Deadlines May 2013

***** Now with even more new additions ***** (as at June 1st! 24th of May, Australian time. 23rd May US time.)

Upcoming opportunities to exhibit, learn, earn or perhaps even teach, from all over the world, including the internetz.  ** New additions

Undated Opportunities

** Studio 20/17 seeks guest curators. Zoe Brand was a one-woman boon for Sydney art jewellery, but she’s now in Canberra, so Australia, get onto it, there’s some BIG shoe to fill!

Patina Gallery seeks Master International Artists. Make ‘Soul-Stirring’ works? Wanna be one of 3 artists added to their stable? No deadline, but post went up Jan 23rd, so perhaps sooner rather than later?

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.

Lord Coconut in Melbourne has outdone himself by publishing this listing of opportunities for artists in his gallery. As ever, this is to exhibit jewellery for men. Thanks to Karen at Melbourne Jeweller for the heads up.

Opportunities with deadlines

** Maine College of Art – Artist in Residence in Metalsmithing and Jewelry. Application reviews begin May 20, 2013.

** Brooching exhibition – concurrent show with Art Verona, Italy. Deadline for expressions of interest, June 1st 2013.

** Signature Work, online exhibition on Crafthaus. Open to members and non-members. Deadline June 1st, 2013.

** New book on enameling in the making! CALL for Artists! Deadline June 10th.

Cheongju International Craft Biennale. South Korean competition and exhibition. This year’s theme: Something old, something new. Prize money amounts, and amount of awards being made have changed since 2011, with more money for less artists being the general trend (this info is available under the 첨부파일 (2) link which appears just below the ‘Attach Entry Form’ link, which is all on the landing page from my link above). June 13, 2013

Making Jewelry Magic with the Orion Pulse Arc Welders: OK, so it’s just a class at the Southern Highland Craft Center in Asheville, NC, but I really want to go. I’ve been stopping into Orion’s page a lot of late (Tony Price – whoever that is – still keeps on trying to engage me with chat each time I open the window…) so when I saw this I was already primed to go. Anyway, it’s only $110, and on June 22nd and 23rd 2013.

Craft and Design Enquiry have a call for papers for their OPEN section, for Issue 6, 2014. Deadline for submission June 30 2013.

AJF Emerging Artist Award. The 2013 edition of this competition closes midnight on June 30th.

** Play for Display. Open call out for jewellery to be displayed and ‘played’ – worn by gallery visitors. In conjunction with Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, it will go on show at gallery Four. Deadline June 30th 2013.

** Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition 2013. Competition with a $25 entry fee, judged by the man himself – with others. Deadline: Midnight U.S. ET on Monday July 1, 2013.

** Enjoia’t 2013. Prize for Contemporary Jewellery Making. First deadline July 12th 1013.

Participation and Exchange – 2013 Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia conference in Brisbane, Australia. Conference dates: 12-14 July 2013, with early-bird registrations open now!

** Enamel Surfaces – Add and Subtract. Workshop with enamel artist Elizabeth Turrell @ RMIT University in Melbourne. (more) Dates 17th of July – 21st July 2013.

** Leap Awards for emerging craft artists, courtesy of the Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh. Deadline October 1, 2013.

Snag y’all

I’m off to Snag in Toronto tonight. I booked a red eye – much against Cameron company policy (yes, that is just me, but it sounds more professional, yo), in the days after my last trip to Australia when the thought of more connecting flights was still too traumatic to contemplate. But now I get in at 7am-ish, and that’s possibly just as bad an idea… Still, it was the only direct flight from Seattle.

Enough trivialities! I am busy making, as well as doing a pewter spoon course (see below). I bought some pewter dishes to work with recently (not really intending to, but you can hardly buy pewter by accident, you know what I’m saying?) and this course happened to be running at Danaca Design (a local jewellery workshop that offers night classes) so for the last two Monday nights I’ve been learning the dark arts of pewter-smithing. The Chubby Bubby spoon is my (as yet unfinished) first attempt.

Melissa Cameron. Chubby Bubby Spoon. 2013. Image by Melissa Cameron
Melissa Cameron. Chubby Bubby Spoon. 2013. Image by Melissa Cameron

 

Deadlines February 2013

Upcoming opportunities to exhibit, learn, earn or perhaps even teach, from all over the place (but mostly in Australia and the USA.) ** New additions

See also SNAG’s Springboard, (the successor to SNAGnet) to check out and add new opportunities.

** Patina Gallery seeks Master International Artists. Make ‘Soul-Stirring’ works? Wanna be one of 3 artists added to their stable? No deadline, but post went up Jan 23rd, so perhaps sooner rather than later?

** 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.

Haystack’s Open Studio Residency. Open to anyone who can get themselves there. Deadline March 1 2013.

** Neddy at Cornish. $25K prize open to artists in the Puget Sound region (Seattle), one award will go to a painter, the other open to any visual artist, with six x $1000 finalist prizes. Deadline March 3.

Confluence: 2013 SNAG Juried Student Exhibition. North American students, to go on show in Toronto at the SNAG conference in May. Entries due March 1st (check time).

Building Jewelry from Found Objects. I’m teaching a class in Pittsburgh at the SCC (I know, I know, how sneaky…) on the 2nd and 3rd of March, 2013.

Design Sans Frontières: Metal Artists In Collaboration. Two designers, one vision. One major clause – one of your pair must be a member of the Metal Arts Guild of Canada. Due March 15th 2013.

** Earrings Galore! Submissions wanted by Heidi Lowe Gallery. Due March 15th.

Society for Contemporary Craft Studio apprenticeship and Judy Cheteyan summer scholarship. For college students and recent grads (presumably from US schools). Both opportunities due March 15th, 2013.

Artist Blacksmith Association of North America – first ever convention. Lumpkin and Columbus, Georgia. March 15-17 2013.

Revolt. 22nd Legnica international Jewellery competition. Cash + silver prizes and/or exhibition opportunity. Actual works due (which must include silver and respond to the theme) March 29th.

** Appalachian Center for Craft: Call out for solo or group exhibitions 2014-2015. Due March 31st, 2013.

** Finally, Lord Coconut in Melbourne has outdone himself by publishing this listing of opportunities for artists in his gallery. As ever, this is to exhibit jewellery for men. Thanks to Karen at Melbourne Jeweller for the heads up.

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**disclaimer – please check all dates for veracity, and watch out for time zone shenanigans**

Call for Papers: Participation and Exchange – 2013 JMGA Conference

From the Participation and Exchange website:

“We want papers that explore, investigate, uncover or expose participation and or exchange in practice within the fields of jewellery and metalsmithing.  Approaches for this may include but are not limited to:

1. Individuals and communities facilitating exchange of ideas, innovative models of interaction, cross cultural collaboration, experimentation and the development of strong networks.

2. Participation through dialogue, action and initiatives, activities to motivate change, to shift ideas or ideals.

3. The increasing relevance (or irrelevance) of online communities for contemporary practice. Do online communities enhance practice possibilities or do they take us away from real time in the studio?

4. Historical, contemporary or future contexts of practice. What has changed, what is new?”

For more info, hit the link above. 300-400 word abstracts due January 31st, 2013.

Deadlines November 2012

Upcoming opportunities to exhibit, learn or perhaps even teach, from all over the place (but mostly in Australia and the USA.)

Sienna Gallery: State of The Union. Share 5 of your latest pieces with Sienna GalleryNEW Deadline November 9th.

Indiana University Program for International Visiting Artist-in-Residence (PIVA): International artists are paid to teach for a term at Indiana University Bloomington. Entries open September 1st and close November 15th.

Ketel One – The Modern Craft Project. In concert with Wallpaper* magazine, a bunch of exhibition opportunities as well as the chance to win $100,000. (Not sure of what currency.) Entries online for ppl 25 years or older, and due November 30th.

Fabricated: Art Jewellery/Jewellery Art, Juried exhibition, online application. Due December 3rd.

Preziosa Young 2013. Must be under the age of 35 for all of 2013. Eight finalists are selection for exhibition in Florence, Italy, in 2013. Due December 15th.

Snag Exhibition In Print 2013 – Call for images of jewellery. Guest Curator Susan Cohn wants your images. One smart, one casual and one… well… your choice. Due Jan 15 2013.

SNAG 2014 Conference Presenters. Want to speak at SNAG? Due Jan 15th 2013.

Australia Council Early Career Residencies. They are what they say, and they offer up to $30K for artists and/or organisations. Due Jan 29th 2013.

La Frontera (trans. the borderlands). Exhibition about the US/Mexico border at Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City and Velvet da Vinci gallery, San Francisco. Submission deadline Jan 30 2013.

Contemporary Australian Silver and Metalwork Award, the award/exhibition formerly known as Buda. This year it’s headed to the Bendigo Art Gallery after many years being hosted by the Buda historic home and garden in Castlemaine. Deadline Feb 1 2013.

National Humanities Award – Medal Design Competition. For artists in the USA, chaps. Deadline Feb 1st 2013.

Amberif Design Award. Polish competition to produce a ring in amber. Deadline Feb 10th, 2013

Haystack’s Open Studio Residency. Open to anyone who can get themselves there. Deadline March 1 2013.

Building Jewelry from Found Objects. I’m teaching a class in Pittsburgh at the SCC (I know, I know, how sneaky…) on the 2nd and 3rd of March, 2013.

