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MAD about Loot 2019

From April 8-13, 2019, the Museum of Arts and Design will present LOOT: MAD About Jewelry, its annual exhibition and sale featuring designs from more than 50 emerging and acclaimed international jewelry artists. Now in its 19th edition, LOOT has become known as the ultimate pop-up shop for contemporary artist-made jewelry, where collectors and jewelry enthusiasts have the rare opportunity to meet and acquire pieces from some of the most innovative creators in the field.

LOOT is in keeping with the long-standing commitment of the Museum of Arts and Design to present jewelry as an art form. MAD is the only American museum to possess a gallery dedicated to the display of both temporary jewelry exhibits and its own collection of contemporary and modern studio and art jewelry. 

Proceeds from LOOT: MAD About Jewelry benefit the Museum’s exhibitions and education programs.

For more information, please contact Rebekka Grossman at or 212.299.7712

From the website:
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Kim Nogueira is an automaton maker and studio jeweler, whose degree in Sociology from Smith College supports the thought-based explorations that undergird her wearable narrative art practice. Nogueira now lives on Saint John Island, and the collection “East of Hercules”—her first—was inspired by the life-changing experience of walking alone on the same secluded beach every day for several years. An unexpected interior pilgrimage resulted from this daily stroll; she was encouraged to craft a visual language in her studio that would embrace the interconnectedness of all things and celebrate the imagination as a powerful mythopoetic tool for critical thinking and change. To create the jewelry frameworks for her metaphysical stories, she employs the traditional fabrication techniques of the goldsmith and enamelist. For the decorative elements, she painstakingly arranges minuscule fragments of antique and contemporary imagery and text into dream-like, intuitive decals, which are fused forever in glass. 


SNAG Adorned Spaces

Adorned Spaces, a juried, multiple-exhibition, sale event to be held at the 2019 SNAG conference in Chicago, will highlight both established and emerging artists and celebrate innovations in metalsmithing.

Twenty different pop-up galleries will occupy the State Ballroom at the Palmer House Hilton during the conference on Thursday and Friday, May 23 and 24, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Additionally, a special closing reception and sale will be held on Friday, May 24, from 5:00PM – 8:00PM.

Curator Lieta Marziali will have a pop-up exhibition entitled In Search of the Found and will show her work alongside pieces by mentor Robert Ebendorf, rounding out the exhibition with work by Spanish jeweler Jordi Aparicio and myself.

The Museum of Glass            Tacoma, WA

The Museum of Glass Tacoma, WA

Alchemy 5: Transformation in Contemporary Enamel

“Alchemy” is a term that refers to a seemingly magical power of transmutation as well as the ancient chemical philosophy of turning base metal into gold or silver, can apply to enamel as it is magically transformed by heat.

Alchemy 5 is the 17th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition and 13th International Juried Student Enamel Exhibition, sponsored by The Enamelist Society. The Exhibitions highlight the best in contemporary enamels produced in the last two years. The International Juried Exhibition showcases the work of enamelists that demonstrate aesthetic and technical expertise. The Student Exhibition, which is always very inspiring, features the work of students in accredited degree programs throughout the world. The Exhibitions will be hosted at the University of Oregon in Eugene, from July 31 – August 7, 2019 and then will travel to other venues including the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA.