flux: snag conference exhibitions in seattle may 26-29, 2011

snag_2011_seattleIf I was still living in Seattle, Washington, I would be attending the Society of North American Goldsmiths 2011 conference at the end of May. This year’s exhibition is entitled Geography:


“The science of geography seeks to provide a unified view of the natural world (physical geography) and the relationship between humans and the landscape (cultural geography). Taking geography as its theme, this exhibition, curated by Mike Holmes and Susan Cummins and organized by the Art Jewelry Forum, demonstrates the global nature of the contemporary jewelry field and the diverse ways that jewelers react to their environment. The exhibition is a celebration of the amazing variety of the natural world and humanity’s part in it, and a demonstration of the unusual ability that jewelry has to identify culture and place in a rapidly changing and increasingly interconnected world. This is Geography.”

Participating artists:
Talya Baharal, Agelio Batle, Suzanne Beautyman, David Bielander, Alexander Blank, Iris Bodemer, Angela Bubash, Eric Burris, Suzanne Carlsen, Attai Chen, Jim Cotter, Willemijn de Greef, Bettina Dittlmann, Georg Dobler, Iris Eichenberg, Jantje Fleischhut, Karen Gilbert, Gabrielle Gould, Mielle Harvey, Stefan Heuser, Rory Hooper, Marian Hosking, Sergey Jiventin, Jenny Klemming, Sharon Massey, Christine Matthias, Fritz Mairhofer, Malaika Najem, David Neale, Annelies Planteydt, Ramon Puig Cuyas, Tina Rath, Miriam Rowe, Deborah Rudolph, Dana Seachuga, Nolia Shakti, Deganit Stern Schocken, Joyce Scott, Helen Shirk, Despo Sophocleous, Cynthia Toops, Julia Turner, Tarja Tuupanen, Sally von Bargen, Lisa Walker, Areta Wilkinson.

Participating galleries:
Aaron Faber Gallery, Caroline van Hoek, Charon Kransen Arts, Crafthaus, De Novo, Facere Art Jewelry, Galerie Louise Smit, Galerie Marzee, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h,  Galerie Rob Koudijs,  Galerie Rosemarie Jager , Galerie Ra, Gallery Loupe, Gallery Lulo, Heidi Lowe Gallery, J Cotter Gallery, Jewelers’ Werk Galerie, Klimt02, Mobilia Gallery, Ornamentum, Patina Gallery, Quirk Gallery, Shibumi Gallery, Mari Shaw, Sienna Gallery, Taboo Studio, The National, The Signature Shop & Gallery, Traver Gallery, Velvet Da Vinci

For the artists’ statements and images click here.


And if you aren’t able to go to the conference, but you are in town, you can still visit many of the related exhibitions around town at some of the local galleries. For images and more information, see the SNAG website.

Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery
1420 5th Ave. | (206) 624-6768
Hours during conference: Mon – Thurs & Sat: 10AM- 6PM; Fri: 10AM- 9PM; Sun: 12PM- 5PM
ABeCeDarian – 
Curated by Karen Lorene and Trudee Hill

[3 x 10] THREE BY TEN – Suyama Peterson Deguchi, Architects
2326 Second Avenue | (206)256 0809
Hours during conference: Monday-Saturday 9AM-6PM, including a reception on Friday May 27, 5-8PM
Pride of Paper/Orgullo en Papel: Kiff Slemmons and Arte Papel Oaxaca: Collaborative exhibition between Kiff Slemmons as artist/designer and the artisans in a paper making cooperative in Vista Hermosa, Oaxaca, Mexico

Fancy Gallery
1914 2nd Avenue | (206)956-2945
Hours during conference: Tues – Thurs & Sat: 11AM- 6PM; Fri: 11AM- 9PM; Sun: by appt.
Co:Operation Tableware – 
Juried by Sarah Abramson, Andy Cooperman and Brigitte Martin

