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Jack da Silva

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 MFA, Master of Fine Arts, Indiana University,  Bloomington, IN 

 Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing: Focus on  Ancient/ Traditional Metalsmithing


 BA, Bachelor of Arts, San Jose State  University,  San Jose, CA 

 Double major: Jewelry & Ceramics;

 Minor: Industrial Photography

Professional Experience

2005- 2011     

 Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA

 Program Coordinator Jewelry/Metal Arts- 3D  Design/Sculpture; Art Appreciation  

1988 - 2005     

 City College of San Francisco, Phelan  Campus,  San Francisco, CA

 Instructor, Jewelry/Metal Arts, part time 

1988 - 2004    

 California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA  Adjunct Professor, Jewelry/Metal Arts,  Interim Director of Student Life Offices

1982 &1983            

 Kook Min University, Seoul, South Korea

 Jewelry/Metalsmithing Full-time Visiting  Professor


 Bondi Metal Works, Oakland, CA

 Prototype and pattern development, smithing


Awards, Grants & Recognition



International Pearl Design Competition
Cultured Pearl Association of America


Caroline Stupell Award

Shaping the Future of Craft Leadership Conference through American Craft Council, 1 of 70 Invited to participate, Houston, TX 2003      

International Juror, $74K awarded 

Chongju International Craft Biennial ‘03 , Chongju, South Korea  
1 of 5 jurors from Norway, Sweden, Japan, Switzerland, USA, 
Winner, Miscellaneous Category

Inaugural Annual Jewelry Awards,

Lapidary Journal

Artists in Residence, Lake Emma, Saskatchewan Arts Council, Canada
Collaboration with artists of various media.

Winning Design

Veterans’ Memorial Contest, City of Antioch’s
Silva’s Memorials, Vallejo, CA. 


Bene Award, 1996-97 Visual Arts Awards, Modern Liturgy Magazine, Top award given, Seasonal/Occasional Category
Award of Merit, California Works Fine Arts

Exhibition California Expo, Sacramento, CA


Award of Merit, California Works Fine Arts Exhibition California Expo,  
Sacramento, CA
Honorable Mention, Visual Arts Awards  Modern Liturgy Magazine


Certificate of Excellence,

National Metal Arts Exhibition, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA  


William Spratling Silver Trophy

Inaugural Award of Trophy  

First Foreign Artist Selected to Exhibit in National Silver Fair 48th National Silver Fair, Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico


First Foreign Artist Ever Selected

Republic of Korea Grand National Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, South Korea

Artist in Residence, Grant from Ohio Arts Council Artist in Education  

Program Fremont Public School System, Fremont, OH


Travel scholarship, American Schools of Oriental Research, Zion Research

Foundation to research Mediterranean metalwork and participate in an archeological dig at Caesarea Maritima, Israel.

4th Place Prize, Statements in Sterling, Lever House, New York, NY


Research grants,

Ford Foundation for the Visual Arts through Indiana University,

Fall, Pre Colombian Metalwork research Spring, Etruscan Metalwork Research 

Ford Foundation for the Visual Arts through Indiana University

Tuition and materials for MFA














Selected Exhibitions

Traditional By Conception, Modern By  Design: An Exhibition of Contemporary  Judaica Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco, CA

Reflection: 100 Years of Jewelry/Metal Arts   at California College of the Arts, Tacoah  Bruce Gallery, Oakland, CA


Metal Speaks: Art of the Narrative, Crafts  Alliance, St. Louis, MO

The Teapot Redefined, Mobilia Gallery,  Cambridge, MA

Signs of Life, Facere Gallery, Seattle, WA
Crossover: Symbiosis of Craft Design and  Environment, Taipei World Design Expo -
 International Craft Design Exhibition , STF  Creative & Cultural Park, Taipei City, Taiwan
Teapot Redefined Invitational, Mobilia  Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Pathways: Exhibition of Jewelry/Metal Arts  Educators of the San Francisco Bay  Region, 

 Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA

Talking Hands: Spectrum of Contemporary  Metal Works Seoul National University  Museum, Seoul, Korea
Re-Make/Re-model                                      National Ornamental Metals Museum,  Memphis, TN
Content: Contemporary Jewelry Design &  Metalsmithing, Landmark Gallery, School of  Art Building, TTU, Lubbock, TX
Containment, Mendel Art Gallery,  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Metal Works North, Grace Hudson  Museum, Ukiah, CA

METALisims: Signature Works in Jewelry  and  Metalsmithing, Center for Visual Art,  Metropolitan State College of Denver, CO

