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  • 22 Feb 2018 5:47 PM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)


  • 20 Feb 2018 7:27 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    More opportunities! The Casting Workshop arranged between WDCC and the Jewelers Guild was purposely planned for a single weekend to minimize travel for those coming from a distance. For those seeking a less intense workshop, we have arranged the same WDCC MEMBER DISCOUNT for the regularly scheduled workshop taking place Saturday the 17th and Saturday the 24th. 

    Register at: https://www.jewelersguild.biz/ under the classes menu. WDCC members will receive a 15% discount on this workshop. Fee for the workshop is $335.00 for non-members. Registration limited to 6 so sign up early!

    “Carve It, Cast It, Wear It” Workshop     


  • 20 Feb 2018 7:23 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Idaho Falls Arts Council, Idaho Falls, Idaho announced the winners this week of its 2018 National Juried Exhibition, having received a record 404 submissions from around the country. Among the 57 pieces chosen were two from Stevens Point silversmith, Joan North. Opening reception and awards ceremony is March 15 and the exhibit runs through June 2. Handshake ring features textured sterling with custom sterling bezel holding a pearl. Love Glow ring features textured sterling, custom sterling/copper bezel highlighting a sunstone gem. 

  • 12 Feb 2018 3:48 PM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)


    Our December studio visit to the Jewelers Guild studios in St. Francis, brought us back together for a March metalsmithing workshop. The “Carve it, Cast It, Wear It” workshop is a 2 day, all inclusive workshop. The workshop is a 12 hour casting workshop offering two days of hands on sessions for professional artists and novices alike. This is an opportunity to learn the techniques of casting in silver. The workshop will include knowledge and experience in carving wax, centrifugal casting processes, and fine metal finishing. Cast a ring or pendant of your choice, and cater this workshop to your professional needs and experience. Our experienced and charming host Robert Devoe Peter will guide us through a rigorous 2 days of creative production, professional networking and shared experiences.

    Register at: https://www.jewelersguild.biz/ under the classes menu. WDCC members will receive a 15% discount on this workshop. Fee for the workshop is $335.00 for non-members. Registration limited to 6 so sign up early!

    “Carve It, Cast It, Wear It” Workshop     

    March 10th and 11th, 2018           

      Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

    The Jewelers Guild

    2408 East St. Francis Avenue

    St. Francis, WI 53235

    Phone: 414-488-2727


  • 14 Jan 2018 9:11 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)
    Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio announced this week that a custom
    necklace created by Joan North has been juried into its national exhibit, “Identity: PEOPLE.” North’s necklace, Death in the Family, features oxidized silver with artisan silver bezels holding jasper, pearl and hematite gems, finished with an 18-inch oxidized silver link chain. 

    In 2018, Valley Art Center begins a three-year series of exhibits exploring concepts of identity through three different themes: People, Places and Things. The exhibit runs from January 26 through March 7.

  • 27 Nov 2017 3:07 PM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Check out the upcoming Holiday Shoppe being held December 7th, 8th and 9th at Fiberwood Studio. 


    Studio owner, fiber artist and WDCC past President Barb Chappell, along with Ilze Heider, Dot Spransy and Dagmara Costello will be showing their work. Opening Reception will be on December 7th 6-8 pm.

  • 08 Nov 2017 8:06 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Projects Gallery, Miami, FL., Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ., and The Art Center of Estes Park, Estes Park, CO., recently announced that jewelry created by Stevens Point Silversmith, Joan North, have been juried into their national exhibits. One sterling necklace and one sterling ring will be featured in the Florida “Square Foot Aqua” exhibit. One sterling ring, along with one sterling necklace, & one copper necklace will be featured in the Arizona “Sunniest Place on Earth” exhibit. Two sterling necklaces will be featured in the Colorado “Lines into Shapes” exhibit. Pictured is the ring “Sassy Pink,” bound for Arizona, is formed & textured sterling with custom sterling bezels holding pink opals. Earlier this year North’s sterling and turquoise necklace “Family Tree” was awarded Third Place at The Lancaster County Art Association (Strasburg, PA) Tree Lines Juried Exhibit.

