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Gioielli in Fermento 2018 - International Jewelry competition
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: International Jewelry Competition, Gioielli in Fermento 2018, recently organised with the support of the City of Castel San Giovanni (Piacenza, Italy) and the collaboration of AGC Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo, LAO Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School – Firenze ans others, has become a relevant happening for the cultural environment and the community of arts in Val Tidone (Italy).
Gioielli in Fermento 2018, international Jewelry Competition organised with the support of the City of Castel San Giovanni (Piacenza, Italy) and the collaboration of AGC Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo, LAO Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School – Firenze, Charon Kransen Arts, Joya International Art Jewellery Fair, Klimt02 network, has become a relevant happening for the cultural environment and the community of arts in Val Tidone, every year by exploring an international vision more and more accredited and widening to the passionate and researchers for contemporary experimental jewellery.
Starting from the landscapes of Italy in the wine-making region of Emilia hills, enjoying positive and inspiring environments, it opens its borders involving established and emerging artists from every country to express their relation with this particular context.
Contemporary jewellery here may be seen as a “fermenting” creative process: the challenge is to turn natural and available elements into something precious and unique.
Artists are invited to develop their concept within following issue.
May jewellery in contemporary days be associated to our private time and our best moments to share?
Does it fulfil personal wishes and (or) social interaction?
Moreover, the competition is about “fermenting” jewellery: You may interpret the theme according to Your inspiration, provided that a certain kind of immaterial factor would reconnect Your work – a wearable object (clothing are excluded) – to the idea of development and research in contemporary art jewellery: an outstanding result will come from a combination of concept, form, individuality, original technique, wearable feature.
A special section is dedicated to students:
1. ALLIEVI /LEARNING Sectionc - for students attending secondary art schools, craft schools or first level in any course of studies of art, jewellery design, gold/metalsmithing, or equivalent techniques – student attendance to be confirmed by teacher/school and sent with submission). Applicants must not have taken part in previous editions of Gioielli in Fermento – professional section.
Entry can be a design dossier (sketches, drawings, cad, prototypes) and or a finished workpiece – interpretation free or inspired to the annual theme (according to the Call for entries of competition). 2. MASTER DEGREE Section - for students who graduated not before 2017 or attending a course of studies or master in art, jewellery design, gold/metalsmithing, or equivalent techniques – student attendance to be confirmed by tutor/school and sent with submission). Applicants must not have taken part in previous editions of Gioielli in Fermento – professional section.
Entry application should have same features, as for professional candidates (according to the Call for entries of competition). Guidlines:
Any kind of ornament for the human body (except clothing), made using any material or technique, will be accepted provided it can be worn. Each author will present 1 single work to be selected for competition.
It can be a unique piece or a distinct piece set apart from a limited edition collection.
Previously exhibited works, or works selected for any other competition, may not be submitted.
The admission to the competition will be evaluated with the advice of the board of advisors, taking in to high consideration: original material and technique used, experimentation and project research, relevance to the theme, style balance, high quality detail in realization, wearable feature.
The selection will respect the quality of the piece and the coherence with the collection which will be put together on purpose for the exhibiting project Gioielli in Fermento 2018.
Exclusively for students (with application by February 2018), until March 31 it is allowed to present a project under construction, provided with some representative images and piece (or detailed project) available to delivery for the final admission by April 15.
Regular registration fee is 70 euros, instead for students is 30 euros.
Who can enter?
This competition is dedicate for established and emergent artists and designers. A great attention is payed to the student sections, involving institutes for art education based all over the world which would offer an interesting view to younger students and undergraduates looking for further in/depth experiences (learning and master degree sections).
The Student Awards will be assigned with the advise of AGC direction and the Jury committee, thanks to the City of Castel San Giovanni in collaboration with LAO Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School in Florence (a grant for a summer course at LAO, Florence) and AGC Contemporary jewellery Italian association (gift membership with online individual profile in the designer section). An official mention will also highlight the institution with the highest number of selected students.
For all further informations about the Gioielli in Fermento 2018 visit the following official website: