04/09/2013
2013 Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award

Details on Top American Prize for an Emerging Art Jeweler Released

Contact: Gail Hufjay 914-282-9844

Mill Valley, California, USA—Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is accepting applications for the 2013 Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award for an emerging jewelry artist. This is the 14th year the organization is awarding a cash prize to a contemporary artist. The amount of the 2013 award is $7500. The purpose of the Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award for an emerging jeweler is to acknowledge promise, innovation, and individuality in a jeweler’s work and to help advance her career.

Jurors selecting this year’s prizewinner are: 2012 Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award winner Noon Passama; Lindsay Pollock, Editor in Chief of Art in America and a collector of art jewelry; and Ruudt Peters, illustrious vanguard jeweler and professor at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence, Italy.

Noon Passama Lindsay Pollack, Editor in Chief of Art in America  Ruudt Peters

The Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award competition is open to makers of wearable art jewelry who have completed their academic or professional training at least one year but not more than six years prior to the submission date of the AJF Award application. Applicants must not have had a solo exhibition at a commercial gallery or a museum or have one scheduled. All artwork submitted must have been unsupervised; work from BFA or MFA shows may NOT be submitted.

Award Schedule

• April 1, 2013 Applications may be submitted at www.callforentry.org.

• June 30, 2013 Deadline for application entry.

• September 2013 The winner of this year’s competition and $7500 cash award is announced.

Learn more about the Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award and find complete application guidelines on the website.

Art Jewelry Forum is a nonprofit organization spreading awareness, encouraging appreciation, and expanding insight of art jewelry worldwide since 1997. It is a curious, informed, and diverse community passionately advocating for art jewelry through an ambitious agenda of education, conversation, and support. The Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award was established in 1999. Its first recipient, Yeon-Mi Keong, received the award at the Society of North American Goldsmiths conference in 2000.

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