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Biographical Information for Jan Smith:
Residence: British Columbia, Canada
1998 Penland School of Crafts, Fall Metals Intensive (studio assistant)
1979 - 1981 Bachelor of Fine Arts. Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N.S.
1978 - 1979 Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C.
1976 - 1978 Diploma Fine Arts. Okanagan College, Kelowna, B.C.
Duplicata, International Exhibition of Earrings, selection from Nicholas Estrada's book, New Earrings, Noel Guyomarc'h, bijoux et objets contemporains, Montreal, QC and Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA
Protective Ornament, Metal Museum, Memphis, TN and Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Ring Re::Form, Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Louder than Words,Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Craft Invested, Craft Council of British Columbia 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Pendulum Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
The Nature of Jewelry: Botanical Design and Symbols, Guenzel Gallery, Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI
Alchemy2: Anew Global Vision for Enamel, Enamelist Society 14th International Exhibition, The Carnegie Center, Covington, KY
Fire and Fusion, Rainbow Gallery, Toronto, ON
Collaborations, Silk Weaving Studio, Vancouver, BC
Works on Paper, Pod Contemporary Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC
SNAG Trunk Show, Royal York Hotel, Toronto, ON
Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h, Pop up Exhibition, Royal York Hotel, Toronto, ON
Metallicity, Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, BC
Exposition Collective, Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h, Montreal
Behind the Brooch - a close look at the mechanisms of a brooch, CrafthausOn Line Exhibition
Text-tiles, Silk Weaving Studio, Vancouver, BC
Radical Alchemy: Contemporary Art Jewelry, Courthouse Galleries, Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth, VI
Counterflux: Defensive Ornament, G. Gibson Gallery Seattle, WA
Subtle Set, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery,Seattle, WA
The Essence of Nature, Taboo Studio, San Diego, CA
Silk and Silver, 25th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, Silk Weaving
Studio Vancouver, BC
JuJu Magic, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Ocelot Itajime: Bold and Timely, Silk Weaving Studio, Vancouver, BC
Celebrating 70, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Celebrating Innovation: 10th international Juried Enamel Exhibition,
LireilleGallery of Contemporary Jewelry, San Francisco, CA
Holiday Show, Celebrating Seven Years, Danaca Design, Seattle, WA
Surfacing, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
A Fine Balance, ArtCraft Showcase Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC
Seems/Seams, ArtCraft Showcase Gallery Mahon, Salt Spring Island, BC
Contemporary Craft in BC: Excellence within Diversity, Vancouver Museum,
Co-laboratory, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Arte Fresca, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle WA
Contemporary Craft in BC: Excellence Within Diversity, Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, BC
Co-laboratory, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA
Anti War Medals, Shaw Jewelry, Northeast Harbor ME
250 Earrings, A Contemporary Jewelry Art Show, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle WA
Celebrate Craft, Craft Council Gallery, St John's NF
Fusion, The Enamel Society 11th Biennial International Exhibition, The Cultural Center, Columbus Ohio
Anti war Medals, Thomas Mann Gallery I/O, New Orleans LA
Fiberforms, Artcraft Showcase Gallery, Mahon Hall Salt Spring Island, BC
The Necklace Show, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Signs of Life, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle WA
8th International Juried Enamel Exhibition, Richmond Art Center,
100 Brooches, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle WA
Precious Metals, Artcraft Showcase Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC
100 Necklaces, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco CA
In Print / In Presentation, The Riley Gallery, Woodmere, OH
Metamorphosis, Enamelist Society Exhibition 2005, Sandra Blain Gallery Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN
100 Brooches, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA; East Carolina University School of Art & Design, Greenville NC; Bellagio Gallery, Asheville NC
Format to Facet: Body Ornament West, Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, AB Canada
SOFA NY, The David Collection, New York, NY
Color, The Richey Gallery, Portland, Maine
Chess, Craft Council Shop, Victoria & Albert Museum, London UK, John Michael Kohler Centre, Sheboygan WI, Thomas Mann Gallery, New Orleans LA.
AntiWar Medal Show, Velvet da Vinci Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Electrum Gallery, London, UK
SOFA NY, The David Collection, New York, NY
NCEG 7th International Juried Show, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley CA
Format To Facet, Body Ornament West, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
SOFA Chicago, The David Collection, Chicago, IL
Exhibition In Print/SOFA, SOFA Chicago
Color Has It, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle WA
On the Edge, 9th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition, Evergreen State College Gallery, Olympia, WA
All Mixed Up, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle WA
Chess, Velvet da Vinci Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA OXOXO 9th Anniversary Holiday Invitational Exhibition, OXOXO Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland.
Colorful Memories- A Show of Emotion, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
AWARDS AND PRIZES
Jurors' Award, 7th International Enamel Exhibition sponsored by Northern CA Enamel Guild, received in 2004 for Directions
Jurors' Award, 9th Biennial Juried Exhibition of Enamelist Society, received in 2003 for "Descending Cream Circles"
Award of Merit, 5th International Enamel Exhibition sponsored by Northern CA Enamel Guild, received in 2000 for "9 Patch Quilt Series"
Purchase Award, Vancouver Art Gallery Rental Committee , received in 1987
Honorable Mention, Images and Objects V, B.C. Assembly of Arts Councils, received in 1987
Helen Pitt Fund for Fine Art, Received annually 1977 - 1980 Vancouver Foundation
Florence Bond Fund, received 1977
New Earrings: 500+ Designs from around the world, Nicolas Estrada,
Thames and Hudson Publishing
On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulet,Suzanne Ramljak, Schiffer Publishing
Behind the Brooch: A closer look at backs catches & pin stems, Lorena Angulo, SchifferPublishing
21st Century Jewelry, The Best of the 500 Series, Marthe Le Van, Lark Books
Signs of Life, Facere Jewelry Art Gallery
Exhibition in Print 2003, Metalsmith, Curated Exhibition in Print: Contemporary Enamel,
curated by Maria Phillips and Gretchen Goss
Color on Metal: 50 Exceptional Works from Jewelers and Metal Artists
by Tim McCreight and Nicole Bsullak, Guild Publishing
500 Pendants and Lockets: Contemporary Interpretations of Classic Adornments, Lark Books
500 Necklaces: Contemporary Interpretations of a Timeless Form, Lark Books
500 Brooches: Inspiring Adornments for the Body, Lark Books
500 Plastic Jewelry Designs: Ground breaking Survey of Modern Material, Lark Books
Art Jewelry Today, by Dona Z. Meilach, Schiffer Publishing
MAGazine, Metal that Glows: The Enamel Issue, Autumn 2010 volume 25, no 3, cover & article pages 5, 22-25
Art Jewelry Magazine, March 2008, Gallery, p.47,January 2010, Gallery, p.42, May 2010, p.48
Contemporary Enameling, by Linda Darty, Lark Books
Salt Spring: The People the Place, a visual odyssey of an island, Photographers: Howard Fry,
Michael Levy, Osman Phillips, Chu'an Publishing
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