Visual Art Center
Craft & Design Show '06
Best of Virginia Artists

Water Worn Wide Cuff
was juried into this book,
published by Kennedy
Promotions, and awarded an
honorable mention in the
category of Art Jewelry.
NICHE Awards 2006 Finalist

In the category of gold jewelry,
Water Worn Slender Slab Earrings
were chosen as a finalist in
thisannual juried competition,  
produced by The Rosen Group.
American Craft Council
Baltimore Wholesale Market
'06, '07, '08
James Renwick Alliance
Spring Auction '06               (434) 242-7147
copyright © 2008 Martha Keith
photos by Taylor Dabney
NICHE Magazine

Water Worn Wide Cuff
was part of 06 Spring
Oh! the Fashion of
Finer Things.
s h o w  s,  a w a r d s,  n e w s
Fall 2007 /  Generation: School of Art & Art History Alumni Exhibition
James Madison University's Sawhill Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA
2007 marked the centennial anniversary for James Madison University, and the School of Art & Art History marked the occasion with several
special exhibits.  "Generation" showcased one work from an elected alumnus from each department within the School.  I am proud to have
represented the Metal & Jewelry department with my latest work, "and so it begins".
"and so it begins" by Martha Keith
22k, 18k, 14k gold, niobium, diamond
Born out of the process of making and highlighting recent events in my own
"and so it begins" is a spontaneous recreation of life, death, necessity,
cleansing, starting anew and the one element that seems a part of each:
love.  Constellations of zodiac signs represent individuals reflected in a night
sea.  Reflections as memory, stars become permanent gestures, homage
to the energy that's focused on a life interrupted by illness and death.
March 13-April 6, 2008 /  Petal Pushers
Krikorian Gallery at the Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA
Four pieces from the Water Worn Collection are currently on display as part of this exhibition featuring juried craftwork related
to the natural world.
1st Place in Reactive Metals
2008 MJSA Vision Awards
international jewelry design competition
"An MJSA Vision Award is one of the most highly regarded honors a
jewelry designer can receive.  Each year, the competition has become
more intense and the talent display more impressive."
Composting Good & Evil
This exhibition had it's premiere in Savannah, Georgia on a large-scale digital billboard and now resides on-line at  My necklace, "and so it begins", is part of this exhibition which operates as a subtly subversive and
engaging visual essay about choosing change.
Finalist in Gold Jewelry
2009 NICHE Awards
celebrating excellence in American craft
"and so it begins" brings home awards!