Interesting call for entries

Call for Entries

Society of North American Goldsmiths

The Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is an organization of collectors,
professionals and fans of contemporary art jewelry. The AJF wishes to
acknowledge promise, innovation and individuality in the work of
emerging jewelry artists. The AJF will grant its fourth Emerging
Artist Award in 2004. The award will be a cash award of $2000 and a
year membership to SNAG.

Applications are open to:

  1.    Makers of wearable art jewelry who have not had a feature

artist exhibition in a commercial gallery.

  1.    Those who are currently taking classes, and will finish

school by August 2004.

  1.    Those who are not currently taking classes view themselves

as emerging (young in experience), and have recently entered or will
shortly enter the professional world. Application Requirements:
Three- (3) sets of the following:

a=B7 8 labeled high quality slides in plastic slide sheets.
Each label should include name, title of the piece, dimensions, year
produced, and materials. One slide should be of a piece being worn.

b=B7 A one-page current resume,

c=B7 A one-page 200 word statement of purpose, describing your
approach to work; your choice and purpose for creating art jewelry;
and/or anything else to help jurors understand and appreciate your

AJF will retain one set of slides for their archives. For the return
of the other two sets of slides you must enclose: One large stamped
(with enough postage for the two sets of slides and any other
returnable materials) and self-addressed envelope.

Jurors for the AJF EMERGING ARTIST AWARD 2004:

Gail Brown Curator of Contemporary Craft

Michael Jerry Professor Emeritus Syracuse University, metalsmith

Mia McEldowney - Independent curator, collector, CERF trustee, AJF
trustee, and member of ArtTable.


Submit applications to: Mia McEldowney 15075 108th Lane SW
Vashon, WA 98070 206567-4595 tel. 206/567-5886 fax e-mail:

The Award will be announced at SOFA Chicago, November 4-7, 2004.

The Art Jewelry Forum was founded in 1997 as a collectors group to
promote education, appreciation and support for contemporary art
jewelry. Our membership includes collectors, museum and jewelry
professionals, and aficionados of contemporary art jewelry. Our goals
include sponsoring educational programs, discussions and lectures
about contemporary art jewelry; supporting exhibitions, publications
and programs that celebrate art jewelry; and organizing trips with
visits to private collections, educational institutions, exhibitions
and artists studios. We want to emphasize our support for the field
by encouraging young artists to prosper and new audiences to grow.