The Call for Entries for Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS) 2018 Volume 2 opens July 5, 2018. This exciting annual publication highlights an international selection of the best new work being made in the field of jewelry and metals. After the success of volume 1, SNAG is excited to welcome applicants for the new edition of JAMS, which will propel the field forward by presenting a wide range of objects, creative approaches, and artistic voices. The 2018 jurors are Hoss Haley, Todd Reed and Jennifer Scanlan.
The Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS) is SNAG’s annual survey of jewelry and metals in contemporary art, architecture, craft, and design created in the previous year by emerging and established artists, as well as students, selected by a jury of experts including curators, artists, designers, gallery owners, and historians. In showcasing approximately 200-juried objects, each publication highlights the wide range of current ideas and making practices in the field of jewelry and metals.
Objects included can be in any form that engages these materials and forms, including traditional or art jewelry, functional or non-functional objects, sculpture, architecture, public art, design, as well as video, photographic, or performance works in which metals and jewelry play a critical role. Essays by the jurors provide context by exploring what they have seen during the evaluation process, identifying significant themes and trends in the work selected.
For details on how to apply please visit www.snagmetalsmith.org.
SNAG is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance jewelry and metalsmithing by inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community. SNAG envisions a diverse jewelry and metals community engaging in thoughtful conversation and critical discourse while preserving tradition and embracing innovation. SNAG publishes award winning Metalsmith magazine, holds conferences, and a wide range of programming to elevate and promote the work and careers of its members.
SNAG invites artists, craftspeople, designers, public artists, and architects worldwide to submit images of new works focusing on metal and/or jewelry. Everyone from any sector of the field at any level of experience is encouraged to apply. Curators are also welcome to submit recent work purchased by their institution.
Fee: $45 for entry, SNAG members see your Riveting News email for a discount to pay only $20 to enter.
– Call opens July 5, 2018 12:00 am MST and closes September 1, 2018 11:59 pm MST
– Applicants should complete the entry form on CaFE (Call for Entry).
– Applicants should submit between one to three digital images, illustrating one work per image.
– Digital photographs must be of actual objects designed and made between July 5, 2017 and September 1, 2018.
– One one entry is allowed per artist.
This survey publication will be judged on the following criteria:
– Creative and inventive use of medium.
– Innovation in style and concept.
– Technical proficiency, construction, and craftsmanship.
– Form and aesthetics of the piece.
– Consistency of the quality of the piece.
– Other considerations as determined by the jury.
The jury will select the top 100 images from the submissions; each juror will get to select an additional 33 images to be published. JAMS will be published in December 2018.
For online jurying:
Photographs should be at a minimum of 4 inches x 6 inches at 300 dpi (1200 pixels on the longest the side). Image file sizes are limited to 5MB each.
Please visit https://www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml for full information on the types of video files accepted.
After a work is accepted to JAMS, applicants will asked to provide additional, higher resolution images for the publication. These photographs should be at a minimum of 6 inches on the longest edge at 300 dpi (1800 pixels; short dimension based on crop). Recommended size for images is 18 inches on the longest edge at 300 dpi (5400 pixels; short dimension based on crop). Videos that are accepted will be represented by a still image in the publication, with the video piece available online.
Files types accepted include jpg and tif.
The image file should be labelled as follows: artist’s last name_first name_title or artist’s last name_first name_title.
Do not use quotation marks, apostrophes, parentheses or any characters that are not numbers or letters in your image file titles.
If object dimensions vary, type in “dimension varies.” For diameter, complete width and depth fields with the same dimension.