Signs of Life 2015

October 7, 2015 - October 27, 2015
Lecture: Wednesday, October 7 at 4:00 PM
Reception: Wednesday, October 7 at 5:00 PM

Signs of Life is an annual literary journal and contemporary jewelry art exhibition. The exhibit features work by nine jewelry artists. One piece by each artist is used as the jumping off point for nine written pieces by published authors. The resulting works culminate in a unique publication celebrating the literary and jewelry arts. This is the eleventh year of Signs of Life.


Artist List:
Jim Bové, Kat Cole, Marita Dingus, Kathleen Faulkner, Nadine Kariya, Judith Kinghorn, Nancy Slagle, Paulette J Werger, Kim Whalen

Writer List: Polly Buckingham, Harriet Cannon, Eileen Walsh Duncan, Christine Hemp, Joel Kampf, Anne McDuffie, Trisha Ready, Mary Lou Sanelli, R.A. Schwarz


Click here to view just the 14 items currently available for sale from this exhibition.
Nadine Kariya: Last Salute to the Camp Bird Generation, Brooch, Carved wood, silver, 18k gold, shibuichi, shakudo, mixed metal, vintage Japanese glass buttons circa 1940, vintage sterling silver whistle and telephone, steel, nylon and vintage green cord. 6x2.5x.75"
Nadine Kariya
Last Salute to the Camp Bird Generation
Brooch, Carved wood, silver, 18k gold, shibuichi, shakudo, mixed metal, vintage Japanese glass buttons circa 1940, vintage sterling silver whistle and telephone, steel, nylon and vintage green cord. 6x2.5x.75"
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 Jim Bove, "Fold 1" necklace in sterling silver, rubber cord, and industrial auto paint on copper. 4.25 x 4 x 0.5"
Jim Bove
"Fold 1" necklace in sterling silver, rubber cord, and industrial auto paint on copper. 4.25 x 4 x 0.5"
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Judith Kinghorn: Overall Ascending Spiral, Brooch/pendant, in sterling silver and 24k gold. 3 x 1.25"
Judith Kinghorn
Overall Ascending Spiral
Brooch/pendant, in sterling silver and 24k gold. 3 x 1.25"
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Kathleen Faulkner: Indicator Species Series: Northern Spotted Owl, Brooch/pendant in sterling silver, paper, gouache, and mica. 4.125 x 2.625"
Kathleen Faulkner
Indicator Species Series: Northern Spotted Owl
Brooch/pendant in sterling silver, paper, gouache, and mica. 4.125 x 2.625"
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Kat Cole: Oil and Water, Necklace in steel, enamel, sterling silver, and 23k gold foil. 24 x 3 x 1"
Kat Cole
Oil and Water
Necklace in steel, enamel, sterling silver, and 23k gold foil. 24 x 3 x 1"
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Paulette J. Werger: Honey Comb Chain, Necklace in sterling silver and 18k gold. Measures 21 x 1 x 0.25"
Paulette J. Werger
Honey Comb Chain
Necklace in sterling silver and 18k gold. Measures 21 x 1 x 0.25"
Item is available Available ($1290.00)
 Kim Whalen, "Shackles" Bangle bracelets in sterling silver. 3 x 2.5" each .
Kim Whalen
"Shackles" Bangle bracelets in sterling silver. 3 x 2.5" each .
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Marita Dingus: Ectoskeleton Gives a High Kick, Necklace in found materials: leather, upholstery fabric, metal wire, glass, rubber, and plastic dental molding. 15.5 x 9"
Marita Dingus
Ectoskeleton Gives a High Kick
Necklace in found materials: leather, upholstery fabric, metal wire, glass, rubber, and plastic dental molding. 15.5 x 9"
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 Nancy Slagle, "Binary 02" Necklace in laser cut leather. Two parts: 15 x 15 x .125" (black layer), 17.25 x 17.25 x .125" (white layer).
