Adam Atkinson is a metalsmith, curator, and educator. He received an MFA in Metal Design at East Carolina University in 2019, and a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Practices at Boise State University in 2013. Atkinson’s work documents relationships between gender and the body using adornment and small-scale sculpture as formats for exploration. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the Wayne Art Center, Boone Art and History Museum, and Nagoya Zokei University, Nagoya, Japan, among others. Recent curatorial projects include Spectral Matter, an ongoing LGBTQIA+ exhibition platform, and Ripple Effect: 168. He has been awarded numerous residencies including the Emerging Artist Residency at the Baltimore Jewelry Center and is currently in the three-year residency at Penland School of Craft. He has been a faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University, Boise State University, and has taught workshops across the United States.
Everett Hoffman is a cross disciplinary artist, curator, and writer. He received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University (2018), and BFA from Boise State University (2013). He has since completed residencies at Arrowmont School of Art and Craft (2018-19), as well as the Baltimore Jewelry Center (2019). Everett has written for the publications Metalsmith (2021) and Art Jewelry Forum (2018), and his work has been published in BmoreArt (2020) Metalsmith (2020) and Jewelry and Metalsmithing Survey (2017 & 2018). His work has been exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Contemporary Craft Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA, and the Benaki Museum in Athens Greece. He has since completed residencies at Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, as well as the Baltimore Jewelry Center. Everett is currently completing a three year residency at Penland School of Craft.