The J. Cotter Gallery is an internationally recognized gallery of contemporary designer jewelry, featuring designs by leading artists from the United States and Europe. Opening in 1970 with the premise that jewelry should be considered an art form, I have established a strong clientele who share my feeling that jewelry is a silent form of communication which speaks of the wearer’s individual taste.
Perhaps the most important element contributing to J. Cotter Gallery’s success over the years is the quality of designers whose work is on display. I seek jewelry that has a strong and mature presence, where the designers have developed their own vocabulary and the work is distinctive.
Other important elements of the J. Cotter Gallery are the design skills I have cultivated over the years. I have been an active member in the Vail art community since opening in 1970, as well as an internationally known creator of unique jewelry and sculpture.
I welcome you to the J. Cotter Gallery whether you are a first time visitor or an old friend. I hope you will appreciate the service and individual attention I am able to offer along with the selection of jewelry by the leading jewelry artists working in the field today.
Please be sure to visit us in Vail, Colorado!
2019 Summer Internship
J. Cotter Gallery in Vail, Colorado is seeking a Summer Intern for its Minturn studio location. The studio provides support for the gallery by and operates as the workspace for Jim Cotter’s production work.
The right candidate will have good bench skills, problem solving capabilities, good communication skills, strong organizational skills, and must be proficient in basic computer skills. Experience with content creation and E-commerce is a plus.
The Summer Intern will be cleaning castings, polishing, assisting with casting, and assisting in daily studio/business operations. Depending on the candidate’s experience, stone setting or gallery sales training may also be included. This position will primarily be in the studio, but may occasionally be asked to support retail operations in the Vail Gallery.
J. Cotter Gallery and Studio have been located in the Vail Valley since 1970. The gallery features a respected lineup of contemporary jewelers and artists and features seasonal exhibitions. J. Cotter Studio designs and builds Jim Cotter’s jewelry and artwork using a range of techniques with a focus on lost wax casting using a centrifugal casting machine.
The Vail Valley is an outdoors paradise with endless opportunities for hiking, cycling, rafting, fishing, camping and many other adventure activities. A private room with a shared kitchen will be provided for the intern’s stay. The length of the internship is flexible, but should be expected to run from late May through early/mid August, 2019.
To be considered for the position, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Résumé or CV
-10-20 images of your work in a singular pdf with descriptions (or a link to an online portfolio)
-One Letter of Recommendation