Montreal, October 26, 2015

For its first participation, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h is pleased to invite you to SOFA Chicago to discover the recent collection by 31 international artists from Canada, United States, The Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland and South Korea.

Focusing on talented emerging artists, the collection will introduce for their first time at SOFA Chicago the work by Aurélie Guillaume (the winner of the L.A. Pai Gallery’s 12th National Student Jewellery Competition, in Canada, juried by Susan Cummins, Leo Caballero and Mary McIntyre), Anne-Marie Rébillard (selected for Schmuck 2015), Gabrielle Desmarais, Silvie Altschuler, Catherine Sheedy and Anne-Sophie Vallée. Seulgi Kwon, recipient of the Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award 2014, Heejoo Kim and Yong Joo Kim created new pieces for the event.

The gallery is pleased to bring together this amazing group of talented artists at SOFA.

Silvie Altschuler, Ela Bauer, Jamie Bennett, Helen Carnac, Matthieu Cheminée, Gabrielle Desmarais, Bettina Dittlmann, Michael Jank, Sandra Enterline, Aurélie Guillaume, Gésine Hackenberg, Rebecca Hannon, Elizabeth Boyd Hartmann, Peter Hoogeboom, Heejoo Kim, Seulgi Kwon, Yong Joo Kim, Petra Luz, Paul McClure, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Pierre-Yves Paquette, Katja Prins, Anne-Marie Rébillard, Pamela Ritchie, Catherine Sheedy, Despo Sophocleous, Barbara Stutman, Anne-Sophie Vallée, Luzia Vogt, Andrea Wagner, Lawrence Woodford.

To see some of the work: SOFA Chicago

To know more about the event : SOFAExposition

Here is the list of events organized for or by the gallery.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Jamie-BennettJamie Bennett: Drawing and Making

9:30 – 10:30 am Room A

Drawing, thinking and making are closely linked in the work of artist Jamie Bennett. Rather than serving as renderings of his jewelry, Bennett’s drawings represent fragments of ideas and images that instigate new pieces. The relationship of these separate creative endeavors will be explored in this lecture.

Jamie Bennett: Evolution of an Idea

12:30 – 1 pm Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, booth 1202

Jewelry artist Jamie Bennett will discuss his process, tracing the seed of an idea through research, drawing, and its final iteration as finished work.

Borders Be Damned: We Are All Citizens of Craft

12:15 – 1:15 pm Room B

A group of wily Canadians will discuss their perspectives on the value of craft, based on the manifesto statements of the Canadian-made, universally appealing “Citizens of Craft” movement. Presentations from glass artist Susan Rankin, jewelry artist Pamela Ritchie, and curator Janna Hiemstra will provide Canadian context, leading into a discussion of the border-crossing, boundary-breaking, meaningful movement of craft, relevant no matter where you live in the world.

Artists represented in order of listing: Option Art, Montreal; Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Montreal

In case you are planning to visit SOFA during the week-end, you can register and print your complementary ticket via this link

and you must enter noelguyomarch2015