Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Metal Museum - Metalsmith Exhibition in Print 2011

My work will be shown at The Metal Museum! 
Featured will be one of the pieces from the EIP (Year of The Swine (flu)) & one ring from the series (Mad Cow).  See them live!  

Exhibition in Print:

From the pages of Metalsmith magazine, comes a juried exhibition of work produced since 2009. Metalsmith magazine is a publication of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition in conjunction with our Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 11, 12-5pm. The event will feature hands-on activities, holiday music by pianist Hayley Roth, refreshments and holiday items on sale in the Museum Store.

More about the Exhibition:
Work from the following 30 artists was chosen by jurors Lola Brooks and Cindi Strauss for Fresh: Exhibition in Print 2011. The Metal Museum will feature works by the majority of the artists listed.

Stevie B., Suzanne Beautyman, Nikky Bergman, Jim Bové, Namu Cho, Jennifer Crupi, Adriane Dalton, Sidney Caldwell Deaghlan, Anja Eichler, Aliyah Gold, Kevin Hughes, Minwon Kim, Andrew Kuebeck, Robert Longyear, Timothy McMahon, Andrea Miller, Edgar Mosa, Seth Papac, Mary Hallam Pearse, Ryan Peters, Sara Pfau, Devin Ragotzy, Katie Rearick, Sondra Sherman, Natalie Smith, Amy Tavern, Stephanie Tomczak, Jennifer Trask, Andrea Wagner, Amy Weiks & Gabriel Craig

Monday, August 22, 2011

Metalsmith - Exhibition In Print 2011

I have yet to receive my copy but I am thrilled to be featured in the current Metalsmith Exhibition In Print!

Mad Cow - Silver, patina, found object by Stevie B. 
Photography by Steven Brian Samuels  

3 people so far  have asked , so here is the full artist statement I sent:

My current series, Zoonoses, takes a disturbing social issue, diseases passed from animals to humans, and adds a bit of humor to the discussion. The work is reminiscent of trophies, head and rear mounted, that can be displayed like the once prized, exotic, stuffed, and quite dusty animals of a dead era.

As diseases passed by these vicious and vile animals continue to mutate and threaten humankind is hunting them for sport, and a bit of pleasure, so far fetched?

When great herds of wild, mad cows rise up en masse to slaughter those who once slaughtered--

When geese, ducks, and other avian demons start dropping their payloads by the score on the innocent heads of our young--

When swine gather secretly in their pens under cover of night, coughing and sweating from fever, (followed by chills and mild aches) planning humankind's destruction--

Will humankind be ready for the Animal Armageddon to come?

In the end, it's either our bacon or theirs.

I for one choose their bacon!

BTW- The only reason I answered the call-for-entry for EIP was because Tabitha Twistyarm twisted my arm!

Thank you Tabitha for your relentless arm twisting and far too often arse kicking!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

FOCUS: SOFA. Not just something to decorate with ridiculously overstuffed pillows.

FOCUS: SOFA.  Not just something to decorate with ridiculously overstuffed pillows.

SOFA New York 2011
April 14-17

Posted a bit late on Crafthaus.  You can read it here! 

I'll hopefully get back in the studio soon since I need to make a few things for the upcoming Metalsmith Exhibit In Print which photos of my jewelry will appear in... The real "announcement" will come a bit later after I redo my jewelry/art website.  So just forget that bit for now.

Some things I have learned about walking around with a ginormous camera rig & a badge with the word "PRESS" on it.

1. Everyone looks at you with pleading eyes, especially the artists.

2. I feel bad that I can't photograph & write about everyone/piece I want to.

3. I even feel bad about not photographing & writing about everyone/piece that I don't have any interest in.

4. If you are an artist. or more likely a gallery owner, and you insist on dragging me into your booth and making a scene about it I will take photos and record our conversation (I also utilize a very nice 5.1 surround mic/system for interviews).  Once I step out of your booth the photos and interview are deleted.  I don't like pushy car salesmen types.

In the meanwhile, in real life, Ive had to move offices which was hell.  Hell continues as everything is still not working correctly and the A/C keeps breaking down.  And some other things that I will go into at a later date when the issues are resolved.  Hopefully resolved.  One day.  Or year.  Perhaps in some parallel, and assuredly better reality, they have already been solved but I am not sure how to read that blog for within this reality.  Sorry.

Here's a treat for reading.  The backside of a cow.  Cow ring that is.  The front cost extra.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

FOCUS: BMAC - Buyers Market of American Craft

Just a quick note to tell you guys that I wrote an article on Crafthaus about my trip to the Buyers Market of American Craft.

Members of Crafthaus can join my group, but non-members can still read the article they just cant post themselves.

FOCUS: BMAC - Buyers Market of American Craft 

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Is Love ever really late?

Tabitha L. Mitchell

Some girls want flowers and chocolates. Others, a dinner out in The City. A quite walk. A weekend away from It All.

Mine, she wanted photos, so that's what she got.

It might not have been the most romantic Valentines we ever spent.

But, as Tabitha reminded me, "After 15 or so years together, who needs romance? I need photos!"


Thursday, February 3, 2011

How long?

Tabitha L. Mitchell

I know, I know. Been a long time hasn't it?

I also know that you guys don't want to hear the excuses...Been busy doesn't really work with a blog because then everyone feels like they have missed out on something.

Well, you haven't.

I have been shooting photos of jewelry for artists and galleries and when not doing that I have been shooting some for my girlfriend who has finally opened an Etsy shop which she has wanted to do for sometime now as she hasn't done any craft/art shows these last 2 years. And I did say I would help...And I do keep my promises even if they show up a year or so later ;)

So if you guys can check out her shop, say "hello", favorite her or something, I would really appreciate it!

click here!
Etsy Seller compulsivejewelry

For right now she is just listing her beaded items. Hopefully she will get back in the studio and do some other work as well.

Speaking about the studio...IT'S A FREAKIN MESS STILL!

I really need to clean it and get working! Iv'e been having a hard time juggling the Art Jewelry I love to make and taking photos of Art Jewelry.

I'll get it right sooner or later...Watch me :)

I also might start posting some tips and how-to's for people who want to shoot their own jewelry but I may do so in another blog. I'll see...

I won't finish this by saying I'll post soon because that never works. I'll just post.