery, hollowware or sculpture based on three elements from the Periodic Table using their birth year, birth date and the combined birth dates of them and their parents, making each combination of numbers individual to each artist. Together the finished pieces will create the complete mosaic of styles, designs, techniques and creativity in the 21st century.
Participants in this exhibition are: Jackie Anderson, Donald Beaubier, Lois Betteridge, Beth Biggs, Karen Cantine, John Carnes, Sarabeth Carnet, Shao-Pin Chu, Brigitte Clavette, Roland Dubuc, Charles Funnell, Elizabeth Goluch, Sandra Noble Goss, Wesley Harris, Bayot Heer, David Ivens, Jesper Jensen, Shannon Kennedy, Charles Lewton-Brain, Wolfgang Loerchner, Sonja Neven, Claudio Pino, Shona Rae, Pam Ritchie, Kye-Yeon Son, Don Stuart, Annette Van Leeuwen, Ken Vickerson, Michaela Wolfert.
Three Elements exhibition will be on display at Zilberschmuck, 910 Kingston Road, Toronto, May 15 to 18, 2013. SNAG conference attendees, come see us on Friday, May 17th, we will be open until midnight. Saturday is also a good choice, the Kingston Road Village SpringFest is on with lots to see and do in our ‘little village’, join us to see the show and visit the other shops and eateries during your visit.
Zilberschmuck Art-Jewellery is proud to present “Transformation” a juried exhibition of fine jewellery and metal work on exhibit from April 11 to May 31, 2013 at Zilberschmuck located at 910 Kingston Road, Toronto.
2013 marks the ninth-year the national juried show has invited artists to explore the formal and conceptual ideas behind the meaning of a word. This year’s theme, Transformation drew in 85 entries from 68 artists from coast to coast and the jury selected 40 interpretations from 33 artisans for the exhibition. Entries ranged from physical transformations in metal like Mokume-gane and Damascus steel to conceptual transformations like once traditionally ‘Canadian made’ souvenirs now being mass produced offshore trinkets for the tourist market.
The Best in Show winner is Robert Mitchell for his stunning sterling silver and 18 k gold bracelet with Canadian diamonds, detailing the transformation of man’s history of adornment, beginning with a silver cast salmon backbone and moose hair to illustrate tribal and hunter-gatherer peoples, followed by the Industrial Revolution with a carved Plexiglas, to a bubble cut citrine depicting new technologies of gem cutting and a 16 GB USB flash drive for the Information Age – demonstrating that society currently values technology above all else.
The Transformation exhibition will be on view during the Toronto International Jewellery Festival (TIJF) and the SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) conference in May celebrating jewellery arts, metal arts and design from Canadian and International artists with events and exhibitions to inspire the public to enrich their lives through jewellery.
Juried on March 13, 2013, the judges: Jacquie De Almeida, Managing Editor of Jewellery Business magazine; metal artist Vivienne Jones; and goldsmith Van McKenzie, awarded the prizes and selected submissions for inclusion in the exhibition:
Best of Show Winner: Robert K. E. Mitchell – “The Evolution of Adornment Bracelet” – Toronto, Ontario
Best Utilization of Gemstones Winner: Alexandra Jay – “Progression” – Ottawa, Ontario
Best in Technical Achievement Winner: Andy Pomorski – “Chainsaw Chain Cuff” – Picton, Ontario
Best in Design Innovation Winner: Maude Lapierre – “Artichokes” – Montreal, Quebec
Winner: Alisha Marie Boyd – “Branch Vessel #14” – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Winner: Jay (Seul Kee) Joo – “Don’t Come Near Me” –Toronto, Ontario
Winner: Susan Remnant – “Nature’s Dance” – Garibaldi Highlands, British Columbia
Winner: Diana Wieler – Cloisonné treasure box & travel icon – Grimsby, Ontario
Other artists also included in the exhibition are:
Ivanne Binetruy – Toronto, ON K. Claire MacDonald – Toronto, ON
Audrey Boudreault– Coteau-du-Lac, QC Sonja Neven – Cochrane, AB
Naomi Bourque – Nelson, BC Jan Peterknecht – St. John’s, NL
Karen Cantine – Edmonton, AB Genessa Radke – Toronto, ON
Bridget Catchpole – Vancouver, BC Shona Rae – Calgary, AB
Miriam de Langley – London, ON Alexis Smith – Toronto, ON
Audrée H-St-Amour – Fredericton, NB Donald A. Stuart – Midhurst, ON
Daniel John – Scarborough, ON Amber Suddes – Toronto, ON
Shannon Kennedy – Kitchener, ON Pam Tymensen – Toronto, ON
Charles Lewton-Brain – Calgary, AB Monika Urbaniak – Maple Ridge, BC
Elizabete Ludviks – Hamilton, ON Anne-Sophie Vallée – Montreal, QC
Ann L. Lumsden – Ottawa, ON Michaela Wolfert – Almonte, ON
Yuanyuan Zou – Halifax, NS
Zilberschmuck Art-Jewellery would like to thank the sponsors who have helped make this annual exhibition a success: Crown Pearl, Digital by Design, Gesswein Canada, Lacy and Co., Metal Arts Guild of Canada (MAGC), Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). Exhibition runs from April 11 to May 31, 2013 with an opening reception and award presentation on Thursday April 11, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Zilberschmuck Gallery Information:
“Three Elements” – May 7th to May 31st
“Transformation” – April 11th to May 31st
Tuesday to Saturday – 11:00 to 6:00
May 15th & 16th 11:00 to 8:00, May 17th 11:00 to Midnight
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