Lawrimore Project in collaboration with Greg Kucera Gallery:
Lawrimore Project
117 S. Main St, ste 101  |  Seattle, WA 98104 |(206) 501-1231
Hours during conference: Wed, Thurs, Sat, & Sun: 11AM-5:30PM; Fri: 11AM-9PM; or by appointment
Greg Kucera Gallery
212 Third Avenue S | Seattle, WA 98104 | (206) 624-0770
Hours during conference: Wed, Thurs, Sat, & Sun: 10:30AM-5:30PM; Friday: 10:30AM-9PM
Us, in flux – 
Curated by Ruth Koelywyn and Seth Papac

Traver Gallery
110 Union Street | (206)587-6501
Hours during conference: Tues–Thurs:10AM–6PM; Fri: 10AM–9PM; Sat: 10AM–5 PM; Sun: Noon–5PM
Dual: The Secret Life of Sculpture – 
Juried by Catherine Grisez
Protection: Work by Nancy Worden

Marquand Books
1400 Second Avenue | (206)682-3820
Hours during conference: Fri: 2PM–9PM; Sat: 11AM–5PM; or by appointment
Found Subjects: 
Solo Show by Sondra Sherman

Westlake Center
400 Pine St | Suite 306
Hours during conference: SNAG gala on Friday, May 27, 5-10PM; Mon-Sat: 10AM-6PM; Sun: 11AM-6PM;
There will be a party on May 5th, 5-8PM
Flux Capacitor – 
Curated by Peggy Foy

The following 4 exhibitions are in the Tashiro Kaplan All-Arts Building, this enormous building is located between Third Avenue S., S. Washington St. & Prefontaine Place S. in Pioneer Square:
G. Gibson Gallery
Tashiro Kaplan All-Arts Building | 300 S. Washington Street | (206) 587-4033
Hours during conference: Tues: by appt; Wed-Thurs & Sat: 11AM-5PM; Fri: 11AM-9PM
Counterflux: Defensive Ornament – 
Curated by Suzanne Ramljak

Pratt Gallery
Tashiro Kaplan All-Arts Building | 306 S. Washington Street | (206) 328-2200
Hours during conference: Fri: Noon-9PM; Sat: Noon-5PM
Multifaceted: Makers and Educators – 
Curated by Paula Stokes

Punch Gallery
Tashiro Kaplan All-Arts Building | 119 Prefontaine Place S. | (206) 621-1945
Hours during conference: Thurs & Sat: Noon-5PM or by appt.; Fri: Noon-9PM
Ring A Day – 
Juried by Colleen Baran, Kathryn Cole, Shannon Conrad, Nina Gibson and Sara Westermark

SOIL Gallery
Tashiro Kaplan All-Arts Building | 112 3rd Avenue South | (206) 264-8061
Hours during conference:Wed, Thurs, Sat, & Sun: Noon5PM;  Fri: Noon-9PM
Jana Brevick Solo Show

The following 2 galleries are in the Washington State Convention Center:
Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place  2nd Floor, N & S Gallerias | (206) 694-5000
Hours during conference: 5AM-Midnight, 7 days a week

Seattle Metals Guild (SMG) 10th Biennial Exhibition – Curated by Seattle Metals Guild Exhibition Committee
Passing the Torch: SMG’s High School Metal Arts Exhibition – Juried by Gary Grossman, Persephone Rizzuto and Wendy Woldenberg

Kobo at Higo 
602–608 S. Jackson Street | Seattle, WA | (206) 381-3000
Hours during conference: Mon-Thurs & Sat 11AM-6PM; Fri 11AM-7PM; Sun Noon-5PM
Art by Attrition – Curated by Julia Harrison

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
719 South King Street | Seattle, WA 98104 | (206) 623-5124
On display in the George Tsutakawa Art Gallery, Tuesday-Sunday, 10AM-5PM; Closed Mondays
Dual Nature: Contemporary Glass and Jewelry  – Curated by Hilary Lee

Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE | Bellevue, WA 98004 | (425) 519-0770
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11AM-5PM; Fri 11AM-8PM; Sat – Sun 12-5PM
Cathy McClure: Midway – Curated by Stefano Catalani

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