Symposium 2014

I live-tweeted the 2014 Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium yesterday, presented by our hardworking committee, on behalf of the Seattle Metals Guild. It was a great event! (And I’m not just saying that because I was on the committee.. ;P )Check it out in my little Storify below. Or you can also check it out on the web!

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Deadlines October 2014

It’s that time again…

Other places to find yourself some deadly deadline action:

  • CaFE – Call For Entry site: check out the site and sign up for email updates. America focused. (*** I’ve given up posting from their newsletter – it’s just too long…)
  • Sign up to the benchpeg newsletter,  professional jewellery news, delivered weekly. Britain focused.
  • Klimt02. Newsletter. Epic site. Enough said.
  • Snag’s Springboard – you can get that in an RSS feed, so each new entry will come straight to you. America focused.

*** This month’s new additions ***

Seattle Metals Guild 19th Annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium: Continuum. Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA. Saturday Oct 18 2014, 9:00am. I’ll be there – get amongst it!

Gallery 110 CALL FOR ART – International! 5th Annual Juried Exhibition February 5 – 28, 2015. Deadline for entries October 22, 2014.

The next JMGA conference will be in Sydney in 2015 and the call for Papers is out” – Due October 27.

GIA is accepting scholarship applications online for its 2015 Gemology and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs” (Quote from SNAG Springboard). Deadline October 31st, 2014

*** Haptic InterFace – Conference/event at the Wearables Lab (a research hub at the Academy of Fine Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University.”)  “Please submit images of your work (max 10), a short biography and a covering letter stating why you wish to be involved not later than 1st November 2014.”

*** SNAG’s Uniques sale – 2014 edition. Deadlines November 1st or when all 40 SNAG slots are filled. Get in quick!

*** Naughty Narrative:Lives Revealed – 18 years or older. “A concurrent exhibition during ECU’s Material Topics Symposium.” Deadline 11:59 pm EST November 7th, 2014.

15th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition &11th International Juried Student Exhibition. Submission Deadline: November 12, 2014.

*** 2015 CVG Show. “A juried art competition with over $9,500 in cash & purchase awards for artists in Washington State.” Submission Deadline: November 17, 2014.

Preziosa Young 2015. “Worldwide goldsmiths, silversmiths, designers, artists, professionals, students, may submit their candidature, provided that they are not older than 35 years at the end of 2014. The selected artists (6 to 10) will be invited to take part to PREZIOSA Exhibition in Florence.” Deadline: 15 Nov 2014.

Material Matters: Process to Product. Juror Mariah Lee Ross, with the exhbition to be “held in conjunction with East Carolina University’s Material Topics Symposium. The exhibition will be housed at the Greenville Museum of Art, from January 16th – 22nd.” Deadline November 21, 2014.

*** Influence: “is an exhibition in which artists pay tribute to their mentors and/or someone who was pivotal to their artistic development.” In conjunction with the  annual ECU Symposium. Entry  deadline:  November  24,  2014.

*** Four Hands are Better Than Two: An  Exhibition  of  Collaborative  Artwork, in conjunction with the  annual ECU Symposium. Entry  deadline:  November  24,  2014.

*** Handcrafted. “Maria V. Howard Arts Center in Rocky Mount, NC. Open to all U.S. artists 18 years of age or older working in ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood, or paper.” Juror – Gwynne Rukenbrod. Entry  deadline (materials due via post on a CD):  November  24,  2014.

Art Jewelry Today 4. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is calling for images for their new publication. Email me for the address to contact them for a submission form. Submission deadline for all materials is December 1, 2014.

*** Impact. “The Brookline Arts Center (BAC) invites student jewelry and metalsmithing artists to submit work that demonstrates the relationship between heritage and innovation. IMPACT will be held onsite in conjunction with the 2015 Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference May 20-23, 2015.” This opportunity closes on January 4th, 2015.

*** The Power And The Beauty. At the gallery Alchemy 9.2.5., Boston. Deadline for application: 1/30/15

The Emerging Artist Platform Award + The Emerging Writer Platform Award from Sienna Gallery. Submission start October 1st, entries due Jan 31st, 2015.

