Jennifer Merchant – Minneapolis, MN

Education
Savannah College of Art and Design, BFA Metals and Jewelry 2005

Professional Experience
Social Media Sub Committee, SNAG
2014 – 2015

Interim board member of the Minnesota Jewelry Art Guild (MNJAG)
Minneapolis, MN April – July, 2014

Event Planning Committee Member, SNAG 2014 Conference
Minneapolis, MN June 2013-April, 2014

American Craft Council, Craft Cage Match
Minneapolis, MN June, 2013

Harry and Possumtrot Jewelry; Goldsmith/assistant to Amy Pilkington
Savannah, GA May-September, 2005

Selected Shows/Exhibitions
Smithsonian Craft2Wear, National Building Museum
Washington DC October, 2016

TPT TV Takeover: American Craft Council
St. Paul, MN May, 2016

LOOT: MAD About Jewelry, Museum of Art and Design
New York, NY April, 2016

Go for Baroque: Opulence and Excess in Contemporary Art, Racine Art Museum
Racine, WI May 22nd – September 4th, 2016

Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach Convention Center
West Palm Beach, FL January 2016

Matter of Material, Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery
Seattle, WA July – August, 2015

Collect, Whitespace
Palm Beach, FL November, 2014 – March, 2015

Living with Craft, Wayne Art Center
Wayne, PA December, 2014 – January, 2015

Sparkle Plenty 9: Project 20, Quirk Gallery
Richmond, VA November, 2014 – January, 2015

Metalling, SCAD Museum of Art
Savannah, GA October, 2014 – January, 2015

Rule the World, Friends of Carlotta Gallerie
Zurich, Switzerland June-September, 2014

Top Jewels, Durango Arts Center
Durango, CO May-June, 2014

Outside In, Liquid Art House
Boston, MA May-June, 2014

Interactive Red Carpet Exhibition, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference
Minneapolis, MN April, 2014

Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art Craft Show, Philadelphia Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA November, 2013

Niche Awards Exhibition, Philadelphia Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA February, 2013

Scholarships/Awards/Grants
Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board
Minneapolis, MN March, 2016

Best New Artist, American Craft Exposition
Evanston, IL August, 2014

Jewelspan Cool Jewels contest winner, first prize
Online June, 2014

Niche Awards Finalist, Sculpture to Wear & Alternative Materials Categories
Philadelphia, PA February, 2013

Merit Award Winner, Buyers Market of American Craft
Philadelphia, PA November, 2012

Next Step Fund Grant, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
Minneapolis, MN June, 2012

Special Invitation to exhibit at the American Craft Council Show
St. Paul, MN April, 2012

Selected Press/Publications
Design Faves ‘Pop Art Used in Jewelry Designs’
April, 2016

Ornament Magazine ‘Acrylic Razzmatazz’
October, 2015

Minnesota Monthly ‘Eye Candy’
April, 2015

WeAr Global Design Magazine ‘Androids’ Fashion Future’
March, 2015

American Craft Magazine ‘The Next Big Thing’
October 2011 (this article was also published in the special ‘The Craft of Design’ online issue
May, 2013)

Niche Magazine ‘Art Jewelry 2013: Fashion Favorites’
May, 2013

Delta Sky Magazine ‘Style Inspiration: American Craft’
April, 2012

Refinery29 ‘5 Trends to Try Now: Acrylic Jewelry’
January, 2011

Professional Associations
Klimt02
Society of North American Goldsmiths
Crafthaus
Art Jewelry Forum
Minnesota Jewelry Art Guild
American Craft Council

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