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 2nd
10am to 5pm
Saturday, November 3rd
10am to 7pm
Meet the Artist Reception 4pm - 7pm
cash bar and hors d'oeuvres
Sunday, November 4th
10am to 5pm
Sensational Sunday 1pm - 4pm,
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.
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 Chastain Arts Center.
In 1989, after 15 years as a flight attendant, Leigh found herself out the work she loved when Eastern Airlines closed its’ doors on history. After spending a year contemplating her future and playing flute, Leigh kindled a long burning desire to become an artist by studying art jewelry making with a Master Goldsmith, also learning from fellow established artists and taking workshops to learn her craft.
Leigh is a board member of the Metal Arts Guild of Georgia and serves as a workshop organizer bringing in artists to share their expertise for members of the Guild to learn and grow as artists. Leigh’s background and passion has taught her the importance of sharing opportunities with other artists, much as the Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show expands awareness of the diversity of art jewelry.
Leigh’s home is in historic Grant Park in Atlanta where she also has a studio in a former church converted to studio and office space. That is where she enjoys the joy of creating.