Education

2012 - 2015 MFA, University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, Texas. The Department of Studio Art, Metalsmith and Jewelry.

Museum Educator Certificate, UNT, Denton, Texas. The Department of Art History.

2011-2012 ESOL, Richland College, Dallas TX.

2004-2008 BFA, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel. The Department of Jewelry and Fashion.

2003 Drawing instruction, Amnon David Aar. Tel Aviv, Israel. 

1997-2000 Wizo, High School for Arts, Haifa, Israel.

1993-1996 Reut, School for Visual Arts. Kiryat Eliezer, Israel.

 

Exhibitions

2017      “Black Diamond” Juried show, Witzo Academy. Haifa, Israel. 

“Perfect Strangers” Shmuck 2017, Munich Jewelry Week. Munich, Germany.

2016       “Spirit & Matter” Houston Metal Arts Guild. Houston. TX.

“Craft Texas 2016” Houston Center for Contemporary craft. Houston, TX.

Jewelry Art: “Strong Voices” Contemporary jewelry. Dedee Shatukke Gallery, Westport, MA.  

“Arm Candy” Eat Metal Inc. Gallery. Hoboken, NJ. 

“Materials: Hard & Soft” 29th Annual National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition. 

2015 “Second Skin” Tamar Navama Thesis Show. Cora Stafford Gallery. Denton, TX.

“Chaos” Small works exhibition. Ro2Art Gallery. Dallas, TX.

“Curvature” ART7 Crockett Community Gallery. Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX.

“Continuum”, “Adorned Spaces” pop-up exhibition. SNAG 2015 Boston, MA. 

“ Order Up” Graduate Exhibition. Cora Staford Gallery, Denton, TX.

New York Fashion Week. Jewelry Featured at Naadam Kashmir. NY, USA.

 “ECU Participant Exhibition” East Carolina Metal Symposium. Greenville, NC, USA.

“Materials: Hard & Soft” 28th Annual National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition. Juried by Ana Lopez. Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas. 

“125 miles” 9th Annual 125-miles Visual Arts Juried Exhibition. Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas.

2014 “Light Works” Sculpture Exhibition. Light Well Gallery, Denton, Texas.

 “UNT Juried student & Alumni Exhibition” Juried by Kat Cole. UNT North Gallery, Denton, Texas.

 “Wall to Wall” A one-night all-inclusive un-juried salon style art show. The Warehouse at The Panhandle House. Denton, Texas.

Finalist. “3rd Annual World Championship Belt Buckle Competition”.Invited to contribute. Yuma Symposium Saw-File-Solder Sprint Trophies (made with Harlan Butt, Ana Lopez, Anna Kopinska, Dani Manning, and James Thurman).

“Cold Connections”, A selection of works by current and former graduate students of the UNT Metalsmith & Jewelry program. Denton, Texas.

              “Artist Book Competition and Biennial Exhibition”, Willis Library. University of North Texas, Denton. USA.

              “Beauty Matters”, Chautauqua National Juries Art Exhibition. Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky, USA. 

2013  “M.F.A Exhibition”, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Juried by Vicktoria DeCuir and Tracee Robertson, Denton, Texas. 

“53rd Annual Voertman Student Art Competition”, UNT art Gallery, Denton, Texas

CVAD scholarship exhibition. Lightwell Gallery, UNT, Denton, Texas.

“Hammered”, Metals and Jewelry Show. North Gallery, University of North Texas. Denton. Texas.

International Students Exhibition. Union Gallery, University of North Texas. Denton. Texas

SNAG Annual Presentation of Student Work. Online Exhibition, SNAG Conference in Toronto, Canada.

Yuma Symposium, Students Exhibition. Yuma, Arizona.  

“Graduate Exhibition”, University of North Texas, Denton.

2012  Sculpture exhibition. Lightwell Gallery, UNT, Denton.

2010 "Identifying Marks" Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. 

“Rings”, OR Gallery, Jewelry Designers Exhibition. The Israeli Community of Designers.

