2012 National juried high school metals exhibition

Call for Entries Postmark Deadline: December 12, 2011
2012 National Juried High School Metals Exhibition

The Fine Arts Center, a preeminent fine arts magnet high school in
Greenville, SC, invites high school teachers and students to submit
their best highschool student artwork made in the mediums of metal,
jewelry, and enamel for exhibition the Sheffield Wood Gallery. The
goal is to make this an eagerly-anticipated biennial event that
highlights the accomplishments of students and teachers at the high
school level, to showcase how these media can be used to achieve
artistic expression, and to generate interest in and excitement
about the fields of metals and enameling.

JUROR Robert Ebendorf, an esteemed metalsmith, jeweler, and leader in
the American studio jewelry movement. He is one of the founding
members of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), is an
inductee of the National Metalsmiths Hall of Fame, and has had his
own retrospective at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He has
been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant and a Louis Comfort Tiffany
Foundation Grant, and is currently the Belk Distinguished Professor
of Art at EastCarolina University in North Carolina.

ELIGIBILITY - Work eligible for submission includes all types of
metalsmithing, including jewelry, vessels, objects, enameling, etc.
Work must be original creative expressions, avoid clich=e, and
demonstrate excellence in design and execution. Mixed media pieces
will be considered as long as metal is the primary material. Work
must be made within the last three years during high school.
Ineligibly will extend to any work made while the student earns
college credit, for instance, a “post-secondary” class.

  • Open to all high school students and recent graduates. Those
    making metalwork as part of a class at a public or private high
    school ARE eligible, as ARE students making work in a home studio,
    taking private art lessons, or attending classes at art centers or
    “young artist” programs taking place at colleges. High School
    teachers are encouraged to send entries from their school together
    on one cd.

AWARDS $1000 in cash prizes will be awarded. All exhibiting students
will receive a certificate of participation.

ENTRY FEE There is no entry fee for this exhibition. However,
entrants must pay for and arrange their own shipping and insurance to
and from the exhibition.

December 12, 2011 Postmark Deadline
January 6, 2012 Jurying
January 10, 2012 Notification of acceptance
January 24, 2012 Deadline to receive accepted works
Febr. 3 - Mar. 23, 2012 Exhibition dates
March 26-30, 2012 Return of artwork


  1. A student may enter up to three artworks; there are no limits of
    entries per teacher. Teachers are encouraged to put multiple
    students entry images on one cd. (A student may enter without the
    aid of a teacher by inputting parent’s name and address in
    teacher/school slots and writing the venue where the metalwork was
    made in the High School Name slot.)

  2. Entries must be submitted as digital images in JPEG format on a
    CD. Image size should be no more than 500 pixels for the longer
    dimension. Label JPEGs as
    [HighSchoolInitials][studentsastname][entrynumber].jpg. Example:
    FACcassell1.jpg. One detail image per entry is allowed; label by
    adding an “a” to the end of file name, i.e.: FACcassell1a.jpg

  3. Find Entry Form online at Fine Arts Center or
    email [@Cassell_Katy_B] for one. Fill in the entry
    form (Save as a word doc filed name d [HighSchoolInitials]entry.doc
    (ex: FACentry.doc) and burn onto cd along with images. Also print
    out a hard copy and mail with cd.

CD’s will not be returned unless a SASE is provided.

For more or for prospectus/entry form, contact Katy
Bergman Cassell at: [@Cassell_Katy_B] (864) 355-2571
fax (864) 355-2579 Fine Arts Center

Katy Bergman Cassell

Visual Arts Department Co-Chair
Fine Arts Center
102 Pine Knoll Dr
Greenville, SC 29609