Artspan San Francisco Open Studios
Noe Valley Weekend, Oct 26-28, 2012
8 artists at TRUESILVER Gallery
4391 24th St @ Hoffman, SF, CA 94114 map
Opening Reception: Fri, Oct 26, 6-8pm
Open Studios: Sat, Sun, Oct 27-28, 11am-6pm
It’s that time of year again, when San Francisco Artists open their work spaces for public perusal and purchasing during Artspan SF Open Studios. Those of us who are jewelers hesitate in being so transparent as to where we keep our stash of stuff and prefer group shows on neutral ground. Such is the 7 of us jewelers (and one printmaker, not on the postcard) who are showing and selling at TRUESILVER Gallery this weekend showcasing Noe Valley/Mission artists. It’s a diverse group of jewelers with something for everyone, from alternative materials (LEGO, sequins, felt, handmade paper), to one-of-a-kind designy pieces made of silver and gold using traditional goldsmithing techniques. Plus reclaimed knit sweaters, metal sculptures and 2D prints.
Our group is: Shana Astrachan (sequins, felt, metal, with a vintage flair), Deborah Boskin (metal and natural object jewelry), Raissa Bump (reclaimed wool wearables, metal, has a gallery in the Richmond District), Derek Duncan (graffitti jewelry, bling), Ani Ghajanian (metal sculpture, jewelry), Kelly Nedderman (handmade paper with metal), me (LEGO), Annie Odorisio (printmaker and winner of Open Studios Juror’s Choice award).
Lucky for me, I was selected to be a featured artist in the Artspan Guide, a printed catalog (see image, above) showcasing all of the Premier membership artists showing. A great shot of me hanging out in my studio by Jeremy Joven, Editor-in-Chief of Asterisk San Francisco and who designed the Guide. Check out my artist page on Artspan for some of the work I’ll be featuring.
REDESIGNED, BOLDER BRACELETS
After a successful American Craft Council show this Aug, and LOOT: MAD about Jewelry trunkshow in NYC during Fashion Week, I’ve decided to focus on pumping out more of the redesigned, taller, Basics bracelets with a fun palette for fall.
Wonderwoman & Superman, Batman & Catwoman, Witch and Vampire, Hans Solo and Leia – I can outfit your ears just in time for Halloween next week!
BIG SALE – CLOSEOUTS OF LAST SEASON
I’ve got a box of the past seasons’ bracelets and goodies that are WAY MARKED DOWN, now that I’ve redesigned the fit of the entire line. Some pieces I’ve had for several years, some that are only a season old, but are in the chunkier design. Still perfectly fine and would make great gifts for the holidays. Come by early to get first dibs on the SALE BUCKET!