This month, Shibumi Gallery, located in Berkley is presenting Fifteen: The Emerging Artist Show. The show features a beautiful selection of jewelry designs from 15 emerging jewelry designers in the Bay Area, curated by Gallery Owner, April Higashi. I'm so thankful to April for providing this amazing opportunity to showcase my jewelry designs at her gallery and for supporting the work of new emerging designers.
"This show gives new talent a venue to present their work to the public in a gallery setting. The work ranges from contemporary art jewelry to fine jewelry and was chosen for it’s high level of consistency, excellence, creative vision and craftsmanship." -April Higashi
The Emerging Artists Show features: Claudia Alleyne, Nina Bocobo, Cielomar Cuevas, Hsinyu Chu, Lydia Elsa Martin, Kate Eickelberg, Benjamin Faryna, Anna Johnson, Taylor King, Kate Mess, Trevi Pendro, Baiyang Qiu, Brienne Rosner, Olivia Shih and Kelsey Simmen.
I decided to explore jewelry making shortly after moving to California in 2010 in order to merge my graphic design skills with my love for jewelry. It's so amazing to look back and see how much my craft has evolved from simple beaded necklaces that I started designing for myself to launching my own line of modern architectural jewelry and becoming a part of such a talented community of jewelry designers.
For this show, I'm showcasing a selection of my current Geo Collection as well as several limited edition pieces with mixed metals, using Sterling Silver and Yellow Bronze. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend the opening reception, but I visited the gallery the following weekend to check out the show and was so impressed by the variety of styles and the level of craftsmanship. I wanted to take a moment and share a few images of the show and some of my favorite pieces.
If you are in the Bay Area, schedule some time to visit the gallery and check out the show, which is up until October 29th. This will be such a treat and a perfect opportunity to collect a special piece of jewelry for yourself or someone you love this holiday season!
I'm so honored to be part of this show and I hope you are able to experience it in person.