About the Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show
November 1st and 2nd mark the dates for the
seventh annual Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show. Twenty eight of
the country's finest contemporary jewelry artists will present
exciting handcrafted work at the Defoor Centre in Midtown Atlanta.
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.
The Defoor Centre, 1710 Defoor Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Friday, Nov 1, 2013: 10am to 9pm; Meet the Artists Wine
Reception 6pm to 9pm
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013: 10am to 6pm; Sensational Saturday - special events and giveaways 2 pm to 4pm
The show is invitational. There is no
Inquiries should be directed to:
We will review the work of artists producing
distinguished, exciting, contemporary jewelry for possible inclusion
in the show. Please refer us to your website. Reviews of
prospective new artists for a given year begin in March.
Openings are determined by the number of artists returning from the
ACJS and the press
If you would like a copy of the press kit please click here:
Images are available upon request.
In 1989, after 15 years as a flight attendant, Leigh
found herself out of the work she loved when Eastern
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
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’
Debra comes to the directorship of the ACJS with a
background both as an artist and as an arts
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
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.
THE ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY SHOW
PO BOX 191651 ATLANTA, GA 31119 404.239.0308