Thurs. April 22, 8 p.m. - Gallery Lecture
119 Rutledge / Rutledge Building
Studio artist and educator; grants: North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grant, Ruth Chenven Foundation grant, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant; residency: Penland School of Crafts; exhibitions: Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h (Québec), Museum of Contemporary Craft (OR), Mobilia Gallery (MA), SOFA Chicago & New York, Signature Shop & Gallery (GA), Quirk (VA), Craft Alliance (MO), Blue Heron Gallery (ME), Mesa Contemporary Arts (AZ), Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (TX); work published in: The Art and Craft of Making Jewelry (Lark), 500 Earrings (Lark), 500 Metals Vessels (Lark), Metalsmith Exhibition in Print 2007, Metalsmith Magazine In The Studio 2010; representation: Penland Gallery (NC), Quirk (VA), Mobilia Gallery (MA), Blue Heron Gallery (ME); teaching: Appalachian State University (NC), Penland School of Crafts (NC), Arrowmont (TN).
Amy Tavern received her BFA in Metal Design from the University of Washington in 2002. She also holds a BA in Arts Administration from the State University of New York College at Fredonia. She has taught jewelry classes at the Penland School of Crafts and the Pratt Fine Arts Center. Amy lectured about professional practices at the 2008 Society of North American Goldsmiths conference as well as at the University of Washington, SUNY New Paltz, and Long Beach City College. She has exhibited at Sienna Gallery, Quirk Gallery, The Museum of Contemporary Craft, and Taboo Studio, among others. In 2009 Amy received several emerging artist honors including American Craft Council Searchlight Artist. Amy’s work has been published in numerous books such as 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs by Lark Books. Amy’s work can be found in galleries and shops around the U.S., in Switzerland, and in Britain. Originally from Upstate, NY, Amy is currently a Resident Artist at the Penland School of Crafts.
This spring WUG presents an a lecture series called “Making in the Real
Our third lecture includes two studio artists and educators, Angela
Bubash and Amy Tavern.