The Press Release details the history of the New Designer Gallery at the JA New York show.
Michelle Orman writes:
"The New Designer Gallery history dates back to 1977, when the then current director of the JA Show, Mort Abelson, saw a need to breath new life into his trade events and set out to find artists to showcase their work. With the introduction of the first New Designer Gallery, which included industry veterans such as David Yurman, the concept of “designer fine jewelry” was introduced into the marketplace. Today, JA New York continues to search the globe for designers in order to identify emerging artists and makers who can benefit from this opportunity."
Congratulations to my fellow New Designers, Aimee Petkus, Julie Lamb, Linda Hoj, M. HISAE, Olivia B., Ravit Kaplan and S. Tree. I am looking forward to seeing you at JA New York from March 10-12th at the Javits Center.