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The Carter Center • 453 Freedom Parkway • Atlanta, GA 30307

About the Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show

November 2nd through the 4th mark the dates for the Twelfth Annual Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show. Thirty of the country's finest contemporary jewelry artists will present exciting handcrafted work at The Carter Center. The Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show fosters an understanding and appreciation of artist designed and made contemporary fine craft jewelry in Atlanta through the annual presentation of work by the country's most accomplished jewelry artists.

Please join us at The Carter Center • 453 Freedom Parkway • Atlanta, GA 30307


Friday, November 2rd, 2018   

10 am to 5 pm

Saturday, November 3th, 2018   

10 am to 7 pm

Meet the Artists Reception 4 pm- 7 pm

Sunday, November 4th, 2018   

10 am to 5 pm

Sensational Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm,

Special events and giveaways


Admission to the Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show is $10 and includes discounted entrance to the Jimmy Carter Library.

Parking is Free


Meet the Artists Reception on Saturday evening from 4 to 7 pm offers a time to relax and chat with the artists about their work - included with admission. A portion of proceeds from the show benefits CERF+, the Craft Emergency Relief Fund, a national service organization providing relief and assistance to craft artists who have suffered natural disasters or other catastrophic events.

Shuttle service is provided.

Relax with onsite lunch and libations provided by Proof of the Pudding.

Sensational Sunday – don’t miss the special events and giveaways.

The Organizers

Leigh and Debra

Leigh Griffin

In 1989, after 15 years as a flight attendant, Leigh found herself out of the work she loved when Eastern Airlines closed its doors on history. Leigh spent the next year in contemplation, playing her flute, considering what to do next with her life. During this time she kindled a long burning desire to become an artist and began her journey toward the successful artist and goldsmith that she is today. Leigh’s interest in jewelry also led to years of work experience at jewelry art galleries, including Illumina Gallery and currently Topaz Gallery. Through this experience, Leigh has gained knowledge and understanding of the work of many of the country’s best jewelry artists. Leigh lives in Atlanta’s historic Grant Park neighborhood and is active in community affairs. She has been involved in the organization of the Grant Park Tour of Homes and the planning for this year’s neighborhood celebration The Mothball. Leigh brings her skill at organization, a vast knowledge of jewelry and gemstones, and her resilient spirit and drive to the ACJS directors’ team.

Debra Lynn Gold

Debra comes to the directorship of the ACJS with a background both as an artist and as an arts organizer. An award winning jewelry designer, Debra is a seasoned fine craft show exhibitor, having participated in over 100 shows from Boston to San Francisco. Her work can also be seen in galleries across the country. She is a frequent craft show juror and has served as a mentor to many younger exhibitors. Debra has chaired two national conferences for the Society of North American Goldsmiths as well as a Southeast Conference of the American Craft Council. Additionally, she was the founder/partner of Ariel Gallery at Tula, a very successful artist initiated Atlanta gallery. Debra received her MFA in Jewelry Design and Silversmithing from Indiana University and has headed the Metals programs at both East Tennessee State University and Illinois State University. In addition to her studio work, she continues teaching in Atlanta at the Art Institute of Atlanta and Chastain Arts Center.