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Artist bio

ARTIST BIO

The intimacy of personal adornment has continuously inspired Kim Crocker in her individual interpretation of the art of jewelry since 1984.  Kim found her beginnings in the trade by creating beaded work while touring the United States.  Her collection has progressed to geometric, whimsical, wearable sculpture implementing many intricate mechanical processes, metals, gems and semi-precious stones.  The current collection shows her desire to update through contemporary and historical artistic techniques and influences. 

Kim has been a participatory member of the American Crafts Council and the Minnesota Crafts Council, including serving a term as a Minnesota board member, retailing her work through art fairs and galleries.  Organizations and peers have acknowledged her efforts with awards during her career; in fact, two pieces were chosen to be part of the permanent collection of the Minnesota Historical Society. 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT 

Making jewelry for me is about relationship between the sensual and the mechanical.  I love creating a feeling of individuality, fulfilling the basic desire to feel special that only comes from wearing something handmade...that connection between the object, the wearer and the creator.  My passion is making people feel unique, intrigued and curious.   

Materials that inspire me are stones that create a response and metals that contain a subtle strength.  By using a torch it allows me the freedom to infuse my jewelry with intricate movement and action.  

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Upcoming Shows 

2017

April 1st
60 Artists on 50th                                                                                                            
Burroughs School                                                                                                            
1601 50th Street South                                                                                                    
Minneapolis
10 a.m.to 5 p.m.
 
April 7, 8 and 9th
American Craft Council
Rivercentre
 
June 3rd
St. Anthony Park (Featured Artist!)
Corner of Como and Carter Avenue
St. Paul
10 am to 5 pm
 
June 2, 3rd and 4th
Edina Art Fair 
Booth #319 West side of France Avenue North of 50th
June 2 and 3rd 10 am to 7 pm
June 4th 10 am to 5 pm
 
June 17th and 18th
Gold Coast Art Fair 
Grant Park
10 am to 6 pm
Chicago, IL
 
July 8th
St. Kates Art Fair
College of St. Catherine
St. Paul, MN
10 am to 5 pm
 
July 15th and 16th
Midsummer Festival of the Arts
Kohler Art Center
Sheboygan, WI
Booth #75
 
August 4th, 5th and 6th
Uptown Art Fair
Minneapolis, MN
Booth #4104 (1st block of the Mall, outside aisle towards Lagoon)
 
September 9th and 10th
Wausau Art Fair
Wausau, WI
 
September 16th and 17th
Marine on the St. Croix Art Fair
 
November 4th
60 Artists on 50th
Burroughs School                                                                                                            
1601 50th Street South                                                                                                    
Minneapolis
10 a.m.to 5 p.m.
 

2016

April 9th, 2016
60 Artists on 50th                                                                                                            
Burroughs School                                                                                                            
1601 50th Street South                                                                                                    
Minneapolis
10 a.m.to 5 p.m.
 
June 18th-19th 10 am to 6 pm
GoldCoast Art Fair
Chicago, IL
 
July 9th 10 am to 5 pm
Art at St. Kates
College of St. Catherine
St. Paul, MN
 
August 27th-28th 10 am to 6 pm
Port Clinton Art Fair
Chicago (Highland Park) IL
 
 November 5 10 am to 5 pm
60 Artists on 50th
Burroughs School
1601 W 50th Street
Minneapolis, MN
 
December 3rd 10 am to 5 pm
Art at Ramsey
1700 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN
 
 

 2015

April 11th
60 Artists on 50th                                                                                                            
Burroughs School                                                                                                            
1601 50th Street South                                                                                                    
Minneapolis
10 a.m.to 5 p.m.

 

June 20th - 21st 
Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago IL

 

July 11th 10 am to 5 pm
Art at St. Kates
College of St. Catherine
on the corner of Randolph and Cleveland
St. Paul, MN 

 

August 7th, 8th and 9th
Uptown Art Fair ~ waitlisted
Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

 

August 29th and 30th  
Port Clinton Art Festival
Highland Park, IL 

 

September 13th
Mount Mary College Art Fair
Milwaukee, WI

 

November 7th
60 Artists on 50th                                                                                                            
Burroughs School                                                                                                            
1601 50th Street South                                                                                                    
Minneapolis
10 a.m.to 5 p.m.

 

December 5th
Art at Ramsey
10 am to 5 pm
Ramsey School
1700 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN

  

 

 

2014

 

Saturday April 5th
60 Artists on 50th                                                                                                            
Burroughs School                                                                                                            
1601 50th Street South                                                                                                    
Minneapolis
10 a.m.to 5 p.m.

