Call Detail
Voltage: The Power of Contemporary Jewelry



Contact Email: info@snagmetalsmith.org
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Unspecified
Entry Deadline: 10/15/21
Application Closed
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Option 1: Online Only Submission): $20.00
Entry Fee (Option 2: Consideration for both the in-person traveling exhibition and inclusion in Metalsmith magazine): $35.00

“Voltage: The Power of Contemporary Jewelry” is a broadly themed, multi-faceted exhibition & sale that seeks to highlight SNAG’s diverse membership to several different audiences. Please thoroughly read the details below. Image submitted must be of the piece that will be exhibited.
 

EXHIBITION THEME

The power of jewelry lies in the spark that is generated by the maker and their unique observation of the world. The ignition of the creation process unfolds into a current of energy that infuses the piece with its unique story and an enthusiasm that can transfer from the artist to an audience or individual when a connection is made. Pivotal moments reshape and shift artists’ studio practices and audience relationships. We ask applicants to consider the profound impact of inspiration and the different trajectorial changes that have kindled an exciting emergence of new work.
 

DATES & DEADLINES

  • PASSED / October 8: Extended Application Deadline for In-Person/Print Option
  • October 18: Notification for In-Person/Print Option
  • October 15: Deadline for Online Only Submission
  • October 29: Work selected for in-person exhibition due to SNAG
  • November 15-21: on view during NYCJW (location TBD)
  • November 15: Online exhibition & sale goes live
  • January 15: Online sale ends

Note: Intersect Chicago has postponed its show until 2022, so this exhibition will no longer travel to that location.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

This call is open to all current SNAG members. All submissions will be included in an online exhibition and sale. Applicants have the option to choose to be juried for in-person and print opportunities (details as follows). 

 

OPTION 1: Online Only Submission

  • Application fee: $20. All submissions will be accepted pending verification of current SNAG membershipDeadline to apply: October 15, 2021.
  • Only one submission per applicant; submission includes 1 full image and up to 2 details, all of which will be included in the online exhibition.
  • We recommend, but do not require, that the work be for sale; the sale of work will be promoted by SNAG for the holiday season through January 15, 2022.
    • SNAG will retain a 25% commission on all sales and incur credit card fees
    • Artist receives 75% of the retail price
  • Payments & Shipping of sold work
    • Payment for sales will be made at the end of the month in which the piece has sold. For payouts exceeding $600, artists will be required to complete a W-9 prior to payment
    • SNAG reserves all rights to accurately pass on shipping costs to the customer.
    • SNAG will provide the artist a shipping label for sold work. Artist is responsible for getting work to the carrier within 5 days of notification, unless specified otherwise.

 

DEADLINE PASSED / OPTION 2: Consideration for both the in-person exhibition and inclusion in Metalsmith magazine

  • Application fee: $35. All submissions will be accepted pending verification of current SNAG membership. Extended deadline to apply: October 8, 2021
  • Only one submission per applicant; submission includes 1 full image and up to 2 details, all of which will be included in the online exhibition.
  • Work will be on view during New York City Jewelry Week (location TBD) Nov 15-21. Intersect Chicago (formerly SOFA) Nov 4-7 has been postponed so plans to travel the show have needed to be canceled.
  • All work must be for sale; SNAG will be promoting the sale of work on location during each event, and online for the holiday season through January 15, 2022.
    • SNAG will retain a 25% commission on all sales and incur credit card fees
    • Artist receives 75% of the retail price online and for sales at IC. NYCJW terms contingent on location with a guarantee of at least 50% of the retail price.
  • Size Requirements
    • Due to the spatial limitations, work must be within 144 square inches (12”x12” or 24”x6”)
  • Shipping
    • SNAG will receive and return work at the start and close of the exhibitions, and transport work between locations.
    • Artists are responsible for shipping costs to SNAG and are required to include a pre-paid shipping label for the return of unsold work in the shipping box. USPS, FedEx and UPS are all acceptable carriers. Artists have the option to have work returned after NYCJW (by Nov 25), or SNAG can hold the work until the end of the online sale January 15th.
  • Payments & Shipping of sold work
    • Payment for sales will be made at the end of the month in which the piece has sold. For payouts exceeding $600, artists will be required to complete a W-9 prior to payment.
    • SNAG reserves all rights to accurately pass on shipping costs to the customer.
    • SNAG will ship all sold work to customers while in its possession. For that sale of work returned to the artist after exhibition, SNAG will provide the artist a shipping label. Artist is responsible for getting work to the carrier within 5 days of notification, unless specified otherwise.
  • Insurance
    • SNAG will insure the work for the wholesale value (75% of the retail price) while in SNAG’s possession.
    • Insurance during transit to and from SNAG is the responsibility of the artist. SNAG will provide documentation to support any insurance claims the artist files.

JURY

All submissions will be included online. The in-person and print components will be juried by the Exhibitions Committee with an emphasis on showcasing SNAG’s diverse membership: in materials and aesthetics, levels of experience and background. The application asks a variety of questions as to how you self-identify so that we have a representative exhibition that is diverse and equitable.

Applicants must submit 1 image of the piece that will be exhibited. Up to 2 detail shots may be submitted and will be included in the online exhibition.

Submitted works should contain a wearable element.

One piece may be submitted per person.

Must be a current SNAG member. To sign up or renew your membership click here.

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