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04/05/2011

EXPO ‘Ring a Day – 65 artists. 1 year. 365 rings’ – Punch Gallery, Seattle (USA) – 5-29 Mai 2011

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 Goldsmiths) 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 16,000 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.

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(Ring 100, Victoria Takahashi, April 10, 2010 – wood, mixed metals, polymer clay, dyed feather, acorn cap)

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.

 

Thanks to the RING A DAY blog I got the list of exhibiting 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 Riechert
Andrea Ring
Lígia Rocha
Kathi Roussel
Kest Schwartzman
Ponsawan Silas
Mike Stromberg
Rachelle Stromberg
Victoria Takahashi
Leslie Tinnaro
Susan Trindle (= »Quercus Silver » !)
Mary Lu Wason
Emily Watson
Sara Westermark
Dee Wilder
Jaqki Withycombe

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(go to see the pictures on the blog ! INCREDIBLE things … well, RINGS !)

EXPO 'Ring a Day - 65 artists. 1 year. 365 rings' - Punch Gallery, Seattle (USA) - 5-29 Mai 2011 dans Angela BADUEL-CRISPIN (FR) 5128723553_c10c8fdfb2-1
The Ring a Day project, initially proposed by artist Nina Dinoff, was intended as a challenge to set a daily routine of exploration

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Susan Trindle (the mysterious »Quercus Silver » !)

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Maria Apostolou

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Thomasin Durgin‘s « Crown of Thorns Cilice Ring » RAD 31

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Thomasin Durgin (a.k.a. Metal Riot)

 

 

PUNCH Gallery
119 Prefontaine Place South
Seattle, Washington 98104 (USA)
tel 206.621.1945
art@punchgallery.org

 

BOOK :

 dans Ashley AKERS (US)
Ring a Day – by  Marthe Le Van – LarkCrafts Ed. – 256 pp
publication date : sept. 2011

 

27/04/2011

some RINGS discovered here & there ……………

Each time I see great rings I think about the great « ring web site », « The Carrotbox » ! :-) and my dream would be to help her to discover new rings ….. but she knows ALL about rings before everybody ! :-( so keep up dreaming ! :-)

………….. and trying to STOP this post !!!! finding every hour new GORGEOUS rings !!!

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Alina Alamorean

http://bizutu.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/35.jpg

Julia  deVille

some RINGS discovered here & there ............... dans Agata FRIEDMAN (PL) ringe9
Lisbeth Nordskov ring – Nylon, sølv, elfenben og granater.

http://www.stfz.art.pl/old/legnica/04ur/klemm-s.jpg
Susanne Klemm

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Rita Marcangelo – silk (burnt) & silver rings

 dans Alina ALAMOREAN (FR)Lucia Massei- « Le parole vengono dopo  » 2011

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Lucia Massei- 2 Pigmented shibuichi (silver & copper) rings

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4884395487_2297d28357.jpg
Patty Nieman – Ring (exhibition « Finger symbols » 2010)

 dans Amber O'HARROW (US) dans Anthi VOYATJES (ZA)
Marcus Marguillier- 3rd hologram series ring

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dUyHBClqjkA/SS_V0OqKDQI/AAAAAAAAHls/MWD0jiSgKPw/s400/Ingjerd%2BHanevold.jpg
Ingjerd Hanevold – Norway

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Ingjerd Hanevold – Norway

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Medan Toril ring (saw on blog)

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Shannon Carney ring

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6AycSdv_yHg/Taq82yATx-I/AAAAAAAADdg/_wgypNSoNdw/s1600/Solitaire+spot.jpg
‘s contribution to the book New Rings: 500+ Designs from Around the World :-)

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Violaine Ulmer - céramique, argent

Tomasz ZaremskiTomasz Zaremski – Poland

Tomasz Zaremski (Poland) – rings

 dans Ashley AKERS (US)
Amber O’Harrowseashell ring

http://www.stfz.art.pl/old/legnica/03-autor/knobel18.jpg
Esther Knobel

http://www.stfz.art.pl/old/legnica/03-autor/mattar37.jpg
Tasso Mattar

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Marie Bonfils  (DK) – ‘Ode to Manfred’ ring

existence+ring+on+the+body dans Augousta THEMISTOKLEOUS (CY)
Katherine Wheeler existence ring

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Susanne Klemm – sleeping-beauties – couldn’t resist to them …………

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Joe Wood (US) – ball rings 1999 – cast sterling silver, with 18K gold liner

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Augousta Themistocleous  – ‘ping pong’ ring – collection 2009

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Melanie Moulhen – émail – bagues ? (blog Bijouterra)

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Winfried Krueger ring 1999
(blog Bijouterra)

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Sun Kyoung Kim

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Iwaki Yu

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Agata Friedman

pj_2011_03-37 dans blog TheCarrotBox
Liisa Hashimoto – shoe ring

http://www.craftscollection.dk/graphics/cc_images_org/+1218198136489c3a7822adf+cc07_a_mb_01.jpg
Margaret Bridgewater – ‘Floating’ rings

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_EopX6nndGyI/TTiKYJl_W9I/AAAAAAAAABw/3Gky57sWb6E/s1600/anthi%252520voyatjes11web.jpg
Anthi Voyatjes - « Death encapsulated » - Sterling silver, pearls, animal skull; hollow form construction

n679453139_913412_6129 dans BOOKS / BIBLIO
Keri Kwik (US) – ring

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_dDiJ3Beteq0/TAt4Fbua0qI/AAAAAAAAGXo/jlZ-1slp6wI/s1600/Kaylee+Russotti4.jpg
Kaylee Russotti

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=9495000
Robean Visschers so well-known « under-construction » structure ring -Gold, silver (oxidized)- 2006

Robean VISSCHERS ring
Robean Visschers  - another construction/structure ring – glorious ! :-)

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Lisa JUEN – ring (exhibition « Finger symbols » 2010)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4884370009_39822f6981.jpg
Yoko Izawa - veiled rings (exhibition « Finger symbols » 2010)

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Nora FOK – ring ?  (exhibition « Finger symbols » 2010)

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Rhona HOGG (UK) ring

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Jenny Llewellyn set of rings -  like jelly worms …..

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I2Nmq9L4y0c/TasOmn_T-LI/AAAAAAAAGas/s_3-UliuRSo/s1600/twistTieRings.jpg
Isabelle Hertzeisen – twist tie rings

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_foGCtbp25_Q/SG44MINSUoI/AAAAAAAACkM/xqaX98vXIgw/s400/il_430xN.28585707.jpg
Ashley Akers

BOOK

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New Rings – 500+ Designs from Around the World – by Nicolas Estrada – Thames & Hudson, 272 pp – available in JUNE 2011 -

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GREAT RINGS saw on this Flickr page about « Finger symbols » exhibition  held in 2010 by Shetland Arts (Finger Symbols, an exhibition exploring rings and finger ornaments, curated by Mary Smith can be seen at Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale, Shetland from 7 August to 5 September. 2010)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4884999896_071c5ff49e.jpg
Felieke Van der Leest – ring ……. LOL !

VIDEO à voir ABSOLUMENT sur les bagues de l’expo  « Finger symbols » !

 

GREAT page too on this Flickr gallery : The Ring Show !!(The Ring Shows: ‘Then & Now’ and ‘Putting the Band Back Together’ at the Georgia Museum of Art in Georgia, US- It runs August 23-November 2, 2008)

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Yael Krakowski

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Vickie Sedman (US)

 

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