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

YUMA ART SYMPOSIUM: FEBRUARY 22–24, 2024
Demonstrations, lectures, and slide presentations by internationally recognized and emerging artists who have demonstrated excellence in their chosen media. Activities include an exhibit of artworks by presenters, a student show, the National Saw, File, & Solder Sprints, the annual pin auction, and a fiesta and dance on Saturday night. In Yuma, AZ. Info.


“EVERYBODY’S BOLOS” SYMPOSIUM: FEBRUARY 24
With an exhibition that includes bolos by Lola Brooks, Kat Cole, Sean Eren, Jillian Moore, Wyatt Nestor-Pasicznyk, JJ Otero, and Jodi Webster. Presenters: Ana Lopez, Norman Sandfield, Brian Fleetwood, Hannah Toussaint, Dr. Jessica Metcalfe, Sulo Bee, and Annette Becker. At the University of North Texas. Info. 


ORNAMENTA, THE BJC’S ANNUAL BENEFIT PARTY: MARCH 9, 2024, 7 P.M.
This year, Ornamenta will take place at 2640 Space. It includes a silent auction where you can bid on beautiful pieces of art jewelry, as well as a raffle full of goodies. Your finest cocktail attire is requested, and this year is inspired by all things sapphire. Tickets are available on the BJC’s website, here. And even if you’re not in Baltimore, there are ways you can support the BJC’s annual fundraiser.


BIJOUX! MARCH 21–23, 2024
The annual international jewelry exhibition and sale returns to The Boca Raton Museum of Art. Purchase unique works of art jewelry directly from the creators, participate in curated tours, lectures, special events, and more! Info.


METALWERX ONLINE SPRING SYMPOSIUM: APRIL 1–5, 2024
Metalsmiths, jewelry artists, and makers of all experience levels are invited to gather online for live demonstrations and studio tours with new and established artists from around the country. Learn new skills and techniques, broaden your jewelry and metalsmithing knowledge, take a peek into fellow artists’ studios and bodies of work, and be inspired as spring begins. Info.


MAD ABOUT JEWELRY 2024: MAY 5–8, 2024
At the Museum of Arts and Design’s annual benefit sale of contemporary jewelry, you’ll find work by 50 artists from 19 countries. A gala brunch and preview shopping for ticket purchasers takes place May 4. MAD About Jewelry has become known as the ultimate pop-up shop for contemporary, artist-made jewelry, where collectors and jewelry enthusiasts have the rare opportunity to meet and acquire pieces from some of the most innovative creators in the field. MAD About Jewelry is free with museum admission. Save the date. More information coming soon!


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.


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.

EUROPE

MUNICH: FEBRUARY 28–MARCH 3, 2024
Get info for the show at the Messe here. Get info for the independent Munich Jewellery Week on their Instagram.


COLLECT: MARCH 1–3, 2024
The leading international fair for contemporary craft and design held annually in London, with top craft galleries from across the globe participating. Info.


AMBERTRIP: MARCH 14–16, 2024
The 20th International Baltic Jewellery show takes place in Vilnius, Lithuania. Info.

 


AMBERIF INTERNATIONAL FAIR OF AMBER & JEWELLERY: MARCH 21–23, 2024
Info.


BRUSSELS JEWELLERY WEEK: APRIL 25–28, 2024
BJW celebrates contemporary jewelry, fostering creativity and innovation, challenging traditional norms. It unites established and emerging artists, collectors, and a global audience. Info. The deadline for the call for entries has been extended to November 15, 2023. More.


AUTOR: May 18–19, 2024
In Bucharest, Romania. Info.


SLOVENIAN JEWELRY WEEK: MAY 9–20, 2024
Applications now open. This annual event presents and connects contemporary jewelry designers from Slovenia and around the world. SIJW collaborates with a variety of domestic and international institutions. It’s a platform that encourages creativity, knowledge, and innovation. It’s a link between the past, the present, and the future. It is a celebration of contemporary jewelry that reflects the creators’ thoughts and ideas. 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. 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.


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.


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.

 

ASIA

BANGKOK GEMS & JEWELRY FAIR: FEBRUARY 21–25, 2024

Consecutively organized for 4 decades, BGJF is regarded as a significant trading arena where global gems and jewelry players can achieve their purposes in trading and networking, while jewelry enthusiasts can get inspired and fulfill their jewelry path. More.

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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