Show Up: JB Jones of NYCJW
In the 43rd episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown takes a trip to NYC to interview one of the women working tirelessly behind the scenes to make New York City Jewelry Week happen. The inaugural NYCJW brought roughly 10,000 arts and culture enthusiasts to the big apple and this year is shaping up to be even bigger and better.
The two women sat down to discuss what experiences led JB to being a co-founder, the importance of showing up when trying to get your foot in the door, what lessons were learned from the inaugural year, and what visitors can expect from NYCJW19.
New York City Jewelry Week is happening November 18th - 24th.
JB Jones, Co-founder, NYC Jewelry Week
JB Jones began her career as a Design Director and Fashion Editor in Los Angeles, CA. In 2008, JB switched gears and launched The Site Unscene, a street art gallery and artists’ platform. She curated the first West Coast exhibition of the NYC based graffiti crew TC-5, which included the work of Doze Green and Lady Pink, and was a leader in helping to establish street art as a legitimate force in the LA gallery scene. Upon moving to NYC in 2014, JB returned to fashion in a retail development capacity with a focus on jewelry. She co-curated the first street art x art jewelry exhibition, PLACEMENT, with Bella Neyman. In 2017 the duo launched a digital contemporary jewelry platform of the same name designed to promote the concept of “wearing your art.” Her work has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, WWD, Juxtapoz, Obey, Work magazine, and more. She currently resides in Manhattan.