OMG, Have You Heard – Art Jewelry Forum
January 2023, Part 1
Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to share the news that members of our community find noteworthy. Is something missing? The success of this compilation of compelling events, news, and items of interest to the jewelry community depends on YOUR participation. If you’re a member of AJF at the Silver level or above, you can add news and ideas to this bi-monthly report by going here. If you aren’t a member, but would like to become one, join AJF here.
Listings gathered with assistance from Carrie Yodanis.
Find these listings and many, many more on our dedicated exhibition page:
- Touch of Gold, at Pistachios through January 15, 2023
- Old Meets New and New Narratives, at Mobilia Gallery through January 30, 2023
- Perfume, at Galeria Reverso through January 13, 2023
- Burgstrasse 16 and Handshake 7: Jewellery from New Zealand, at Galerie Marzee through February 11, 2023
Listen here to hear from
- Michele Cotler-Fox (an AJF member)
- Linda Orlick (from the Women’s Jewelry Association)
- Antique dealer Matt Birkholz (who discusses Bakelite jewelry)
- Beatriz Chadour-Sampson (the curator who catalogued the 2,600 rings in the Alice and Louis Koch Ring Collection; she’s a juror for the Susan Beech Mid-Career Grant, too).
Organized and curated by Mobilia Gallery, the exhibition will honor Joyce J. Scott’s achievements, which include a MacArthur fellowship and three honorary doctorates. The show will start at University Museums, Iowa State University, then travel to Fuller Craft Museum and Crocker Art Museum.
Aldo Bakker, Liesbeth den Besten, Ted Noten, and Ruudt Peters will each teach for one day in this new initiative from MASieraad, intended for students or graduates of art academies, and artists/designers/teachers who seek to deepen their work. Open to international participants. Dates: April 11–14, 2023. Cost: €1,775 (plus tax, if applicable), which includes accommodations, meals, drinks, wine, and insurance; €1,275 for students in the last year of their bachelor’s degree. Only three spots available. Application deadline: February 1, 2023. Get additional info from info [at] ruudtpeters.nl.
Karl Bollmann, the Austrian jewelry collector who was also a lawyer. The 2015 show Schmuck 1970–2015, at MAK, showcased the collection he assembled with his wife, Heidi Bollmann. Read Margit Hart’s interview on the occasion of that exhibition, and Tanel Veenre’s remembrance.
Anton Cepka, Slovakian jewelry artist and founder of the jewelry department at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. AJF will publish a remembrance soon.
Sharon Church, American studio jeweler and professor emerita at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She was the 2018 recipient of the Society of North American Goldsmiths Lifetime Achievement Award. A remembrance will publish soon.
Kadri Mälk, of Estonia, jewelry artist, professor at Talinn’s Academy of Art and Munich Academy of Fine Arts, exhibition organizer, collector, and author. We will publish a remembrance soon.
Describes itself as the premier trade show for quality, beauty, and integrity in the world of colored gemstones and cultured pearls. Info.
The 6th International Biennial of Contemporary Jewellery and Metal Art METALLOphone: Memory of a Place focuses on memories associated with a specific place. Info.
Bills itself as the leading international fair for contemporary craft and design. In London. Info.
The largest gathering in the world for jewelry takes place at Handwerk & Design trade fair, in Munich. Info.
Takes place in Vilnius. As every year, the largest jewelry event in the Baltic States will bring together professional jewelers, amber craftsmen and designers, and manufacturers of technological devices and units intended for jewelers, under one roof. Info.
A little birdy gave us the dates for the festival, organized by the jewelry department of the Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny de València, in Valencia, Spain. Website.
Takes place in Bucharest, Romania. Info.
The 20th edition of the event will take place at Amsterdam’s iconic round Gashouder. Info.
