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1983 University of Wisconsin, Madison, MFA – Art Metals
1974 BA, Art/Ethnomusicology
1984–2019 (and ongoing)
Instructor, Presenter and Lecturer for symposia, workshops and short courses throughout the US, Canada, Australia and England.
Keynote Speaker, International Bead Society Conference, Bellevue, WA
Guest Speaker, Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium, Seattle, WA
1989 and 1994
Assistant Professor of Art, Jewelry and Metals Department, University of Oregon, Dept. of Fine and Applied Arts, Eugene, OR. Program Head, Developed MFA, BFA, and complete undergraduate program, updated studio and visiting artists’ series
President of Northwest Designer Craftsmen, 60-year-old juried organization of professional craft artists from Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Alaska
Curated “Metal Magic,” Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA and
“Chased+Repousse,” Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Publication of “Chasing and Repoussé: Methods Ancient and Modern”
Technique and photo gallery book including artwork images from internationally renown chasing and repoussé artists. Published by Brynmorgen Press, Brunswick, Maine. Chinese version published 2018.
Awarded Grant for Artist-generated Projects (GAP) from Artist Trust, Seattle, WA. In support of photography and illustration for book entitled “Chasing and Repoussé: Methods Ancient and Modern”
Co-Chair–Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England – permanent collection
State University of New Mexico at Las Cruces Gallery – permanent collection
Tacoma Art Museum – permanent collection
Private collections throughout the US
2008-2012, Board Member and President, Northwest Designer Craftsman – Seattle, WA
2009-2012, Board Member and Education Chair, Seattle Metals Guild – Seattle, WA
1993-2001, Member and Chair, Phinney Center Gallery Committee, Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996-1999, Appointed member and Chair, Editorial Advisory Committee, Metalsmith (magazine of the Society of North American Goldsmiths)
1992-1996, Elected to Board of Directors, SNAG
1994, Conference co-chair for SNAG Annual Conference, Portland, OR
Articles and Books
Behind the Brooch, Lorena Angulo, © 2013 by Lorena Angulo, Schiffer Publishing
Showcase 500 Art Necklaces published by Lark Books – a Division of Sterling Publishing Co. Inc., New York. © 2013
500 Judaica: Innovative Contemporary Ritual Art, by Lark Books, a Division of Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. New York. © 2010
ABCDarian, Karen Lorene ©2010, Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Celebrating 70, book: Karen Lorene ©2010, Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Signs of Life, invitational book/magazine – nine jewelry artists invited to make work that nine writers respond to with essays or poems. Karen Lorene ©2010
Ornament Magazine, Fall Issue 2009. Cover and feature article.
Eastern Repoussé DVD by Victoria Lansford, by Lar
500 Metal Vessels, © 2007 by Lark Books, a Division of Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. New York.
Postcard from Penland: DVD produced in 2006 and distributed to inform the public about the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina
Contemporary Silver, Part II: Recent Commissions, by Benton Seymour Rabinovitch, pages 48 and 49, “Fish Slice” server image and essay by Dr. Rabinovitch. Self published by Seymour Rabinovitch, © 2005.
Art Jewelry Today, by Dona Z. Meilach, Schiffer Pub. Ltd. © 2003 by Dona Z. Meilach, pages 104, 105, 107
Jewish Transcipt, “Metalsmith incorporates growth, life and experimentation into her work,” by Jessica David, Transcript Reporter, February 9, 2001, Seattle, WA, page 27
Metalsmith, “Exhibition in Print-2000,” volume 20, number 4, page 24
National juried exhibition in print with artist’s statements and Cover article by Lucy R. Lippard
Metalsmith, “Nancy Mēgan Corwin,” text by Michael Channing, Spring 2000, Volume 20, #2, pages 28 to 33
Chasing: Ancient Metalworking Technique with Modern Application, by Marcia Lewis, second edition, 2000, Lar Mar Productions, page 60-61
Jewelry: Fundamental of Metalsmithing, edited by Tim McCreight, 1997, published by Hand Made Press, page 27
Books written by Corwin
Chasing and Repoussé: Methods Ancient and Modern, published by Tim McCreight of Brynmorgen Press ©2009. In 2017, published in the People’s Republic of China by the China University of Geoscience Press Co., LTD.
Articles written by Corwin
Metalsmith, Winter – 2000, article on work of David Gignac, pages 32-29
Metalsmith, Spring – 1998, “Observations: Charlotte Meyer,” page 26
Metalsmith, Spring – 1996, “Observations: Andrew Cooperman,” page 30
“Art Jewelry Invitational” – curated and participating – Museo Gallery, Langley, WA
“Home,” Invitational – Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge, WA
“Celestial: Comets, Cupids and Other Heavenly Bodies,” Invitational – Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Pattern, Rhythm, Repetition,” Invitational, Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Featured Artist Exhibition, Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Art Jewelry Forum magazine article in conjunction with exhibition.
Featured Artist, Bellevue Arts Museum, in conjunction with Northwest Designer Craftsmen
“We are SNAG: Contemporary Smiths,” juried online exhibition, Society of North American Goldsmiths
“So Fine” invitational, Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Mrs Golderg; A Curated Life” invitational, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA
“White Gold: The Appeal of Lustre,” Racine Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.
Work in exhibitions in conjunction with Yuma Symposium of Art, Yuma, AZ; Idyllwild Summer Arts Program, Idyllwild, CA; Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, Metchosin, Canada.
“Touchables” Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Or. Juried exhibition.
