From Minimal to Bling From Minimal to Bling From Minimal to Bling

          Donna Veverka        Lauren Markley                      Sarah Abramson

From Minimal to Bling: Contemporary Studio Jewelry
November 1, 2013 - January 11, 2014

From Minimal to Bling (MinBling) presents the current work of a select group of talented American studio jewelers. Various conceptual, material, and technical approaches will be examined in this, the fourth iteration of MinBling.

Exhibiting Artists:
Sarah Abramson
Carolyn Morris Bach
Bonnie Bishoff and J.M. Syron
Jim Bove
Kathleen Browne
Sarah Kate Burgess
Diane Chester-Demicco
Kat Cole

Donald Friedlich
Lisa Juen
Deb Karash
Ruth Koelewyn
Patricia Madeja
Lauren Markley
Jillian Moore

Gene Michael Pijanowski
Cara Romano
Betty Stoukides
Alan Burton Thompson
Marlene True
Donna Veverka
Paulette J. Werger

New Hampshire Furniture Masters New Hampshire Furniture Masters New Hampshire Furniture Masters

              Brian Reid                        Richard Oedel                                  Garrett Hack &                              Carolyn Enz Hack

Creative Minds, Disciplined Hands:
Selections from the New Hampshire Furniture Masters

August 3 - October 19, 2013

The exhibition presents the work of ten members of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters (NHFM), a group of artists and artisans dedicated to making handmade furniture of the highest quality. The group functions as a creative community that offers its members a source of critique, support, and encouragement. The NHFM also develop programs that educate the public about the importance of using one's mind and hands in concert to create objects of beauty, function and merit. Pieces in the exhibition reflect the particular styles and interests of each maker and will range from Early American to Shaker to Contemporary to Art Furniture.

Exhibiting artists:
Ted Blachly, Jon Brooks, John Cameron, Timothy Coleman, Garrett Hack, Sam Norris, Richard Oedel, Brian David Reid, William Thomas, A. Thomas Walsh

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Portraits in Glass Portraits in Glass Portraits in Glass

Joseph Cavalieri
silk screen and kiln fired enamel on glass, solder, steel frame

Rethinking Tradition: Portraits in Glass by Joseph Cavalieri
April 26 - July 20, 2013

New York-based artist Joseph Cavalieri uses traditional stained glass techniques to create striking portraits of iconic figures such as Jackie O, King Henry III and Bart Simpson. Joseph began working full time with glass in 2009 after a career Art Directing at GQ, People and Good Housekeeping magazines. This professional past led him to develop a strong sense of color, composition and unique concepts. He cleverly leverages this background with traditional glass techniques to bring a fresh twist to this Medieval art form.

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Contemporary Folk Contemporary Folk

Wesley Anderegg Head Spinner
earthenware, steel, wood, 33x12x10 inches

Contemporary Folk
February 15 - April 13, 2013

"Folk art is, indeed, the oldest of all the aristocracies of thought, and because it refuses what is passing and trivial, the merely clever and pretty, as certainly as the vulgar and insincere, and because it has gathered itself into the simplest and most unforgettable thoughts of the generations, it is the soil where all great art is rooted."
W. B. Yeats

Folk art draws its power from its directness, honesty and ingenuity. This exhibition brings together six contemporary American makers whose work has variously been described as folk art, outsider art, or visionary art. Half of this talented group includes individuals with no formal art training and half hold graduate degrees in the field of art. What binds them is that they are compelled to use their hands, hearts and minds to make work of great spirit and visceral interest.

Exhibiting artists include:
Wesley Anderegg, Harvey Peterson, Thomas Ridlon, Richard Rockford, Tod Smith, Jessica Straus

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Cup by Emami Cup by Puryear Cup by Gelsanliter

            Sanam Emami                  Adams Puryear     Thomas & Sarah Gelsanliter

Our Cups Runneth Over
November 16, 2012- January 19, 2013

Our Cups Runneth Over is a biannual exhibition and sale of contemporary ceramic cups featuring the work of 33 artists from around the country. The exhibition attracts the attention of regional and national collectors and has become an important educational destination for students to learn about the various formal, conceptual and technical approaches that ceramics allows.

Exhibiting Artists:
Kurt Anderson, Christa Assad, Chadwick Augustine, Klai Brown, Ed Brownlee, Patrick Coughlin, Nuala Creed, Frank Criscione, Paul Donnelly, Zach Duncan-Tessmer, Sanam Emami, Brett Freund, Thomas & Sarah Gelsanliter, Ken Goldstrom, Arthur Halvorsen, Hiroe Hanazono, Brian R. Jones, Kathy King, Beth Lo, Elisabeth Maurland, Jenny Mendes, Kristen Morgin, Boyan Moskov, Seth Nagelberg, Gillian Parke, Adams Puryear, Judith Rosenstein, Julie Schustack, Lynn Smiser Bowers, Shawn Spangler, Shalene Valenzuela, Judit Varga

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Maruyama Tag Project Maruyama Suitcase Project Maruyama Tag Project

Wendy Maruyama
Executive Order 9066
September 8 - November 3, 2012

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the internment of tens of thousands of American citizens and resident aliens of Japanese ancestry. Wendy Maruyama, a third generation Japanese-American and highly regarded artist/furniture maker based in San Diego, has created a compelling body of work examining this period in American history.

The exhibition includes three integrated parts: Executive Order 9066, the Tag Project, and a selection of historical artifacts. Executive Order 9066 involves a series of wall-mounted cabinets and sculptures referencing themes common in the internment camps. Maruyama's pieces integrate photo transfers based on the documentary photographs of Dorothea Lange and Toyo Miyatake in conjunction with materials such as barbed wire, tarpaper and domestic objects. The Tag Project consists of groupings of 120,000 recreated paper identification tags suspended from the ceiling. The suspended tags evoke a powerful sense of the humiliation endured by the internees and the sheer numbers of those displaced.

Maruyama's inclusion of actual objects owned or made by the internees brings an intensely personal awareness to the impact of Executive Order 9066. Included objects range from actual suitcases used by families during their relocation to an array of items made by internees from available materials in the camps.

The traveling exhibition and catalog were made possible with a grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation. The exhibition will travel to:

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, February 1 to April 21, 2013
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona, September 28, 2013 to January 4, 2014
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California, March 1 to May 24, 2014
Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, California, October 2, 2014 to January 4, 2015
Click here to download the Wendy Maruyama Press Release.

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Kate Bauman Brian Weissman

Kate Bauman
Barnacle No.9
Vitreous enamel, copper, sterling silver
1" x 2" x 1.4" 2010
Brian Weissman
Cleaved Servers
12" x 4" x 2" 2010

Twelve Artists,Twelve Objects, 2012
July 14 - August 25, 2012

Twelve Artists, Twelve Objects, 2012 brings together MFA graduates from the Metals program at The State University of New York, New Paltz. The idea for this exhibition developed out of a project assigned at New Paltz where the objective is for students to have a limited amount of time to create a concise body of work. The project becomes an exercise in sketching, material explorations and trusting ones intuition.

Each artist has created twelve discrete pieces to be exhibited. The imposed parameters gives each artist the opportunity to take a step back from their regular practice to participate in a process oriented, idea generating exercise. The spectrum of working styles from object makers to installation artists to jewelers will ensure that a diverse and interesting collection of art is presented.

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Abigail Newbold Brian Reid Andrea Williams

Abigail Newbold

                           Brian Reid

                                  Andrea Williams

The 2012 Artist Awards
April 14 - June 30, 2012

Initiated in 1994, the Artist Awards encourage and support the work of New England craft artists who demonstrate a mastery of their media and create original and innovative work. Every other year, a panel of jurors selects three award winners, one of the awards is funded by the John D. Mineck Foundation and earmarked for a furniture maker.

The 2012 Artist Award Recipients:
Abigail Newbold (MA), Fiber; Andrea Williams (MA), Jewelry; and Brian David Reid (ME), Furniture

SAC Exhibition Gallery
The SAC Exhibition Gallery is located on the second floor, above the SAC Retail Gallery:
175 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

For more information and/or digital images, please contact Fabio J. Fernández, Exhibitions Director, at or (617) 266-1810 x13.