Competition sponsored by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
2013 Competition completed: View the Winning Entries
All objects submitted must contain a heart.
At least 50% of the piece must be made from PMC: fine silver, sterling silver, or gold.
Designs should go beyond familiar heart molds and cutters.
Images of up to 5 pieces per artist may be submitted.
First prize: $1000.00
Second prize: $750.00
Third prize: $500.00
Email: Jeanette (Nettie) Landenwitch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Griffith is a ceramic artist and the program director of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He received a B.S. degree in Art Education from Indiana State University and an MA in Ceramics/Art Education from Miami University, Ohio. His work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally and is included in several museums and many private collections. He has lectured and demonstrated as a visiting artist nationally and regionally for conferences, universities and art guilds and has served on the jury panels for the Ohio Arts Council, the Kentucky Arts Council, the Arkansas Arts Council's Individual Artists Fellowship Awards and the Windgate Fellowship Awards. www.billgriffithclay.com
Patrik Kusek's unique vision for his jewelry designs have won praise from jewelry collectors both nationally and internationally. He is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and The Academy of Art University. He worked as a Fashion Stylist at Macy's San Francisco and was the owner and creative director of Wallop Design Group, a graphic design and branding company. Patrik is well known in the metal clay community and teaches metal clay workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally. He was a featured artist on HGTV's "That's Clever." Patrik's work has been published in numerous books and publications. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Saul Bell Award 1st place in PMC. www.patriksstudio.com
Annie Pennington received her BFA in Jewelry Design from Pittsburg State University in 2006 and her MFA in Metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 2009. In August 2011, she joined the staff of Art Jewelry magazine as Associate Editor. Her jewelry has been published in several books, including the Lark Books publications 500 Bracelets, 500 Felt Objects, and Steel Wire Jewelry, and she has an extensive exhibition record, both nationally and internationally. Annie currently lives in Waukesha, WI, where she continues to create work for juried and invitational exhibitions. www.anniepennington.com