Thursday, December 1, 2016

Craft Forms 2016 Exhibit Features Zipper Jewelry

  
Lace - Red/Gold ©2016 Kate Cusack

Craft Forms, the 22nd international juried exhibition of contemporary craft, features 101 works from 89 artists. Kate is happy to announce that two of her Zipper Necklaces will be included in the exhibit at the Wayne Art Center. 

December 2, 2016 through January 28, 2017

413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
610-688-3553

Many thanks to Stephano Catalani (executive director, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA) who juried the exhibit.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Zipper Jewelry in "Alternative Materials" Exhibit at Gravers Lane Gallery in Philadelphia

Alveoli ©2014 Kate Cusack

Kate is pleased to have her Zipper Jewelry featured in Alternative Materials, a group exhibition at Gravers Lane Gallery in Philadelphia. The exhibit runs November 4-30, 2016. A collection of Kate's Zipper Jewelry will be on display and for sale through the holiday season.

Gravers Lane Gallery
8405 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118 
215.247.1603
www.graverslanegallery.com 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Zipper Jewelry in Surface Design Journal


Many thanks to Leesa Hubbell for including Kate's Zipper Jewelry in her article from Surface Design Journal, titled "Alchemists of Adornment."

Monday, August 15, 2016

Go For Baroque! Zipper Jewelry and Sculptural/Wearables at Racine Art Museum

top left: Bubbles XXIV ©2014, top right: Perpetua ©2012,
bottom right: Elizabeth ©2010, bottom left, installation of Tiffany Wigs ©2002


Go for Baroque: Opulence and Excess in Contemporary Art features Kate’s Zipper Jewelry and three of her oversized "Tiffany Wigs" made from plastic-wrap at the Racine Art Museum.

Exhibit runs through September 4, 1016.

Racine Art Museum
441 Main Street, Racine, WI 53403
262.638.8300  www.ramart.org

The exhibit features artists that comment on luxury, artificiality, consumption, ornament, and the line between the beautiful and the grotesque. Whether a wall installation composed of silver reflective woven strips of paper, polymer works that look like banquet centerpieces, or extravagant, colorful jewelry, these artists investigate contemporary cultural, social, and historical ideas. 

Many thanks to Lena Vigna for including Kate's designs. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Zipper Jewelry at the Smithsonian Craft Show

"Maze" Zipper Necklace ©2016 Kate Cusack

Kate is pleased to present her innovative, elegant Zipper Jewelry at The Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, D.C. Join us for this juried show featuring contemporary art, craft and design.

Kate is one of 120 artists who was selected to exhibit at The Smithsonian Craft Show. She will be unveiling new brooch designs and brand new earrings, in addition to necklaces and bracelets. Please visit Kate in booth #118.

Thursday, April 21        10:30 am – 8 pm
Friday, April 22             10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday, April 23         10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, April 24           11 am – 5 pm

To learn more about the show, please visit: www.smithsoniancraftshow.org

The event will be held at the National Building Museum located at 401 F Street, NW, Washington, DC (red-line: Judiciary Square Metro Station)

ON-SITE ADMISSION
General Admission: $20
Two-Day Pass: $30
Children 12 years and under: FREE

ONLINE AUCTION
If you can't visit the show in person, please check out the online auction to bid on a piece of Kate's Zipper Jewelry among other amazing designs. https://swcauctions.24fundraiser.com/e/site/store/610/items/46919

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Zipper Jewelry at BIJOUX=ART at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Deco Zipper Necklace © 2016 Kate Cusack

Join us for the second BIJOUX=ART benefit at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, under the artistic direction of Pascale Bussières and Azamit, and featuring creations by designer Denis Gagnon.

Kate is pleased to be presenting her Zipper Jewelry along with jewelers from Québec, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands and the United States. You will have the chance to purchase these original and exclusive pieces, selected by Noël Guyomarc’h.

The proceeds from BIJOUX=ART will go to the Museum’s acquisition fund for decorative arts and design. By participating, you will be contributing to the acquisition of Jean-Michel Othoniel’s Peony, the Knot of Shame, to be installed in the upcoming Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace.


Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, 1380, rue Sherbrooke, Montreal, Canada

Friday, March 18, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Zipper Jewelry at BIJOUX - Norton Museum of Art

Red Zipper Necklace © 2015 Kate Cusack


For the fourth year in a row, Kate's Zipper Jewelry will be on display and for sale at the Norton Museum of Art's annual fund-raising event called BIJOUX, in West Palm Beach.

Thursday, February 25   10 am – 9 pm
Friday, February 26        10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, February 27    10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, February 28      11 am – 5 pm

To learn more about the show, please visit: www.norton.org/bijoux

1451 S. Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

TICKETS free, with paid admission to museum

Friday, February 5, 2016

Zipper Jewelry at ACC Baltimore 2016


Flourish Zipper Bracelet © 2016 Kate Cusack

Kate is pleased to present her innovative, elegant Zipper Jewelry at the American Craft Council's show in Baltimore, Maryland. Join us at the three-day celebration of all things handmade, where more than 650 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country gather under one roof. This is the American Craft Council’s flagship show.

Visit Kate in booth #318.

Friday, February 19        10 am – 8 pm
Saturday, February 20   10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, February 21      11 am – 5 pm

ADVANCE TICKETS
Purchase your tickets online.
$14 one-day pass
$34 three-day pass

ON-SITE ADMISSION
$16 one-day pass
$36 three-day pass
FREE for American Craft Council members and children 12 and under

To learn more about the show, please visit: www.shows.craftcouncil.org/baltimore

Friday, November 20, 2015

Zipper Jewelry featured in SPARKLE Exhibit at Taboo Studio in San Diego

Top Row: Escher, Lyrica IX, Hyposis
Bottom Row: Red, Loci III, Deco
© 2015 Kate Cusack


You are invited to an opening reception for the holiday exhibition, SPARKLE, featuring Kate's Zipper Jewelry along with jewelry from twelve other distinguished jewelry artists presented by Taboo Studio in San Diego, California. These are the latest Zipper Jewelry designs from Kate Cusack--all available through Taboo Studio.

Taboo Studio is one of the leading art jewelry galleries in the country. It was established 27 years ago and it is co-owned by Joanna Rhoades and Jane Groover.


Opening Reception: Friday, November 20, 2015
6pm - 8pm
1615½ W. Lewis Street
San Diego, CA 92103
619.692.0099
www.taboostudio.com

The exhibition will be on display until January 1st, 2016.
Gallery hours are:
Tuesday through Friday 11 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and major holidays

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Zipper Jewelry at Mora Contemporary Jewelry

Kate Cusack Zipper Jewelry on display at Mora Contemporary Jewelry

Kate's Zipper Jewelry is now available at Mora Contemporary Jewelry in Asheville, North Carolina. Mora opened in 2012 by jewelry-visionary, Marthe Le Van.

Marthe explains, "we are passionate about jewelry that is creative, original, and intriguing. We are experts in the field of jewelry and love sharing our knowledge with you. We believe in our designers and support their creative careers."

Mora Contemporary Jewelry
9 W. Walnut Street
Asheville, NC 28801
828.575.2294
 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Hardy's/The Art of Jewelry presents Zipper Jewelry Exhibition Closing Reception

Maine © 2015 Kate Cusack
You are invited to join us for a closing reception celebrating the exhibition of Kate's Zipper Jewelry presented by Hardy's/The Art of Jewelry at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens. 

July 23, 2015
4:30pm - 6pm
7637 North Shore Road 
Norfolk, VA

Thanks to Betsy Hardy's vision, Kate's Zipper Jewelry was presented in conversation with Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami at the Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, VA. As paper is transformed into origami in the hands of an artist, Kate transforms another ordinary material – zippers – into innovative, elegant pieces of jewelry.
 


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Inspired and Experimental: Zipper Jewelry in Spring/Summer NICHE MAGAZINE


Kate Cusack was chosen as "one of 10 studio artists who thrive on creating outside the box." Check out the full feature online!


