Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia Conference 2020, 11.-13.9.2020
The conference committee invite expressions of interest to chair sessions of the conference that address one or more of the following themes:

  • Cultural value
  • Economic value
  • Aesthetic value/s
  • Political/social value
  • Devaluation, revalue, undervalued, new values
  • Speculative value

All formats are invited including but not limited to opinion, critique, discussion, report, performance and video. The duration of sessions is also flexible from 20 minutes to 60 minutes. You may draft a provocation and call for abstracts in response to your provocation. Those could be presented as a series of short format talks within the conference and you may consider assembling the resources to publish those after proceedings. Alternatively, you might facilitate a panel discussion or deliver a short lecture or artist talk.

The following list provides general suggestions and we encourage alternate ideas:

  • Papers
  • PechaKucha style talks
  • Moderated panel discussions
  • Lecture – historical – theory – criticism – opinion
  • Artist talks
  • Debates
  • Q&A style panel with audience questions
  • Fireside chats
  • Fieldtrips
  • Readings

Deadline: 7.2.2020

More information and submission of content: 
https://jmga2020.com.au/

Ultimate Beauty

Beauty is also for the eyes, but first of all it creates and stabilises our identity. We perceive others as beautiful if they are charismatic, just as we welcome things as beautiful if they carry a story. Our striving for beauty is actually a striving for life. Therefore, we appreciate a kind of beauty that lasts longer than a moment and which seduces us to live. Amber radiates this special kind of beauty. With its wide spectrum of natural colours, it highlights the wearer’s beauty and identity. Its natural inclusions and small cracks speak of life beyond perfection. In Amberif Design Award, we seek jewellery with amber as a commentary on ultimate beauty.

Barbara Schmidt – curator of the contest

Deadline: 12.2.

Terms and conditions, more information and registration: https://amberif20.exposupport.pl/en-us/amberif/award

Kotkan Meripäivät ja Merikeskus Vellamo järjestävät yhteistyössä Suomen Kultaseppien liiton, Taiteen edistämiskeskuksen ja Suomen Kellomuseon kanssa meripihka-aiheisen korukilpailun.

Tarkoituksena on syventyä perinteiseen koruraaka-aineeseen meripihkaan ja löytää sille uudenlaista, nykyaikaan soveltuvaa käyttöä korumuotoilun ja korutaiteen keinoin.
Kilpailu on kaksiosainen.
Ensimmäisessä vaiheessa eli suunnitteluvaiheessa osallistujat esittelevät suunnitelmansa kuvina.
Toiseen vaiheeseen eli finaalivaiheeseen valitut 10 finalistia toteuttavat omakustanteisesti suunnitelmansa valmiiksi koruiksi.
Kilpailutöistä järjestetään näyttely Merikeskus Vellamon galleriassa Kotkan Meripäivien aikana 23.-26.7.2020, jatkuen 13.8.2020 asti. Näyttelyssä on esillä sekä finalistien valmistamat korut että muut kilpailuehdotukset, jotka esitellään audiovisuaalisin keinoin. Tavoite on, että kilpailutyöt ovat esillä myös muissa näyttelyissä Suomessa ja Baltian maissa vuosien 2020-21 aikana.
Arvostelussa kiinnitetään huomiota ehdotusten uniikkiuteen, taiteellisuuteen, toteutustapaan sekä siihen kuinka meripihka on nähty korukontekstissa uudenlaisesti.
Kilpailu on yleinen, kaikille avoin korusuunnittelukilpailu. Kilpailua markkinoidaan Suomen lisäksi erityisesti Kotkan ystävyyskaupungeissa Liettuassa, Puolassa sekä Virossa. Kilpailun kielinä ovat suomi ja englanti.

Kilpailun säännöt ja osallistuminen:
https://www.meripaivat.com/ajankohtaista/aqua-ambra-aquila-kotkan-kansainvalinen-korukilpailu-kilpailukutsu/

The first edition of an international annual event dedicated to the innovative and effervescent field of contemporary jewelry in Romania and worldwide. The first edition of ROJW is dedicated to the 10 years anniversary of Assamblage.

ROJW 2020 has opened the applications for the official map of the event. The project will bring together established and emerging designers alike, wishing to strengthen the creative community in Romania and worldwide by engaging, in addition to artists from related fields, art galleries, museums, workshops and alternative spaces. ROJW will also propose a wide range of capsule events, conferences and projects of international partners.

Deadline: 10.01.2020

More information and registration: https://www.romanianjewelryweek.com/registration-designers

Social Art is the artistic expression that aims at creating social impact and change. This definition delineates the intention of the artist as crucial. Art engages in questioning and rethinking existing systems and paradigms. Artists are visionaries, utopists, agents for change, with the ability to affect society by creating emotionally captivating experiences. It is aesthetic revolution that preludes societal revolution.

The leading judgment criteria for the Social Art Award is the strength of the artwork to create impact in regard of the topic “We are the people – Catalyzing peaceful revolutions through the power of the many”. Thus, we look for engaging artworks that reach people, unfolding their potential to stand up for their rights, their freedom and their future – Artworks that trigger peaceful solidarity and the unity of people.

You can apply with any type of artwork (painting, installation, video, music, artistic intervention, etc.). Yet you require a captivating image that visualizes your artwork. This image you will upload to the contest, explanations and details you can add in the description field.


