Sunday, January 27, 2008

29th Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibition at Mesa Contemporary Arts

Congratulations to all the ADC members who were juried in to this fantastic show! The exhibition runs January 25-March 9, 2008.
Juror Michael Monroe, Director of Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, Washington wrote:
"As the 21st century opens, the most technology driven of mankind's history, the works in this exhibition stand as a testimony to a belief in the value of works of the hand. Despite our increasing reliance on computers, the intimate and physical qualities of the handmade object have never had more appeal."
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Participating Members:
Victoria Altepeter-Dynamical Balance and Sky Maps
Lynette Andreasen-Bedtime Stories
Barbara Brandel-The Meaning of Light
Jonathan Brown-God
Becky Chader-Terro Server
Thomas Kerrigan-Desert Flora XXI
Lauren McAdams-Like Conversation
Tedd McDonah-Cockamamie Candleholder #3
Jeff Reich-Stacking Jars
Dana Smith-Darwin's Dream II

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Andy Cooperman Workshop at ASU

Below the Belt:
February 16th and 17th
$180($155 for ADC members)
9:00am - 5:00pm
Level: intermediate
Location: ASU Metals Department(Tempe)
Art Warehouse 130
Lecture: Feb. 15th, 7:00pm
School of Art Building Rm. 246

The belt buckle may be the most often overlooked or easily dismissed jewelry form among metalsmiths. Yet, it is ripe with design and conceptual possibilities. This two day workshop will cover the basics of fabricating a Western style tang and loop belt buckle. Beginning with discussion and demonstration, students will work on buckles of their own. Topics such as advanced soldering and finishing will be addressed as they arise.

for more information contact Jeanne at (520)791-5915 ext. 117 or

Photographing Your Work and the importance of the image

Saturday January 19th, 10:00am at Arizona State University, Lauren McAdams will be speaking about the importance of getting a good quality image of your work and demonstrating different ways to accomplish this. Professional photographers do not always fit into everyone's budget. Lauren will show you how you can get good results in your own studio. She has had many of her images published and will share with you some do's and don'ts of the process. We will be meeting at the Metals Studio in the Art Warehouse room 130. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Happy Holidays!

A good time was had by all at the holiday get together and the food was delicious! It was great to get a chance to visit with fellow ADC members squeezed into our busy schedules. An ornament exchange is always a delight, but I must admit this group was much more polite than I am used to... next time maybe I can talk some people into the stealing approach!

WHAT A HAM! ...and a big THANK YOU goes out to Laura Miller our generous hostess!