CALL TO ARTISTS
Offbeat Bijou: Alternative materials, processes and ideas in Jewelry
ENTRY DATES: May 1-December 16, 2018
EXHIBITION DATES: January 25-March 2, 2019
LOCATION: Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida
Curated by Kelsey Nagy and Melissa Yungbluth
Artists explore the opportunity to repurpose and reconfigure established materials with contemporary, forward-thinking jewelry in a variety of techniques and styles.
January 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Opening reception
March 2, 5:30-7 p.m. Closing reception
Florida CraftArt, along with the curators, invites artists who make jewelry using nontraditional methods, materials or concepts to apply for exhibition. In the current age where more materials and methods are available and interchangeable between media, artists have the opportunity to repurpose and reconfigure established techniques. We are looking for examples of contemporary, forward-thinking jewelry in a variety of materials and styles. Jewelry may be any wearable form (necklace, brooch, ring, bracelet, earrings, etc.).
Kelsey Nagy is the Assistant Curator of Exhibitions at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. A former artist in residence at the Morean Center for Clay, she is a practicing artist in addition to her curatorial work.
Melissa Yungbluth is the Gallery Director for Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She is the former Assistant Curator of Exhibitions for the Morean Arts Center. Melissa is a freelance curator, art educator and nationally exhibiting artist.
Jurying process: Jurors Kelsey Nagy and Melissa Yungbluth will use your digital images to select entries based on the theme of the exhibition, originality, creativity, quality and complexity of workmanship, artistry and impact as represented in the images submitted.
Up to 5 pieces completed after January 1, 2017 may be submitted.
All work must be original in concept, design and execution. Work created in a class, workshop, or from a kit or purchased pattern is not eligible.
Work must be for sale.
No substitutions for accepted artwork will be allowed. All work must remain on display until the conclusion of the exhibit March 2, 2019.
Email the entry form and one full image of each work to: Exhibition@FloridaCraftArt.org
Non-refundable entry fees are:
Florida CraftArt members: $25 for up to 5 works
Nonmember: $35 for up to 5 works
IMPORTANT DATES and LINKS:
December 16, 2018 – Submission deadline
December 17-21, 2018 – Jury of submissions
December 27, 2018 – Notification of acceptance by email
January 14-16, 2019 – Artwork due to Florida CraftArt
January 22-January 24 – Install exhibition
January 25 – March 2, 2019 – Show dates
March 3-4, 2019 – Return shipping of artwork
For general exhibition information or questions related to the call to artists, contact the jurors: