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Saul Bell Award Winners for 2016 Announced
Rio Grande revealed the winners of its annual jewelry design contest during a gala dinner at its recent Santa Fe Symposium.
Albuquerque, N.M.--Jewelry supply company Rio Grande announced the winners of the annual Saul Bell Awards earlier this month during a gala dinner at its Santa Fe Symposium.
First and second places winners were celebrated in seven categories: Gold/Platinum, Silver/Argentium Silver, Metal Clay, Enamel, Hollowware/Art Objects, Alternative Metals/Materials and Emerging Jewelry Artists, which highlights designers ages 21 or younger.
Award applicants submit imagery of a design for their chosen category; finalists are required to submit a physical piece for judging. Winners receive Rio Grande gift certificates.
The design competition, created to commemorate the life of New Mexican jeweler Saul Bell, is in its 16th year.
See below for a full list of winners.
2016 Gold/Platinum Category
2016 Silver/Argentium Silver Category
Seung Jeon Paik
Rio Rico, Ariz.
2016 Metal Clay Category
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
2016 Enamel Category
“On the Wing”
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
“Orbit #2 Pin/Pendant”
Amy Roper Lyons
2016 Hollowware/Art Objects Category
Seoul, Republic of Korea
2016 Alternative Metals/Materials Category
Bee Cave, Texas
“Secret Garden Necklace”
Kathleen Nowak Tucci
2016 Emerging Jewelry Artist Category
“L'Oiseau de la Nuit”
Carignan, Quebec, Canada
Justine B. Gagnon
Repentigny, Quebec, Canada
“A Gothic Melody”
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