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    SNAG Membership Month

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    October 15 through November 30, 2018 is SNAG Membership Month! For new and expired members, join or rejoin SNAG between the aforementioned dates and you will be entered into a drawing for one of these prizes:

    •   2019 SNAG conference basic registration waiver
    •   1/4 page ad in Metalsmith or Metalsmith Tech
    •   1-year free membership (to be applied to your next year)
    •   A box of SNAG swag (apron, water bottle, sticker and more)

    Four memberships for the price of three: There is an additional discount when four or more students sign up on the same form! Sign up with the JEM administrator in room 210 by Wednesday, November 21.

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    23rd Annual Faculty + Alumni Fine Art Auction

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    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 Villarreal

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    Photos courtesy of Leslie Kail Villarreal

    Sponsored by the JEM Club, join local jewelry artist Leslie Kail Villarreal 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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    Call for Entries! Fall 2018 Opportunities

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    Close out 2018 with a bang by applying to these phenomenal competitions and exhibitions slated for next year. Make sure to check back for more opportunities and updates!

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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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    Spring 2018 JEM 2 + Enameling Final Projects

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    Check out these fantastic final projects from our level two (Jewelry & Metal Arts 2) and Enameling 1 & 2 classes this past spring semester. Great work, JEM students!


    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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    Summer 2018 ARC Workshops & Labs

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    ARC Workshops and Language Labs for the Summer 2018 semester start next week! Drop in to receive free help for your art and design classes. Visit http://academyart.edu/workshops-onsite to view all onsite workshops by department, or click the link below to download the JEM schedule:

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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


    Student Spotlight: Wonhee Kim, Sabrina Hsu & Ryan Hsiang

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    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

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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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    Alumni Success: Azita Mireshghi Lands Cover of 1968 Magazine

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    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

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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


    Artistic Expressions: Lucy Huang's Student Story

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    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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