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On the Road: Northern California

July 17, 2017


Every year our Sundance photography crews travel to over a dozen locations. The goal is always to be inspired by the natural beauty and local cultures of these places, which are most likely off of the beaten path. Ultimately some work better than others, many have clear obstacles (altitude comes to mind first, followed by unexpected weather conditions, insects, injuries, noisy hotels, etc etc etc).

Sundance Artisan Dana Kellin's Inspiration Behind her Sphere of Influence Necklace and Earrings

June 13, 2017


Spheres Of Influence Earrings Sphere Of Influence Necklace Image Map

Sundance Artisan Dana Kellin transforms enchanting gemstones and precious metals into sculptural forms that exemplify style. She cites Byzantine, Victorian and Elizabethan design influences, yet her creations are infused with undeniably modern undertones.

Sundance Artisan Anne Sportun's Inspiration Behind the Aquamarine Halo Ring

June 5, 2017

Long-standing Sundance Artisan, Anne Sportun, has a sense of creativity that is driven by her belief in a universal language of shapes and symbols. Finding pure beauty in nature's organic forms, Anne balances the precise with the irregular.

The Inspiration Behind Sundance Artisan Jes MaHarry's Starry Moon Necklace

April 25, 2017


The cover of our new Spring Jewelry Book features a brand new piece from Sundance Artisan Jes MaHarry - the Starry Moon Necklace. Jes illuminates her sterling silver moon with two diamond-set 14kt gold stars and hangs another within its arc.

Robert Redford NEA Statement

March 24, 2017

In 1981, the National Endowment for the Arts played a fundamental role in helping me create Sundance Institute. The NEA generously contributed a $25,000 grant to assist us in launching the very first labs for independent filmmakers to develop new work (programs that continue to this day).