Nancy Slagle
"Binary 02" Necklace in laser cut leather. Two parts: 15 x 15 x .125" (black layer), 17.25 x 17.25 x .125" (white layer).
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Nadine Kariya: Imperial Topaz Dragon Ring, 21.22 carat golden brown topaz in 18k yellow and palladium white gold with 8k red gold, sterling silver, and shakudo. Size 8.5
Nadine Kariya
Imperial Topaz Dragon Ring
21.22 carat golden brown topaz in 18k yellow and palladium white gold with 8k red gold, sterling silver, and shakudo. Size 8.5
Item is available Available ($1989.00)
 Jim Bove, Brooch in copper, sterling silver, industrial auto, and patina.
Jim Bove
Brooch in copper, sterling silver, industrial auto, and patina.
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 Jim Bove, Brooch in copper, industrial auto paint, and patina.
Jim Bove
Brooch in copper, industrial auto paint, and patina.
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 Jim Bove, Brooch in copper industrial auto paint, gold point drawing, and patina.
Jim Bove
Brooch in copper industrial auto paint, gold point drawing, and patina.
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 Jim Bove, Brooch in copper, industrial auto paint, and patina.
Jim Bove
Brooch in copper, industrial auto paint, and patina.
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 Jim Bove, Brooch in copper, industrial auto paint, gold point drawing, and patina.
Jim Bove
Brooch in copper, industrial auto paint, gold point drawing, and patina.
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 Jim Bove, Brooch in copper, industrial auto paint, and patina.
Jim Bove
Brooch in copper, industrial auto paint, and patina.
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 Jim Bove, Brooch in copper, industrial auto paint, gold point drawing, and patina.
Jim Bove
Brooch in copper, industrial auto paint, gold point drawing, and patina.
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 Jim Bove, Necklace in copper, industrial auto paint, patina, and rubber tube.
Jim Bove
Necklace in copper, industrial auto paint, patina, and rubber tube.
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 Jim Bove, Necklace in copper, industrial auto paint, patina, and rubber tube.
Jim Bove
Necklace in copper, industrial auto paint, patina, and rubber tube.
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 Jim Bove, Brooch in copper and industrial auto paint with patina.
Jim Bove
Brooch in copper and industrial auto paint with patina.
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 Jim Bove, Brooch in copper, industrial auto paint, gold point drawing, and patina.
Jim Bove
Brooch in copper, industrial auto paint, gold point drawing, and patina.
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 Jim Bove, Brooch in copper, industrial auto paint, silver and gold drawing, and patina.
Jim Bove
Brooch in copper, industrial auto paint, silver and gold drawing, and patina.
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 Jim Bove, Brooch in copper, industrial auto paint, and patina.
Jim Bove
Brooch in copper, industrial auto paint, and patina.
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Kathleen Faulkner: A Red Herring, Brooch in sterling silver, watercolor, gouache, mica, and paper. Approx. 1.5 x 3.5"
Kathleen Faulkner
A Red Herring
Brooch in sterling silver, watercolor, gouache, mica, and paper. Approx. 1.5 x 3.5"
Item is available Available ($516.00)
Kathleen Faulkner: Indicator Species Series: Mussels, Brooch in sterling silver, colored pencil, mica, and paper. 1.5" in diameter
Kathleen Faulkner
Indicator Species Series: Mussels
Brooch in sterling silver, colored pencil, mica, and paper. 1.5" in diameter
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Kathleen Faulkner: Trillium, Brooch in sterling silver, gouache, paper, and glass lens. 2" in diameter
Kathleen Faulkner
Trillium
Brooch in sterling silver, gouache, paper, and glass lens. 2" in diameter
Item is available Available ($376.00)
Kathleen Faulkner: Something's Fishy, Brooch in sterling silver, watercolor, colored pencil, ink, paper, and mica. Approx. 2 x 2.75"
Kathleen Faulkner
Something's Fishy
Brooch in sterling silver, watercolor, colored pencil, ink, paper, and mica. Approx. 2 x 2.75"
Item is available Available ($505.00)
Kathleen Faulkner: Indicator Species Series: Illuminated Kelp, Necklace in sterling silver, watercolor, gouache, ink, paper, and glass lenses. Chain is 18-21" adjustable. Discs are 2-2.5" in diameter.
