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    Call for Entries! Summer-Fall 2018 Opportunities

    Learn about all upcoming competition and exhibition opportunities below!

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    Alumni Success: Yolanda Chiu's Dolls Brought to Life in Florida CraftArt Exhibit

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    Photo courtesy of Yolanda Chiu

    A selection of MFA alumna Yolanda Chiu's thesis work is currently on view in Florida CraftArt's Dolls and Where They Live exhibition. Among the diverse range of dolls submitted by over 30 artists, her automaton piece, Reborn, received an honorable mention during the opening reception.

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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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    Alumni Success: Hsinyu "Candy" Chu Awarded MJSA Vision Award

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    Every year, the MJSA (Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America) Vision Awards celebrate outstanding craftsmanship, skill, and innovation in the field of jewelry design. The JEM family is absolutely ecstatic to share that, this year, MFA alumna Hsinyu "Candy" Chu was awarded second place for Future of the Industry, which recognizes the work of students in jewelry-related programs who exhibit exceptional design talent and creativity. Just two years ago, MFA alumna Jizhi "Gigi" Li had also won a Vision Award under the same category. We couldn't be more proud to witness the success of our former students as they become representatives of what the industry is and can be. Congratulations, Candy!

    To view all 2018 Vision Award winners and designs, click here.


    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


    Fight or Flight: A Solo Exhibition by Leah Aripotch

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    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

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    Find out about all upcoming competitions and exhibitions this spring!

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    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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    Academy U Styling Network Event

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    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
    Register: http://bit.ly/2BAPl5Q


    How to Photograph Your Artwork for Success

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    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/


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

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    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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    Fashion Show 2017: Collaborative Collections

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    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

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    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

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    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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    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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    Hilary Halstead Scott Coming to JEM October 26th!

    What’s Next? Exploring a Career Path for Early Career Studio Jewelers

    Wednesday, October 26th 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    410 Bush Street, San Francisco, Ca

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    It’s hard to think past graduation day. Leaving the security of a university metals studio can be a scary step. Where will you make? How will you sell work? Entrepreneurship is intimidating. 

    Hilary Halstead Scott, the President of Halstead, an international jewelry supply wholesaler will be visiting the School of Jewelry and Metal Arts this October. In her talk, Hilary will outline one path to independence as a studio artist, by incorporating lessons from her lifetime in the jewelry industry, an advanced business education, and over a decade or experience coordinating the Halstead Grant competition for emerging artists. 

    “Coaching new jewelers is one of my favorite things. I cannot think of a better way to give back to our community. Young artists are bubbling over with questions, ideas and worries. The enthusiasm of newly minted makers is contagious and it never fails to reignite my love for the jewelry world.”

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