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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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