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B.A., Metalsmithing, Staatliche Zeichenakademie,
Hanau, Germany, 1989
Studied with: •Rolf Duemecke •Hildegard Dirks •Ruth Seibertz
•Berend Geerds •Bruno Sievering •Peter Vach •Rainer Borchers
•Gerhard Huenersen •Doris Schulz-Wahle •Joachim Beyer
•Herman Schadt •Dieter Oehm •Walther Dennert •Hans Michael Heynen

Workshops

Bench Tips and Tricks with Andy Cooperman
Monterey, CA  - 2000

Symposium
with Bruce Clark, Andy Cooperman, Kiff Slemmons
Yuma, AZ  - 1999
Surface Embellishment with Lynda Watson
Monterey, CA - 1998
Mokume Gane with James Binnion
Monterey, CA - 1995
Granulation with Joana Seeto
Carmel, CA - 1995
Anticlastic Raising with Jack de Silva
Pacific Grove, CA - 1995
Hydraulic Press with Susan Kingsley
Monterey, CA - 1994
Enameling with Carol Holaday
Monterey, CA  - 1992

Work History

Birgit Kupke-Peyla, Inc.
Salinas, CA, President , 2004-present
Kupke Peyla Design Studio
Salinas, CA, Sole Proprietor , 1996-2004
Enamelist Merry-Lee Ray
Aptos, CA, Metalsmith, 1996-1997
Peninsula Gem & Jewelry Supply
Monterey, CA, Bench Jeweler , 1991-1996
Goph Albitz
Carmel, CA, Bench Jeweler, 1991
Steinbeck Jewelers
Monterey , CA, Sales Associate, 1991
Lauffs & Grueneschild
Aachen, Germany, Metalsmith 1989-90

Solo Exhibitions

“Hook, Line & Sinker”, Real Mother Goose Gallery
Portland, OR - December 2003

Group Gallery Exhibitions

“New West Coast Design”, Velvet da Vinci
San Francisco, CA - December 2007


“Holiday Exhibition”, Taboo Studio
San Diego, CA - December. 2007


“Art Jewelry 2007”, Langman Gallery
Willow Grove, PA - November.2007

“Bring It On, 3rd Ward Gallery
Milwaukee, WI - February.2003

“Prints and Imprints”, Boulder Artist Coop
Boulder, CO - July 2002

 

Selected Exhibitions/Art Shows

Images, New Symerna - FL
Jan 2019, '17

Boca Raton Museum of Art Festival - Boca Raton, FL
January 2012

ArtFest, Fort Meyers - FL
February 2019, '17

Buyers Market of American Crafts - Philadelphia, PA
February 2003, '02, '01

ACC Baltimore American Craft Council - Baltimore, MD
February 2014, '07, '05, '03, '02, '01, July 2000

Mt. Dora Center for the Arts - Mt Dora, FL
Febuary 2012

Naples National Art Festival - Naples, FL
February 2013, '12, '10

Coconut Grove Art Festival - Miami, FL
February 2013, '12, '09, '08, '07

La Quinta Arts Festival - La Quinta, CA
March 2017, '14, '11, '09, '08, '07, '06, '03, '01

Scottsdale Museum Show - Fine Art Museum, Scottsdale, AZ
March 2018, '16, '15, '14, '13, '12, '08, '07, '04, '03, '01

Winterpark Sidewalk Art Festival- Winter Park, FL
March 2019, '15, '14, 2010

American Craft Council Show - Atlanta, GA
March 2010

ACC St Paul-American Craft Council Show - St Paul, MN     
April 2014, '13, '11,'09, '08, '07, '05, '04, '03, '02

Step into Fashion - Santa Cruz, CA
April 2018, '17, '16

Smithonian Craft Show - Washington, DC
April 2010

Spring Crafts Park Avenue - New York, NY
April 2004

Jazz Fest - New Orleans, LA
April 2019, '15

Main Street Art Festival - Ft. Worth,TX
April 2012

Art City Austin - Austin, TX
April 2012

Art on the Square - Southlake, TX
April 2016

Los Altos Rotary Art Show - Los Altos, CA
May 2014, '13, '12, '11, '10, '08, '07, '06, '05, '04, '03

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival- Reston, VA
May 2009

'Round the Fountain Art Fair -Lafayette, IN
May 2019, '18

Contemporary Craft Market - Santa Monica, CA
June 2010, '06, '05 , November 2011

57th Street art Festival - Chicago, IL
June 2019, '18, '17, '16, '15

Old Town Art Festival - Chicago, IL
June 2018, '17, '16, '15, '14, '13, '12, '11, '09, '08, '07, '04

Lake Front Festival of the Arts - Milwaukee, WI
June 2019, '12, 2009

KPFA Summer Art Fair - Richmond, CA
June 2016

Des Moines Art Festival - Des Moines, IA
June 2019, '15, '13, '09, '04

Art Fair Jackson Hole - Jackson Hole, WY
June 2010, August 2004

Los Altos Arts Festival - Los Altos, CA
July 2021, '19, '18, '16

Connessoire's Marketplace - Menlo Park, CA
July 2019, '16, '15

Cherry Creek Arts Festival - Denver, CO
July 2014

Art Fair on the Square - Madison, WI
July-2017

Krasl Art Festival - St Joseph, MI
July 2014, '13, '12, '11, '09, '08, '07

Ann Arbor Art Festival - Ann Arbor, MI
July 2014, '13, '12, '08, '07, '06, '05, '04, '03

