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Call for entries for Jewelry and Metals Survey!

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) is at it again, this time giving emerging and established artists an opportunity to have their work showcased in SNAG's annual survey of jewelry metals!
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Are you an emerging or established artist, or a student? Do you practice your talents within the contemporary art, architecture, craft, and design space? Consider snagging a spot to showcase your work in this opportunity from our friends at SNAG.

SNAG invites artists, craftspeople, designers, public artists, and architects worldwide to participate in the Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS), SNAG's second annual survey of jewelry and metals.

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Cover of the 2017 issue of JAMS
The Rules

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is simple: submit images of your new works focusing on metal and/or jewelry, by the extended deadline of September 15, 2018, illustrating one work per image. Applicants should submit between one to three digital images, and the work in question must have been created in the previous year.

And consider the sky as the limit in this opportunity! All levels of experience, all concentrations in the field of metal and/or jewelry, and all unique visions are accepted. Objects included in your piece can be in any form that engages with materials used in metal and jewelry. Traditional or art jewelry, functional or non-functional objects, sculpture, architecture, public art, design, as well as video, photographic, or performance works are all fair game.

The entry fee is $45, a small fee to pay for the chance of having your work featured in the second annual JAMS!

JUDGING

A jury of experts will be responsible for selecting the top 100 images from the pool of submissions in late September and early October. The top 100 images will then be featured in the second survey publication, slated for December 2018/early 2019.

The experts this year include curators, artists, designers, gallery owners, and historians.

They will examine the pieces based on the following criteria: 

  • Creative and inventive use of medium
  • Innovation in style and concept
  • Technical proficiency, construction, and craftsmanship
  • Form and aesthetics of the piece
  • Consistency of the quality of the piece
  • Other considerations as determined by the jury
In showcasing approximately 200-juried objects, each publication highlights the wide range of current ideas and making practices in the field of jewelry and metals.
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One of the layouts of the 2017 JAMS issue.
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What are you waiting for?

It's time to put your best artist foot forward! To submit, and for additional questions and instructions, please visit the JAMS site. You can also view biographies on the three 2018 jurors that will be examining submitted work. 

Happy metalsmithing and jewelry-making! 

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