The world is moving toward radicalism and extremism; people tell you how to dress, ban abortions (really???), dismiss LGBT rights (why is this still an issue?!), there’s racism, you name it… Curator Ariel Lavian is worried! The jewelry community must not sit on the sidelines and remain silent! The exhibition is open to professional and emerging artists working in jewelry. Artists may submit 1–3 pieces. Works must relate to the theme. All countries and nationalities eligible. Application deadline: April 6, 2023. Additional information. Questions? Email mybodymydecision2023 [at] gmail [dot] com.
The UK’s first competition and dedicated to fine jewelers who identify with any Black background. Theme: Origin, Lineage, Legacy. Show where you come from; show who you are; show what you’re building. Deadline: March 17, 2023. Info.
The award is worth approximately £1000 and is designed to help in setting up as a new enameler. Application deadline: January 20, 2023. Info.
Artistar Jewels aims to promote internationally artistic jewelry. The selected creations will be published in the book Artistar Jewels, distributed in all major European cities and sent to 5,000 major contacts worldwide: buyers, gallery owners, luxury boutiques, fashion stylists. The jewels will also be displayed in an exhibition during Milano Jewelry Week. Application deadline: February 20, 2023. Info.
The €10,000 prize has been awarded every three years since 1999 by the Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst, Hanau, for outstanding independent design. Submissions should be jewelry or hollow/flatware, with an innovative character typical of Friedrich Becker’s work. The inclusion of new materials and techniques is as desirable as the utilization of classic materials. Application deadline: February 10, 2023. Info.
An annual fundraiser, juried exhibition, and sales opportunity for international makers to showcase wearable art in a host of media. Application deadline: January 31, 2023. Info.
Create the unimaginable, challenge the conventional, and defy expectations with works of art to be presented at Wellington’s WOW Awards stage show. Any type of wearable art can find a place. Prizes, residencies, and internships awarded. Deadline: March 2, 2023. Info.
Open to artists, designers, crafters, curators, educators, gallerists, and art professionals working in the field of jewelry, wearable art, fashion, textile, and all forms of applied arts and crafts. Treat topics such as climate change, environmental catastrophe, war, fear, death, rebirth, renaissance, recycling, new values, and new aesthetics through the medium of video. Application deadline: January 15, 2023. Info.
AUTOR, which takes place May 6–7, 2023, in Bucharest, Romania, has positioned itself throughout its 19 editions as an innovative fair, a connector, and a context creator for contemporary and art jewelry creative talents. Deadline: February 28, 2023. Info.
The current women-led revolution in Iran is a reminder of how important it is to fight for freedom. Rev♀luti♀n is a virtual exhibition of adornment as a powerful political and educational tool, amplifying the voices of those fighting for a free and peaceful life against the Islamic Regime occupying Iran. Curated by Azita Mireshghi and Siavash Jaraiedi. Open to all, all materials welcome. Anonymous submissions allowed (for example, to protect artists in Iran). No submission fee. Deadline: February 21, 2023. Info.
Awarded, available in three-, six-, nine-, and 12-month time periods. $1,000 monthly stipend includes a housing/materials allowance, 24/7 access to 200-square-foot studio equipped with sinks, telephones, and wireless Internet, a wide variety of resources and opportunities, teaching opportunities. New: A BIPOC Support Grant from HCCC and Crafting the Future that provides unrestricted funding, ranging from $500 to $1,000, in addition to the monthly honorarium. Deadline: March 1, 2023. Info.
Judy Cheteyan and her husband have been invaluable to the arts community in Pittsburgh. They developed the Cheteyan Scholar program, a summer scholarship that allow a college student to gain professional experience within a contemporary craft organization via a three-month internship for an arts management/art education residency. Deadline: January 14, 2023. Info.
Examines why jewelry was a plausible artistic outlet for many prominent painters and sculptors, from Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso to Louise Nevelson and Anish Kapoor. Three lectures by Bella Neyman plus two guest-speaker sessions. Mondays, January 9–February 13, 2023, at 92Y. Info.