Jurors Announced for 2018 Art Providence Holiday Show
We are grateful to Boris Bally, Marthe Le Van, Beth McLaughlin and Anais Missakian, who will join us as jurors for the 2018 Art Providence Holiday Show. We thank them in advance for sharing their time and expertise to help make the show a success!
CEO Bally Humanufactured, LLC
Boris Bally’s award-winning work in metal is both witty and innovative, employing the use of jewelers’ skills on non-precious materials. His current body of work transforms recycled street signs, weapon parts, and a wide variety of found materials into objects for reflection. These pieces celebrate raw American street-aesthetic in the form of objects, often useful, for the home and the body. His wide range of skills, talents, and passion for craft, along with being a practicing artist, make him an invaluable contributor to our panel of jurors.
Marthe Le Van
Curator and Owner, Mora Designer Jewelry
Marthe Le Van is intensely passionate about discovering, developing, and promoting exceptional jewelry design. An expert writer, editor, and curator, she has made a significant impact on the world of contemporary jewelry. She owns Mora (www.moracollection.com), an award-winning retail boutique in Asheville, North Carolina and is internationally recognized for her work as a writer and editor, with more than 50 jewelry titles to her credit. From 2000 to 2011, Le Van was a senior editor for Lark Books, where she, edited, juried, or curated more than 60 titles.
Chief Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Fuller Craft Museum
Beth’s comprehensive view of contemporary craft hinges on her belief that technical skill and innovative use of material are only parts of the equation when it comes to evaluating work. The intent, meaning and transformational potential of that work is just as important and in fact, fundamental to understanding the piece as a whole. Her curatorial work at the Fuller Craft Museum reflects this holistic approach and is a part of what makes the institution one of the best in its field.
Professor and Department Head of Textiles, RISD
Anais Missakian served as Dean of Fine Arts at Rhode Island School of Design from July 2011 through August 2014, providing leadership and support to ten departments, including Painting, Sculpture, Glass, Textiles, Illustration and Film Animation Video. Additionally, she has spent the past 25 years designing textiles for the interior marketing, advising a long and impressive list of clients including Sunbury Textile Mills, Malden MIlls, and Quaker Fabric Corporation, among others. She has been called a "pure textile genius" by students and has clearly made and impact on both her industry and education.