• March 13 - April 7, 2017

    Tangible Hope 4 was accepted by juror Dr. Anja Foerschner for the 32nd Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition at the Tipton-Slocumb Gallery at East Tennessee University. The opening reception is March 23, from 5-7pm. My brooch was one of the 32 Positive/Negative Open artists selected out of the 116 applicants received.
    www.etsu.edu/cas/art/galleries/tipton.p?

  • Spring 2017

    I have been granted a sabbatical leave from Boise State University for Spring 2017 semester. I am very excited about the new jewelry I will be creating while on sabbatical.

  • Sept. 8 - Oct. 16, 2016

    Jewelry from my breathe series, including a new necklace, will be included in the upcoming exhibition Shadow Themes: Finding the Present in the Past at The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross in New York, NY.
    Reinstein|Ross Gallery's fall exhibition Shadow Themes: Finding the present in the past, featuring 33 American women jewelers. Opening September 8 through October 16, 2016.
    A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, September 8th, from 6-8pm.
    Shadow Themes is the brainchild of two renowned studio jewelers, Biba Schutz and Marjorie Simon. The two artists, and friends, have long discussed their desire to collaborate on an exhibition. Since they are primarily makers they talk frequently about process—in terms of technique, problem solving and the evolution of the concepts behind the work. Having both admired the great South African multi-media artist William Kentridge, they find that through his work, he is able to eloquently explore the way an artist’s themes become part of a lifelong stream of inspiration and creation.
    Of their idea, Schutz and Simon said, “working intuitively as makers, we do not always consciously choose our subject matter and it may be much later that the content reveals itself. We selected a multi-generational group of distinguished contemporary art jewelers to consider this aspect of their work: to identify threads that they follow or themes they return to over time.”
    The thirty-three artists in this exhibition come from a fine craft tradition of jewelry and object making. In addition to new work, artists were invited to submit an early piece that is related to their current work. The exhibition will reveal how artists evolve and revisit ideas in jewelry and objects.
    Participating Artists:Kristin Beeler, Kathleen Browne, Raissa Bump, Jessica Calderwood, Petra Class, Sandra Enterline, Diane Falkenhagen, Teresa Faris, Susie Ganch, Jill Baker Gower, Mielle Harvey, Lorena Lazard, Sharon Massey, Wendy McAllister, Patricia Nelson, Masako Onodero, Brigid O'Hanrahan, Joan Parcher, Mary Hallam Pearse, Sharon Portelance, Mary Preston, Lyndsay Rice, Hilary Sanders, Barbara Seidenath, Sondra Sherman, Susan Kasson Sloan, Anika Smulovitz, Brooke Marks-Swanson, Rachelle Thiewes, Linda Threadgill, April Wood, Sayumi Yokouchi, and Sandie Zilker.
    www.reinsteinross.com/gallery/gallery-d?

  • September 2, 2016 - January 30, 2017

    My newest jewelry, Tangible Hope, was juried into the upcoming Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial 2016: Metalmorhposis.
    I am honored to have my work juried into this prestigious exhibition and look forward to going to the opening in September.
    In 2010, Bellevue Arts Museum launched the BAM Biennial, a juried exhibition occurring every two years which focuses on the work of established and emerging Northwest artists, craftspeople, and designers, with an emphasis on current and new work. For each edition, Bellevue Arts Museum designates a new focus of exploration, be it a specific medium, technique, process, or theme in art, craft, and design. The fourth edition in the series, BAM Biennial 2016: Metalmorphosis, is focused on the medium of metal.
    Whether precious or prosaic, metal has captivated makers and thinkers alike for over 10,000 years, inviting thoughts on transformation and attempts to unlock the secrets of the physical and metaphysical realms. The Museum received a record-breaking 330 applications for this year's biennial—a testament to the creative potential of this elemental material and the powerful inspiration it continues to evoke in art, craft, and design. From this talented and vast pool of applicants, 49 artists have been chosen to participate.
    www.bellevuearts.org/exhibitions/bam_bi?

  • Aug. 4 - Sept. 2, 2016

    Two of my White Collars are included in the exhibition Retro/Future: Classic Forms and Contemporary Design at the Edwardsville Arts Center in Edwardsville, IL.
    “Retro/Future: Classic Forms, Contemporary Design” features 17 talented international artists. The exhibiting artists mainly work in metal, with forms that vary from classic jewelry with contemporary elements, to free standing or wall-hung sculptures. This show is curated by SIUe metalsmithing professor Aimee Howard.
    edwardsvilleartscenter.com/2016/08/12/r?

  • 2106-2017

    The Alexa Rose Foundation honored me with another larger grant to have my newest work professionally photographed.
    I am thrilled to have received a second grant from the Alexa Rose Foundation, and look forward to sharing the beautiful images of my newest work with you.
    The Alexa Rose foundation was founded in 2015 to provide substantial impact on the lives of creative residents of Ada and Canyon County, giving them access to the catalytic experiences and skills they need to develop as artist and people. In its second cycle of grants for visual artists, the Alexa Rose Foundation received 88 applications totally $255,600 in requests. The Foundation had $64,000 to fund artist this year, so the competition was significant. In the end, 30 local artists representing multiple artistic mediums were awarded grants.

  • 2015-2016

    The Alexa Rose Foundation honored me with a $5000 grant to create a new body of work.
    In its inaugural year, the Alexa Rose Foundation received 100 applications totaling almost $300,000 in requests. Artistic mediums represented included painting, photography, digital art, video, mixed media, printmaking, metalwork, sculpture and glass. The majority of the applications were from emerging and mid-career artists. Approximately half of the applications sought grant funding for a learning opportunity (tuition, workshop, etc.), while the other half were for equipment and supplies.
    The Foundation had $67,000 to fund artists this year, so the competition was significant. In the end, 35 local artists were awarded grants.
    I am very excited for this opportunity and to begin this new body of wearable objects.
    www.idahostatesman.com/2015/07/08/38865?

  • August 30, 2015

    Susan Lomuto featured my Keys in her blog post at the Daily Art Muse: a Curated Collection of Contemporary Fine Craft.
    So honored to be highlighted by this lovely blog.
    www.dailyartmuse.com/2015/08/30/anika-s?

  • May 23 - September 6, 2015

    Five of my White Collars will be included in the exhibition Food, Shelter, Clothing at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Crafts in Louisville, KY.
    The exhibition Food, Shelter, Clothing explores themes embedded in the ideas of food, shelter, and clothing and will extend the conversation to consider different social, political, and cultural dimensions. How are basic needs met, exceeded, interpreted, and challenged through the creative endeavors of artists and their audiences?
    Artists included in this show are Futurefarmers (Amy Franceschini), Kenyatta Hinkle, Lisi Raskin and Kimberly Kay, Tameka Norris, Marjetica Potrč, Lee Mingwei, Vik Muniz, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg and Andrea Zittel.
    www.kmacmuseum.org/#!food-shelter-cloth?

  • April 22 - June 7, 2015

    body in motion: breathe 2 is part of the Seattle Metals Guild display of pins at the Bellevue Art Museum store.
    www.bellevuearts.org/store/index.html
    www.seattlemetalsguild.org/smg-display-?

  • September 23, 2014

    Focus magazine, the Boise State University Alumni magazine, highlighted my artwork in a short article entitled Forged in Metal: Artist’s Work Gives Her Freedom to Explore, written by Sherry Squires.

  • 2014

    My artwork was nominated for the fourth Contemporary Northwest Art Awards at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon.
    www.portlandartmuseum.org

  • 2014

    Cort Conley wrote a lovely article on my work entitle The Art of Small Objects & Large Subjects for the Spring 2014 Issue of Latitudes, the Idaho Commission on the Arts quarterly newsletter.
    www.arts.idaho.gov/what/latitudes.aspx

  • April 22 - May 4, 2014

    My brooch, In search of...? (18), was juried into the exhibition Resolutely Ambiguous at The Shop, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.
    shop.walkerart.org

  • 2014

    I have been nominated for the prestigious 2014 International Arts & Crafts Design Award.
    www.acd-award.com

  • November 16, 2013 - January 19, 2014

    Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum will be hosting Transformation 8: Contemporary Works in Small Metals, the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize Exhibition from November 16, 2013 - January 19, 2014. A catalogue will accompany the exhibit.
    33 Finalists were selected out of 137 entrants by jurors: Bruce Pepich, Executive Director of the Racine Art Museum, WI; Natalya Pinchuk, jeweler; Catherine Raphael, metalsmith and storyteller; Margaret Raphael, filmmaker; Alexandra Raphael, enamelist; Kate Lydon, Director of Exhibitions SCC.
    www.lywam.org

  • September 6 - October 29, 2013

    body in motion: breathe 2 (2011) was included in the 2013 Biennial Art Department Faculty Exhibition at the Visual Arts Center at Boise State University, Boise, ID.
    art.boisestate.edu/visualartscenter/201?

  • August 15 - October 15, 2013

    University of Arkansas, Little Rock Art Gallery, will be presenting Transformation 8: Contemporary Works in Small Metals, the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize Exhibition from August 15 - October 15, 2013. A catalogue will accompany the exhibit.
    33 Finalists were selected out of 137 entrants by jurors: Bruce Pepich, Executive Director of the Racine Art Museum, WI; Natalya Pinchuk, jeweler; Catherine Raphael, metalsmith and storyteller; Margaret Raphael, filmmaker; Alexandra Raphael, enamelist; Kate Lydon, Director of Exhibitions SCC.
    ualr.edu/art/index.php/home/gallery/upc?

  • August 11 - 23, 2013

    I will be teaching a two-week workshop entitled Unexpected Beauty: Material Transformed at Penland School of Crafts in Ashville, North Carolina. In this workshop we will explore possibilities for combining metal with unexpected materials to create jewelry and/or small objects. Each day we will discuss different conceptual and technical approaches and look at the work of artists who are finding inspiration and beauty in unexpected places. Materials will include metal, wood, plastics, paper, fabric, and found objects. Techniques will include soldering, cold connections, bezel and tube settings, hydraulic forming, and color applications. All levels, but basic metalworking skills will be helpful.
    |penland.org/classes/summer/summer_sessi?|

  • November 30, 2012 - January 26, 2013

    Curator Suzanne Ramljak, Editor of Metalsmith magazine, included my artwork in her exhibition Body Language: Contemporary Art Jewelry at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, PA.
    Curator’s Statement:
    "While all jewelry is intended for our bodies, it can also be created about and of the body. The exhibition, “Body Language: Contemporary Art Jewelry,” explores the intimate link between object and wearer, and the ways that jewelry modifies and speaks of the body as subject, site, and matter. Among the works on view are pieces depicting anatomical parts; jewelry dealing with physiological processes and interior structures; full figures and silhouettes; and works made from bodily substances like hair or bone.
    The selected works by twenty-seven contemporary jewelry artists in “Body Language” reveal the potent and telling interplay between the human physique and the objects we choose to attach to ourselves. Through such physical involvement, these jewelers provide insights into the human condition and the eloquence of our corporeal selves."
    |craftforms.org/body2012.htm|
    A catalogue of the exhibition is available.

  • September 21 - October 19, 2012

    My work was included in the exhibition Embodiment, at the Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, Michigan School of Art & Design, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. The exhibition was curated by Katie MacDonald and Anne Mondro.
    art-design.umich.edu/exhibitions/detail?

  • May 4, 2012

    Mardeco Lorrosa blogged about my Body in Motion necklaces.
    www.mardecolorrosa.com/2012/05/04/anika?

  • February 2012

    Check out my "Getting to Know You... Board Members Speak" on the Society of North American Goldsmiths website.
    www.snagmetalsmith.org/.docs/pg/10694

  • February 15, 2012

    Some of my paper jewelry is included in the book Paper Jewellery (Design and Make) by Sarah Kelly, published by A&C Black Publishing Co., Inc.
    www.amazon.com/Paper-Jewellery-Design-S?

  • February 3 - June 30, 2012

    My work has been chosen as a Finalist for the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder's Prize, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA.
    The work of the Finalists and the Prize winner will be displayed at Transformation 8: Contemporary Works in Small Metals, the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder's Prize at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA. A catalogue will accompany the exhibit, and the exhibit will travel.
    33 Finalists were selected out of 137 entrants by jurors: Bruce Pepich, Executive Director of the Racine Art Museum, WI; Natalya Pinchuk, jeweler; Catherine Raphael, metalsmith and storyteller; Margaret Raphael, filmmaker; Alexandra Raphael, enamelist; Kate Lydon, Director of Exhibitions SCC.
    www.contemporarycraft.org/The_Store/Rap?

  • 2011

    I was nominated and the runner-up for the Boise State University College of Arts and Sciences Award in Research (Arts and Humanities).
    While I did not receive the award, it was an honor to be nominated and an honor to be mentioned at the College of Arts and Sciences spring meeting. Thank you to all of my colleagues in the college for this recognition of my creative research.

  • September 2 - October 24, 2011

    body in motion: tracers work included in the Biennial Art Department Faculty Exhibition 2011.
    artdept.boisestate.edu/VAC/

  • 2011

    White Collar 4 was included in the Lark Books 21st Century Jewelry: The Best of 500 Series.
    www.barnesandnoble.com/w/21st-century-j?

