Brooke Marks-Swanson brooches are included in the Society of North American Goldsmiths Seattle Conference exhibition “Geography,” curated by Susan Cummins and Mike Holmes and sponsored by the Art Jewelry Forum, May 26 to May 29 only.


The science of geography seeks to provide a unified view of the natural world (physical geography) and the relationship between humans and the landscape (cultural geography). Taking geography as its theme, this exhibition, curated by Mike Holmes and Susan Cummins and organized by the Art Jewelry Forum, demonstrates the global nature of the contemporary jewelry field and the diverse ways that jewelers react to their environment. The exhibition is a celebration of the amazing variety of the natural world and humanity’s part in it, and a demonstration of the unusual ability that jewelry has to identify culture and place in a rapidly changing and increasingly interconnected world. This is Geography.