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Society of North American Goldsmiths

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Call for entries opens July 5, 2018. Deadline September 1, 2018.
SNAG is excited to welcome applicants for the next edition. More information can be found below.

2018 JAMS Call cyanThe Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS) is SNAG’s annual survey of jewelry and metals in contemporary art, architecture, craft, and design created in the previous year by emerging and established artists, as well as students, selected by a jury of experts including curators, artists, designers, gallery owners, and historians. In showcasing approximately 200-juried objects, each publication highlights the wide range of current ideas and making practices in the field of jewelry and metals.

Objects included can be in any form that engages these materials and forms, including traditional or art jewelry, functional or non-functional objects, sculpture, architecture, public art, design, as well as video, photographic, or performance works in which metals and jewelry play a critical role. Essays by the jurors provide context by exploring what they have seen during the evaluation process, identifying significant themes and trends in the work selected.


SNAG invites artists, craftspeople, designers, public artists, and architects worldwide to submit images of new works focusing on metal and/or jewelry. Everyone from any sector of the field at any level of experience is encouraged to apply. Curators are also welcome to submit recent work purchased by their institution.

Call opens July 5, 2018 12:00 am MST and closes September 1, 2018 11:59 pm MST
Applicants should complete the entry form on CaFE (Call for Entry).
Applicants should submit between one to three digital images, illustrating one work per image.
Digital photographs must be of actual objects designed and made between July 5, 2017 and September 1, 2018.
One one entry is allowed per artist.
See image requirements.
Entry fee is $45. SNAG members receive a special discounted entry fee. Please see Riveting News or JAMS emails sent to members to learn how you can pay only $20.
This survey publication will be judged on the following criteria:

Creative and inventive use of medium
Innovation in style and concept
Technical proficiency, construction, and craftsmanship
Form and aesthetics of the piece
Consistency of the quality of the piece
Other considerations as determined by the jury
The jury will select the top 100 images from the submissions; each juror will get to select an additional 33 images to be published. JAMS will be published in December 2018.