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Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award Finalists

Exhibition  /  Stockholm Art Jewellery 2016  /  11 Mar 2016  -  19 Mar 2016
Published: 04.03.2016
Timothy Veske-McMahon. Brooch: Borne VI, 2015. Repurposed Plastic, Aluminum. 12.5 x 8.5 x 1 cm. Sawn, Laminated. Timothy Veske-McMahon
Brooch: Borne VI, 2015
Repurposed Plastic, Aluminum
12.5 x 8.5 x 1 cm
Sawn, Laminated
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Intro
Exhibition part of the Stockholm Art Jewellery Spring 2016, where the Nationalmuseum Stockholm is organizing the main event: Open Space, Mind Maps. Positions in Contemporary Jewellery.

Recognized for their promise, innovation, and individuality, the artists selected as finalists for the 2016 AJF Artist Award are: Lynn Batchelder, Seth Papac, Carina Shoshtary, Aric Verrastro, and Timothy Veske-McMahon.

Artist list

Lynn Batchelder, Seth Papac, Carina Shoshtary, Aric Verrastro, Timothy Veske-McMahon
Of these five rising artists, Lynn Batchelder was awarded winner of the 2016 prize. Batchelder’s studio practice relies on a drawing process where forms and ideas develop intuitively, and industrial steel is rendered as transparent and delicate as a line drawn by hand. Batchelder earned an MFA in metal from State University of New York at New Paltz, New York, USA, in 2013.
Carina Shoshtary transforms found materials from her immediate surroundings into pieces that appear to be artifacts of a past civilization, or fossils from another planet. Shoshtary was a master’s student under Professor Otto Künzli at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, graduating in 2012.
Seth Papac draws upon the motifs of Southern California life to create objects with varying physical relationships to the body, utilizing the vocabulary of both jewelry and architecture. Papac is a 2009 graduate of the MFA program in metals/jewelry at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA.
Aric Verrastro uses the contrast of steel and thread and architectural, modular forms to express the vitality of the urban human experience. Verrastro received an MFA in metalsmithing/jewelry from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, in 2015.
Timothy Veske- McMahon’s pieces are surprising and visually arresting, offering complex social observations while at the same time remaining very wearable. Also a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA, Veske-McMahon earned an MFA in metalsmithing in 2013.
This year’s jury of distinguished professionals in the art jewelry field included: Philip Clarke (New Zealand), inaugural director of Objectspace; 2014 Artist Award winner Seulgi Kwon (South Korea); and AJF board member and collector Susan Kempin (United States).

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Lynn Batchelder. Necklace: Cover, 2015. Steel. Lynn Batchelder
Necklace: Cover, 2015
Steel
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Seth Papac. Necklace: Untitled, 2016. Brass, raised and anodized aluminum with rayon fiber print, velour. Seth Papac
Necklace: Untitled, 2016
Brass, raised and anodized aluminum with rayon fiber print, velour
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Aric Verrastro. Pendant: Dancing Lights, 2015. Steel, acrylic paint, polyester, thread. 66 x 15 x 5 cm. Aric Verrastro
Pendant: Dancing Lights, 2015
Steel, acrylic paint, polyester, thread
66 x 15 x 5 cm
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Carina Shoshtary. Necklace: The green Escape, 2015. Graffiti, silver. 39 x 17 x 7.5 cm Pendant: 22.5 x 17 x 7.5 cm. Carina Shoshtary
Necklace: The green Escape, 2015
Graffiti, silver
39 x 17 x 7.5 cm Pendant: 22.5 x 17 x 7.5 cm
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