Monday, January 30, 2012

Paper Jewels

I am pleased to have my work included with 5 other international contemporary jewelers in the current show at Paper Hammer Gallery in Seattle. It includes some beautiful work, and the reception will be part of this week-end's First Thursday art walk. Here is a brief excerpt from the press release, and you can click on the gallery name in this paragraph for images from all of the participants:

The exhibition showcases six artists who use a variety of techniques to alter
paper from its original state into wearable art.
The value of the jewelry is based on the act of this

altering, rather than the intrinsic value of gold, silver, or gemstones. The works range from
emphasizing the ephemeral to the enduring qualities of paper.

Opening reception: Thursday, February 2, 2011, 5–7 p.m.

Paper Hammer Gallery shares space with Marquand Books at 1400 Second Avenue in downtown Seattle.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

conspicuous monday spaces//san francisco

Conspicuous Exhibition

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Julia Heineccius

Julia Heineccius' Vertical Object

Nationwide artists in collaboration with Anzfer Farms
Investigating jewelry and interactive display for the home
Sponsored by MAG and Monday Spaces

Monday Spaces, San Francisco
November 10-21, 2011
Opening Reception Nov 10, 6-9pm
2441 Balboa St @ 26th Ave, SF CA 94121

Conspicuous, hosted by Monday Spaces in collaboration with MAG, is an intimate exhibition that speaks to jewelry and how we can put it on view in our personal settings. Conspicuous is a collaborative exhibition with Anzfer Farms who respond to the featured jewelry by creating interactive, custom displays for showcasing the work in a personal setting.

This exhibition was a national call juried by Sienna Patti (Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA) and local design team Joe Ferriso and Jonathan Anzalone of Anzfer Farms. Conspicuous is a collaborative exhibition with Anzfer Farms who will respond to the featured jewelry by creating interactive, custom displays for showcasing the work in a personal setting. With an interest in exploring these objects as a visual experience, and the role played when they are taken out of a functional context.

Speaking about the jurying process with Sienna Patti and John Anzalone, co-juror Joe Ferriso stated, “Jon and I went through all the applicants looking for works that we found visually enticing to build around (without knowing who they were by). Many of the works we reviewed were of the highest quality technically and conceptually however our main concern was: can we provide or build a context that can heighten the experience of this piece when it is not on the body? Many strong works did not want to be re-contextualized, some were already fully considered, others did not appeal to our working aesthetic for the show.

From the beginning we envisioned a small body of work to fill the 150 sq. ft. gallery space. Although jewelry is often small we want it to appear large in the minds eye by giving it room to breathe. We are excited about the pieces we chose and look forward to considering their display.”

Participating Artists: Rebecca Deans, Julia Heineccius, Hannah Keefe, Meghan Patrice Riley, Cynthia Rohrer, Christine Shin, and Rebecca Schiffman.

Gallery Hours: Nov 11, 13, 19, 20: 11am-5pm; Nov 14, 21: 11am-7pm
Also open by appointment: email or call 415-407-2154

Friday, July 15, 2011


Forgot ribbon necklace Cynthia Rohrer
recycled sterling, reclaimed glass, ribbon, thread

COSTUME COSTUME II is available online at Sienna Gallery through the end of August. It is a fantastic show, and I have included some images below. Check out a more extensive collection of this 'jewelry about jewelry' here.

Necklace Sarah Abramson
glass, silver, cut steel

Pro Nailz (two finger ring) Islay Taylor
gold plated bronze, hand painted acrylic nails