“IdioSincratic” Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA. Invitational.
“3×2” International Bead Society Exhibition at Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA. Invitational.
“Hot Under the Collar” juried exhibition in conjunction with Society of North American Goldsmiths’ Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
“ABCDarian,” Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA. Invitational and book.
“Chased + Repoussé,” Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Curated and exhibited, with chasing and repoussé artists from the United States.
“Signs of Life,” Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA. Invitational and book, with writings based on the jewelry items by published authors.
“Celebrating 70,” Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery,” Seattle, WA. Invitational and book.
“Metal Magic: Chasing and Repoussé,” curated and exhibited at Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium exhibition at Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA in conjunction with presentation at the Museum of History and Industry Seattle, WA
“Influence – Metal as Material,” Edmonds Community College, Edmonds, WA
“inside/out,” – two-person sculpture exhibition at Cabrillo College Gallery, CA. Exhibited eleven sculptures based on women from various cultures and different times in history. The women are fictional characters, but the time and mores of the cultures are precisely represented. Each sculpture was accompanied by an original fictional story about each woman. This project was two years in the making. The sculptures are composed of metals, clay, glaze, acrylic paint, enamel, glass, paper, fabric, and wood. Each piece includes a wearable part.
“Hammering Out a Legacy at the UW-Madison: Fred Fenster and Eleanor Moty,” Invitational,
Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI
“100 Brooches,” Invitational, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Penland Instructor’s Exhibition, Penland Gallery at Penland School of Crafts, NC
“Cocktails at Five,” Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Seymour Benton Rabinovitch Commissioned Silver Servers” collection opening at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England and continuing as part of their permanent collection.
“Elements of Five,” Sculpture to Wear: International Contemporary Art Jewelry, Santa Monica, CA
James Renwick Alliance Benefit auction. Invitational, MD
Holiday Show, Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
“The Mardi Gras Show,” Museo Gallery, Langley, WA
“Not for the Faint of Heart,” Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Charmed,” curated by Gail Brown and presented at Facèré Gallery, Seattle, WA
“bigLITTLE,” Oakland City Center juried exhibition in conjunction with 2003 SNAG Conference,
San Francisco, CA
“Slice of Silver,” Winnipeg Art Museum, Canada, exhibiting work with the collection of contemporary cake and fish servers commissioned by collector Seymour Rabinovitch.
Schreiber Museum of Art, Ashland. OR, exhibition of work commissioned by collector Seymour Rabinovitch
“Crafts National 36,” (juried by Kenneth Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian), Central PA Festival of the Arts, State College, PA
“Display Use Only,” juried, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
“All That Blooms and Grows,” national juried exhibition, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ,
juror’s choice award
“Craft Forms 2002,” national juried exhibition (juror: Lloyd E. Herman), Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
“Yuma Presenters Exhibition,” Invitational, Yuma Symposium of Art, Yuma, AZ
“Penland Instructor’s Exhibition,” Invitational, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
“Pound for Pound,” two-person exhibition at Facèré Gallery Seattle, WA
“Jewel,” Invitational, Spokane Falls College Gallery, Spokane, WA, catalogue
“Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Teapots,” curated by Gail M. Brown, Craft Alliance,
St. Louis, MO, poster
“Tiaras Will Be Worn,” Invitational, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, traveling to Shaw Gallery, ME, 2001
“Heaven on Earth VIII,” Invitational, Goldman Art Gallery, Rockville, MD
“Under the Influence,” Invitational, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA exhibition of metalwork with ethnographic influences
“Exhibition in Print at SOFA,” exhibition of actual pieces accepted for Metalsmith magazine, issue listed next, SOFA, Chicago, IL
“Exhibition in Print,” international juried exhibition in print in Metalsmith August edition of the magazine
“Refined II,” invitational, Stephen F. Austin State University Gallery,Nacogdoches, TX
“Boston Tea Party,” Invitational, Mobilia Gallery, Boston, MA 1999
“A Glimmer of Right” two-person exhibition, Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Selected Artists from Pratt Fine Arts Center,” invitational, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
“Encore!” invitational, Facèré Gallery, Seattle, WA
“The Teapot Redefined Part II,” invitational, Mobilia Gallery at SOFA, Chicago, IL
“Magic and Ritual: Hanukkiah’s Through Contemporary Eyes,” invitational. Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York, NY
“Containment,” Southern Illinois University Art Museum Edwardsville, IL
“The Functional Vase Project:1998,” Yaw Gallery at SOFA (NYC, April and Chicago, October) and Yaw Gallery Birmingham, MI (May) – catalogue
“Gendered Memory: Adornment Uncontained,” invitational, the Cardinal Stritch University Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, video
“Seattle Metals Guild Exhibition,” Convention Center, Seattle, WA – catalogue and brochure representation.
“Metals, Etc.” Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, TX (juried – catalog, people’s choice)
“Light Hearted,” Invitational, Facèré Gallery, Seattle, WA 1996
“Revelations,” SNAG juried traveling exhibition, Shipley Gallery UK and selected venues in the United State, (catalog)
“Celebrate! Celebrate! Color,” Invitational, Facèré Gallery Seattle, WA
“Fire Arts Show,” Invitational, Anderson-Glover Gallery, Kirkland, WA
“North American Metal Arts Invitational,” Montgomery College Gallery, Rockville, MD – video
“As Good As…,” Invitational, Facèré Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Chain Gang,” Invitational, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA and Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ (traveling)
“Mia Gallery December Show,” Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA