Deadlines June 2015

da da da daaaa, heeey-eyyy Dead-lines…

****NINE NEW OPPORTUNITIES Added June 30th****

A little bit late with this one – sorry, the weather here is just too nice to ignore! (Oh, I know, I hate it when I’m in the wrong hemisphere for the warmer season and those on the opposite bit of the planet are skyting – sorry all you Tropic of Capricorn huggers…)

JOBS –  THERE’S A NEW ONE! It’s always a notable occurrence 😉

As of February 1st, 2015,, an online platform to encourage young makers to write and hone their unique voice, has been live. Check it!

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 re-listing appropriate deadlines from their newsletter – it’s just too long…)
  • In the UK? Sign up to the benchpeg newsletter,  professional jewellery news, delivered weekly. Euro/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 your chosen portal. America focused.

*** This month’s new additions *** ****Added June 30th****

Jewelry Instructor, White Plains, NY. Opportunity closes on June 25th, 2015

***The Naked Craft Symposium [Canada] brings together makers, researchers, and the general public to discuss the themes explored throughout the Naked Craft project, and to look forward at the future for craft.” Art Gallery of Burlington on Saturday June 27, 2015 from 10AM – 5PM.

***Golden Pin Design Award is the longest-running design award that celebrates products expressly created for the Chinese-speaking market”.  Entry / Registration Deadline: June 30, 2015

*** MPavilion/Art Monthly Australia Writing Award. (scroll down) “Australian writers are invited to submit a proposal (no more than 200 words) for an essay (no more than 2000 words) exploring one or more aspects of the relationship between art and design today. ” Deadline 30th June 2015.

**** Internship at Smith Shop, a Detroit-based metalsmithing studio. Now accepting applications for part-time interns to begin in the Fall of 2015. Deadline July 1st.

The 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Deadline July 3rd.

**** Gallery Position at J. Cotter Galleries in Vail and Beaver Creek, CO. Get in quick (July 4th?)

*** “The American Craft Council has invited SNAG (SNAG member paywall) to participate in their Artist Invitational Program for their 2016 Baltimore show… SNAG.. require an application of interest along with submission of images of your work …  Applications will be juried and the program is limited to 10 artists.  This opportunity is open to any current SNAG member.”  Applications are due by July 10, 2015.

SYMPOSIUM! 16th JMGA Conference, Sydney. Registration and More Info. 10-12 July 2015

*** and after the above-mentioned SYMPOSIUM check out the Gray Street Workshop artist talk at AirSpace Projects (10 Junction St Marrickville) on Monday 13th July 6pm.

*** CONFERENCE! Colorado Metalsmithing Association’s 19th Annual Salida Conference, (sweet website, Coloradans!) July 17-19 2015.

**** Soo Visual Arts Center’s Call for Submissions – “Submissions to Curatorial Panel For the 2016/17 Exhibition Season.” Deadline July 20th.

Itami Award. The biennial awards, hosted in Japan. Those of you who’ve been following for a while will be familiar with this one. Considerable entry fees apply. Dedline 24th July.

Call out for new work, for Gild gallery. “GILD is a new art gallery in Los Angeles opening late summer 2015 and is the only gallery in the city dedicated to studio jewelry.” Deadline July 31st, 2015.

**** The Guild of Enamellers Bursary Award 2016. It is UK focussed, but they do say in the T+C that they have members from all over the world..! Deadline 31st July 2015.

*** Betty Bowen 2015. Pacific NW artists, this one is for you. “Administered by the Seattle Art Museum, the annual Betty Bowen Award honors a Northwest artist for their original, exceptional, and compelling work.” Deadline August 1st.

*** SYMPOSIUM! Alchemy 3: Vision + Passion + Creation – The Enamelist Society Conference. Montserrat College of Art in Beverly MA, August 8 – 9.

Elizabeth Tokoly, artisan jeweler, metalsmith, teacher and gallery owner is seeking an intern. August 13th, 2015

*** Australian Artists’ Grant (scroll for details). Periodic grant (4 deadlines per year) open to Australians and Permanent Residents for presentation of their works. Next deadline is August 15th.

*** “Create a new Step By Step, Photo, or Video Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined” and be in the running for equipment, tools and other prizes. Must be published between Jun 8, 2015 and Aug 17, 2015 (11:59pm PT) to be eligible.

Niche Awards 2015 “Celebrating excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. ategories include: Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Wood, Jewelry,…” This opportunity closes on August 21st, 2015.

****The London Group Open 2015 offers a wonderful opportunity for emerging and established artists to raise their profile, win cash and material prizes worth over £5,000 and exhibit their work to the public alongside the Group’s esteemed members. Artists can submit up to three works, which must have been produced since 2013.” Deadline For Entries: Monday 24th August 2015

Radiant Pavilion. Melbourne. 1st – 6th September, 2015.

I can’t explain this incredible event in one line, just go to the website – it’s been updated and if you search Radiant Pavilion on my blog you’ll eventually see tonnes of stuff. Or go to Klimt02.

**** “The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery at Central Washington University, … will host the INTERSTATE juried exhibit. The exhibition is open to all media and subject matter… The juror for the INTERSTATE exhibition is Jennifer Navva Milliken, Curator of Craft at the Bellevue Arts Museum.” Opportunity closes on September 4th.

*** CALL FOR ENTRIES | Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition. September 4th, 2015

**** WE ARE SNAG: Contemporary Smiths. “Seeks images of works crafted using traditional or contemporary smithing processes including, but not limited to: vessels, objects, sculpture, jewelry, and architectural works. Juried by Sue Amendolara, Greg Gehner, and Tom Muir, this online exhibition intends to embrace the work of contemporary smiths.” Snag Membership required. Deadline September 6, 2015.

Be a part of our 21th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft.
$8,000+ in Awards. “Craft Forms 2015, the International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Crafts, will be on display at the Wayne Art Center from December 4, 2015 – January 30, 2016.” This opportunity closes on September 10th, 2015

**** “Secret” National Juried Exhibition, at Arc Gallery and Studios. JUROR: Joan McLoughlin of The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Exhibition Dates: November 7, 2015 – December 6, 2015. September 13th, 2015

*** The Cultured Pearl Association of America, Inc. (CPAA)’s Sixth International Pearl Design Competition 2015-2016. Deadline 17 September 2015

*** The annual Smithsonian Craft Show is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American crafts and design. September 20th, 2015

*** The LEAP Award. “The program recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for these early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market.” Deadline to apply: September 30, 2015.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. Craft Research Fund – Exhibition, Project, Graduate Research and Travel Grants (up to $15,000.) (More detail – Crafthaus. )Application Deadline: October 9, 2015.

*** SYMPOSIUM! Keystone Metals Forum II at Touchstone outside of Pittsburgh, PA, will take place Friday to Sunday, October 16th–18th.

**** SYMPOSIUM MJSA ConFab is set to for Oct. 18 at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City. October 18th, USA.

*** ‘By Hand’ A National Biennial Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition. Juror: Elisabeth Agro. Deadline: Nov 12, 2015.

The AJF Artist Awards: AJF Artist Award cycle will open the application process in September 2015, with a deadline of November 15, 2015. Information about the purpose of the award, entry criteria, application requirements, and deadline will be available on AJF’s website in August/September 2015.

Rolling + Undated Opportunities

Artners Gallery, an online jewelry gallery selling fine art jewelry, is seeking new jewelry artists.”

Bag an Internship at Current Obsession Magazine. “We are looking for motivated interns for 2015 and it’s shaping up to be a fantastic year to join our team!”

Klimt02Applications for internships are ongoing. If you have any questions or want to apply, send an email to and we will discuss possibilities!”

Research Associate for Contemporary Jewelry – Dallas, TX. The Research Associate for Contemporary Jewelry is a 2-year, full-time appointment with primary responsibility to support the Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design.

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) 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.

*** JOBS

Half Time Instructional Support Technician: Suny-New Paltz

Professor of Jewelry. Join SCAD Savannah as a full-time professor of jewelry to support this unparalleled program. This opportunity closes on July 21st, 2015

Research Associate for Contemporary Jewelry. “The Research Associate for Contemporary Jewelry is a 2-year, full-time appointment with primary responsibility to support the Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design in the coordination, research, and overall development of the Dallas Museum of Art’s exhibition and publication of the Rose-Asenbaum Collection of Contemporary Jewelry.” Needs reading ability in German…

Jewelry & Metalwork Assistant Professor Position. The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia invites applicants for Assistant (tenure track) Professor of Jewelry & Metalwork. This opportunity closes on August 1st, 2015

Lead goldsmith for a small fine jewelry workshop with two other goldsmiths. This opportunity closes on August 21st, 2015

Jewelry and Metalsmithing teaching positions available for adult classes. EatMetal, Inc studio in the Hoboken and Jersey City area. This opportunity closes on September 5th, 2015

*** Instructor, Jewelry Manufacturing Arts (On-Campus Bench Jeweler). “Teach Graduate Jeweler (GJ) and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts (JMA) lab class course content creating a positive, constructive, and productive learning environment in which to deliver the On-Campus JMA GJ Program.” Opportunity closes on October 9th, 2015

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  1. Thank you so much for posting about our award. We really appreciate the support. It would be wonderful if we can attract some more great international designers working in the jewelry field!

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