Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Romero-Weber Jewelry Camp Scholarship 2012


Call for Applicants for the 2012 Romero-Weber

Jewelry Camp Scholarship

Application deadline is April 30, 2012.

Centereach, NY, November 7, 2011— Antique Jewelry & Art Conference, “Jewelry Camp,” Directors Edward/Sandy Lewand invite all interested to apply for the Romero-Weber Jewelry Camp Scholarship.
Named for the late Christie Romero and Barry Weber, the scholarship honors the pair’s countless, longstanding contributions to the jewelry industry and provides the recipient with the cost of tuition for the Antique Jewelry & Art Conference, “Jewelry Camp,” that will be held July 27-29, 2012, at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains, New York.

“All of us in the jewelry community were greatly saddened by the loss of Christie Romero to cancer in late 2009,” said Jewelry Camp Director Sandy Lewand. “In tribute to Christie, Barry Weber of Edith Weber Jewelry had the idea to establish a Christie Romero Scholarship Fund for Jewelry Camp. Yet, just one year later, Barry, too, succumbed to the disease. To carry on Christie’s and Barry’s remarkable legacies, Edward and I will continue to offer this memorial scholarship, which we have renamed the Romero-Weber Jewelry Camp Scholarship Fund.”

Applicants for the 2012 Romero-Weber Jewelry Camp Scholarship must compose a brief essay or email that explains why he or she should be selected to receive the award. All applications should be sent to no later than April 30, 2012. The award recipient will be announced in May to allow ample time to make arrangements to attend the conference. While the scholarship covers Jewelry Camp tuition, the costs of lodging, travel, and food remain the responsibility of the recipient.

About Jewelry Camp
Open to jewelry-industry professionals, collectors, and the public, Jewelry Camp is an educational forum focused on antique and estate jewelry and comprises three days of lectures, breakout groups, and networking events. Participants have opportunities to meet and learn from top experts in buying, selling, appraising, and collecting. This year’s featured speakers will include Donna Bilak, a 19th- and early 20th-century jewelry historian; Education Director for the Phoenix Museum of Art, Jan Krulik-Belin; and Roy Rover of Roy Rover Antiques.

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For more information regarding the 2012 Romero-Weber Jewelry Camp Scholarship, please email:

The Antique Jewelry & Art Conference – “Jewelry Camp”
(631) 471-1922 or (631) 377-9766