Call for Entries: Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art. Exhibition at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, submission proposals due Feb 1st, 2015.

CAST: “We are seeking high quality images of cast jewelry and objects.” Authors Jen Townsend and Renee Zettle-Sterling (SNAG President Renee and board member Jen) are calling for images of cast pieces, as well as the casting process. Application dates: Aug 1, 2014 – Feb 1, 2015.

Cooperation Garnish. “Metalsmith and jewelry artists are asked to form two-person working partnerships.  Each pairing should consist of a maker who self-describes as “traditional,” the other self-describing as using nontraditional materials and/or decidedly current techniques. In essence: 2 diverse approaches should be clearly evident in the resulting work.” Deadline: Feb 15, 2015.

*** Call for papers craft+design enquiry Issue 8 (2016)  ‘Global Parallels: Production and Craft in Fashion and Industrial Design Industries.’ Expressions of Interest close on 30 April 2015.

American Society of Jewelry Historians, scholarship award competition, for current and recent graduate students. Deadline June 15, 2015

Radiant Pavilion. Melbourne. 1st – 6th September, 2015. I can’t explain this incredible event in one line, just go to the website. Or Klimt02.

Rolling + Undated Opportunities

*** New Jewelry Artist Studio and Gallery seeks work. Paul Bierker: “I am opening a new state of the art production gallery in Pittsburgh PA… I am hoping to find new candidates to showcase in this location… I seek various styles with renewable materials as a big plus. Please message me here [Crafthaus] or send info to Paul (AT) Paulmichaeldesign.com. Pittsburgh Artists are STRONGLY encouraged to send work.

Artist in Residence in the Industrial Monument Jakob Bengel – Idar-Oberstein, Germany. 1-3 month residency for jewellers in the factory, including stipend and accommodation! Looks amazing.

Assistantships, Residencies, Volunteering & Employment at Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA.

PORTFOLIO AND EXHIBITION PROPOSALS FOR LINCOLN CENTER ART GALLERIES – entry via CaFE, but instructions on the linked site (hint, scroll down).

The Peoria Art Guild. “Currently accepting submissions, and are sending out a call to artists, around the world and at all stages in their careers, to submit their portfolios for consideration.”

Commissioners’ Choice Invitational Lone Tree Arts Center.- entry via CaFE, but instructions on the linked site (hint, scroll down).

Contemporary Metal in Perth have updated their class timetable and there is some great stuff on offer. Check it!

Tributaries: Call for entries. The Metal Museum, in Memphis, has an ongoing call for exhibitions from emerging and mid-career artists. First deadline Feb 2013, for upcoming shows, and they keep applications on file for 2 years.

The Imperial Centre for the Arts + Sciences in North Carolina have a permanent exhibition call out, with shows booked 2-3 years in advance.

And finally

There’s this Art Prize Website for Aussie artists, where you can sign up for regular updates.

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Melbourne Exhibition!

So I’ve been bigging it up for a few weeks now, but in case you’ve not yet heard… I’m bringing my One design exhibition to Melbourne for a one-day-only pop-up exhibition at Northcity4!

One Design - #25 Titanium Pendant 05

This is my first solo exhibition to go on display in Melbourne outside of my MFA graduate show back in 2009, so needless to say I’m very excited to be presenting this work to a place that I still call home.

Stainless steel bracelet #3, 2014

One Design – #3, stainless steel bracelet, 2014

I’ve spent some time working on a suitable display for the Northcity4 space that can be installed and broken down as fast as possible, the bulk of whose parts can be secured without my physical input and which suits the aesthetic of the of the works as well as the display space. It’s a challenge, and it’s very likely that it’s one that won’t be over until about 9:59am on the 25th of October…

I’ll be hanging around all day, so please come along and we’ll have a chat. See you then!

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Northcity4 needs YOU!

A plea from my good friends at NorthCity4 – the hosts of my upcoming one-day-only pop-up show (coming to Brunswick October 25th)!

Indoor_Forest_s

Dear friends, colleagues, fellow humans –

I’m writing to ask for the support of my fellow jewellers and creative community in Victoria [Australia], and to let you know about an experimental, environmental project we’ve been planning at Northcity4, my studio and a non-profit artist and education space in Brunswick.

Inspired by NASA’s brilliant research on the air-cleansing qualities of common houseplants, our dream is to build a large, permanent air-purifying garden indoors, to work alongside our conventional air-filtering system. We want to become a leading creative community on how to use plants effectively in artist workshop settings!

Importantly, we want to make all the research findings and a documented process of construction available, free of charge, for other interested artists and the wider community, locally and internationally. So this project is for everyone.

This initiative, a “forest on wheels” was recently selected a top ten finalist in the Bank of Melbourne Local Project Competition/Environment-category. It has a very real chance in succeeding, as the two most voted for projects in each category receive funding. The competition is very tight though, and every single vote counts!  

Here’s how you can show your support:

1. You can vote directly at the competition website at http://webapps.bankofmelbourne.com.au/thelocalproject/default.aspx?project=201

2. You can also simply email to indoorforest2014@gmail.com with your postcode and the words GREEN YES if you’d like to support the project. We can vote for you, if easier.

Please note that your details WILL NOT be stored, or used for any other purpose than counting the votes during the competition.

If you’re feeling really enthusiastic, please forward to any friends you think would be interested to support us also.

Many thanks!!!

Inari Kiuru
Northcity4 artists

Inari also noted that: should you have any questions, or would like further info & updates you can contact me and I’ll put you in touch with her. Also from Inari I have a pdf for more details on the project so far that I’m happy to share – it outlines the plans, the background, benefits and how they plan to put the proposal into action, including the plant species they already have and those they intend to use in the project.

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Schmuck + Talente 2015 time-shifted

Once again, the Schmuck and Talente deadlines have been extended. From the site:

“The application-deadline for Schmuck 2015 is extended until 7th October 2014.

The application-deadline for Talente 2015 is extended until 15th October 2014.”

Enjoy the extra time to polish your entries, folks!

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Thoughts and works

Kristen Hummel over at workshop/teaching space Danaca Design asked me a bunch of surprisingly probing questions a few months back, and I’ve just caught up with where they published my responses, along with a few images I sent them. If you’re interested, have a read of Melissa Cameron’s Pierced Steel.

And in the same vein, few days after the SNAG conference in Minneapolis, I was contacted by the American Craft Council to include an image of a piece in American Craft Magazine’s August/September issue. You can get your hands on a copy, or take a look at the Head to Toe image gallery on their website to see the work that they featured.

On that: I’m pretty sure I’m from Australia-via-Seattle, rather than the other way around, but who am I to really know?

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Grids

Recently Bin Dixon-Ward had a solo exhibition, Grids, at Craft in Melbourne. I’m a fan of her works, and so was pleasantly surprised to see her talking about her works and showing off their movement in this clip.

Found on the Craft website. Thanks Craft!

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Deadlines September 2014

The new edition of a classic post. Enjoy :)

***** Added since first publication  ###Updated October 1st ### Update Oct 3rd

Other places to find yourself some deadly deadline action:

  • CaFE – Call For Entry site: check out the site and sign up for email updates. America focused. (*** I’ve given up posting from their newsletter – it’s just too long…)
  • Sign up to the benchpeg newsletter,  professional jewellery news, delivered weekly. Britain focused.
  • Klimt02. Newsletter. Epic site. Enough said.
  • Snag’s Springboard – you can get that in an RSS feed, so each new entry will come straight to you. America focused.

*** This month’s new additions ***

IDEAS 14 Art Exhibition & Student Showcase. “iDEAS_14 is an international exhibition of innovative digital art, design, and new media.” Entry Deadline: 26 Sept. 14.

*** Crafthaus Project Grant 2014 . Crafthauslers only, eligible for a $500 US grant. Entry deadline: September 30, 2014.

The Metal Arts Guild of Canada, CONCEAL/REVEAL: Exhibition in Print 2014. Submission Deadline: 30 September 2014

Jewelry Forum (AJF) is accepting applications for its 2014 Artist Award [Formerly their Emerging Artist award - I think...] NEW RULES THIS YEAR! – eg. you must be 35 years or under. Deadline for submission is September 30, 2014.

