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    23rd Annual Faculty + Alumni Fine Art Auction

    Chrystal Sunshine_Shooting Star Necklace

    Design by JEM online instructor Chrystal Sunshine

    Ready, set, bid! Academy of Art University's 23rd Annual Faculty + Alumni Fine Art Auction makes its way back to the Cannery on Saturday, November 3. From oil paintings and printmaking pieces to sculpture and jewelry, half of the proceeds of each sale benefits our students through scholarships awarded at the annual Spring Show; the remaining half goes directly to the artists themselves. Catch a small preview below of the spectacular jewelry up for sale, all hand-crafted by our very own JEM instructors and alumni.

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    Etching on Steel w/ Leslie Kail Villareal

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    Photos courtesy of Leslie Kail Villareal

    Sponsored by the JEM Club, join local jewelry artist Leslie Kail Villareal for a free demonstration on using etched steel plates to achieve custom rolling mill textures. Building on current curriculum in the Jewelry & Metal Arts program, the technique covered will offer students a new approach to designing custom-patterned textures on metal. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 10:00am – 12:00pm, at 410 Bush room 120.

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    Fall 2018: Upcoming JEM Student Events

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    Welcome to the Fall 2018 semester! Now that you have made it through Week 1 and are settling into your classes, take a look at some of these upcoming events that will give you the opportunity to collaborate with fellow students, network with professionals, as well as boost your portfolios and resumes.

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    Dragonfly Designs: Job Openings in Art Education

    Are you interested in working with young children and teens in art education? Do you have the skills, creativity, and enthusiasm to teach various jewelry-making techniques in a culturally diverse environment? Dragonfly Designs is currently seeking interested applicants in jewelry instructor positions for after-school enrichment programs, camps, and birthday parties in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most immediately, they are looking to hire teachers for their fall after-school enrichment classes which will begin at the end of August. See below for more information and how to get involved!

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    JEM Spring Show Awards 2018: The Tradition Continues!

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    JEM Spring Show 2018 award-winning students with faculty and staff. Photo courtesy of Dale Beevers.

    Continuing a new Spring Show tradition, the Jewelry & Metal Arts department once again brought on faculty and staff to design unique trophies for this year's awards ceremony. Scroll down below to see which students took home the prizes!

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    Art U Collaboration Meetup: Spring 2018

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    Hosted by the Schools of Advertising and Photography, the Art U Collaboration Meetup returns this semester on Thursday, April 5th at the Cannery. Students from all departments are invited to bring their business cards and print/digital portfolios to meet other students they can collaborate with on future projects. This is an excellent opportunity for students to explore, get creative, and network with their fellow AAU peers!

    RSVP: http://bit.ly/artucollabmeetup


    Triptych: MFA Jewelry & Metal Arts

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    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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    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:
    https://sites.google.com/view/jemphotoworkshop

    Join the Facebook event here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/302925276883188/