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The New Look of PAA

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Filed under: Uncategorized

Not only has our appearance changed but the scope of this site has broadened significantly, inspired by discussions at the recent symposium, Polymer 2.0. 

Report on Polymer 2.0 Symposium

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Filed under: Conferences, Exhibitons and Shows
Wingspread Conference Center

Wingspread…………..a single word that both names the venue and describes the accomplishments of our October symposium, “Polymer 2.0: The Field at the Beginning of the 21st Century”  in Racine, Wisconsin. Three years ago we were here celebrating the fact that polymer art had become a medium of choice for entry into the permanent collections of major museums across the country. This year 67 participants celebrated another breakthrough;

Save The Date

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Filed under: Conferences

The Racine Art Museum has just announced that it will host another polymer symposium at the Johnson Foundation (Wingspread) in October 17-19, 2014. Plans are underway for 2, or possibly 3, exhibitions in the vicinity of RAM to coincide with the symposium. Event details will be forthcoming but please keep these dates in mind if you are interested in attending. RAM has established a page on their website that will be updated as they have more information to share.

Snacks

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Filed under: Techniques
Pier Voulkos, Potato Chip Bead Neckpieces, 1998, detail

At the PAA , we occasionally hear from readers with requests for specific images from our archival stash of “eye candy.” Recently one of those inquiries revealed a gap in our historical smorgasbord of offerings.

ACC Baltimore: Then and Now

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Filed under: Events
Cozzi Necklace Belt ii

Looking back sure does give us some interesting perspective. Recently I ran across the 1992 Exhibitors Catalog for the American Craft Council’s annual show in Baltimore.  Only 3 polymer exhibitors were listed there: Martha Breen, City Zen Cane (aka Ford/Forlano) and Grove&Grove.  Although each of those exhibitors made jewelry, they were found under the mixed-media category, rather than jewelry.