 

July 12th 10am to 5pm
 Art at St. Kates
College of St. Catherine
on the corner of Randolph and Clevelend
St. Paul, MN
 
August 2nd-3rd 
Loring Park Art Fair
Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm
On the corner of Oak Grove and Hennepin Avenue accross from the Walker Art Center
Free bus pass available to all the art shows http://www.metrotransit.org/artpass
 
August 23rd-24th
Port Clinton
Chicago, Il
waitlist
 
September 7th
Mount Mary College
Milwaukee, Wi
 
September 13th-14th
Lakeview East
Chicago, Il
waitlist
 
November 1st
60 Artists on 50th
10am to 5pm
1601 W. 50th Street 
Minneapolis, MN
 
December 6th
Art at Ramsey
10am to 5pm
1700 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN
 
 

 

 2013

 

Saturday April 13th                                                                                               
60 Artists on 50th                                                                                                            
Burroughs School                                                                                                            
1601 50th Street South                                                                                                    
Minneapolis
10 a.m.to 5 p.m.

June 1st & 2nd 
57th Street Art Fair (waitlist)
Hyde Park Neighborhood
Chicago, Illinois (Central)
 
June 22-23rd
Festival of Fine Craft Highland Park 
Chicago, IL

July 13th 10am to 5pm
St. Kates Art Fair
College of St. Catherine
Located at the corner of Randolph and Cleveland Avenue
St. Paul, MN

July 27 & 28th
Geneva Fine Arts Fair (wait list)
Illinois

August 10th & 11th
Milwaukee Morning Glory
Marcus Center for the Arts

 

August 24th-25th 10am to 6pm
Port Clinton Art Festival (waitlist)
Highland Park, Il  

 

September 8th 
Milwaukee Mount Mary 
Mount Mary College

 

September 14th &15th
Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
Chicago, Il

  

 

60 Artists on 50th
November 2nd 10am to 5pm
1601 W. 50th Street
Minneapolis, MN

 

Art at Ramsey
December 7th 10am to 5pm
1700 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN              

 

2012 

60 Artists on 50th
April 14th 10am to 5pm
1601 W. 50th Street
Minneapolis, MN

 

Excelsior Art Fair
June  9th 10am to 6pm
June 10th 10am to 4pm
http://excelsiorartonthelake.com/    

 

St. Kates Art Fair
July 14th 10am to 5pm
College of St. Catherine
Located at the corner of Randolph and Cleveland Avenue
St. Paul, MN

 

State Street Art Fair
July 18th to July 21st
Ann Arbor, MI 

 

Powderhorn Park
August 4th and 5th
Located between Chicago Avenue and Bloomington Avenue, and between East Lake Street and East 35th Street.
http://www.powderhornartfair.com/ 

 

Milwaukee Morning Glory
Marcus Center for the Arts
August 11th and 12th 

 

Milwaukee Mount Mary 
Mount Mary College
September 9th 

 

60 Artists on 50th
November 3rd 10am to 5pm
1601 W. 50th Street
Minneapolis, MN 

 

Art at Ramsey
1700 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
Saturday December 1st
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

                                         

2011                                                                                                                                              

Saturday April 2nd, 2011                                                                                                
50 Artists on 50th                                                                                                            
Burroughs School                                                                                                            
1601 50th Street South                                                                                                    
Minneapolis
10 a.m.to 5 p.m.                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                          

ACC                                                                                                                                  
St. Paul River Center                                                                                                       
April 15th 10am to 6pm
April 16th 10am to 6pm
April 17th 10am to 5pm
Booth 2414
shows.craftcouncil.org/stpaul

 

Edina Art Fair
Friday, June 3, 2011 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday, June 4, 2011 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday, June 5, 2011 10 am - 5 pm 
edinaartfair.com

 

Fountain Square Art Fair
June 25 and June 26, 2011
Evanston, Illinois

 

Art at St. Kates
College of St. Catherine 
Located at the corner of Randolph and Cleveland Avenue
Sunday July 23rd, 2011 10am - 5pm

 

Powderhorn Art Fair
Located between Chicago Avenue and Bloomington Avenue, and between East Lake Street and East 35th Street.
Saturday August 6th, 2011
Sunday August 7th, 2011
powderhornartfair.com

 

60 Artists on 50th
Burroughs School
1601 50th Street South
Minneapolis
Saturday November 5th
10 a.m.to 5 p.m.

 

No Home Show this year, I am trying something new!  

Come see me at the Ramsey Show!  

 

Art at Ramsey
1700 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
Saturday December 3rd
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.