About Alison:

Alison B. Antelman exhibits and sells her work from her studio, galleries and at craft shows nationally. She is a 2015 Niche Award Winner for her Hanging Garden Necklace and was First Place winner in the Charles Lewton Brain Fold-Forming Competition. She has also received numerous awards at craft shows; 2015 Best in Jewelry and 2013 Best in Show at the Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival in Ketchum, Idaho and 2013 Best in Show at the Scottsdale Arts Festival in Scottsdale, AZ; 2012 Merit Award at Main Street Arts Festival in Fort Worth, Texas; 2010 & 2009 Best of Jewelry and 2008 People’s Choice at Sun Valley Center Arts & Crafts Festival in Ketchum, Idaho;  2009 Best of Show-Jewelry at Park City Kimball Arts Festival in Park City, Utah.  


Alison has participated in many exhibitions including The Power and Beauty at Alchemy 925 in Belmont, MA; a National Jewelry Design Competition at The Durango Arts Center in Colorado; Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA; Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, WI; Facere’ Gallery in Seattle, WA, along with many galleries in California and throughout the country. 

Her work is published in Art Jewelry Today 4-2015 by Schiffer Books, Lark Books Showcase 500 Art Necklaces-2013Art Jewelry Today 3-2011 by Schiffer Publishing, San Francisco Chronicle article Five Jewelry Artists To Seek Out by Sylvia Rubin 2011, Lark Books 500 Gemstone Jewels-2010, Lapidary Journal’s Jewelry Artist magazine featuring an article she wrote called A Guide to an Organic Creative Process in the September/October 2016 issue and featured in Art Jewelry Magazine for fold-forming in 2014 and in May 2012, mechanisms and hinges December 2011 and Pendants in 2010.

Alison teaches classes and workshops at art centers including; Revere Academy, Mendocino Art Center and Richmond Art Center in California; Metalwerx in Waltham, MA: Craft Guild of Dallas in Dallas, TX; The Ranch in Snohomish, WA. and at artists studios and schools, through Guilds across the country, as well as out of her own studio in the historic Sawtooth Building.

As former President (2007-2011) of the San Francisco Metal Arts Guild (founded in 1951) she continues to enjoy proselytizing the word of metal arts. She is often found creating one-of-a-kind jewelry in her well-lit studio, The Sawtooth Building in Berkeley, California.