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Ideas for theme for next exhibit, please!


#1

Hi all! Now that we have our first Ganoksin International Jewelry
Exhibit up and running, we are looking for theme concepts for the
next exhibition. Either a materials-related theme; a theme related
to how the work is constructed; or a theme related to an idea
concept would work.

Some thoughts we have had are raised work, tradition,
recycled/repurposed…

All ideas welcome!

We are hoping to begin accepting entries sometime in August for this
one, with a closing date probably in November.

Thanks!

Beth Wicker
@Beth_Wicker1
www.bethwicker.com


#2
Hi all! Now that we have our first Ganoksin International Jewelry
Exhibit up and running, we are looking for theme concepts for the
next exhibition. 

I know it’s been done, but I’m for a “steam punk” themed show, you
know, a GPS unit in a Victorian sterling silver frame, Edwardian
embelished wireless computer mouse, Art Noveau flavored brooch with
LCD screen readout heart rate/BP monitor.

David L. Huffman


#3

I would love it if it could be metals without necessarily being
jewelry…


#4

How about a theme related to geography, travel and maps and a
possible title: Expedition

Karen Christians
cleverwerx.com


#5

What about an “Anything BUT Jewelry” Show?

David’s ideas for a steam punk-themed show also sounds great! I
especially like his GPS, computer mouse, and heart-rate monitor
ideas.

Jay Whaley


#6

How about a Trench coat show?

(The guy on the street in the 80’s selling gold chains sewn into the
lining of the coat) It makes everyone smile. “Hey look what I have” I
did this for a group show once over hiring a model at the opening
cocktail party I had a vintage rust color coat and I would walk up
and show people my work. They loved it and it showed off the work
beautifully.

Enjoy the summer day
Lauren


#7

I would love to see a travel theme.

MA


#8

Travel sounds the most interesting, by far :slight_smile:

Dana


#9

How about “mixed metals” as a theme? Many - if not most - of us are
being pushed into using copper, brass, nickel, others by the
escalation in prices of precious metals.

I well remember some debate here on Orchid a while back about
whether copper, as I remember, could capture the heart and mind. . .

Let’s take a look!
Jim


#10

Perhaps a part of the world could be identified in travel - even
Antarctica or South American Beat or Olde World Mysteries. Could even
be Cityscapes


#11

My idea for the theme for the next exhibit is this— Jewelry items
made from a specific limited number of separate parts. For instance,
only three parts. Otherwise, anything (material, technique) goes.

That should be an interesting design challenge.

Barbara H. in California


#12

In the copper vein although it is slightly off topic, I will
recommend a book called The Copper Women. Personally I am thrilled by
the look of copper, bright copper kettles or roofs with patina.


#13

How about “The Animal Kingdom” All things that creep, crawl, walk,
run, fly, slither or just stay still. Birds, bugs, snakes, snails,
clams, crabs, horses, horseflies, fish, fowl, dogs, hogs, bees,
barnacles, amoebas… Both realistic and abstract.

Elliot Nesterman


#14

Jim’s writing copper capturing the heart and mind gave me a mental
vision of a captured “bead” only the beads would be one with a toy
(think Barbie sized) brain (I know… dumb blond didn’t have a brain)
and then a toy sized heart… both captured beads in copper. Anyhow I
thought it was a “cute” thought even if a bit literal so I shared.

Val


#15

3 part theme… 1 piece necklace, pendant, the piece you put the
pendant on the necklace with. That didn’t require too much thought.
Sorry.

Val


#16

I like the animal kingdom theme, too.

Noralie Katsu


#17
3 part theme... 1 piece necklace, pendant, the piece you put the
pendant on the necklace with. That didn't require too much
thought. Sorry. 

I like this idea and the all metal idea.

Anna Chow


#18

I love the idea of the animal kingdom, or you could take it a step
further and make it under the sea the subject is vast!

Jackie
kydojewellery.co.uk


#19

how about some specific guidelines that leave some room for
interpretation example ; fluid lines that a beginning and a
resolution with secondary material as embellishment ?

goo