Six Years Smitten reunites a dynamic range of artists, with over 70 participants in a cumulative exhibition of wearable artworks. This will be the first long-term exhibition of Smitten Forum participants, and will also reunite several members of this remarkable community.
Every year since 2014, Marissa Saneholtz and Sara Brown have invited a new group of jewelers and metalsmiths to work side-by-side in a communal studio for a week. Over six years, the forum expanded in numbers and geographic area to encompass over 70 artists in several states.
Call it a mobile artist colony, a colorful social experiment, or a crafty piece of performance art. Invitees range from emerging to well-established jewelers who employ a stunning array of mediums and techniques—including casting, computer aided design, found object assemblage, powder coating, tin construction, traditional silversmithing, and welding.