Design Sans Frontières: Metal Artists In Collaboration. Two designers, one vision. One major clause – one of your pair must be a member of the Metal Arts Guild of Canada. Due March 15th 2013.

Artist Blacksmith Association of North America – first ever convention. Lumpkin and Columbus, Georgia. March 15-17 2013.

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**disclaimer – please check all dates for veracity, and watch out for time zone shenanigans**

PARTICIPATION + EXCHANGE

Hurrah! Some news on the 2013 JMGA (Jewellers and Metalsmiths Guild of Australia) conference, Participation + Exchange, being held in Brisbane in July.

Amongst the few details available at the moment are, most importantly, the dates. Block out the 12th -14th of July, and two weeks (I’m presuming either side) for related exhibitions and masterclasses. Also of note, there will be a call for papers coming soon.

The Graduate Metal part of the site is also up and running, so if you’ve graduated from a metals program in Australia or New Zealand since the 2010 Perth conference you should head over here to find out how you can participate in this exhibition.

SNAG Conference 2012

So it’s about time I bit the proverbial. See if I can’t chew this mouthful, to mix my metaphors. Here’s my start of a bit of a run-down on the SNAG 2012 conference, that took place from the 23rd to 26th of May in Scottsdale, Arizona. I’m not sure how much of this I’m going to get through in one sitting, so in an effort to work strategically, I thought I’d start with an overview. What’s the catch? Well, it’s mostly by other people.

First up, you have to start at the SNAG website, where you can see who presented, and listen to the lecture given by keynote speaker, Garth Clark. There is also descriptions of the other presenters, and you can see the bio’s of the emerging artists who each presented 15 minutes on their own practice, at regular interludes throughout each day of the conference.

(As a quick aside, I recommend listening to the keynote. Clark’s material and his, dare I say, performance, were both top notch. I enjoyed his presentation and his views, which seemed to set the cat amongst the proverbial pigeons for the rest of the conference. To paraphrase, he suggested that craft as a term is too loaded, and that while design is in the ascendency [for which he was able to give a plethora of examples, but his first was possibly the best, in that Alexander McQueen was arguably the best artist of the early 21st C, and he was actually a clothes designer] we are best served to cut ties with craft, and call ourselves designers.)

As far as the other presenters went, there was makers, scholars, educators and innovators all of high calibre. Once again, many were featured in 15 minute interviews on Jay Whaley’s podcast that were recorded and first broadcast live from the conference venue over the course of the three days.

Now, aside from the official site, I’ve read a bunch of other commentary/reviews of the proceedings, and if you’re interested you can see below to check them out.

First up, some words from attendees:

Michelle Startzman is a grad student (<–like that?? it’s an Americanism you know?) at Arizona State, who I met on my first trip to Arizona. She talks about the conference from a student’s perspective, getting into some nitty gritty of the Education Dialogue that I didn’t get a chance to catch. I was being interviewed. (Not on the ray-dya, like they do to famous people, but a podcast, like ev-ry-bo-dy else with a computer.) She was also kind enough to help uninstall the Heat Exchange exhibition with me, and managed to rope in a couple of other excellent volunteers, Mary and Sarah, to help with same.

Halstead Bead talks up their highlights.

Jillian Moore and Liz Steiner do tag-team thoughts and review via the Crafthaus blog. I got to know Jillian a little better at Touchstone over the weekend, so I was impressed to find that her writings accurately (to my experience) portray her worldview.

and from presenters:

Caitie Sellers gave a stirring presentation, and her delicate works were a highlight of the Presenters Exhibition, and of my hand by the end of the conference 😉

Amy Tavern had multiple fingers in multiple pies. I’ll let her tell you about them all, though I will throw in a gratuitous plug for her soulful work in Heat Exchange.

Harriete Estel Bermann (a presenter in the final day’s Professional Development Seminar and general conference facilitator having hosted the ‘Smaller Conference Experience’ with Garth Clark over lunch the day following his lecture, as well as the speed-date style meet and greet for new attendees on day 1) talks about Garth Clark’s presentation in depth, in which she has sourced some of the images that he presented for inclusion.

And last, but not least, a brief wrap-up post from one of the conference organisers, Lynette Andreason, whose beautiful pieces were a highlight amongst the many exhibitions at the Mesa Arts Centre.

For your ears

I am currently at the SNAG conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. As a part of the conference Jay Whaley has been doing his MetalSmith BenchTalk radio program from a spot inside the conference venue. For some reason they asked to speak to me, so starting about half an hour from the end you can have a listen to me speaking about the Heat Exchange show, amongst other things. (Ignore the listing, I ended up just after Loring for reasons unknown to me.)

Check it out