New work from Brian Sholdt is on exhibit in the main gallery.
Brian began working as a delivery boy in his grandfather’s jewelry shop in downtown Seattle at the age of 13. He was immediately immersed in the world of jewelry manufacturing. He drew jewelry designs during lunch and in the evenings. He realized that making things filled a place in his heart like nothing else. After college he decided to use his professional jewelry skills to be a jewelry designer. He won several AGTA Spectrum awards and a Debeers Diamonds Today award. He eventually took over ownership of Sholdt Design. However, in the back of his mind, he still wanted to do 2-D art. Brian realized that jewelry was a technical trade/craft and art is more expressive activity that requires using one’s depth of character to enter the stage.
After 41 years of sharing his art through jewelry, Sholdt Design is now owned by Brian’s daughter Kalee, a 4th generation fine jewelry design firm and manufacturer that sells to boutiques nationwide. Brian now is able to follow his passion for painting.