Susan Lenart Kazmer
Susan Lenart Kazmer, American artist, feels Artistar Jewels has helped her grow her work publicly, personally and professionally on so many layers. At a very fundamental level, working with this group of selected artists has inspired her to push her jewelry and adornment to the edge of extreme by deeply exploring and expressing her medium. Having a deadline each year to show up for Artistar Jewels with new groundbreaking work is such an amazing opportunity if not a discipline and a delight. Susan is trained as an artist first and then a silversmith so her work is a description and expression about Real life experiences described as: Raw, Urban and Bold. When she first began her work in fashion and runway, she explored the concept of adornment and built whatever she imagined in her head. She abandoned practicality to build the interesting as an art form. She was carefree of the idea of how a piece would function as jewelry but built it for art: doing that right for Artistar Jewels was super exciting. She loves that Artistar Jewels has made a place for her creations in Milan Fashion Week. The 2019 Fall Edition will be her fourth year participating in Artistar Jewels and much attention and opportunities have materialized. Through the project she won the opportunity of doing a museum gallery tour of her work throughout Europe in 2018. It included Athens, Greece, Italy and England. At that time, she also gained the attention of a California stylists who did a photo shoot and used her work in US Elle Magazine, pairing her work with Prada clothing. The same stylist also used her work in a new publication called More or Less Magazine, aimed at young viewers looking for well-made reasonably priced fashion. A Hollywood stylist, Ivan Bitton, contacted Susan to use her jewelry for special occasions calling for her strong look in jewelry. Last year at Artistar Jewels 2019, Susan had over 15 positive articles on her latest line: such a success!