Entries filed under 'JEM'

    Student Spotlight: Wonhee Kim, Sabrina Hsu & Ryan Hsiang


    Congratulations to Wonhee Kim, Sabrina Hsu, and Ryan Hsiang for being accepted into the Enamelist Society’s 2018 Online Student Exhibition! Out of 76 artists and 147 pieces entered, the three Academy of Art University BFA-JEM students were among the 32% selected for jurying.

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    Fight or Flight: A Solo Exhibition by Leah Aripotch


    We're so proud to share that alumna Leah Aripotch will be holding her first solo exhibition this Saturday, March 10 at Lost & Foundry Gallery. You can expect to see a wide range of Leah's work, spanning her formative early pieces, never-before-seen sculptures from her newest series, a select collection of jewelry, as well as some of her iconic pieces from the 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

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    Call for Entries! Spring 2018 Competitions & Exhibitions


    Find out about all upcoming competitions and exhibitions this spring!

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    Alumni Success: Azita Mireshghi Lands Cover of 1968 Magazine

    Issue 20 Cover

    Cover of 1968 Magazine featuring Azita Mireshghi's piece, Majesty. Photo by Giuliano Bekor.

    With one of her thesis necklaces, Majesty, landing the cover, eight of Azita’s bold pieces can be found in the Winter 2017-18 issue of 1968 Magazine, an upscale fashion and art magazine dedicated to providing original and creative editorial content. Azita discusses her recent success and the collaborative process in an interview with Academy Art U News, emphasizing the importance of high-quality photos and attention to styling to truly make portfolio work shine.

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    Triptych: MFA Jewelry & Metal Arts


    In their first exhibition as Academy of Art University Jewelry & Metal Arts alumni, MFA graduates Li-Yun "Rita" Hsing, Xiaoxin Hu, and Jieun "Jeanne" Oh join together to present Triptych. The opening reception takes place on Thursday, March 1 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Cannery. See below for more details on the show as well as background information on their inspiring thesis work.

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    Academy U Styling Network Event

    AcademyUstyling Meet-Up Feb 15

    Hosted by the Academy U Styling, this networking event is a great opportunity for fashion stylists, photographers, fashion designers, jewelry designers, hair stylists, and makeup artists to meet and collaborate on photoshoots for their portfolio. All attendees must bring their business cards and portfolios/websites.

    With the meet-up now less than a week away, be sure to register as soon as possible!

    What: Academy U Styling Network Event
    When: Thursday, February 15 @ 5:30-7pm
    Where: Art Café @ 655 ½ Sutter St

    Artistic Expressions: Lucy Huang's Student Story

    Start your journey. Create your legacy.

    Student Hsiao Han "Lucy" Huang found a new way to express herself upon coming to the Academy of Art University's Jewelry & Metal Arts program. Though the jewelry-making process can be challenging, she finds the product of her labor to be that much more gratifying. Her colorful work has since been featured in gallery events including the annual Spring Show and JEM's Past, Present, Future II exhibition.


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    How to Photograph Your Artwork for Success

    FA17 Photo Workshop Insta

    The Jewelry & Metal Arts (JEM) Club presents How to Photograph Your Artwork for Success on Monday, December 4th from 1:00-3:00pm at 410 Bush Street, room 101. Featuring special guest Erik Butler, this workshop will cover the technical aspects of photography and the best practices for shooting work for portfolios, juried exhibitions, and more. Learn how to properly set up lighting and equipment, adjust camera settings, and even assemble your own affordable photo kit with materials from Home Depot. All AAU students are welcome!

    RSVP by following the link below:

    Join the Facebook event here:

    Past, Present, Future II: Best of the Best in MFA/BFA-JEM

    PPF2 Poster

    The School of Jewelry & Metal Arts is pleased to announce Past, Present, Future II, the second installment of the department's group show featuring the best of the best from its MFA and BFA programs. Running from November 1st – December 31st, the exhibition joins together both current students and alumni as they showcase a diverse range of works from over the years.

    Everyone is invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, November 2nd from 5:30-7:30pm at the Cannery. Food and drinks will be provided!

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    Spring 2017 Graduate Showcase

    Derek Vessel copy

    Layer, 2016, Ximao "Derek" Miao, MFA

    Congratulations to our Spring 2017 MFA-JEM graduates!