“I Care A Lot”, Middle East Portable Discussion. International traveling Jewelry exhibition,

          Ider  Oberstein University. Germany.

         Platina Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.  

          Gallery Articula, Lisbon, Portugal.

2008 “Studio Aya Shain”, Exhibition in association with silversmith Aya Shain. Tivon, Israel.

Graduates Exhibition, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel.

2007 “Simanei Dereh”- Designers exhibition analyzing the process of Conceptual thinking and creating in the society of Israeli artists .The Israeli Opera Tel-Aviv-Jaffa.

2006 “Bezalel 100” – Terminal 1, One Hundred Years to Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Ben Gurion Airport, Israel.

“Making Noise”, The U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art, Jerusalem, Israel. Judaic Exhibition.

"Look far", The U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art, Jerusalem, Israel. Glasses Exhibition.

 

Grants and award

2017       “SPP” Special Project Support. The City of Dallas, Cultural Affair. Dallas, TX.

2014-15  GAT’S award for Academic achievement, University of North Texas. CVAD.

2014 Juror Award, Andrea Keys Connell. Chautauqua National Juries Art Exhibition, Beauty Matters. 

2013 Academic Achievement Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The Harlan W. Butt Metalsmithing and Jewelry Studies scholarship. 

Visual Arts and Design 2013-2014 scholarship, University of North Texas.    

2012 Academic Achievement Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year. University of North Texas.   

2011-12 GAT’S award for academic achievements, University of North Texas.

2008  Ran’s Sponjik award for art and design students with and extra ordinary talents.  

Lockman award for outstanding body of work. Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem.  

2007 The Evelyn’s Grever grant for traditional Jewish object. Grant for Judaic object. Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem. 

 

Job Experience

2016       “Ponder Boot Company” Design Develop and manger assistant.

Co-owner “Raise Gallery and Studio”.

Jewelry design and production for The Studio by Naadam Kashmir. Fall-Winter 2017. NYC, NY.

2015 Jewelry design and production for Naadam Kashmir. NYC, NY.

Studio Assistant for Harlan W Butt. Studio Harlan Butt. Denton, Texas.

Teaching Assistant, in depended Lab Instructor. 3D Design1. University of North Texas, CVAD, Jewelry and Metals.

2014 Teaching Fellow, Instructor in record. Metals 1. University of North Texas, CVAD, Jewelry and Metals.

Area Assistant. In depended Lab Instructor, University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design (CVAD), Jewelry and Metals. 

Greater Denton Arts Center. Museum Educator Internship.

Co-Curator, “Cold Connections”. A selection of works by current and former graduate students of the UNT Metalsmith & Jewelry program. UNT On the Square, Denton, Texas. 

2013 Teaching Fellow, Instructor in record. Metals 1. University of North Texas, CVAD, Jewelry and Metals.

Teaching Assistant, In depended Lab Instructor. 3D design. University of North Texas, CVAD.

2012-13 Area Assistant. University of North Texas, CVAD, Jewelry and Metals. 

2004-10 “TAMARA” Owner/operator. Jewelry making, costume made jewelry, Israel.

2010 Co-Curator,“Identifying Marks". Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Nadav Shalit, Jerusalem, Israel. Produce jewelry display items. 

2006 Presenter. The International Arts and Crafts Fair, ­­­­­­Jerusalem, Israel.

2004 "PERACH" Project, students helping students in need. Teaching metalsmith.     Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, 

2009 Shoes and accessories design, Teaching assistant. Bezalel Academy, Department of Jewelry and Fashion, Jerusalem, Israel. 

2007 Millinery Pattern, Teaching assistant. Bezalel Academy, Department of Jewelry and Fashion, Jerusalem, Israel. 

2007 Enamel and photo etching course, Teaching assistant. Bezalel Academy, Department of Jewelry and Fashion, Jerusalem,    Israel. 

2007-8 Shoes design course, making craft and hardware design, Teaching assistant. Bezalel Academy Jerusalem, Department of    Jewelry & Fashion. 

2004 - "PERACH", Project students helping students in need, Teaching metalsmith.  Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. 

              

Publicity

2016 “Cast” Book”. Authors: Renee’ Zettle- Sterling and Jen Townsend.  

 

2015 Virtual Shoe Museum. Featured Tail shoes by Tamar Navama in Virtual Shoe Museum permanent collection. http://virtualshoemuseum.com/tamar-navama/tail-shoes 

Virtual Shoe Museum. Featured Blue Shoes by Tamar Navama in Virtual Shoe Museum permanent collection. http://virtualshoemuseum.com/tamar-navama/blue-shoes

Nevador, Arun. “Naadam - Presentation – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015” Gettyimages. Naadam Collection including my jewelry pieces features in the show. February 14, 2015: http://www.gettyimages.com/asset-detail/gallery/event/536385089

Hwang, Tiffanie. “Naadam Fall/Winter 2015”, WSN, Washington Square News. Naadam Collection including my jewelry pieces features in the show. February 17, 2015: http://www.nyunews.com/2015/02/14/naadam-fallwinter-2015/

Mayte, Allende. “Naadam Ready To Wear Fall 2015”, WWD, Women’s Wear Daily. Collection slideshow including my jewelry pieces f eatures in the show. February 17, 2015: http://www.wwd.com/runway/fall-ready-to-wear-2015/review/naadam

http://www.nyunews.com/2015/02/14/naadam-fallwinter-2015/

 

 

2014 The Campus Pages. July-August Denton Artist of the month. Page 53.   http://issuu.com/thecampuspages/docs/tcp_jun14_issuu

Venegas, Margarita “Cold Connection Exhibition at UNT on the Square” March 25,2014. https://news.unt.edu/news-releases/cold-connections-exhibition-unt-square-shows-varied-artwork-metals-and-jewelry-alumni- 

Martin, Brigite. Crafthaus Newsletter. Artist featured. August 21, 2012: http://crafthaus. ning.com/ pages/

Sylvain, Olivia. “Student Metalsmith and Jewelry work on UNT on the Square” NT Daily. March 20, 2014. http://ntdaily.com/student-metalsmithing-and-jewelry-work-on-display-at-the-square/

2013 http://untstudioart.blogspot.com/2013/03/yuma-symposium.

2010 Saar, Yuval. :New Exhibitions Identify marks”, City Mouse, Culture. June 1st 2010: http://www.mouse.co.il/CM.articles_item,1023,209,51581,.aspx

Rubinovich, Arie. “Identify Marks: Contemporary Metalsmithing Exhibition, Tove Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv”. Exhibition curated by Aya Schein & Tamar Navama. June 26th, 2010: http://www.ynet.co.il/home/1,7340,L-860-18061-28287470,00.html 2010  

2010 Israel national news.com Artist Tamar Navama at Balabasta.

2008 HAARETZ. Stars – Critique. 

2007 Aviram, Nitza. “Design First Class” Yediot Aharonot 

SPADA Magazine. “Urban Shoes” Vol. 9.

Gidi Gov & Shira….TV Show

 

Workshops

2015 Mold Making & Resin Casting. Great Denton Arts Council. Denton, Texas.

2014 Visual Society of Texas, resin demo. Denton, Texas. 

 

Lectures/Talks

2015       Artist talk, “Wearable Thoughts”. Visual Society of Texas, Denton, Texas.

Lecture, “Wedding Jewelry: The Jewish Bride.” Jewish Community Center, Dallas, Texas.

Lecture, “Wedding Jewelry: Around The World.” Patterson – Appleton Center for the Arts. Denton, Texas

Lecture, “Wedding Jewelry: The Jewish Bride.” Patterson – Appleton Center for the Arts. Denton, Texas

2010        Group gallery talk, “Identify Marks” Contemporary Israeli Metalsmith. Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel