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.