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Brian Ferrell MFA '03 was recently elected to the Board of The Society of North American Goldsmiths/SNAG.

SNAG Conference Boston May '15. Organizers for various events of this national conference included:  Grace Hilliard-Koshinsky MFA '12, Lindsay Mis MFA '13, Kelly Conroy MFA '13. Avery Lucas MFA '12 was one of five presenters within "Emerging Artists" lectures. Artisanry faculty Susan Hamlet gathered more than 35 pcs. from Jewelry/Metals alumni to display in the "Adorned" pop-up exhibit.

Lindsay Mis MFA '13 left her position at The New Bedford Museum of Art and is now working at The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston. She will be managing all aspects  for CraftBoston, a national trade show that takes place each year.

April Kawaoka MFA '04 has been hired to teach Jewelry/Metals full time at Pasadena City College in CA.

Sue Aygarn-Kowalski (ABT ‘04) - Exhibit installer for Mobilia Gallery  Cambridge, MA and produces studio work; piece accepted in collection of Museum of Art and Design, NYC; chief exhibition installer for many years at Fuller Craft Museum  Brockton, MA.

Jan Baum ('94) - Professor of Jewelry/Metals @ Towson University  Towson, MD.

Sandy Bonazoli ('96) - Runs Beehive Kitchenware Company Fall River, MA with Jim Dowd (BFA ’94). Company manufactures utilitarian objects for the kitchen sold through trade shows. 

Alicia Boswell (’05) - Sabbatical replacement teaching @ Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute  Utica, NY; two artist residencies at Arrowmont and Appalachian School of Arts and Crafts.

Brian Ferrell (’03) - Teaches part-time in PA, maintains furniture and holloware studio business; previously, metal fabricator for glass artist Dan Dailey.

Shingo Furukawa (’04) - UMD CVPA Studio Technician; ’08 residency at Vermont Center for the Arts; '06 Society of Arts and Crafts Artist Award; fabricator for Wills Eye Hospital entrance architectural project in Philadelphia, completed in ’03, managed by UMD alum Gerald Weckesser.

Norma Gaytan ('00) - Solo show ’08 at Institut du Language Plastique in Brussels, Belgium where she lives; previously, NYC jewelry designer at Me & Ro, fine jewelry company making pcs. for well-heeled clientele (Julia Roberts wore earrings designed by her on Oscar night). 

Troy Hines (’09) - Free lance jewelry industry consultant; teaches Enameling at UMD; was product control manager for fine jewelry manufacturer in Providence handling product lines for Tiffany Co., David Yurman, Frank Ghery, and others.

Amy Hudon ('93) - Runs fine jewelry business/gallery on Cape Cod; her 18K gold, platinum, pearl pin/pendant won 2000 Spectrum Award in AGTA International Jewelry Competition.

April Kawaoka (’07) - Teaches part-time at two universities in Long Beach, CA area.

Chris Irick ('97) - Professor of Jewelry/Metals @ Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute  Utica, NY.

Eun Mi Kim (’06) - Teaches part-time @ Batangol Art Museum Seoul, Korea; ’06 solo show at Itaewon in Seoul.

Tim Lazure (’01) - Associate Professor of Art @ East Carolina University  Greenville, SC.

Tricia Lachoweic (’06) - ’09 Massachusetts Council for the Arts Fellowship ($10,000 award); teaches enameling workshops; Visiting Instructor Spring ’07 @ Idaho State University  Bosie, ID. 

Marcia Macdonald (’90) - Studio artist represented by numerous galleries; sells work through trade shows and teaches workshops throughout the US.

Leslie Noell (’00) - Coordinator for Penland School of Art & Craft’s Core Fellowship Program; has a graphic design business and makes/exhibits studio work.

Amy Plante (’06) - Free lance jewelry designer/modelmaker; exhibits and sells her own work.

Joy Raskin ('93) - Runs studio business Metal Ornaments producing flatware and jewelry; taught at New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH for many years.

Dianne Reilly (’04) - Assistant Professor @ Rhode Island College  Providence, RI.

Torin Richards ('97) - Free lance design for fashion jewelry industry; previously, jewelry designer at Sawarovski Corp. in Providence, RI handling fashion lines for Donna Karan, Guess, and others.

Corrie Silvia (ABT ’06) - Event Coordinator for MJSA, jewelry trade organization in Providence, RI.

Lucy Stewart ('94) - Asst. Director of Educational Programs @ Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, PA

Gerald Weckesser ('98) - Studio Technician @ East Carolina University; metal fabrication business; ’02-’03 Project Manager for architectural commission designed by Brower Hatcher, a 40' x 100' stainless steel canopy entrance for Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia with $500,000 budget.