Kent State Jewelry/Metals Artists to Appear in SNAG Publication

Jewelry/Metals/Enameling BFA student Mary Kay Palazzo, aluma Younha Jung (MFA 2015), alumna and professor Rachel Smith (MFA 2015), Andrew Kuebeck (current faculty), and Kathleen Browne (former Professor and JME area head) have been selected to appear in the inaugural edition of the "Jewelry and Metals Survey" (JAMS) published by the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). The printed exhibition will consist of 208 works that were selected from nearly 1500 entries for this edition.

Mary Kay Palazzo, Play with Your Food 

This new annual publication will increase the visibility of SNAG, help propel the field forward, and highlight the best new work being made in the field of jewelry and metals in the world, and to present a wide range of the type of work being made in the field.  JAMS will be an annual survey of jewelry and metals in contemporary art, architecture, craft, and design created in the previous year by emerging and established artists, as well as students. The JAMS book will be published and available in both e-book and print format in December 2017.

This survey publication will not be themed but instead be judged on the following criteria:

  •    Creative and inventive use of medium
  •    Innovation in style and concept
  •    Technical proficiency, construction, and craftsmanship
  •    Form and aesthetics of the piece
  •    Consistency of the quality of the piece
  •    Other considerations as determined by the jury

Images: Rachel Suzanne Smith, Chicory, Stiff Gentian, and Sneezeweed Shawl (header), Mary Kay Palazzo, Play with Your Food (above)

POSTED: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:26am
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 2:29pm