The AJF sponsored panel
The board and staff and numerous AJF members have just returned from the SNAG conference in Seattle feeling pretty damn wonderful about the reception there for our Geography exhibit, the accompanying catalog, Damian Skinner's lecture, and the "Nothing if Not Critical" panel, as well as the studio and collection visits we made as part of the AJF trip. Thanks to everyone who worked on our activities at SNAG but especially Damian and Nancy, our totally amazing staff.
Special thanks goes out to the members who contributed to the
Board Member Mike Holmes leading a tour of the Geography Show
catalog: Susan Beech, Sara Jane DeHoff, Joan Dutton, Susan Kempin, Donna Schneier and an anonymous donor. I'd also like to acknowledge board member Mike Holmes, and our designer Kent Tayenaka, who produced this fabulous catalog documenting the exhibition. If you want to order it go to: www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2153003.
And if you missed Geography in Seattle, you'll have a second chance to see it at SOFA Chicago in November 2011.
Linda Peshkin, our membership chair, wanted to let you know that we have some VIP passes to offer you for the following fairs taking place this summer:
- New York Antique Jewelry and Watch show, 22 - 25 July 2011. Click here for passes for free admission.
- SOFA Santa Fe, 4 - 7 August 2011, and opening night, 3 August, which is by invitation only. Please watch for an invitation to sign up for this soon.
Installing the work
AJF members have been invited by ASJRA to attend a gallery tour of the exhibition Jewelers of the Hudson Valley at The Forbes Galleries, 62 Fifth Ave. (at 12th St.), New York City, which will take place on 18 June 2011 at 2 p.m. The exhibition runs until 25 June. Please let Elyse Karlin (email@example.com) know if you would like to sign up for the June tour. There is no cost and you may bring a guest, but you must make a reservation. To read more about the exhibition and check on their hours go to: www.forbesgalleries.com. If anyone would like to join fellow ASJRA members for coffee and dessert after the tour (Dutch treat) on 18 June, please email Elyse as well.
AJF members on tour
We have been adding to the number of AJF members pretty steadily this year and we now have a total of 285. If you have received a reminder to renew, please respond, as we need your help to keep supporting the field of contemporary art jewelry. We hate to have to chase you down with repeated requests. We are doing so much for all our members now that I just don't know how you can resist . . . so please rejoin!
All the best,