Ornament as Art: Contemporary American Jewelry Invitational will be featured in the Main Gallery from October 13–November 24, 2019. Organized by artist and guest curator, Linda Steinworth, the featured artists were selected based on their artistry, creativity, and technical expertise.
Art jewelry emphasizes creative expression and design and is characterized by the use of a variety of materials. The work in the exhibition ranges from intricate and detailed 18 and 24-karat gold necklaces and pins accented with precious and semi-precious stones, to sculptural pins, necklaces, and earrings in copper, textured and colored with colored pencils.
The exhibition is an opportunity to have contemporary jewelry seen and represented in the context of art, which extends beyond its traditional role as adornment. Participating artists include Aaron Macsai and Frances Kite, Morton Grove, Illinois; Danny Saathoff, Robbinsdale, Minnesota; Deb Karash, Asheville, North Carolina; Linda Steinworth, Stillwater, Minnesota; and Lisa D’ Agostino, Vallejo, California.