East Coast Meets West Coast Invitational,  Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA


Spice Box Exhibition, Invitational, The  Jewish Museum San Francisco, CA 

Made in America:  Metal Arts Invitational  Exhibition, Bevier Gallery, Rochester  Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Chess, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA 

 Traveling exhibition organized by Velvet da  Vinci; San Francisco, CA  


SOFA New YorkThe Basket, Yaw Gallery,  The Armory, New York, NY


SOFA New York, Mobilia Gallery,

 The Armory, New York, NY


Tiaras, Invitational, Victoria & Albert  Museum, London, England, UK


Attitude & Action! North American Figurative Jewelry Crafts Alliance Gallery, St.Louis,MO 

The Atrium Gallery, University of Central  England, Birmingham, England, UK  

 Dublin, Ireland 

Tiaras Must Be Worn, Velvet da Vinci, San  Francisco, CA


Chongju International Craft Biennial ‘99,  Chongju, Korea 


Judaica Today   

 National Ornamental Metals Museum,  Knoxville, TN 


Light Interpretations:  A Hanukkah Menorah  Invitational  

 The Jewish Museum San Francisco 


Seoul Metalsmiths Biennial, Tokyo, Japan 


‘88 American/Korean Contemporary Metalcraft Exhibition  

 Walkerhill Art Center, Seoul, South Korea 


Society of Seoul Metalsmiths

 2nd Exhibition, Lotte Gallery, Seoul, Korea 


Society of Seoul Metalsmiths,

 Lotte Gallery, Seoul, Korea 

Metals Invitational

 Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea  



Private & Public Collections

2004           Basket        Private collection

2003           Teapot        Private collection

2002           Tiara

                  Victoria & Albert Museum, 

                  London, UK

                  Teapot        Private collection

1997           Veteran’s Memorial

                  City of Antioch, CA

1995           Binnacles

                  Council Chambers, City Hall,

                  Oakland, CA

1994               Chalice        

                         Virgilia, Madeira, Portugal 

1993            Chalice

                   Church of Sao Bras,Companario,                      Madeira, Portugal 

1987            Sculpture    

                   Modern Art Museum Seoul, 

                   South Korea                

1986            Sculpture    

                   Appalachian Center for Crafts,                          Smithville, TN     

1985            Play Structure

                   Atkinson Elementary,

                   Fremont, OH

1981            Bowl            

                   Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN  


Exhibitions Curated and Installed  (Selected)


Pathways: San Francisco Bay Area Regional  Jewelry/ Metal Arts Educators

 EVC Art Gallery, Evergreen Valley College,  

 San Jose  Curator, installation


Epicenter CCA, Co-Curator

 Oliver Art Center, California College of the  Arts, Oakland, CA 


Raised From Tradition: Hollowware Past  and Present, Guest Co-Curator  

 45 artists, sponsored by 1997 Society of  North American Goldsmiths  

 Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA  


California Pioneers: Blacksmithing  Demonstrations/ Children’s Gallery tours  

 Junior Center of Art and Science Oakland, CA  Curator, installation


Olympian Effort: Korean Metalsmiths  Today,  Manager, School of Art Gallery

 Bowling Green State University; February  1988  Co-curator, installation

Olympian Effort: Korean Metalsmiths Today

 Sun Gallery, Hayward, California, June-  August 1988                                                   


National Metal Invitational Exhibition,

 Co-curator, installation

 McFall Fine Arts Gallery, Bowling Green  State  University, Bowling Green, OH 


 Jack da Silva and the Students of Kook Min University, Curator, installation

 American Embassy Overview of personal  and  student work, Seoul, Korea  


Workshops Organized


Curtis Arima, Marilyn da Silva, Color on Metal Demonstration & Workshop

 Metal Arts Association of Silicon Valley,  Evergreen Valley College, 

  Aug. 2010

Deb Lozier Demonstration, Metal Arts  Association of Silicon Valley,

 Evergreen Valley College, April 17


MAKER: Metal Arts worKshop & Educational Retreat,  


 Series of hands  on workshops & symposia

 Assembled 5-7 internationally renowned  artists invited to offer topics each year

 YMCA Camp Loma Mar, CA


Korean Metals Workshop,

 Bowling Green State University, Bowling  Green, OH  

Korean Metals Exhibition and Workshop,  Jewelry/Metal Arts Program  

 California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland,  CA 


Seoul National  University, Three-day  workshop

 Sponsored by Korean National Craft Society 




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