May 2015 is officially the busiest month my business has ever had. Three exhibitions and one trunk show, spanning 3 states and within spitting distance of the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Gulf of Mexico. This modern era is amazing, isn’t it?
This Friday and Saturday, you can find the ENTIRE Highway Collection (and a few vintage Perspective Series pieces [Houston Necklace! What’s up long time no see!]) at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, during my trunk show at the Asher Gallery. I’ll be having a meet and greet with fellow trunk shower ceramic artist Jason Kishell on Friday, May 8th from 5-7pm, and we’ll be selling the wares on Saturday from 11am to 4pm. I’ll even put on lipstick.
Also opening this Friday, May 8th is Between the Lines: New Jewelry by Kat Cole • Donna D’Aquino • Sarah Loertscher • Lauren Markley • Meghan Patrice Riley • Caitie Sellers at Taboo Studio in San Diego, CA. The opening reception is from 6-8pm and the show will be up until June 19th. Incredibly honored to be a part of this show with some of my favorite jewelers. Check it out and see Richmond Necklace and some of my best soldered steel perspective work!
I’m so excited to have been selected to participate in the second volume of Jewelry Edition, a multi-platform project supporting early career contemporary jewelry artists. Our work will be traveling the country over the next year in various exhibitions and pop-up shops. The collections will debut at this year’s SNAG Conference in Boston, rapidly approaching on May 20-23rd. Find JE in Adorned Spaces, the exciting pop up exhibition space taking place on Friday the 22nd.
And finally, I have co-curated an exhibition with Alejandro Sifuentes and Rachel Matthews of Equinox Gallery that will open at the same pop-up exhibition space at the SNAG Conference. The show is titled OCHO, and we have selected eight metalsmiths based in San Antonio to represent our diverse community. The work we are bringing spans every facet of our field- from conceptual sculpture to fine jewelry, from emerging makers to master goldsmiths. At Equinox we are proud of our inclusive approach to curating and we are so excited to show our peers the inspiring and diverse work that is coming out of our community. The image above is brand spanking new work I’ve made inspired by my new home. I can’t wait to debut the rest of it!