  • August 3 - 7, 2011

    White Collar 12 will be on display and available for sale at Patina Gallery in Sante Fe, NM as a benefit for Penland School of Craft.
    www.patina-gallery.com/
    www.penland.org/

  • June 3, 2011

    The Idaho Commission on the Arts awarded me an Honorable Mention Fellowship.
    "Fellowships reward artists for their artistic and professional achievements and contributions to the field, recognizing, in sum, their exceptional talent. Out-of-state panelists applied evaluation criteria: 85% for artistic excellence (work shows originality, distinguished consistency, and preeminent quality) and 15% for past achievements. Panelists John Spiak, curator, Arizona State University Art Museum; Karen Kitchel, artist, Altadena, California; and Greg Kucera, gallerist, Kucera Gallery, Seattle, served as judges."
    www.arts.idaho.gov/index.aspx

  • 2011

    My work was nominated for the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR.
    While I did not receive an award, it was an honor to be nominated and to have Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, curator of northwest art, visit my studio.
    portlandartmuseum.org/about/news/releas?

  • November 2010

    I just joined Crafthaus.
    Check out my profile page and say "hello" at crafthaus.ning.com/profile/AnikaSmulovi?

  • November 5, 2010 - January 9, 2011

    Three works from my Key series are part of the exhibit Realizing the Neo-Palatial at the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN.
    Realizing the Neo-Palatial brings Metalsmith magazine's annual Exhibition in Print to life at the Metal Museum. The printed exhibition was curated by celebrated author Garth Clark, who offered a guided tour of the palatial mode in contemporary metalsmithing and art. The Museum's exhibition is drawn from the pages of the magazine, featuring opulent and lavish objects that share the splendor of the past but with timely twists and new materials.
    www.metalmuseum.org

  • October 1 - 31, 2010

    Three necklaces from the body in motion series to be exhibited in The Plastic Show at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, California.
    body in motion: study 3 - 5 will be exhibited at the Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco, California, as part of The Plastic Show. The Plastic Show celebrated the recent publication of 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs: A Groundbreaking Survey of a Modern Material by Lark Books. www.velvetdavinci.com/index.php

  • August 2010

    Two pieces from my Key series and two necklaces from my White Collar series were curated by Garth Clark into Metalsmith Magazine's Exhibition in Print 2010: Neo-Palatial
    Garth Clark is the guest curator of Metalsmith's special annual Exhibition in Print this year. The theme of this issue, chosen by Clark, is Neo-Palatial: Objects of Virtue and Vice. The issue will showcase contemporary objects de virtue, extravagant works that challenge the limitations of technique, scale, and sometimes good taste. Designed to take center stage, this work is brash, exaggerated and virtuosic in their use of metals.
    Neo-Palatial will feature work by twenty-one contemporary artists. Featured artists include Tim Horn, Jeff Koons, Michele Oka Doner, Shana Astrachan, emiko oye, Tomek Ogrodowski, Marie Pendaries, Anika Smulovitz, and Amelia Toekle.
    Garth Clark is a renowned curator, critic, dealer and historian. One of craft's most influential intellectuals, Clark has edited and contributed to more than fifty books, and is author of numerous essays and articles. He has also curated many significant exhibitions at museums around the world.
    Work featured in the Exhibition in Print will be exhibited at The Metal Museum, Memphis, TN, in November and December 2010. Clark will speak about the work as one of SNAG's three lectures in the Salon Series at SOFA Chicago, and his essay from the Exhibition in Print will be reprinted in the SOFA catalogue. www.snagmetalsmith.org/Publications/Met?

  • June 2010

    The Peter S. Reed Foundation, Inc. awarded me a generous grant for the purpose of supporting my endeavors in the field of jewelry design.
    Thank you!

  • February 25 - March 17, 2010

    Nine Rings to be exhibited in True Individuality - Adornment for the Hand.
    Three Hinged Rings (part of the body in motion series), three Herbarium Specimen Rings, and three Nub Rings will be exhibited at the True Individuality - Adornment for the Hand exhibition at the Foster Gallery, Haas Fine Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. The exhibition was curated by Jolee Mickesh. www.uwec.edu/Art/foster/index.htm

  • January 30 - March 20, 2010

    First Place at Refined VI: Back to Basics exhibition.
    body in motion: study 1 - 5 and body in motion: gravity 1 - 5 are on exhibit at the national juried exhibition Refined VI: Back to Basics at The Art Center at The Old Opera House in Nacogdoches, Texas. The body in motion: study series was awarded First Place by juror Lisa Gralnick. The exhibition was sponsored by the Stephen F. Austin State University. www.art.sfasu.edu/

  • January 2010

    Welcome to my new website.
    I hope you enjoy the work. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about the work or the website.