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

On June 15, 2020, the Chinese mythology-themed contemporary jewelry exhibition will be open.
Each exhibitor shall design and make jewelry works according to the theme. 

The reason why Greek mythology enjoys permanent charm lies in that it has been made rich and beautiful by the processing and polishing of generations of great European literati and artists. Similarly, Chinese mythology, which was wild and pristine in the primitive society, has been handed down and gone through constant changes with the changes of social nature. […]
However, Chinese mythology seems to have hit a bottleneck in modern times. In my humble opinion, one reason is that it is ignored by the rapid development of economy and technology, and another is that mere retelling of the gods’ and monsters’ images in ancient books or the stories themselves is just a formality which can hardly impress people. […]
Therefore, reflecting on our field, I believe that if we present Chinese mythology with the contemporary jewelry language, and dominate the development of Chinese mythology with our spirit and will, the new mythology created will definitely affect the next civilization.


Deadline: 30.04.2020

More information and application guidelines:
https://klimt02.net/events/open-calls/open-call-curate-exhibition-chinese-mythology-vonmo-studio

The Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum (ILJM) is the first museum devoted to the art of jewelry in Greece and one of the very few of its kind in the world.

Seats for jewelry artist in residence are now open at the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum. The first jewelry artist in residence program to run in a museum worldwide is now open to national and international artists all year round. The museum residency applies to young and mid-career artists who wish to engage in cultivating their art in fully equipped workshops within a public space. Residents may choose to work in the new Metalsmithing Studio – ZEM or the Jewelry Crafts Studio – ZEDET, both located on the museum premises.

More information and contact for requesting application materials:
http://www.lalaounis-jewelrymuseum.gr/jair-jewelry-artist-in-residence-program-en/

The 2020 edition of FJW is on the way: 28.05.2020 – 04.06.2020. It includes group and individual exhibitions, lectures, workshops. The objective is to explore different aspects of the creative universe related to jewellery. We invite artists, gallerists, curators to propose their own exhibition project, and/or a lecture, on the topic they want.
The program of the exhibitions will be as usual the very rich, with solo and collective installations, and will host artists of the international scene, selected by the curator based on very high-quality criteria. The list of artists is still incomplete and the program is continuously updated.

Deadline: January 31st 2020

More information and application guidelines at:
https://klimt02.net/events/open-calls/open-call-preziosa-2020-florence-jewelry-week-le-arti-orafe

Jatkuva haku!

Osana Taidekeskus Idän ja Kaakon taidelainaamon markkinointia elvytämme Kuukauden taiteilija -perinteen. Ideana on, että kirjastolla olisi esillä yksi taidelainaamon, Etelä-Karjalan taiteilijaseuran tai Korutaideyhdistyksen jäsentaiteilija. Esillä olisi aina yksi (tai useampi) taideteos kerrallaan, joka vaihtuu kuukauden välein.

Teoksen esityspaikka on yläkerrassa (palvelutiskin kerros), heti pääportaiden vasemmalla puolella. Toinen mahdollinen paikka ovat suuret nelilokeroiset lasivitriinit pohjakerroksessa, kirjaston takauloskäynnin vieressä. Yläkertaan mahtuu pääsääntöisesti yksi teos kerrallaan maalaustelineeseen tai muuhun vastaavaan. Kolmiulotteisille teoksille voisi tulla kysymykseen pieni pöytä tai muu taso (tässä tapauksessa teosten ei kannata olla kovin pieniä tai helposti mukaan lähteviä) Alakerran suuriin vitriineihin mahtuu useampi teos kerralla, mutta vitriinien varaustilanne täytyy tarkistaa etukäteen.

Jos kiinnostuit ja haluaisit esittää teoksiasi kirjastolla, laita sähköpostia osoitteeseen info.taidelainaamo@gmail.com. Liitä mukaan viestiin lyhyt kuvaus minkätyyppinen teos tulisi esille ja mitä kuukautta toivoisit. Voit myös toivoa esityspaikkaa. Kuukausia voi toivoa marraskuusta 2019 alkaen.

Kuu vaihtuu hyvin pikaisesti, joten ensimmäisen kuukauden aloitus voi myös alkaa kesken kuukautta. Tarkoitus ei ole sopia mitään “näyttelyaikoja” vaan taiteilija hoitaa itse teoksen/teosten viennin ja noudon oman kuukautensa aikana kirjaston ollessa avoinna. Teostietolapun saa taidekeskus Idästä, kunhan etukäteen ilmoittaa teostiedot.

Loppusyksyn terveisin,

Etelä-Karjalan taiteilijaseuran hallitus

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