Jewelry artist Elizabeth Farber was selected in the Emerging Artists category in the 2015 Craft Show.
What drew you to apply to the PMA Craft Show this year?
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is recognized as one of the few extremely prestigious and exclusive shows for fine craft in the US. I’m extremely excited to have been accepted as an exhibitor for 2015.
What do you expect to get out of the experience?
Both inspiration and recognition. I’m truly inspired by the work of the other exhibiting artists and by having the opportunity to interact with them. Being one of the exhibitors in the PMA Craft Show is a huge milestone in my career. As an Emerging Artist in the show, I’m looking forward to meeting a unique group of collectors of one-of-a-kind fine craft.
As an emerging artist what excites you about this stage of your career?
This is my third career in life so I approach my work with a unique perspective. I bring my experience and maturity from other careers and an understanding of what it takes to create a new body of work. This "emerging" stage offers the opportunity to work on defining a creative voice, yet gives me space for exploration and experimentation/pushing boundaries. It feels like anything is possible.
What sort of work are you preparing for the show?
I’m continuing to refine the elaborate collars (woven of gemstone and gold beads) that have become my signature. At the same time I’m working to broaden the range of my collection—creating new shapes and designs that incorporate my hand-woven, kinetic forms.