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SOFA Chicago 2010 – Chicago (USA) – 5-7 Nov. 2010

17th Annual SOFA CHICAGO 2010

SOFA Chicago 2010 - Chicago (USA) - 5-7 Nov. 2010 dans Adam GRINOVICH (SE) 41571_155298491177720_1715097_n

* among the galleries present : Aaron Faber Gallery (NY), Charon Kransen Arts (NY),  Ornamentum (Hudson, N.Y.), Sienna Gallery (Lenox, MA), …..
Petra Zimmerman bracelet – antique coin purse, acrylic, silver, brass, steel (Ornamentum)


* Lectures take place Friday, November 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 in rooms 324, 326 & 327 of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. Admission to the Lecture Series is included with purchase of SOFA ticket :

among the lectures (to see at this page) : 
- Lecture Friday NOV 5 – SNAG Emerging Artists 20109-10 am  Room 324
Three exceptional emerging artists, Adam Grinovich, Andrea Janosik and Eun Yeong Jeong talk about the development of their jewelry, which draws on a diverse and innovative palette of materials. Presented by the Society of North American Goldsmiths
(Grinovich is represented by Ornamentum, Hudson, NY; Janosik and Jeong are represented by Charon Kransen Arts, NY)

Eun Yeong Jeong - Charon Kransen Arts
Eun Yeong Jeong
Adam Grinovich‘Husk’ Circle Bangle, 2010  -synthetic plaster, lacquer, shellac, leather (ornamentum)

- Lecture Friday NOV 5 – Masters and Apprentices: The European Tradition and Contemporary Jewelry in an American Context11 am-12:30 pm Room 324
A presentation and panel discussion on the European tradition of goldsmithing; how it contrasts to the American university system, and the relevance of apprenticeship in contemporary jewelry-making. With artists Ayesha Mayadas, India; Peter Schmid, Germany; Juha Koskela, Finland; Britt Anderson North Carolina, USA; Liz Tyler, UK; Christian Streit, Germany; So Young Park; Stephen LeBlanc; Patricia Kiley Faber, gallery director/owner, Aaron Faber Gallery, NY.
Moderated by art historian Sue Barry

Peter Schmidt
Peter Schmid (Aaron Faber Gallery, NY)

- Lecture Friday NOV 5 -  “And Viewers Like You” – 2-3 pm Room 327
Art Jewelry Forum board members Susan Cummins, former gallery owner and now director on the Rotasa Foundation Board and Chair of AJF and Susan Kempin, Secretary of AJF and a collector of contemporary jewelry, discuss the role of active viewing and the development of Art Jewelry Forum as an organization that promotes dialogue regarding viewing, collecting, wearing, owning, and displaying contemporary jewelry. Directly following this talk Agnes Larsson, this year’s Art Jewelry Forum Emerging Artist Award winner from Stockholm Sweden will discuss her work.
Presented by Art Jewelry Forum

Art Jewelry Forum
Agnes Larsson (Ornamentum gallery)
Bruce Metcalf - ‘Large Rocket’, 2009 painted maple and birch, 24k gold plated brass (Snyderman Works gallery)
(Lecture Friday NOV 5 – Makers: The First History of Studio Craft in America – 3:30-4:30 pm Room 327 – discussion will be followed by a book signing)



Festival Hall
Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL  (USA)



presented during Lecture Friday NOV 5 – Makers: The First History of Studio Craft in America – 3:30-4:30 pm Room 327 – discussion will be followed by a book signing

« Makers: The First History of Studio Craft in America » – co-authors Janet Koplos, freelance critic and Bruce Metcalf, studio jeweler



et juste pour l’infini plaisir des yeux !
Yvel – Necklace – 20 by 21 mm to 20 to 25 mm multi-color baroque South Sea pearl necklace combining 18k yellow gold set with 15.20 ct. multi-colored diamonds from One of a Kind Collection Yvel, Jerusalem -



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