On the Wings of Forever – Opal Carving #IOJDAA

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On the Wings of Forever – Opal Carving #IOJDAA

$1200 – Entry for the 2015 International Opal Jewellery Design Awards in Australia – IOJDAA On the Wings of Forever by Kerry Jo Montoya Coober Pedy opalized shell carving Size: 9 ct and 27x22x3.5 mm Brightness: B5 Bodytone: Light based Available for sale:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/244332933/on-the-wings-of-forever-green-opal One side has a carving of a wing while the other has abstract, flowing...

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A Rose by the Sea – Opal Carving #IOJDAA

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A Rose by the Sea – Opal Carving #IOJDAA

$1200 – Entry for the 2015 International Opal Jewellery Design Awards in Australia – IOJDAA A Rose by the Sea by Kerry Jo Montoya Coober Pedy opalized shell carving Size: 21.6 ct and 28x22x9 mm Brightness: B4 Bodytone: N7, semi-black Available on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/244329867/a-rose-by-the-sea-opal-carving-semi The front is a rose and I kept the back side as an homage to the shell.  This gorgeous gemstone kept me completely mesmerized while carving....

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World Jade Symposium – Mercy Flows – Bronze Award!

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Blog, For Sale, Gemstone Carvings, Jade Jewelry, Jewelry, News, Pendants, Slider | 0 comments

World Jade Symposium  – Mercy Flows – Bronze Award!

$395| Getting Started | The Tools | Pendant Creation | Finished Pendant | Sculpture Creation | Finished Sculpture Finally!  It’s finished!  I’m happy to announce that this entry won a Bronze Award at the 2014 World Jade Symposium! MERCY FLOWS by Kerry Jo Montoya, © 2014 My sin was paid With mighty throes Encased in jade His mercy flows Cross Pendant with .925 Sterling Silver Wrap & 16” Chain Wyoming Nephrite Jade, 72mm x 47 mm Lightning Ridge Black Opal 1.5 ct A few years ago I had a batch of potch & color from Lightning...

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Art of the Heart Exhibit

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Florals, For Sale, News | 0 comments

Art of the Heart Exhibit

CONSIDER Copyright © 2014 Kerry Jo Montoya All Rights Reserved   $745.00 plus shipping. Contact Me:kjofineart@cox.net Item # OCF16X20-010214     Created for & accepted into the Annual Paseo Member’s Show. The show is opened on National Wear Red day to raise awareness for heart disease. As many of you know, this is a topic near and dear to my heart. I’ve drastically reduced my own risk and have a passion to help others do the same.  Now that the show is over this painting is available for sale. PASEO ARTS ASSOCIATION &...

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Obsession

Posted by on Feb 2, 2014 in Blog, Jewelry, News | 0 comments

Obsession

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College Education

Posted by on May 15, 2003 in News | 0 comments

Kerry Jo Montoya graduated Oklahoma City University with a B.F.A. Magna cum laude in Studio Art. Also a recipient of the Yamamoto Art Scholarship, Fritz Ford Art Scholarship, Iva B. Kelley Scholarship, and the Mary E. Harris Scholarship.

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Art Institute of Chicago

Posted by on Nov 6, 1992 in News | 0 comments

Winner in the “Themes on a Great Idea” tri-state art competition with an artistic interpretation of Margret Mead’s quote, “If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities.” My art was displayed in the Art Institute of Chicago for the month of November 1992. I received a personal commendation from the first woman mayor of Chicago, Jane Byrne. I also received commendations from the House of Representatives & Congress.

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Congressional Recognition

Posted by on May 29, 1985 in News | 0 comments

I received special recognition from Congress in the 13th District Congressional Art Contest with my work displayed in the U.S. Capital, August 1985.

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Scholastics Gold Key Art Award

Posted by on Feb 4, 1985 in News | 0 comments

Winner of the Gold Key Award in the Regional Scholastic Art Awards, College of DuPage. Displayed in New York.

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