    Dive into their thesis statements and body of work below, and be sure to check out Klimt02's Master Degree Show 2017 which also features the alumni!

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    Upcoming Opportunities in Jewelry & Metal Arts

    Call for Artists

    Image: Crystal Gauntlet (2016) bracelet by Ryan Hsiang

    Calling all jewelry and metal artists! These deadlines are quickly approaching, so don't miss the following opportunities to submit your best work:


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    Fashion Show 2017: Collaborative Collections

    CA Apparel News FSH Show

    Source: California Apparel News, Volume 73, May 19, 2017

    The School of Fashion and School of Jewelry & Metal Arts once again joined forces on the runway for the annual showcase of the departments' creative and stylish designs. This year's Graduation Fashion Show featured JEM-BFA students Ryan Hsiang (with Jeanne Marie Sanguinetti, FSH-BFA), Pei-Ling "Ann" Tsai (with Jiran Xia, FSH-BFA), Qin "Samantha" Xu (with Joanna Jadallah, FSH-BFA), and Naz Khorram (with Thao Thai, FSH-BFA) as part of the collaboration team. Exploring themes ranging from retro gaming to one's cultural roots, each collection had its own distinct color that harmoniously paired together outfit with accessory.

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    InFlux 2017: Advanced Work in Jewelry and Metal Arts

    InFlux 2017 flyer

    On March 2, 2017, the JEM Club held the opening reception for its third annual group show of advanced student work at the Cannery Gallery. The exhibition, titled InFlux, provides a platform for all students enrolled in Jewelry and Metal Arts classes, whether they are a JEM-declared major or taking a course as an elective, to showcase their current work. Not only do they have the exciting opportunity to share their craft outside of the classroom and studio, they are also able to learn the intricate details that go into gallery installations.

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    Spring Show 2017: JEM Awards Ceremony

    SS17 Award Winners & Faculty

    Photo by Justin Atangan

    This year marked a first for our annual Spring Show JEM Awards Ceremony. To honor the exceptional work of our award winners, faculty, along with JEM Club members, were invited to create one-of-a-kind trophies that best represented the techniques (not to mention exemplary patina!) taught in their respective classes. See the results below!

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    Congratulations, JEM Students!

    We're nearly halfway through 2017, and we couldn't be more proud of the work our students have exhibited within the year. From awards and magazine features to a third-place finish in a relay race in Yuma, Arizona, it's been an action-packed semester for JEM. Check out our recent successes below and see what some of our alumni have also been up to!

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    Yolanda Chiu

    Check out our star student Yolanda Chiu's work! She created this stand for her doll in JEM's Kinetics and Mechanics class.

    yolanda's automata

    How To Get Your Jewelry On Air

    Ever see your style icons on shows or movies wearing impeccable jewelry? Or even jewelry that's similar to your designs?  Accessories Magazine's article* on Screen Style covers TV's biggest hit shows and how you can get your unique jewelry on air.  

    Read below for the full article.

    How to get your jewelry on air

    *Parker, Lauren. "Screen Style: How to Get Your Jewelry On Air." Accessories May 2016: 28. Print.

    MFA/Jewelry and Metal Arts: Past, Present, Future

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    This November 3rd, The School of Jewelry and Metal Arts will present the gallery show, MFA/Jewelry and Metal Arts: Past, Present, Future.  The show will focus on MFA thesis artwork.  This includes the era when JEM was under FASCU’s department and JEM's earliest graduate students.  Additionally, the gallery will display JEM's current students’ theses work.  Please stop by the Cannery, in Suite 115, at 5:30 to view the incredible work our students have produced!

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    Student Spotlight: Diana Garcia

    Diana Garcia

    Diana Garcia

    Diana Garcia, MFA Jewelry Design 2016, was selected as a Juror’s Choice for the 2014 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition. The competition is hosted annually by the Center for Metal Arts and recognizes excellence in the the art of foldforming. Foldforming is a technique used in metal working where the metal is folded and unfolded to give it a three dimensional form. Diana’s entry impressed the judges at the Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition and her work at  Academy of Art University continues to show what a gifted jewelry designer she is.

    This Columbian native was not always headed on a path towards jewelry design. Before coming to San Francisco, she had an entirely different career before finding her calling in jewelry. Diana took a quick break from managing her brand and preparing her final project to show off some of her work and talk to Fashion School Daily about winning the Juror’s Choice award and let us in on where she finds her inspiration.

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