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2016 Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) Artist Award
Art Jewelry Forum
P.O. Box 823
Mill Valley, CA 94942

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Call Type: Award
Eligibility: International
State: California
Entry Deadline: 11/15/15
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (AJF Artist Award 2016): $25.00
The purpose of the Art Jewelry Forum's (AJF) Artist Award  is to acknowledge promise, innovation, and individuality in the work of an artist who is early in his or her career, and to help advance the career of a promising artist. The award consists of an unrestricted cash award of $7,500.

The competition is open to makers of wearable art jewelry who are 35 years of age or under at the time of application deadline (Nov. 15, 2015) and who are not currently enrolled in a professional training program.  Work submitted must have been made within the past two years and without supervision; work from BFA / MFA shows may NOT be submitted. Applicants who applied previously for the award must submit new work in the current application; that is, work submitted in a prior AJF Artist Award application may not be resubmitted in the current application.  

Applicants are asked to submit the following:
  • Current resume (one page)
  • Artist statement relating to the work submitted (approximately 200 words or less than 1000 characters)
  • A maximum of ten digital images showing six - seven pieces of work
    • Images (except for those of the back of the piece and the piece being worn) must be high-resolution (300 dpi or higher TIFF file) and immediately available to AJF for use in print media
    • One of the images must show a piece being worn
    • One of the images must show the back of a piece
    • Each image must include: - name of artist (will be populated automatically in the system) - title of piece - year produced - dimensions - materials - photo credit  (these details may be included in the descriptions that are part of your image files, and may be added or edited in your CaFE portfolio)
Deadline for submission is midnight November 15, 2015 (Mountain Standard Time - same as Denver, Colorado in the USA). Incomplete or late entries will not be accepted.  

Five finalists will be selected from which the winning artist will be chosen.  Jurors for the competition will be: the winner of the 2014 Artist Award, internationally recognized artist Seulgi Kwon (Korea); Philip Clarke (New Zealand), inaugural director of Objectspace, Auckland, New Zealand's renowned public gallery for contemporary craft and design; and AJF board member and collector Susan Kempin (United States).

More information about the award may be found at the AJF website.

Art Jewelry Forum is a nonprofit organization spreading awareness and increasing appreciation of art jewelry worldwide since 1997.  AJF advocates for art jewelry through an ambitious agenda of education, conversation, and financial support.  It commissions critical writing that sets the standard for excellence in the field and publishes, an online resource for original content on art jewelry. 

* Instructions on how to format images to CaFE™ specifications can be found at Image Prep. CaFE Technical support available during regular business hours M-F 8:30 - 5:00 PM MST. Email
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