Deadlines September 2015

The management wishes to inform you of … NEW Deadlines! And why not have some Residency Opportunities while I’m here?

Extra places to look: 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…)

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  • Snag’s Springboard – you can get that in an RSS feed, so each new entry will come straight to your chosen portal. America focused.

*** THE September Issues…***

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.

***Exclusive FREE live training for SNAG members! September 30, 2015.

***der Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern. Schmuck/Talente – if you need a description, you probably shouldn’t enter… Deadline October 1st – same time every year, folks.

People near RISD – this one is for YOU!: Artist Fellowships “Through generous funding by the National Endowment for the Arts, the RISD Museum is pleased to offer Artist Fellowships for 2016–2017. Two selected artists receive stipends of $10,000 each, professional development support, and the opportunity to work closely with the Museum’s collections and staff members.” Deadline October 1st.

*** The Vermont Studio Center is excited to announce 40+ fellowship awards for visual artists and writers. October 1st, 2015 deadline.

*** Penland Winter Residency & Core Fellowship Program. ” The winter residency is an opportunity for a small community of artists to work independently for a short term in our studios during Penland’s quiet season.” Winter Residency Applications due October 1, 2015.

*** Professional Artist Development Series. Designed to engage emerging and mid-career artists, the series is led by experts in their related fields and utilize resources in the Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois region. Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 14. Final November 14th, 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.

*** Enamel Guild North East presents – UNDER FIRE: a Virtual Gallery of International Enamel Artists. Juror: Barbara Seidenath. Works from last 2 years, with enamel as an important component. Deadline: Oct 9, 2015

*** One-On-One Intensive: 1 hr Portfolio Review and Career Advice for Craft Artists in Chicago “Starting out as a maker and looking for advice? Mid-career and needing a nudge? Get answers from Brigitte Martin” at Lillstreet Art Center: Saturday, October 10, 2015 and Saturday, November 21, 2015. Price: Lillstreet Art Center Members $120.00 / Non-Members $125.00

*** Shunpike, Spokane / Laboratory Residency Call for Artists. “Come spend 1-3 months making awesome stuff”. October 15, 2015

*** “2015 Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition is hosted by the Executive Committee of Beijing International Design Week and organized by Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT), is set to be held in Beijing from 16th December to 30th December 2015.” This thing is huge, get involved! Deadline 12pm on 16th October 2015. This will be China time – behind you Melbourne, about where you are, Perth, and almost up to a day ahead if you’re in the USA.

***Xchange: Fashioning Intersections.Snag’s Exhibition in Motion for 2016, is looking for large-scale collaborative wearable objects and looks. All large-scale sculptural looks must be created by a group of 2 artists or more in partnership and collaboration. Prospectus. Applications. Applications are due by midnight EST on October 16, 2015.

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


The Seattle Metal Guild’s Symposium Committee are pleased to broadcast the details of the upcoming 20th Anniversary Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium. This year’s stellar lineup includes the dynamic designer-creator partnership of Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg – better known as Nervous System, jewelry artist and writer Jillian Moore, object maker Christine Clark, blacksmith John Rais and artist Jennifer Trask.

Saturday, October 17th, all day!

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

The Saul Bell Design Award. Recognizing distinction in jewelry design – affilliated with Rio Grande (and therefore Berkshire Hathaway – aka Warren Buffet.) Entries accepted Aug. 5–Oct. 23, 2015

*** Gallery 110’s annual juried exhibition showcases work by emerging and established artists. Our gallery location and reputation offer artists access to Seattle’s Pioneer Square gallery district and First Thursday Art Walk.  October 24, 2015 (midnight Mountain Standard Time).

*** “Touch: Interactive Craft” – Gatlinburg, TN  Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts invites artists to enter “Touch: Interactive Craft,” the 2016 National Juried Exhibition. This opportunity closes on October 24th, 2015.

*** Sparklegasm! – AZ, United States. Krikawa Jewelry Art Gallery in Downtown Tucson seeks art for Sparklegasm! which opens on November 21st. We are looking for sparkly and/or risqué artwork in all mediums. Deadline October 30th, 2015.

Revere Academy. “The New Student Scholarship contest is open to everyone who has not attended the Revere Academy before. The winner receives an all-expenses-paid round trip from anywhere in the US to San Francisco, including air, lodging, tuition and fees for any regular 3-day class at the Revere Academy in San Francisco.” This opportunity closes on October 31st, 2015

*** The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) is pleased to announce that it will award an ACE© It Appraisal Conference Scholarship. This opportunity closes on November 1st, 2015.

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

*** The Information is in!! AJF Emerging Award: “Ambitious contemporary jewelry artists age 35 and under have until November 15, 2015 to apply for this international prize in contemporary art jewelry, which includes $7500 USD for the winner and an exhibition during Schmuck in February 2016 for the winner and four finalists.” Deadline of November 15, 2015

Hip Pop is a bridging program designed to help emerging artists enter the high-end craft show market. Application process opens September 1, 2015. First application deadline: November 13, 2015.

Jewelry Edition Workshop – Pittsburgh, PA. December 5th. Jewelry Edition is a web based exhibition and pop-up experience showcasing the work of emerging and early career jewelry artists. Two of its creators – Kat Cole and Laura Wood are hosting a workshop. Register by November 30.

Reis Nichols Jewelers is looking for a CAD designer/ bench jeweler to join our existing team of nearly a dozen jewelers. Closing December 12, 2015.

*** International Exhibition on Animals in Art – Baton Rouge, LA
The International Exhibition on Animals in Art began in 1987. This judged and juried show is open to all media. This opportunity closes on January 8th, 2016.

Jewelry Industry Summit. “The Open Forum on Sustainability & Responsible Sourcing in the Jewelry Industry.” Planned for March 2016 immediately preceding the JA/NY trade show.

2016-17 Artist in Residence Program – Mendocino, CA. The AIR program brings emerging and established artists to this unique art center in rural Northern California. The deadline for 2016-17 applications is April 11, 2016

Rolling + Undated Opportunities

*** Interns Wanted – Austin, TX. CSJA is in search of a few interns! This opportunity closes on January 1st, 2016.

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!”

Klimt02 offers to students (Master or Bachelor degree) or professionals the opportunity to undertake internships for a period of 4 to 6 months. We offer different positions depending on the candidate’s skills and profile. Work at Klimt02 isn’t a “bench work” and most of the time will be spent in front of a computer / thinking. For this role it is very important to be aware of what is currently happening in the jewellery field, how the industry works but also it’s a theoretical work.”

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.


Half Time Instructional Support Technician: Suny-New Paltz

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…

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

 Bench jewellers / Goldsmiths wanted – Nanaimo , British Columbia , Canada. Alchemy Adornment is hiring! We are looking for a talented goldsmith/bench jeweler to join our team. Apply to with a cover letter and resume. This opportunity closes on December 23rd, 2015.

Professor of Jewelry. Join SCAD Savannah as a full-time professor of jewelry to support this unparalleled program. No date on this, but the sooner the better.