Kathleen Faulkner
Indicator Species Series: Illuminated Kelp
Necklace in sterling silver, watercolor, gouache, ink, paper, and glass lenses. Chain is 18-21" adjustable. Discs are 2-2.5" in diameter.
Item is available Available ($1570.00)
 Kim Whalen, "Shackles 2" Bangle bracelets in sterling silver and 24k gold plate. 3 x 2.5" each
Kim Whalen
"Shackles 2" Bangle bracelets in sterling silver and 24k gold plate. 3 x 2.5" each
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 Kim Whalen, "Shackles 3" Bangle bracelets in sterling silver, sapphire, and garnet. 3 x 2.5" each
Kim Whalen
"Shackles 3" Bangle bracelets in sterling silver, sapphire, and garnet. 3 x 2.5" each
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 Kim Whalen, "Shackle Me" Rings in sterling silver and 24k gold plate. Size 7.5
Kim Whalen
"Shackle Me" Rings in sterling silver and 24k gold plate. Size 7.5
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 Kim Whalen, "Link" Bangle bracelet in sterling silver. Measures 2.8 x 2.6"
Kim Whalen
"Link" Bangle bracelet in sterling silver. Measures 2.8 x 2.6"
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 Kim Whalen, "Link" Earrings in sterling silver. Each earring measures 0.7 x 0.7"
Kim Whalen
"Link" Earrings in sterling silver. Each earring measures 0.7 x 0.7"
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 Kim Whalen, "Link" Ring in sterling silver. Size 7
Kim Whalen
"Link" Ring in sterling silver. Size 7
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 Kim Whalen, "Link 2" Ring in sterling silver and garnets. Size 7
Kim Whalen
"Link 2" Ring in sterling silver and garnets. Size 7
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 Kim Whalen, "Stake" Stud earrings in sterling silver. Each earring measures 0.125 x 0.66"
Kim Whalen
"Stake" Stud earrings in sterling silver. Each earring measures 0.125 x 0.66"
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 Nancy Slagle, "Binary" Bracelet in laser cut black leather, sterling silver, and onyx. 5" diameter, 0.5" thick
Nancy Slagle
"Binary" Bracelet in laser cut black leather, sterling silver, and onyx. 5" diameter, 0.5" thick
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 Nancy Slagle, "Binary" Bracelet in laser cut white and black leather, sterling silver, and moonstone. 5" diameter, 0.5" thick
Nancy Slagle
"Binary" Bracelet in laser cut white and black leather, sterling silver, and moonstone. 5" diameter, 0.5" thick
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 Nancy Slagle, "Binary" Bracelet in laser cut white leather, sterling silver, and moonstone. 4.5" diameter, 0.5" thick
Nancy Slagle
"Binary" Bracelet in laser cut white leather, sterling silver, and moonstone. 4.5" diameter, 0.5" thick
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 Nancy Slagle, "Binary" Necklace in sterling silver, laser cut rubber, and resin. Pendant is 3.25" in diameter. Chain is 24" in length.
Nancy Slagle
"Binary" Necklace in sterling silver, laser cut rubber, and resin. Pendant is 3.25" in diameter. Chain is 24" in length.
