Kiff Slemmons: A Russell and Margorie Day NWDC Invited Lecture
Events: Lecture, Screening of Ron Ho: Becoming Chinese A Jeweler’s Tale, followed by a Social in the Atrium
Focusing on the development of found objects in jewelry, Kiff Slemmons will tell the tale of the movement created by Ramona Solberg of the use of found objects; worn and discarded, ethnic artifacts and narrative in contemporary jewelry expressed through the jewelry of Ramona Solberg, Kiff Slemmons, Ron Ho, Laurie Hall, Nancy Worden, and Nadine Kariya. Coupled with a screening of the NWDC Living Treasure’s Ron Ho: Becoming Chinese A Jeweler’s Tale video, Kiff will bring to life the history of this seminal art movement.
Wine & Workshop: Wirework Jewelry with Julia Lowther
Friday, June 21, 6-9 p.m.
Bellevue Arts Museum
BAM members $35, Non-member $45
In this hands-on workshop, create your own wirework jewelry piece with local jeweler, Julia Lowther, and be inspired by the incredible work in BAM’s exhibition Ron Ho: A Jeweler’s Tale. Ages 21+ are welcome. The workshop includes a private tour, small bites, and refreshments.
Stem + Art + Design
STEM+Art+Design - Northwest Designer Craftsmen Create is Schack Art Center’s annual education exhibition funded by Boeing. K-12 school groups, along with the public, will attend the exhibition, and teachers will attend workshops coordinated with the exhibition. STEM + Art + Design supports the current emphasis in Washington state curriculum on STEM: the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through project-based educational experiences.
Private gallery walk for NWDC members at the Bellevue Art Museum to hear from NWDC members exhibiting in BAM! Glasstastic and in the lobby areas of BAM, 5–7 pm.
Join us for a private gallery walk and talk with five Northwest Designer Craftsmen artists. Starting in the forum, we will hear from Carol Gouthro about the installation of her botanically inspired ceramic pieces. Moving to the second floor, Lanny Bergner will talk about his steel mesh topographical forms. Then we will continue on to the BAM! Glasstastic exhibition on the third floor to hear from Cappy Thompson, Dick Weiss, and
Mark Ditzler. Each artist will talk about their specific pieces, addressing influences, references, and techniques they employed for the installations. NWDC artists, Lanny Bergner and Carol Gouthro, also have several pieces of their artwork on display at BAM and will speak that evening, as well. The show runs through April 14, 2019.
Free | BAM and NWDC Members-only
Join us for information and fun at this well-attended event. Meet, greet and share time with your fellow members. Wear your badges. If you haven’t yet picked up your badge, get it at this event.
1:00 Grab a plate of goodies from what USA Today has rated the “fourth best
potluck in the country.” Bring your very best recipe to share. Drinks will be
1:30 Annual Meeting with updates on what’s what in 2019
2:00 Meet NWDC’s newest members and see their work
2:45 Grab some more good food
3:00 A survey presentation by mixed media artist Don Myhre
3:30 Time to socialize and sample more goodies
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This is an exclusive opportunity for NWDC Members to celebrate the life and work of Russell Day, one of our original founders and an original in his own right. On Friday, you may say a few words about Russell, a dear friend and teacher to many in NWDC.
NWDC members also will be allowed to select items from Russell's collection of memorabilia from his worldwide travels and treasured items from his home. If you cannot make it Friday, you may pick out something on Saturday or Sunday. Russell particularly wanted NWDC members to have some of the beautiful and unique things he collected, which have been lovingly stored by his friend and executor Larry Metcalf. Russell was ever an avid supporter of NWDC and its members and mission.
1-4pm Friday, February 22: Gather at 1 for an open microphone to share your memories of Russell. Select an item after that.
1-4pm Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23: Come select an item from Russell’s collection.
An event to raise funds for Northwest Designer Craftsmen's Living Treasure Project about Tip Toland, the “Glove Show” consists of over 80 pieces of donated art. Each artwork is for sale, priced at $200, and is purchased by raffle. Proceeds go to the “Living Treasuers” video production costs.
Lloyd Herman, renowned American art and craft expert, presents a lecture titled American Glass Art, Nurtured in the Pacific Northwest that explores the history of the contemporary glass movement. The Pacific Northwest continues to be an international hub for glass art, and BAM’s 2018 Biennial, BAM! Glasstastic, celebrates the quality and variety of artists working in this region. View the exhibition and then join us for this special lecture.