Lancaster, PA resident, artist and silversmith Sara Gallo, is still fresh out of college and it’s remarkable how much she’s accomplished in just a few short years. She graduated in 2011 from Millersville University, PA where she received degrees in both Fine Art and Art Education. Since graduation she has exhibited her work in the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, has been a finalist in the Niche Awards and already retails her jewelry in stores and boutiques in Japan, Canada, Bahamas and across the United States.
“I aim to manipulate viewers of my work into reacting with hysterical laughter, discussing their feelings and sharing stories with each other. I utilize the formal qualities of art to camouflage the materials I use and emphasize the unique form of each piece. I enjoy creating an experience for viewers and hope to ignite a feeling of nostalgia, but also inspire them to share with others.”
You can purchase her unique Doll Shoe Series online at Sara Gallo Jewelry, with prices ranging from $40-$280.
Halstead awards a business grant to a new jewelry designer in the bridge segment each summer. The grant awards $6,000 in start-up capital and merchandise to a new design company. If you are starting a new jewelry design business, please check out the 2014 jewelry grant application and eligibility details.