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Paulette J. Werger: Dark Water, Brooch in oxidized sterling silver and 18k gold. Measures 6.5 x 3 x 0.125"
Paulette J. Werger
Dark Water
Brooch in oxidized sterling silver and 18k gold. Measures 6.5 x 3 x 0.125"
Item is available Available ($860.00)
Paulette J. Werger: White Water, Brooch in sterling silver and 18k gold. Measures 5.5 x 4 x 0.125"
Paulette J. Werger
White Water
Brooch in sterling silver and 18k gold. Measures 5.5 x 4 x 0.125"
Item is available Available ($860.00)
Paulette J. Werger: Dark Pollen, Brooch in sterling silver. Measures 3.5 x 1.5 x 0.625"
Paulette J. Werger
Dark Pollen
Brooch in sterling silver. Measures 3.5 x 1.5 x 0.625"
Item is available Available ($645.00)
Paulette J. Werger: Flower to Seed, Ring in sterling silver and 18k gold. Size 7. Measures approx. 1.5 x 1.25 x 0.75" Pods and flowers are articulated, move, and wiggle when worn.
Paulette J. Werger
Flower to Seed
Ring in sterling silver and 18k gold. Size 7. Measures approx. 1.5 x 1.25 x 0.75" Pods and flowers are articulated, move, and wiggle when worn.
Item is available Available ($645.00)
Paulette J. Werger: Flower to Seed, Ring in sterling silver and 18k gold. Size 7. Measures approx. 1.25 x 1.25 x 1.25" Pods and flowers are articulated, move, and wiggle when worn.
Paulette J. Werger
Flower to Seed
Ring in sterling silver and 18k gold. Size 7. Measures approx. 1.25 x 1.25 x 1.25" Pods and flowers are articulated, move, and wiggle when worn.
Item is available Available ($645.00)
 Signs of Life - 2015, Literary journal and exhibition catalog.
Signs of Life - 2015
Literary journal and exhibition catalog.
Item is available Available ($12.00)
Judith Kinghorn: Poppy with Garnets, Brooch/pendant in sterling silver and 24k gold.
Judith Kinghorn
Poppy with Garnets
Brooch/pendant in sterling silver and 24k gold.
Item is available Available ($5698.00)
 Judith Kinghorn, "Chrysanthemum" brooch/pendant in sterling silver and 24k gold.
Judith Kinghorn
"Chrysanthemum" brooch/pendant in sterling silver and 24k gold.
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Kat Cole: Box Pendant, Steel, enamel and sterling silver. 24" chain. Pendant measures 3 x 3/4 x 3/8".
Kat Cole
Box Pendant
Steel, enamel and sterling silver. 24" chain. Pendant measures 3 x 3/4 x 3/8".
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Kat Cole: Square Tube Earrings, Steel, enamel, and sterling silver. 1 3/4" long. 1/4 x 1/4" tubes.
Kat Cole
Square Tube Earrings
Steel, enamel, and sterling silver. 1 3/4" long. 1/4 x 1/4" tubes.
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Marita Dingus: Fancy Lady, Necklace in found fabrics, thread, metal wire, plastic, and painted glass. Necklace is 24" long. Pendant measures 9.5" x 5"
Marita Dingus
Fancy Lady
Necklace in found fabrics, thread, metal wire, plastic, and painted glass. Necklace is 24" long. Pendant measures 9.5" x 5"
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Marita Dingus: Blue Spikes, Choker in found fabric, ribbon, thread, and buttons. 18" in length.
Marita Dingus
Blue Spikes
Choker in found fabric, ribbon, thread, and buttons. 18" in length.
Item is available Available ($288.00)
Kat Cole: Pile, Necklace/brooch in steel and enamel. Approximately 24" inner circumference with chain. Pendant/brooch measures 6 1/2" across and 2 1/4" tall.
Kat Cole
Pile
Necklace/brooch in steel and enamel. Approximately 24" inner circumference with chain. Pendant/brooch measures 6 1/2" across and 2 1/4" tall.
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Kat Cole: Black Gold, Brooch in steel, enamel and sterling silver. Approximately 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 3/4"
Kat Cole
Black Gold
Brooch in steel, enamel and sterling silver. Approximately 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 3/4"
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