Bustin' Out in Craftboston

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Hi Friends!
I'm getting ready to show at Craftboston for the first time this year! (Oh yeah! Awesome!)

I'm super excited, but also in a money crunch! (Oh no! Gross!)

Pretty please hit me up if you've had your eye on anything! I'm up for some wheeling and dealing as long as you play nice. I'll do free shipping anywhere in the weeks leading up to the show! I can also earmark something for you and have you scoop it up in Boston if you just want to call dibs first.

Check out my Etsy store and use this link or just use code: GITIT at checkout. If you have something particular in mind that I haven't listed yet because I'm too busy in the studio, let me know and I'll crawl through the mountain of in-stock critters to send you some pics. This way, you can scoop it up before the show no matter where you are!

And if you're on the east coast, I hope you can come by and see me at the show!

WHEN: April 20-22, 2018
WHERE: Cyclorama @the Boston Center for the Arts
WHAT: 90 local and national craft artists exhibit and sell handmade wearable art, furniture, decor + more
TICKETS: General Admission $15
              Seniors/ Students - $12
              Society Members - $7.50
              Kids 12 + Under - free
You can get tickets here!


Thawing Out

Puppy Pound
Much like an off shore ocean current, I've had a lot of hot activity on top bring old nutrients up from the briny depths.

With all the new work coming out of the studio in the past year, a lot of galleries that I work with did a refresh. I'm getting to reacquaint myself with a few critters that had been out working the show-pony circuit for some time, and now they are ready to retire (for cash!)

I've been squeezing in time to list things for sale so whether you want a nibble at new things before they head to a fair or gallery, or you've been pining for a critter that slipped your grasp, it's time to pounce! (Much like a K-mart in August, you can use lay-a-way in a pinch.)
What's Happening/Where Are We?
  • ongoing solo exhibition of at UIHC in Iowa City, IA (Fountain Lobby), up through April 12th 
  • I'm heading to CraftBoston (for the 1st time) April 20-22nd! The new jumbo neck critters (like the one below) will be coming with me!
  • invitational group show during "Melting Point", Valencia, Spain, April 26th-29th
  • invitational group show, "The After Joya Effect V", at Popeye Loves Olive during Athens Jewelry Week, May 6-22nd
National Locations (US)--
Gilded Pear Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
Ombré Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Fancy Gallery, Seattle, WA

International Locations--
Galerie Beyond, Antwerp, Belgium
Friends of Carlotta, Zurich, Switzerland
OHMYBLUE, Venice, Italy
PIN sstudio, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Mix Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

New Venues

Unfake News (About My Work)

I've picked up representation in some new locales going into 2018, and a couple more will likely be added in the coming months. This is good news because my house is bursting with clear plastic bins scrawled with my code names for pieces, and crowding out vital work space in our little duplex!

For my fellow Iowans, I've now got work at Gilded Pear Gallery, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This is especially exciting because they have just jumped into the deep end of the contemporary jewelry pool.

If you're in Venice, check out OHMYBLUE. The gallery is fresh, and I'm in very good company with the other artists they represent!

I'm also tickled to be a part of a new project by Lisa Berman of Sculpture to Wear. She will be introducing contemporary jewelry to a new audience with an exhibition titled "Indelible" featured at Kopeikin Gallery in L.A. for the beginning of December.

I've got some images of pieces listed on etsy down below, but I have soooooo much more work than that. If you're looking for something in particular, please let me know! I'm happy to send images of what I have on hand if you're in the market for some special critters. 
Around the corner:


Headed to Barcelona

I'll be taking part in JOYA Barcelona for the first time this year. I've included info from the organizations page below so you can find your way to the fair:

JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair is the main art jewellery event in Spain.
The event is part of Barcelona Jewellery Week, along with Barcelona Watch Experience. The 9th edition of JOYA promotes the best in international art jewellery. Located at Arts Santa Mónica as a cultural space, it brings together domestic and international artists, galleries, schools and collectives with conferences and parallel events in Barcelona.
JOYA has created an international network that, once a year, exhibits the work of artists from all over the world, inviting gallery owners and collectors to the event, along with a cultural elite interested in discovering the latest creations in high level art jewellery. JOYA is also a dissemination and communication showcase for specialist and general media outlets and both online and offline publications.
JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair
5-7 October 2017
Arts Santa Monica, Rambla 7
Barcelona - Spain
Map data ©2017 Google, Inst. Geogr. Nacional


Stuff in Iowa!

Here's a few locally produced videos by Jason Smith that feature my jewelry as well as many local models, photographers, and other artists!