Sylvia Youell Juried into Wisconsin Designer Craft Council Exhibition

Sylvia Youell’s sterling silver Daylily Pod Candlesnuffer.

Sylvia Youell, jewelry and metal arts instructor at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek and resident artist at Sylvercroft Studio in Sister Bay, has been selected to participate in the 81st Wisconsin Designer Craft Council Exhibition. The juried exhibition will take place Jan. 5 – March 13 at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, WI.

Youell’s entry, “Daylily Pod Candlesnuffer,” measures 10.5 inches long and was fabricated in sterling silver, with roller-printed texture and piercing on the pod. Her work was chosen out of a field of 43 entries.

Youell has been a consistent exhibitor and award-winner in both national and statewide exhibitions throughout her 50-year career. Her last entry into the Craft Council Exhibition (the small-scale sculptural work, “Earth Spirit”) garnered a Best in Show Award. Youell also received a notable honor in 2008 with an invitation to display her work in the UW-Whitewater exhibition, “First and Second Generation Women Metal Smiths of Wisconsin.”

Youell feels this distinction was heightened by the fact that the other exhibiting artists held teaching positions at many Wisconsin universities and colleges. “As an instructor at Peninsula School of Art, I felt proud to be in their company,” she said. “And, many of the artists have taught at our school.”

Displayed work will be for sale during the exhibition. Monetary awards will be announced at the opening reception on Jan. 9 from 1:30 – 4 pm. The public is invited to attend the opening and exhibition.

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