  • 07 Oct 2017 8:10 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Many WDCC artists are having or participating in holiday season events, shows and tours. We'll share that information as we receive it. Don't miss some great opportunities to meet the artists, see great fine craft art, and take care of your holiday shopping.


    STUDIO SIP AND SPLURGE

    Sculptor Jef Raasch, Fiber Artist Erika Mock, Jeweler Kim Wilson, and Wood Artist Bob Dickey, invite you to seek out the J.A.R. STUDIO.

    Make the quest. Come and explore. Encounter artists in their natural habitats. Sample the wine. Discover great one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Go forth, splurge and acquire. Take your treasures home with you.

    Friday, November 17th 3-9 PM
    Saturday, November 18th 11-5 PM

    361 E Becher Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53207


    HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE - JOURNEY FIBER ARTS STUDIO

    Eight Fine Craft Artists will have their work for sale at JourneyFiber Arts Studio in Downtown West Bend, WI. You’ll find artist designed and hand-crafted apparel, accessories, jewelry and custom wood boxes, perfect gifts for the most special people on your holiday list.

    Open Small Business Saturday, November 25, 10-4,

                           and.......

    Fridays 12-7 and Saturdays 10-4 through December.

    Opening Reception Friday, December 1, 5-8pm

    Studio at:

    125 S. Main Street    West Bend, WI 53090


    DAVID HARRISION - HOLIDAY SHOWINGS

    David’s photography based work reviews the passion of his mountaineering climbing, backpacking, and visits to exotic locals. 

    Each image is a unique single edition work printed on Kodak metallic photographic paper laminated directly to UV filtering museum quality acrylic and backed by another opaque layer of acrylic.

    The end result is a frame-less, three dimensional, very high gloss production, with manually polished edges that seem to lift away from the wall in space.

    See his work at:

    • Ovation Jewish Home at Odgen and Prospect: “Dor L Dor” gallery. October 28 – November 30
    •  Lemon Street Gallery – Kenosha.  Artistreet event. Late October – December.
    • Art Bar – River West area Milwaukee – November – December. 
    •  Winter Fair Off the Square – Madison – Monona Terrace. November 11-12
    • Lemon Street Gallery – Kenosha. Personal Exhibit. March 2018.

  • 15 Sep 2017 9:51 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Art Center & Gallery of Estes Park, Estes Park, Colorado announced today that two custom sterling necklaces created by Stevens Point silversmith Joan North, have been selected for inclusion into their national juried exhibit “Lines Into Shapes”. Over 300 entries were received with only 100 being accepted. The exhibit opens on October 28th and runs through November 11th. This will be North’s second affiliation (2015) with Estes Park. “Hat’s Off to You” necklace large focal of crinoid fossil jasper with three round rose quartz gems each held in place with custom sterling bezels, all resting on textured sterling, finished with a sterling bar & 20-inch artisan sterling chain. “Melt My Cold Heart” necklace faceted  diopside with a hint of quartz embedded in custom sterling bezels on top of sterling, finished with 18-inch custom-made sterling chain. About the artist: Joan is a full time award-winning silversmith whose jewelry is shown at galleries, museums and exhibits across the country, most recently in Kansas, Idaho, California, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Florida. North has been operating Joan North Designs for 17 years in her Stevens Point studio. 

  • 19 Aug 2017 6:24 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    The exhibition is running now through Oct. 1 at Redline Milwaukee,  RedLine artists in residence in many media reflect current trends in contemporary art as they look back on their past year's work. 

    Other featured artists are Jill SebastianBlanche BrownDara LarsonMarc TasmanMelanie AriensNirmal RajaAnja Notànjà SiegerJulie VonDerVellenClayton HaggartyJake Hill, and Cynthia Hayes

    RedLine Milwaukee is at 1422 N Fourth St in Milwaukee. 

    Gallery hours are Thursday 10-7, Fridays and Saturday 10-3. 

    Admission is free.

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