About

My fondest childhood memories were summers spent on the waters of the local river, surrounded by the smell of cypress trees.  As I grew older, I spent time on both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.  The sound of waves and the smell of the ocean has followed me through the years, and somewhere in my heart is a deep longing for the sea.  


The first time I created jewelry with metal, I was enthralled.  Transforming metal with hammers and fire fascinated me, and I’ve never gotten over it.  I find the process both meditative and very intimate.  When I work in my studio, the entire world shrinks down to myself and the piece I’m working on, which is a rare experience in this busy world.  I believe the pieces I create carry some of this serenity out into the world with them.
Casey Sharpe portrait
Curriculum Vitae

Education

2017        G.G. from The Gemological Institute of America

2009        B.F.A. in Crafts from the University of the Arts

Exhibitions

2017

Art Unleashed 2017, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Invited)


2016

Landscape: Artists Inspired by the Natural World, Freehand Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Invited)

Making It, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Eclectic: D-Art Center National Open Media Exhibition, The d’Art Center,

Norfolk, Virginia, Juror: Leigh Anne Chambers

Art Unleashed 2016, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Invited)


2015

Making It, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Annual Jewelry Show, Freehand Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Invited)

Art Unleashed 2015, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Invited)


2014   

SeaScapes, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, www.lightspacetime.com

Gulf Coast, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, Texas, Juror: Lee Deigaard

Art Unleashed 2014, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Invited)


2013   

Pin and Brooch Image Exhibition, Toronto International Jewellery Festival 2013, Toronto, Canada, Jurors: Alisha Marie Boyd, Annie Tung

Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space, The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, Jurors: Jack Rasmussen, Joann Moser

Art Unleashed 2013, The Hunt Room, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Invited)

Graphique Noir, Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Ana, California, Jurors:    Marshall Vandruff, Kazu Kibuishi, George Pratt

 

2012   

Provocations, RAW: natural born artists, Los Angeles, California (Invited)

Behind the Brooch, Crafthaus, crafthaus.ning.com, Juror: Lorena Angulo

All Medium Juried Exhibition, Gallery 207/Raven Studios, Santa Ana, California, Juror: Mauro Rosa

12th Annual Summer All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, www.upstreampeoplegallery.com, Juror: Laurence Bradshaw

6th Majestic National Juried Competition 2012, Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, Ohio, Juror: Ken Emerick

White, Projekt30, http://www.projekt30.com

Art Unleashed 2012, The Hunt Room, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Invited)

Our Earth, Flow Art Space, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Juror: Melissa Metzler


2011   

Winter 2011 Showcase, Creative Divergents, http://www.creativedivergents.com, Jurors: Hye Yeon Nam, Travis Lee Street, Gabriela Vainsncher, Dawn Graham

Infinity Fall Art Expo 2011, Infinity Art Gallery, www.infinityartgallery.com, Jurors: M. Dupay, William Harrison & Igor Kraguljac

      Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, Gallery 117, Eastern New Mexico University, Roswell, New Mexico, Juror: Janell Wicht

      Twisting the Edge, Southern California Artists Juried Show, Southern California Artists Project Gallery, Pomona, California, Juror: Martin Betz

      Shorelines Biennial 2011, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, Texas, Juror: Larry Felder

      All Media 2011 National Juried Exhibition, Chico Art Center, Chico, California, Juror: Peter Frank

      Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: An Online Exhibition of Jewelry Featuring Non-Precious Materials, The Ganoksin Project, www.ganoksin.com, Curator: Beth Wicker

      Art Unleashed 2011, The Hunt Room, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (invited)

       

      2010   

      The Art of Adornment: Jewelry as Personal Expression, SAGE Gallery, Bandon, Oregon, Juror: Veneita Stender.  Honorable Mention: “As I Lay in the Tidal Pool”

      10th Annual Summer All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, www.upstreampeoplegallery.com, Juror: Laurence Bradshaw

      All Media 2010 National Juried Exhibition, Chico Art Center, Chico, California, Juror: Dr. Scott Shields

      Jewelry and Metalwork by Alumni of the University of the Arts, Zuzu Studio Gallery, Collingswood, New Jersey

      Art Unleashed 2010, The Hunt Room, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      LaGrange National XXVI Biennial 2010, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, GA, Juror: J. Richard Gruber, Ph.D. (catalogue)

      Materials: Hard & Soft,  Greater Denton Arts Council, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas, Juror: Jo Lauria


      2009    

      America's 2009: All Media, Hartnett Hall Gallery, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota, Juror: Terry Jelsing

      8th International Juried Student Enamel Exhibition, The Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, California,  Jurors: Suzanne Baizerman, Harlan Butt, Maria Phillips.  (catalogue)

      On the Rise: Work from the Crafts Department at the University of the Arts, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware

      Out of Hand, Gallery FFHC (First Floor Hallway Cases), University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      Out of Hand, Hamilton Hall, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (catalogue)

      30th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, Arizona (catalogue)


      2008    

      Emerging Artists December Exhibition, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      Petal Pushers, Kirkorian Gallery at Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, Massachusetts

      Postal Cards and Postage Stamps, Carpenter Foundation Vitreous Enamel Center and Museum, Bellevue, Kentucky

      Crafts Gala Exhibition, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


      2006    

      Sideshow, Gallery One, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

       

       

      Bibliography

      Heebner, Jennifer. “12 Jewelry Trends for 2016: Asymmetrical Jewels,” JCK STYLE 360. 26 Feb. 2016

      “Sea Tangle,” Belle Armoire Jewelry Spring 2015

      Angulo, Lorena. Behind the Brooch: A Closer Look at Backs, Catches, and Pin Stems. Schiffer Publishing, 2014

      “Gallery,” Art Jewelry Nov. 2013

      “The Back Page,” Art Jewelry Jan. 2013

      “Your Turn,” Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Apr. 2012

      Church, Sharon, et al. The Mace Project: Craft Practice for the 21st Century. Philadelphia: The University of the Arts Press, 2008.

      “Postal Cards and Postage Stamps, The Exhibition,” Glass on Metal, Vol. 27, No. 5, 2008

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