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The Open Window Gallery - Fine Art Jewelry
Open Window Gallery
The Open Window Gallery showcases the works of bead and jewelry artists, both local and worldwide. These artists work with glass and vintage glass, fused and lampworked glass, gemstones, shells and other natural materials, sterling silver, gold-filled and 14KT, among other materials.
These artists create wonderful and imaginative pieces, using extraordinary materials in exciting ways. These artists guarantee the quality of their work.
Some of the artists in the Gallery:
and Bead Artists On The Web
I am a professional puppeteer. I created Crafty Characters Puppets Troupe in 1990, to bring culturally diverse stories to young audiences. Literature and reading are stressed as the characters jump from the page to the puppet stage.
In 1991, I became a teaching artist with the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. Working extensively in the pre-K classroom, I develop activities, stories, and songs that are developmentally appropriate, educationally sound, and promote the love of learning. In 2001, Wolf Trap designated me a Mater Artist, which enables me to provide residencies and puppetry workshops nationwide.
The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, has included me on their National Touring Roster. My workshop: "Meeting Famous Americans: A History Lesson Through Puppetry" is offered to teachers K-4.
My love affair with beads began in 1987. My focus has been on beadweaving, particularly peyote, brick, ndebele, and crochet beaded ropes.
In March 2002, my bedwork and puppetry were shown in the main gallery at the Appalchian Center for Crafts.
I am honored to have one of my beaded pop-up puppets featured in the gallery of netted beadwork in Diane Fitzgerald's book, "Netted Beadwork".
I provide classes in Beaded Crochet Ropes at Bedazzled Beads in Nashville, TN.
Sylvanye started her artisan career 8 years ago with rubber stamps and ink, designing one of a kind cards and books.
Four years later, she expanded her creativity to include polymer clay and lampworking. But it wasn't until she created her first fused glass piece of jewelry that she realized glass would be her ultimate medium of choice.......and so the love affair with glass began.
Sylvanye creates one of a kind jewelry using two or more pieces of dichroic glass fired at 1575 degrees over a course of 12 hours or more. Many of her custom jewelry pieces take advantage of her silversmithing talents where she handcrafts beautiful beads and bails out of raw silver. She believes this embellishment adds a rich and sophisticated dimension to her one of a kind glass jewelry creations.
Sylvanye enjoys sharing her lvoe of glass and the majesty it brings.
Galleries representing artist:
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Artists interested in displaying their pieces in The Open Window Gallery should send a minimum of 10 slides or 10 .jpg files of their work to The Gallery for review. The Gallery has a panel of artists who review slides about every 2 months, and makes determinations based on (a) quality, (b) special qualities about the artist's style, (c) relationship to pieces of other artists currently on display, and (d) space availability. This panel keeps all slides/images files submitted on file, and will continually review them. Except for acknowledging receipt of artist materials, the panel does not regularly keep in touch with the artist, unless interested in showcasing that artist's work at any given time. An artist who has previously submitted materials, may update them at any time.
If sending .jpg files, make sure these image files are created in at least 300 dpi.
Examples of the kinds of pieces The Gallery showcases:
- finished necklaces, bracelets, earrings (any medium)
- pendants (which may or may not include a cord or chain)
- bead weavings, including amulet purses and bags, tapestries, jewelry
- inlay stone or glass work
- other art or craft pieces, not necessarily jewelry or beadwork, that somehow illustrates a "crafter" or "bead artist" or "jewelry artist" theme. An example is a "seamstress monkey doll".
All pieces are displayed on a consignment basis. The Gallery keeps 40% of
the sales price; the Artist gets 60%. Example of Standard Consignment
Also of interest:
Gallery Worldwide -
A lot of artworks in different styles and media.
Website offers a wide variety of features and
services that enable customers to buy and sell their art.
See their section on Jewelry As Art.
The largest marketplace for contemporary art, art news, research, art gallery and artist portfolios.
Click on "Browse The Arts" and search on "Jewelry".
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To Wear Gallery
SCULPTURE TO WEAR represents the very best in Contemporary Art Jewelry. Visionary Proprietor Lisa M. Berman has assembled work from the most influential metalsmiths and jewelry artists of our time. The gallery also hosts many international museum exhibitions of jewelry and wearable art throughout the year. Sculpture to Wear is conveniently located at 808 11th Street at Montana Avenue, in the city of Santa Monica. www.sculpturetowear.com
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