Ring a Day
65 artists. 1 year. 365 rings.

May 5 - 29, 2011

Opening Reception: 5 - 8pm
First Thursday, May 5, 2011

As a tie-in to the annual SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) conference, PUNCH presents this totally RAD (Ring a Day) exhibition showcasing 365 rings, accompanied by select photographs to illustrate the diverse, creative and inspiring rings artists have made from Day 1 to Day 365. Colleen Baran, Kathryn Cole, Shannon Conrad, Nina Gibson and Sara Westermark juried RAD from over 16,000 rings submitted to the Ring a Day group on Flickr. The exhibition features 65 international artists with work ranging from ephemeral and conceptual art rings to functional jewelry in both alternative and classic materials.

This project was an open challenge to metalsmiths and other artists across the globe to make one ring a day out of any material for the entire year of 2010. Over the course of the year artists continually added rings, new artists joined the group, ideas morphed into new ideas, artists played off the ideas of other artists, and materials were used in new and unexpected ways. On a daily basis, rings were created, photographed, and posted to the Ring a Day Flickr group. The majority of the artists represented discovered the project through social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, blogs and word of mouth. This project reflects a population of metalsmiths and jewelry makers who are facile with current online technology.

Ring a Day is part of the Society of North American Goldsmith's yearly conference; an event that brings together 800+ visitors from around the world for exhibitions, artist's talks, trunk shows and more. SNAG is an international educational non-profit organization that supports and advances the professional practice of artists, designers, jewelers and metalsmiths.

Ring a Day would like to thank Artist Trust, Crafthaus, EtsyMetal, Etsy and SNAG for their sponsorship.


Hours: Noon-5pm Thurs-Sat,
or by appointment.


Next Exhibition:

Cynthia Camlin
(more info)


 



Ring 100, Victoria Takahashi, April 10, 2010
wood, mixed metals, polymer clay, dyed feather, acorn cap



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Curators
Colleen Baran, Kathryn Cole, Shannon Conrad, Nina Gibson and Sara Westermarck

Artists
Ashley Akers, Sabine Amtsberg, Loren Angulo, Maria Apostolou, Erin Austin, Meg Auth, Angela Baduel-Crispin, Colleen Baran, Inbar Barbaket, Laurie Brown, Kathleen Brughelli, Maureen Brusa-Zappellini, Catherine Chandler, Kathryn Cole, Kerry Alice Collins, Shannon Conrad, Jennifer Culp, Beth Cyr, Casey Daurio, Trudie Davies, Lisa Dienst-Thomas, Nina Dinoff, Thomasin Durgin, Laura Flavin, Renee Ford, Nina Gibson, Lynne Glazzard, Natalia Gomensoro, Heather Goodwin, Lora Hart, Sarah Hood, Chris Irick, Alice Istanbul, Norsola Johnson, Sarah Loertscher, Marthe Le Van, Kate Jones, Maggie Joynt, Evelyn Markasky, Bill Martin, Marta Miguel Martínez-Soria, Denise McCoy, Alisa Miller, Danielle Miller, Carrie Nunes, Margaret O'Brien, Marta Sanchez Oms, Paul Phillips, Calan Rea, Kathryn Rierchert, Andrea Ring, Lígia Rocha, Kathi Roussel, Kest Schwartzman, Ponsawan Silas, Mike Stromberg, Rachelle Stromberg, Victoria Takahashi, Leslie Tinnaro, Su Trindle, Mary Lu Wason, Emily Watson, Sara Westermark, Dee Wilder, Jaqki Withycombe