About Adam 2017-08-22T14:51:50+00:00

About Adam

“i dream of painting and then i paint my dream.”

– Vincent Van Gogh

Dreams are a powerful resource of inspiration and design for me. Many of my daily experiences culminate in this unconscious state. This place allows freedom of ideas without restriction. I will often wake up with a completed design and can see it perfectly as if it were already made. With paper and pencil close by, I am quick to record the design.

-Adam Neeley

July 25, 2015

January 25, 2013

July 14, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO GALLERY OPENS

In July of 2012, Adam opens his second gallery location in San Francisco

May 25, 2012

March 25, 2009

“BEST OF SHOW” LA QUINTA ART FESTIVAL

In 2009, Adam received the “Best in Show” award at the La Quinta Art Festival, ranked the #1 art show in the country by Art Fair Sourcebook. Adam would go on to receive the La Quinta “Best in Show” award again in 2011.

July 25, 2006

LAGUNA BEACH GALLERY OPENS

In 2006, Adam returned to Southern California and established his flagship jewelry gallery in Laguna Beach.

November 25, 2005

CAD, PLATINUM-SMITHING IN NEW YORK, NY

In New York City, Adam refined his platinum-smithing skills and learned computer-aided design under Dominic Ventura of the Fashion Institute of technology.

May 25, 2004

ATTENDS LE ARTI ORAFE IN FLORENCE, ITALY

As a Graduate Gemologist, Adam proceeded to one Europe’s most prestigious gold-smithing institutions, Le Arti Orafe in Florence, Italy. Here he learned advanced techniques with master goldsmith Gio Carbone and matured as a designer. “In Florence inspiration of abundant and I learned to incorporate a narrative into each piece, making it art jewelry.”

May 25, 2003

July 25, 1998

FIRST CELEBRITY CLIENT, DARYL HANNAH

At age 15 Adam participated in his first art show in Telluride, CO. He is pictured here with his first celebrity client, Daryl Hannah. Adam continued to tour the nation’s most prestigious art shows.