Art World Underdog: Why Art Jewelry Is Under Appreciated, and Why That Should Change with Elizabeth Shypertt

Episode 75

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • How San Francisco’s art jewelry scene has changed over the last three decades.
  • Why art jewelry made from non-precious materials is still worthy of a high price tag.
  • How the Society of North American Goldsmiths has responded to the coronavirus pandemic, and how you can help support the organization.
  • Why it’s important for museums to have art jewelry collections.

About Elizabeth Shypertt:

Elizabeth Shypertt was the co-founder and co-owner of Velvet da Vinci Gallery in San Francisco for 23 years. The focus of the gallery was art jewelry and craft-based sculpture. During that time, she organized more than 80 exhibitions including one-person and group shows. Since leaving the gallery, Elizabeth has curated jewelry shows for the Petaluma Arts Center, the Center for Enamel Arts, the Shibumi Gallery in Berkeley and the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco. She has also twice juried the Emeryville Arts Festival and jewelry section of the American Craft Council shows.

Elizabeth is a long-standing member and was a board member for both the local Metal Arts Guild and the Art Jewelry Forum. She is currently on the board of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). 

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Episode Transcript

Sharon Berman