Small scale sculpture that is worn on the body is uniquely portable art and puts the wearer on display with the piece. The choice of wearable art is not always practical, but certainly invites notice by others. In fact, wearability may be incidental to some pieces made by studio artists today. Colorful or monochromatic, diverse in fabrication
techniques, and of materials ranging from precious to nontraditional, art jewelry can make many different statements. This exhibition showcases limited edition or one of a kind works which reflect skilled design and craftsmanship, and inevitably, beg for attention.
This isn`t your grandmother’s jewelry. True to the concept of the show, there are some elements of adornment that are guaranteed to surprise and delight. Sculptural elements are front and center, including a charm bracelet for making a larger-than-life statement, and a fused
glass crown that promises the wearer will turn heads and start a parade wherever she goes. Exhibition works are
available for purchase.
Exhibition dates are Friday, September 7th , through Saturday, October 13th, 2012. The exhibition is free and open to the public. We will host an Exhibition
Reception open to all on Friday, September 7, from 6 to 8pm. This is also free, with light refreshments provided.
Participating artists include Abby, Aiko Vail, Anne
Anderson, Anne Randall, Camille Vonnegut, Carol Ross, Checha Sokolovic, Deby Harvey, Esther Ervin, Greg Bartol, JoAnna Bell, Linda Gisbrecht, Mary Lynne Poole, Michelle Twohig, Monica Phillips, Pandy Savage McVay, and Tracy DeCamp
Collective Works exhibitions are sponsored by
4Culture, The City of Issaquah, the Issaquah Arts Commission, Rowley Construction, and Protingent Staffing