Deadline: 15.12.

More information and application: http://social-art-award.org/

XVII INTERNATIONAL BALTIC JEWELLERY SHOW AMBER TRIP  from March 11-14 2020 in Vilnius, Lithuania, announces an art jewellery contest.

We want to invite you  to participate! 

Polluted oceans, burning Amazon forests, unable to breathe Delhi,  Earth’s warming. And how many side-by-side processes that are disrupting the coexistence of nature and mankind! Ecological disharmony – like a threatening dragon, who is constantly coming to our castle to take his victims …

What vision do we have in this confrontation? Are we surrender ourselves to fear and anxiety or are we taking a more conscious and active position? Global and everyday view, thoughts, words, and actions that turn into CREATION that can influence the future.

We are announcing an art jewellery contest on the theme of ECOSIGHT.

Deadline: 17.2.2020

Please find an invitation and application form links here:
Conditions
Application form

Varikko Galleria on Varikko ry:n ylläpitämä taiteilijavetoinen vaihtuvien näyttelyiden tila. Galleria sijaitsee vanhalla veturitallilla Seinäjoen ydinkeskustassa, kävelymatkan päässä rautatie- ja bussiasemalta. 

Galleriatila on Varikon toisessa kerroksessa ja on avoinna keskiviikosta sunnuntaihin klo 11-17. Gallerian lattia on harmaata kivimosaiikkia, pinta-alaltaan noin 60 m2. Seinät ovat valkoista kipsilevyä ja kalkkimaalattua tiiltä. Ripustusmetrejä on yhteensä 30. Seinien korkeus vaihtelee 2,4 metristä  2.9 metriinGalleriaan johtavassa portaikossa on ikkuna etelään. Tilassa on yleisvalot ja spotteja teosten valaisemiseen.
Näyttelyaikaa haetaan vapaamuotoisella hakemuksella, joka sisältää kuvia teoksista, teostiedot, taiteilijan ansioluettelon sekä näyttelysuunnitelman.

Näyttelyvuokra /3 viikkoa + ripustusviikko (sis. ALV 24 %) on vuonna 2020 750 €.
Galleriavuokra sisältää näyttelyn markkinoinnin, siivouksen ja valvonnan.
HAKEMUKSET LÄHETETÄÄN 29.12.2019 MENNESSÄ

(29.12.2019 klo 16. tai viimeisen päivän postileima) osoitteeseen Kalevalantie 6 B, 60100 Seinäjoki

tai sähköpostilla galleriavarikko@gmail.com

Lisätietoja saat numerostamme 0440 669920 tai sähköpostilla galleriavarikko@gmail.com

TERVETULOA PITÄMÄÄN NÄYTTELYÄ VARIKOLLE!

Athens Jewelry Week, 26-31 May 2020, aims through collective action, to promote Contemporary Jewelry both in Greece and abroad, enhancing awareness and exchange of views, while establishing a dialogue between national and international designer/makers or entities active in the Contemporary Jewelry field.

In the framework of the 5th edition of Athens Jewelry Week, the organization shifts its focus to an issue that considers to be of outmost importance: Minorities and vulnerable groups, regardless of religion, nationality, gender or age, who need support, not only to deal with discrimination, racism and all forms of violence directed at them, but also to heal their wounds, claim their inalienable rights, and move forward with a creative remodeling of their lives.

Please Note: It is not a prerequisite to deal with the above issue to apply to AJW. Nevertheless, the event will welcome participants who decide to respond to the call. Because we believe that having the guts to raise a voice and take action, is essential if one wants to contribute in the shaping of the humanitarian identity that our times demand us to acquire in order to evolve as a species and help the global community and the planet.


Deadline: 20.12.2019


More information and application links:
https://klimt02.net/events/open-calls/open-call-athens-jewelry-week-2020-benaki-museum

In awarding the Friedrich Becker Prize – donated by Hildegard Becker (1928–2018) – the Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst (Association for Goldsmiths’ Art), Hanau wishes to commemorate Friedrich Becker as an extraordinary individual and important designer, and in accordance with his spirit, to recognize the best of the succeeding generation of designers.

The Friedrich Becker Prize is endowed with 10.000,00 € and has been awarded every three years since 1999 by the Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst, Hanau, for outstanding, independent design with highest-quality execution.

Deadline: 14.2.2020

More information and application details:
https://www.goldschmiedehaus.com/en/announcement-friedrich-becker-prize-2020

We are Astonish. An international collective of six female makers who met in the misty, magical valley of Idar-Oberstein. Our passion for making is driving us. We found each other to spread and expose our ideas of jewellery and adornment. During the last five years, we realised how enriching our diversity is and how much we inspire each other.

Astonish is travelling and exhibiting internationally at venues such as the Jewellery Hotspot Schmuck in Munich, Melting Point in Valencia, Spain or Jewellery Silver Festival in Legnica, Poland.

We offer you the possibility to be our guest and exhibit with us at SCHMUCK Munich 2020. You will get the opportunity to take part in this vibrant event and you have the chance to show your work at the hotspot during SCHMUCK Munich. So be our guest, show us your BLING and send us your GEM, which expresses a festive spirit.



Deadline: 31st December 2019

More information and application form: https://letsgetastonished.wixsite.com/astonish/boomboomgem