This call has closed. Please join us for the opening of the exhibition in September!

A Juried Group Exhibition Exploring the Souvenir and Sentimentality

On View at Brooklyn Metal Works, September to November, 2021

Throughout history, people’s collecting of objects has served the same sentiment – an inherent and existential need to freeze time and authenticate experience.

However, the significance of the memento is rarely fixed as its meaning changes with the shifting recollection of its possessor. The souvenir’s value lies in sentimentality, not material worth, serving the impulse to recall, capture, and re-live.

The call for entries has closed.

  • Artists in all stages of their career are encouraged to apply.
  • We are looking to represent a wide range of professional experience, from students to mid-career artists.
  • Applications are due on June 1st, 2021 by 11:59pm PST

Co-curated by Leslie Shershow and Jessica Andersen.

Leslie Shershow grew up in the state of Maine and has lived all over the country; participating in residencies, exhibitions, and working as an educator of art and jewelry. She received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has since been an active participant in many facets of the jewelry field – contributing to, and working in fine jewelry, production jewelry and contemporary jewelry. Within the past few years, she earned her MFA from San Diego State University, and acted as Visiting Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University. Her work was recently selected for the cancelled Schmuck 2021 Exhibition.

Jessica Andersen was born in the small farming community of Audubon, Iowa. She received a B.F.A. in Jewelry & Metal Arts in 2009 from the University of Iowa. In 2011, Jessica began graduate school at San Diego State University where she received her M.F.A. in Jewelry and Metalwork. Jessica has completed residencies at Craft Alliance in St. Louis, MO and at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft where she had time to experiment and develop her work as a studio artist.

Please feel free to contact us at hearts.and.flowers.exhibition@gmail.com.