Erica Hoosic Awarded Juror's Choice in So Fresh + So Clean
Current graduate student in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling, Erica Hoosic was awarded the Juror's Choice Award in Ethical Metalsmiths Students’ "So Fresh + So Clean" online exhibition. Two alumni, Felicia Severn (BFA ’17) and Amanda Stumpf (BFA ’16), were also included in the exhibition. The call for entry states that the juried competition was looking for “fresh” work that’s happening now, challenging how we define the field of metalsmithing and jewelry. The “clean” aspect objectively looks at where studio practices intersect with environmental concerns and human health and how the artists consider this impact in their work. Hoosic uses recycled materials such as plastic bags in her work.
The Juror’s Choice Award was chosen by guest juror, Curtis Arima and includes a $500 cash prize, work featured on a promotional poster and an opportunity to work with Ethical Metalsmiths Students on projects. This is the fifth annual online exhibition and features student and emerging artists’ work from around the world who work in the jewelry and metals medium.
Image: Necklaces by Erica Hoosic, left to right "Entangled Growth", "Tidal Waste Garden", and "Pollinated Pollution Pod"