###*** Schmuck + Talente 2015. Entries due October 1st. Check Klimt02 for guidelines if you’re unfamiliar. Schmuck – October 7h, Talente, October 15th.

*** DIVA Design Competition. “17th annual WJA DIVA Design Competition celebrates the Women’s Jewelry Association current theme: Transformation. The contest is open to women of all levels of experience.” Application deadline: October 3rd, 2014.

Seattle Metals Guild 19th Annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium: Continuum. Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA. Saturday Oct 18 2014, 9:00am. I’ll be there – get amongst it!

Gallery 110 CALL FOR ART – International! 5th Annual Juried Exhibition February 5 – 28, 2015. Deadline for entries October 22, 2014.

***The next JMGA conference will be in Sydney in 2015 and the call for Papers is out” – Due October 27.

GIA is accepting scholarship applications online for its 2015 Gemology and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs” (Quote from SNAG Springboard). Deadline October 31st, 2014

*** 15th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition &11th International Juried Student Exhibition. Submission Deadline: November 12, 2014.

### 2015 Saul Bell Award Competition. “There are seven categories in the 2015 competition: gold/platinum, silver/Argentium® silver, metal clay, enamel, hollowware/art objects, alternative metals/materials, and emerging jewelry artist.” Entries are due October 3, NEW DEADLINE Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Emerging jewelry artists must submit entries by November 28, 2014.

Preziosa Young 2015. “Worldwide goldsmiths, silversmiths, designers, artists, professionals, students, may submit their candidature, provided that they are not older than 35 years at the end of 2014. The selected artists (6 to 10) will be invited to take part to PREZIOSA Exhibition in Florence.” Deadline: 15 Nov 2014.

***** Material Matters: Process to Product. Juror Mariah Lee Ross, with the exhbition to be “held in conjunction with East Carolina University’s Material Topics Symposium. The exhibition will be housed at the Greenville Museum of Art, from January 16th – 22nd.” Deadline November 21, 2014.

Art Jewelry Today 4. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is calling for images for their new publication. Email me for the address to contact them for a submission form. Submission deadline for all materials is December 1, 2014.

***** The Emerging Artist Platform Award + The Emerging Writer Platform Award from Sienna Gallery. Submission start October 1st, entries due Jan 31st, 2015.

*** Call for Entries: Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art. Exhibition at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, submission proposals due Feb 1st, 2015.

CAST: “We are seeking high quality images of cast jewelry and objects.” Authors Jen Townsend and Renee Zettle-Sterling (SNAG President Renee and board member Jen) are calling for images of cast pieces, as well as the casting process. Application dates: Aug 1, 2014 – Feb 1, 2015.

Cooperation Garnish. “Metalsmith and jewelry artists are asked to form two-person working partnerships.  Each pairing should consist of a maker who self-describes as “traditional,” the other self-describing as using nontraditional materials and/or decidedly current techniques. In essence: 2 diverse approaches should be clearly evident in the resulting work.” Deadline: Feb 15, 2015.

American Society of Jewelry Historians, scholarship award competition, for current and recent graduate students. Deadline June 15, 2015

*** Radiant Pavilion. Melbourne. 1st – 6th September, 2015. I can’t explain this incredible event in one line, just go to the website. Or Klimt02.

Rolling + Undated Opportunities

*** SquarePeg’s Graduate Residency Program. No deadline, but get in quick – notifications early October.

* Job Opportunity * Curator of Fine Metalwork – Exhibitions Manager
Metal Museum, Memphis, TN. Please email or mail resume, letter of interest and three references to Carissa Hussong, Metal Museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive, Memphis, TN 38106, carissa@metalmuseum.org.

Artist in Residence in the Industrial Monument Jakob Bengel – Idar-Oberstein, Germany. 1-3 month residency for jewellers in the factory, including stipend and accommodation! Looks amazing.

Assistantships, Residencies, Volunteering & Employment at Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA.

