[Exhibition] [NYC] AJDC 25 Years of Design

American Jewelry Design Council Celebrates 25 years of Design With
Exhibition at the Forbes Galleries

(New York, NY) September 5, 2013- Opening September 21st, 2013 the
American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) will showcase 25 years of
outstanding jewelry design at the prestigious Forbes Galleries in
New York. The exhibition, “Variations on a Theme: 25 Years of Design
from the AJDC”, is open to the public and will dazzle museum
visitors with works from over 40 AJDC members through February 22nd,

On view at the Forbes gallery will be a selection of works from
various annual AJDC Design Projects from the very first theme, in
1996 to the most recent, in 2013. Annually, the council asks each of
its members to create a design project, interpreting a single
concept or theme; the final product is a collection of unique
jewelry pieces joined by a solitary concept. Past themes include
simple conceptual elements such as “Water”, “Spiral”, “Ice”, and
“Flight” imagined into breathtaking masterpieces made of precious
metals, gemstones and unexpected materials.

“The jewelry pieces shown at the Forbes exhibition have been created
over time for the sole purpose of exhibiting creativity, originality
and excellence in design,” says Barbara Heinrich, President of the
AJDC. “They are purposely noncommercial but rather inspirational in
nature, created by some of the foremost American jewelry designers
alive. Due to the unique nature and concept of the show, it is sure
to excite and inspire its audience.”

Since its establishment in 1988, the AJDC has worked to educate and
promote the awareness of jewelry as an art form. Members of the
American Jewelry Design Council are dedicated to elevating the
caliber of jewelry design through educational activities and to
challenging professional jewelry designers worldwide to actualize
their creative potential. This year’s theme “Wave” delivered awe
inspiring works of art which were debuted at the JCK Jewelry Show in
Las Vegas this past June.

About the AJDC

Formed in 1988 by a group of American designers, The American
Jewelry Design Council is a non-profit educational corporation,
which recognizes and promotes the appreciation of original jewelry
design as art. Up until this time, much of the industry still felt
that only European designers knew how to design original jewelry.
Although American designers had not followed the same schooling and
classic apprenticeship as the European tradition demanded, many were
self-taught creating brilliant, original designs that went
unrecognized. Founding members include: Whitney Boin, Michael
Bondanza, Jill Canaparo, Henry Dunay, Michael Good, Marty Gruber,
Ron Hartgrove, and Jose Hess.


Artists exhibiting in “Variations on a Theme: 25 Years of Design
from the AJDC” include:

Sandy Baker, Jane Bohan, Whitney Boin, Michael Bondanza, Petra Class,
Jaclyn Davidson, Falcher Fusager, Geoffrey Giles, Cornelia Goldsmith,
Michael Good, Sarah Graham, Alishan Halebian, Ron HarTgrove, Barbara
Heinrich, Susan Helmich, Jose Hess, Cornelis Hollander, John Iversen,
Scott Keating, Christo Kiffer, Paul Klecka, Steven Kretchmer, Pascal
Lacroix, Anthony Lent, Linda MacNeil, Gregory Morin, Jennifer Rabe
Morin, Adam Neely, Mark Patterson, Kent Raible, Paul Robilotti, Todd
Reed, Alan Revere, Susan Sadler, George Sawyer, Mark Schneider, William
Schraft, Tina Segal, Diana Vincent, Barbara Westwood

Wow! That’s a pretty impressive roster. How does one become a

Jo Haemer


WOW! Anyone who didn’t go to the link in this email and view each
year’s submissions is missing a world class treat. I’ve gone through
each year once but it will take me weeks to really digest these
fabulous collections. Several of the artists have submitted work
consistently for the duration of this project so it’s great fun to
see their work over a 16 year span.

Alan Revere. if you are out there, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ice tong
ring you submitted last year for the ICE collection. Elegant, witty,
artististic and wearable. Pure genius!