Friday, May 8, 2015

Zipper Jewelry at the Hermitage Museum Presented by Hardy's | The Art of Jewelry

Spiral © 2015 Kate Cusack

Hardy's | The Art of Jewelry, a unique jewelry gallery and store in Virginia Beach, wants to change the way people view jewelry. "It's not just a commodity tied to the value of a metal or gem. Jewelry is an art-form – a medium of expression meant to be worn."

Hardy's | The Art of Jewelry presents Kate Cusack's Zipper Jewelry in conjunction with Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami at the Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, VA. "Paper is transformed into dramatic sculpture, large-scale installations and conceptual works that express contemporary social, political, aesthetic, and cultural dialogues."

As paper is transformed into origami in the hands of an artist, Kate transforms another ordinary material – zippers – into innovative, elegant pieces of jewelry. Please visit the Hermitage Museum to view an installation of Kate's Zipper Jewelry and experience your own connections between the two art-forms.

For more information about Above the Fold, please visit: www.thehermitagemuseum.org

To learn more about Hardy's | The Art of Jewelry, please visit: www.hardysjewellers.com

May 9 through July 26, 2015

Hermitage Museum
7637 North Shore Road 
Norfolk, Virginia 23505
757.423.2052  


Many thanks to Betsy Hardy for her vision and for making this exhibition possible. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Zipper Jewelry at the Smithsonian Craft Show

Lyrica VIII © 2015 Kate Cusack

Kate is pleased to present her innovative, elegant Zipper Jewelry at The Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, D.C. Join us for this juried show featuring contemporary art, craft and design.

Kate is one of 121 artists who was selected to exhibit at The Smithsonian Craft Show. She will be unveiling new brooch designs and brand new earrings, in addition to necklaces and bracelets. Please visit Kate in booth #304.

Thursday, April 23      10:30 am – 7:30 pm
Friday, April 24            10:30 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 25       10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, April 26         11:00 am – 5:00 pm

To learn more about the show, please visit: www.smithsoniancraftshow.org

The event will be held at the National Building Museum located at 401 F Street, NW, Washington, DC (red-line: Judiciary Square Metro Station)

ON-SITE ADMISSION
General Admission: $20
Two-Day Pass: $30
Children 12 years and under: FREE

ONLINE AUCTION
If you can't visit the show in person, please check out the online auction to bid on a piece of Kate's Zipper Jewelry among other amazing designs. www.paddle8.com/auction/smithsonian

JEWELRY NOW
Kate will speak about her Zipper Jewelry on Sunday, April 26th at 1pm during a panel discussion entitled "Jewelry-Now" as part of the the Smithsonian Craft Show lecture series. The discussion will feature jewelry artists who work with non-traditional materials. It will be moderated by Jim Rosenheim, Chiarman of the Tiny Jewel Box, a prominent Washington, D.C. jewelry institution.

The "Great Collectors Lecture Series" will feature a range of presenters and topics focusing on artists participating in the Smithsonian Craft Show. The lectures will be open to the public, with paid admission to the show. For a full list of the lectures, please visit: www.smithsoniancraftshow.org


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Zipper Jewelry at Craft Boston 2015

Nexus - red/black/gold ©2015 Kate Cusack
Kate is pleased to present her innovative, elegant Zipper Jewelry at Craft Boston in Boston, Massachusetts. Join us for this show featuring contemporary art, craft and design, presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts.

Kate will be one of 90 artists who was selected to exhibit at Craft Boston, New England's premiere exhibition and sale of contemporary craft.

Visit Kate in booth #406.

Friday, March 20        10 am – 7 pm
Saturday, March 21   10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, March 22      11 am – 5 pm

To learn more about the show, please visit: www.societyofcrafts.com

The event will be held at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts at 539 Tremont Street.

ON-SITE ADMISSION
General Admission: $15
Senior Citizens: $13
Students: $12
SAC Members: $7.50
Children 12 years and under: FREE

Admission tickets valid for readmission throughout the weekend.

A limited number of free or discounted passes are available. Please contact Kate for info.