Bellevue Museum Show - Fine Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
July 2018, '16, '15, '11, '08, '07, '06, '01

Sutton's Bay Art Festival - Sutton's Bay - MI
August -2019, '18, '17

Charlevoix Art Festival - Charlavoix - MI
August -2019, '18, '17

American Craft Council - San Francisco, CA
August 2014, '11, '10, '09, '08, '07, '06

Palo Alto Art Festival - Palo Alto, CA
August 2019, '18, '17, '16, '15, '14, '13, '12, '11, '10, '09, '08,'07,'04,'03,'02,'01, 2000, 1999

Sun Valley Center for the Arts Art Festival - Ketchum, ID  
August. 2013, '05, '04, '03

Art in the Pearl - Portland, OR
September 2021, '17, '16

Sausalito Art Festival - Sausalito, CA
September 2019, '15, '14, '13, '12, 11, '10, '09, '08, '06, '04, '03, '02, '01, '00

Capitola Art & Wine Festival - Capitola, CA
September 2018, '17, '16, '15, '14, '12

Plaza Art Fair - Kansas City, MO
September 2019, '18

Artistry in Fashion - Redwood City, CA
September 2019, '18, '17, '16

Mill Valley Fall Art Festival - Mill Valley, CA
September 2017, '11, '10

Half Moon Bay Pumkin Festival - Half Moon Bay, CA
October 2012, '11

Craft2Wear - Washington,DC
October 2010

Paradise City Arts Festival - Northampton, MA
October 2010. ’06, ‘04

Bayou Art Festival - Houston, TX
October 2013

Rittenhaus Square- Philadelphia, PA
October 2018

Homecrafters Marketplace - Carmel, CA
November 2021, '19, '18, '17

Crocker Artisan Market - Sacramento, CA
November 2018

CraftBoston - Boston, MA
December 2014, '11

Craft at the Castle - Boston, MA
December 2005, ‘03

Craineway Arts Fair - Richmond, CA
Nov/Dec 2021, '17, '16

Awards


Beverly Hills Art Festival - Second Place Jewelry - Beverly Hills, CA – 2022

Round the Fountain Art Fair - Judges Choice Jewelry - Lafayette, IN-2019

Winterpark Sidewalk Art Festival - Award of Distinction - Winter Park, FL-2019

IMAGES - Judges Choice - New Symerna, FL-2019

Art Fair on the Square- Award of Merit - Madison, WI-2017

IMAGES - Award of Distinction - New Symerna, FL-2017

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival - Award of Distinction - Winter Park, FL-2014

Art Alliance Austin - Best in Medium - Austin, TX - 2012

Niche Awards - Prof.Category-Finalist: Silver - Rosen Group, Philadelphia, PA- 2011

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival - Award Winner - Mill Valley, CA – 2010

Jewelry Arts Awards - Best of Competition& First Place in Bracelets, presented by Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist- 2010

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival - Award of Merit - Winter Park, FL-2010

Sausalito Art Festival - Second Place Jewelry - Sausalito, CA - 2009

Krasl Art Fair - Best of Category - St. Joseph, MI - 2009

Affaire in the Garden - Jewelry-Honorable Mention - Beverly Hills, CA - 2008

Krasl Art Fair - Best of Category - St. Joseph, MI - 2008

La Quinta Arts Foundation - Award of Merit - La Quinta, CA - 2008

Coconut Grove Arts Festival - 2nd Place Jewelry & Metalwork Miami, FL - 2008

Niche Awards - Prof. Category-Finalist: Silver with Stones - Rosen Group, Philadelphia, PA - 2008
 
Award of Excellence- Category of Jewelry - Bellevue Arts Museum, WA - 2007

Krasl Art Fair - Best of Category - St. Joseph, MI  - 2007

Brooksite Art Annual - Best of Jewelry - Kansas City, MO - 2007

Saul Bell Awards –Finalist “Silver” Category -Albuquerque, MN – 2007

Niche Awards - Finalist: Metal Cast - Rosen Group, Philadelphia, PA -2007

Minnesota Craft Council - Best of Show Honorable Mention - MCC, St. Paul, MN - 2006

Indian Wells Arts Show, 2nd Place Jewelry - Indian Wells, CA - 2006

Sun Valley Arts Festival -  Best of Jewelry - Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID - 2004   
   
Scottsdale Art Festival - 2nd Place Jewelry - Art Museum Scottsdale, AZ - 2003

Niche Awards - Professional Category-Finalist - Rosen Group,Philadelphia, PA - 2000

Rosen Group, Merit Award Philadelphia, PA - 2000

American Crafts Council, Stipend, Baltimore, MD - 2000

Saratoga Fine Art Show, Creative Excellence Award, Saratoga, CA - 2000

Niche Awards -Professional Category-Finalist, Rosen Group, Philadelphia, PA -1998

Young Designers Emerging Artist Award
 Nordrhein-Westfahlen, Germany - 1990 


 

 


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