PORTFOLIO AND EXHIBITION PROPOSALS FOR LINCOLN CENTER ART GALLERIES – entry via CaFE, but instructions on the linked site (hint, scroll down).

The Peoria Art Guild. “Currently accepting submissions, and are sending out a call to artists, around the world and at all stages in their careers, to submit their portfolios for consideration.”

Commissioners’ Choice Invitational Lone Tree Arts Center.- entry via CaFE, but instructions on the linked site (hint, scroll down).

Contemporary Metal in Perth have updated their class timetable and there is some great stuff on offer. Check it!

Tributaries: Call for entries. The Metal Museum, in Memphis, has an ongoing call for exhibitions from emerging and mid-career artists. First deadline Feb 2013, for upcoming shows, and they keep applications on file for 2 years.

The Imperial Centre for the Arts + Sciences in North Carolina have a permanent exhibition call out, with shows booked 2-3 years in advance.

And finally

There’s this Art Prize Website for Aussie artists, where you can sign up for regular updates.

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Lock ‘em in

As the last post on this blog intimated, I’m heading to Melbourne in October, and I’m also going to be in Perth in November. Thanks to the generosity (or perhaps more a laudable willingness to take a punt,) of a few friends and colleagues, I’ll be touring my One Design show in these two cities while I’m at it! I don’t mind telling you all that I had no plans to be back in Australia this year, but since I am coming I have reached out and find myself a beneficiary of the amazingly supportive Australian jewellery community. You’re all going to think I’m joking now, but in truth it really warms my heart. Aww, you guys!

I am now mightily looking forward to this trip, as well as my chance to show off what I’ve been up to this year, so if you’re in these areas, it would be great to see you.

Melbourne: 25th of October, 10am – 4pm @ Northcity4. One-day-only pop-up show!

Perth: Friday the 7th of November, 6:30pm onwards @ Contemporary Metal. The show will be there for a week or so, but it would be lovely to see some friendly faces on Friday the 7th for the opening. It’s been ages!

And on the subject of Perth, I’m also teaching my One Design workshop at Contemporary Metal (the one that took place in Sydney back in August) on Sunday the 9th of November, from 10am – 1pm. It’s my first time, so I hope I don’t screw it up you can join me ;)

I’d like to thank both Contemporary Metal and Northcity4, and especially Claire Townsend at CM alongside Anna Davern and Caz Guiney of NC4 for their kind offers and support for me in this mission. I’m just so chuffed that they are letting me and my work come and play. Thank you!

Looking forward to some jewellery-related shenanigans :)

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One Design in Melbourne – can you help it tour?

One Design - Controlled Explosion Ring - 2013. Melissa Cameron

One Design – Controlled Explosion Ring – 2013. Melissa Cameron

Hello Melbourne! I’ve got a proposition for you…

I’m heading to Australia soon and while I’m there I plan to take my One Design exhibition to Perth, where it’s going on display in the gallery space at Contemporary Metal in the first week of November. But before I go west, I’m looking for a space to hold a one-day-only pop-up exhibition in Melbourne on Saturday the 25th or Sunday the 26th of October.

Can you help??

The One Design collection was recently exhibited in Sydney at Studio 20/17 as part of the Sydney Design lineup for 2014. It consists of 30 pieces of wearable jewellery in stainless steel, titanium, 925 silver and enamel, as well as a laser cut reproduction of the original pattern from which all the works were made, in timber.

As for the exhibition timetable: the pieces would be set up, on view and then removed, all in the space of 8 hours. The exhibition design is not intrusive, is tailored to the works and will not require any fixings to walls. This means the space doesn’t need bare surfaces or any display items and it makes it easy for the exhibition to inhabit practically any space, with no patching nor painting required after the de-installation.

I’m looking for a weatherproof and reasonably lit space in Melbourne to host the exhibition for a day – any space, though by preference in the CBD – that would be accessible and amenable to a small amount of foot traffic over the course of a day. I promise to take good care of the space and leave it, at least, in the same condition that I found it.

So if you have any leads, please get in touch!

jewellery(at)melissacameron.net

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