Do This: Event Listings

Listings are organized by geographic location, with AJF members appearing first. Events are listed in chronological order by date or end date.

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THE AMERICAS

JCK TRADE SHOW: MAY 31–JUNE 3, 2024
JCK bills itself as the world’s largest and most trusted jewelry industry trade event. With over 30 years of uniting the industry in Las Vegas, JCK serves all major segments of the jewelry industry. At the Venetian Expo, Las Vegas. Info.


SNAG x SAN DIEGO: JUNE 5–8, 2024
Presentations, the Pin Swap & Shop, vendor room, demonstrations, trunk show, SNAG Student Juried Exhibition, Adorned Spaces, community resource room, portfolio review, special receptions, and more. Info.


THE ENAMELIST SOCIETY CONFERENCE: JULY 2431, 2024
The conference, workshops, and exhibitions will take place in Little Rock, AR, US. Most of the events will be held at the Windgate Center of Art + Design on the University of Arkansas – Little Rock campus. Two workshops may be scheduled at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. Registration is open. Info. Prospectus.

 


MELEE THE SHOW: AUGUST 5–7, 2024

Melee the Show connects designers and buyers. Fine jewelry was long overdue for its own place in the trade show world. This highly curated experience has yearly events in Tucson, NYC, and Paris. Its intimate setting showcases a carefully selected roster of fine jewelry designers with a focus on aesthetic and skill. More.


4TH LATIN AMERICAN BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY: OCTOBER 2024
Info.


REPAIR DAYS: OCTOBER 17–20, 2024
Repair Days is the Metal Museum’s largest annual fundraiser. The public brings its metal items to the museum to have them restored to their former glory. Repairs are made by volunteers, including students and their profs. All proceeds raised during Repair Days help to support the Museum’s annual programming, such as new exhibitions, the apprenticeship program, the M4 on tour, and the after-school program Forging the Future.

EUROPE

KORU8: MAY 2024 AND BEYOND
The forest-themed event includes exhibitions in two locations: The Finnish Forest Museum Lusto May 17–December 1, 2024, and Oulu Art Museum in winter 2025. Workshops June 4–6, 2024, in Lappeenranta: Listening And Making Yourself Heard, taught by Urmas Lüüs and Timo Tähkänen; Nose-to-Tail Approach, taught by Katharina Dettar; Into Wood, taught by Sanna Lindholm. Seminar June 7 (at LAB University of Applied Sciences, in Lappeenranta) and 8 (at the Finnish Forest Museum Lusto, in Punkaharju); speakers will include Katharina Dettar, Åsa Elmstam, Maria Kiialainen, Sanna Lindholm, Sarah Powell, Jenna Purhonen, Nora Schuurman, Manami Aoki, Reetta Karhunkorva, Inni Pärnänen, Maria Ignacia Walker. Info.


SIERAAD & FRIENDS: MAY 24–26, 2024
Sieraad will now take place in Buren, which is between Utrecht and ’s-Hertogenbosch, in the Netherlands.  The organizers are changing to a smaller scale, keeping it to some 30 jewelry designers. The new name is Sieraad & Friends, because many of the participants have become friends over the years and many visitors are friends of jewelry.

On May 26, you can experience not only a feast of beautiful jewelry in Lambert Church but the allure of French classic automobiles—les plus belles voitures!—during a car show held in Buren and sponsored by the Visscher Classique car museum, which also rent older models. Info.


JEWELLERY SYMPOSIUM IN HAXTHÄUSER HOF, GERMANY: MAY 30—JUNE 2, 2024
Theme: The Empathy of Objects. The “New Materialism” determines contemporary debates. The ability to act, the power of action, the impact of matter and things, the use of resources, the intraactivity and performativity of objects are key words. Approaches from cultural theory, philosophy of science, philosophy, sociology, feminism, art studies and different artistic practices are intertwined. Info.


LEGNICA JEWELLERY FESTIVAL SILVER: MAY 10–JULY 2024
The Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER event—a remarkable review of contemporary jewellery, dating back to the 1970s—is one of the largest jewelry festivals in Europe, gathering many artists, enthusiasts, and a wide international audience every year. Legnica, Poland, becomes the capital of contemporary artistic jewelry and promotes the latest and most interesting creations. The schedule of events is here. The exhibitions schedule is here.


2ND LISBON CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY BIENNIAL: APRIL–SEPTEMBER 2024
In April, the 25th April Revolution will celebrate 50 years. This regime change in Portugal had as its motto democracy, freedom, and equality. These values are now threatened worldwide. Since anything can be a theme for a piece of jewelry understood as an artistic manifestation, and because jewelry has always had a close connection with power, freedom and the possibility of critical political expression will be explored during the biennial, which will have the theme “Political jewelry. Power Jewelry.” More.


MELEE THE SHOW—PARIS: SEPTEMBER 28–30, 2024
Melee the Show connects designers and buyers. Fine jewelry was long overdue for its own place in the trade show world. This highly curated experience has yearly events in Tucson, NYC, and Paris. Its intimate setting showcases a carefully selected roster of fine jewelry designers with a focus on aesthetic and skill. More.


GOLDSMITH’S FAIR: SEPTEMBER 24–29 AND OCTOBER 1–6, 2024
Brings together a selection of the UK’s best contemporary jewelers and silversmiths. This year’s 136 exhibitors work across disciplines and materials, each achieving distinct techniques and their own style with precious metals. The fair gives visitors the opportunity to buy directly from makers and to discuss their skills, practices, and inspirations, accompanied by talks and exhibitions. Info.


MILANO JEWELRY WEEK: OCTOBER 15–20, 2024
Milano Jewelry Week creates moments of exchange and interaction, captivating trade operators and attracting the public thanks to a calendar full of events: exhibitions, presentations, workshops, talks, awards, live performances, and vernissage. The event develops in Milano’s center within exclusive and evocative locations in the city: historic buildings, high jewelry ateliers, goldsmith workshops, academies, art galleries, fashion boutiques, and design showrooms. Info.


GRASSIMESSE: OCTOBER 25–27, 2024
This international meeting place for design enthusiasts and lovers of beautiful things is an art exhibition and sales fair in one. Exhibitors will offer unique pieces, small series, and exemplary product design from the fields of textiles, fashion, jewelry, ceramics, glass, furniture, and more. The jury selects exhibitors according to high qualitative standards. Info. At the GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst, in Leipzig, Germany.


ORIZZONTI D’AUTORE: SEPTEMBER 14, 2024–JANUARY 6, 2025
Since its first edition in 2022, this biennial dedicated to contemporary jewelry in the Civic Museum of Asolo, in Italy, has aimed to create a cultural and enriching interchange among invited artists, art lovers, and experts in the field. This year’s exhibitions and collateral events include Between Body & Soul and a Robert Smit retrospective. Curated by Thereza Pedrosa. Info.


MUNICH JEWELRY WEEK 2025
The whirlwind of an event will take place March 12–16, 2025.


FLORENCE JEWELRY WEEK: SPRING 2025
The first Italian event devoted to contemporary jewelry. Info.

 

ASIA

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AUSTRALIA

RADIANT PAVILION: SEPTEMBER 4–12, 2024
In Melbourne. Website.


INVOLUTION: MAKING JEWELLERY, CREATING CHANGE: OCTOBER 4–6, 2024
The 19th Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia national biennial conference takes place in Perth. Website.

AFRICA

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NEW ZEALAND

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