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Racine Art Museum Purchases Two of My Pieces!

December 6, 2011

I’m so excited that the Racine Art Museum recently purchased two of my pieces for their permanent collection!

The two pieces are Underneath It All and Tree Collar #2, and both were included in the Field of Vision exhibition that RAM held between May and October of this year. Thanks go to Bruce Pepich, Executive Director and Curator of Collections at RAM for initiating the purchase and being so gracious throughout.

Underneath It AllUnderneath It All, 2010
sterling silver, model railroad landscape materials

The Racine Art Museum, in Racine, Wisconsin, houses one of the largest and most significant collections of contemporary crafts in America. Their mission is “the exhibition, education, collection and preservation of contemporary visual arts.” The museum currently has a permanent collection of over 5000 objects, half of which are pieces from internationally recognized artists in several major crafts fields–metal, jewelry, wood, ceramics, fibers, glass. RAM’s focus is beautifully stated on its website:

Presenting work from artists who create meaningful statements in craft media, RAM dispels any differentiation between fine arts and crafts and between the artist and the craftsperson. Exhibitions at RAM emphasize ideas behind the artwork, rather than following strict media categories.

Through gifts of benefactors and under the direction of Bruce Pepich, RAM has been steadily acquiring works of craft for their permanent collection for a couple of decades. Today, RAM has one of the largest collections of art jewelry of any museum in North America. It’s an honor for me to be included in that collection. Thank you, RAM!!

Tree Collar #2Tree Collar #2, 2011
sterling silver, 14k gold, 18k gold, prehnite and plastic

Tree Collar #2 -- detail

4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 8, 2011 5:06 am

    Such fabulous news, congratulations! These pieces are exquisite!

  2. July 17, 2012 4:06 am

    stunning jewelry – especially like ‘underneath it all’ =D

  3. August 26, 2012 6:30 am

    Extrodinary vision in jewelry making! love your work

  4. donnaellisart permalink
    October 23, 2013 11:11 am

    i’m blown away by these pieces!!! keep up the great work!

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