JA Show to showcase the work of nine new designers

Promising new talents and their innovative jewelry collections will debut at JA New York’s New Designer Gallery as part of the summer JA New York Show, to be held at New York City’s Jacob Javits Convention Center on July 28 –31, 2002.

The pieces from the New Designer Gallery participants will be on display on the level four Galleria as part of the International Jewelry Design Guild’s Design Collections 2002 pavilion. In addition, the designers themselves will compete for the title of “The Mort Abelson – New Designer of the Year.”

This year’s New Designer Gallery showcase’s the work of the following nine newcomers:

Atelier Boschi of Zagreb, Croatia
Jennifer Benusis Jewelry, Campbell Hall, N.Y.
Karin Jacobson, South Minneapolis, Minn.
T Lee, Minneapolis, Minn.
Jennifer Kellogg, New York
Jodi Jaffe, Toledo, Ohio
Anthony-Nak, Austin, Texas
Ssundra Messinger, Suffern, N.Y.
Alphonse De La Foret Magnificent Jewels, Miami

Mort Abelson, founder of the New Designer Gallery, will evaluate the works of the new artists along with a panel of judges. The winner will be announced at 3 p.m., Monday, July 29, in front of the New Designer Gallery.