Once upon a time, a member of the EtsyMetal team named Nina Dinoff got the bright idea to institute a daily challenge to her team members. The point would be to make a ring every day in 2010. Well, once she created a Flickr group and the word got out - hundreds of other ring makers joined in (including me) and the challenge became a phenomenon.
Lark Books took notice and decided to publish a book featuring only RAD rings, and the EtsyMetal members thought they'd try to get a grant and write a proposal for an exhibition during the 2011 SNAG conference in Seattle. They looked through 16,000 images to choose 365 physical rings and 14 framed photos of ephemeral or temporary rings. Out of those 365 - they chose 4 of my rings! I'm just so chuffed I could leap around the room wearing a big dopey grin. Oh wait - I did that. ;D
The exhibition will be held for one month at Punch Gallery in Seattle. Thanks to jurors Shannon Conrad, Colleen Baran, Kathryn Cole, Sara Westermark and Nina Gibson.
Huzzah!! Here's to taking risks, freedom to play, and being in the right place at the right time.