Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Elizabeth Garvin Jewelry Exhibition Held Over

Smith Galleries is very pleased to announce that the fabulous Elizabeth Garvin jewelry exhibition that has been showing in the gallery the past few weeks is being held over by popular demand through the month of December.

Elizabeth writes..."I draw inspiration as much from industrial objects and processes as from nature and its examples of repetition and geometry. I am intrigued by design that is reduced to its simplest form, where all unnecessary elements have been removed and all that is left is the essence of the idea."

Elizabeth graduated with honors from New York University in 1986, earning a bachelor of Arts degree, with further studies at Parsons School of Design and Massachusetts College of Art.

Drop by Smith Galleries to see this stunning exhibition or visit online. The gallery is located on Hilton Head Island, SC and is open from 10-6 Monday through Saturday. 800.272.3870 info@smithgalleries.com

Friday, October 1, 2010

Mary + Lou Ann featured at Smith Galleries

Smith Galleries is known for fine handcrafted jewelry and Mary Filapek and Lou Ann Townsend are unique examples of the Jewelry featured in the gallery. The gallery is featuring a special show of their work during the month of October.

Mary Filapek and Lou Ann Townsendare
both trained silversmiths who met while they were students at the University of New Mexico. Their work is truly collaborative and they share equally in all aspects of design and production.

They design and produce jewelry in sterling silver, inlaid with polymers. They fabricate the metal framework of each piece in sterling or use a mixture of cast and fabricated sterling components. All cast components are created from masters that they have fabricated themselves in silver and copper or carved from wax. The color process is a mixture of both liquid and clay polymers. They create colors primarily through oil pigments and integrate both synthetic and organic materials, such as sugar or sand, to create texture. Take a peek.

Smith Galleries is located on beautiful Hilton Head Island. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 - 6. 843.842.2280 smithgalleries@hotmail.com

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Kovecses Designs at Smith Galleries

Smith Galleries is known for fine woodworking and the fine woodworking of Kovecses Designs fits perfectly in the gallery mix. Joe and Karen Kovecses create contemporary ikebana vessels as well as small boxes and bowls. All have a very modern oriental feel. Some of the woods that are used would be termed exotics with bubinga, wenge and zebra being the predominant choices. Curly maple is often used with the clean light wood contrasting beautifully with the darker exotics.

Click here to see a slide show of some of the pieces in the gallery or here to see still pictures. Drop by Smith Galleries (located on beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC) between 10 & 6 Monday through Saturday. The gallery is located in the award winning Village at Wexford. 800.272.3870

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Laura Hutchcroft Jewelry Featured at Smith Galleries

Laura Hutchcroft is a featured artist at Smith Galleries. Laura Hutchcroft's jewelry is a combination of precious and non-precious materials, exploring form, structure, and balance. Her work takes it’s inspiration from a diverse assortment of influences; the natural environment, architecture, fashion, music, and solitude. All of which provide infinite potential for creativity. These influences have culminated in what can only be described as an eclectic collection of jewelry. Visually and structurally she strives to achieve rhythm by the simplest means, creating ornaments that compliment the body.

Laura's designs emerge through material exploration and experimentation. Made by manual processes, sawing, filing, shaping, and coaxing, these low-tech processes keep her in physical contact with my materials, an important element of my play. Jewelry as art is open to interpretation; the objects are imparted with meaning and value through the wearer’s attachment and association. By becoming part of the wearer’s experience and personal expression Laura's work is transformed and completed.

See a slide show of Laura's work available at Smith Galleries here, or still images here. Contact Smith Galleries at 800.272.3870 to purchase. See our other jewelry artists here.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Mary and Lou Ann Jewelry at Smith Galleries

Smith Galleries features a large selection of jewelry by Mary and Lou Ann.

Mary and Lou Ann are inspired by the awesome power and potential of the atom. Chemistry, cellular structure, DNA, mathematics, spirituality, the nature of reality and our planetary travels provide the primary sources of fodder for color, form and texture. They are drawn to exploring the void in our work. The void is the space between breathes/atoms.

They are both trained silversmiths who met while they were students at the University of New Mexico. Their work is truly collaborative and they share equally in all aspects of design and production.

Click here to see some of the new pieces in the gallery. Smith Galleries is located in The Village at Wexford on beautiful Hilton Head Island. Gallery hours are 10 - 6 Monday through Saturday. 800.272.3870

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Judith Neugebauer show opens at Smith Galleries

Judith Neugebauer's jewelry is a favorite at Smith Galleries. We are pleased to present this special exhibition of her jewelry during May and June.

Judith writes..."A previous career in classical ballet and theater instilled within me a deep awareness and appreciation for movement, line and balance. These are the classical qualities I have always tried to incorporate into my jewelry designs...and in my life."

My work is individually fabricated using sterling silver with an overlay of 23K gold leaf. Many pieces also incorporate freshwater pearls and Australian boulder opals set in 22kt gold. Die-formed hollow elements create visual depth, yet the overall concern with lightness and movement remain central to my approach. A recent development has been the use of oxidized, sandblasted sterling silver with 23kt gold leaf to create an even more dramatic surface."

Drop by Smith Galleries to see the exhibition. Gallery hours are 10-6 Monday through Saturday. Or see the exhibition online.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Marco Polo Glass Jewelry featured at Smith Galleries

We love color at Smith Galleries! In jewelry, one way to get fabulous color is with glass. No one does color in contemporary glass jewelry better than Jane Barthelemy, founder and designer of Marco Polo Design. She creates each design, meticulously blending sumptuous hues and forms together, using a wide variety of materials and techniques. She studies fashion color forecasts each season, careful sculpting the color statement for each collection to integrate changing fashions and color preferences. Jane says: "I love the process of making a completely new color statement each season. I usually introduce one dominant new color, and look for unusual ways to combine two or more colors to create a fresh vibration."

Smith Galleries is now featuring a collection of some of Jane's newest and best design. Click to see a slide show or individual pictures of the exhibition.

Gallery hours are 10 - 6 Monday through Saturday.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Smith Gallereis features the jewelry of Michael Michaud

Smith Galleries is featuring this fresh selection of jewelry by Michael Michaud. The collection captures the beauty and exquisite detail of nature in metals, pearls and stones.

Artist Michael Michaud was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Westport, Connecticut. Michael studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology's prestigious school for American craftsmen, graduating in 1980. In 1991, fortunate enough to be living in the Connecticut countryside and working near New York City's flower district, Michael's love of nature began to combine with his love of jewelry.

Please visit Smith Galleries soon to see this new collection of jewelry by Michael Michaud. Gallery hours are 10 - 6 Monday through Saturday. 843-842-2280

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Smith Galleries features spring collection by Joan Z. Horn

Smith Galleries is featuring a new spring collection of jewelry by Joan Z. Horn.

Pictured here is a fresh new pendant design incorporating four distinct shapes which work beautifully together because of Joan's skillful design artistry.

Click here to see a slide show of the new pieces or here to see individual pictures. See more jewelry by Joan Z. Horn here.

Stop by the gallery soon to select the perfect piece for you new spring wardrobe. Smith Galleries is open 10-6 Monday through Saturday. Call us at 843-842-2280 or email info@smithgalleries.com .

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Smith Galleries features Ed Levin Jewelry

The "Secret Heart" earring by Ed Levin is a great "sweetheart" earring...look at it from the bottom and it is an "O", from the front an "X" and from the top a "heart". This earring is available in two sizes and is available in sterling or gold.

Smith Galleries is located on beautiful Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Located on the upper level of the Village at Wexford at 1000 William Hilton Parkway. Gallery hours are 10 - 6 Monday through Saturday. 800.272.3870