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The Legacy Award 2016

Award  /  29 Sep 2016  -  01 Oct 2016
Published: 11.05.2016
The Legacy Award 2016.
Juan Riusech
DEADLINE: 10/06/2016

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ALLIAGES organization has 2 goals: promote contemporary jewelery & educate to this art. To educate public to contemporary jewelery, ALLIAGES started a private collection which it is called to be transmitted to a museum. From its creation up to the moment this collection will be transmitted, ALLIAGES will promote this collection and the artists which are part of it, making exhibitions or other events worldwide, using virtual or physical networks. To promote & recompense the jewelers, ALLIAGES creates its Award for Contemporary Jewelery, in collaboration with JOYA Barcelona Art Jewelery Fair & Ring-ring Gallery Barcelona.
A Legacy, an heritage left or handed down by a predecessor. The aim of ALLIAGES is to pass on an artistic heritage to make it known as widely as possible by the public. An heritage composed of emotions and imprints, of persons and talents. An heritage to be transmitted…

Make a collection is a long work, which takes years and energy. Once this collection will end in a museum, all people having participated to this adventure (organizers & artists) will find his/her benefits. For Alliages, we will have the satisfaction to have participated to educate people to this art; our main goal is to make the jewelry shiny. For artists having participated, benefits will be to have been promoted and part of a great project, having work(s) that will be seen and admired by many people in several location (Fair, Galleries and Museum). Before this moment, Artists selected each year will find many benefits: catalogue/book, presence in JOYA for the award final and other events, in order to promote and make shine his/her work. In this project we are all working for the posterity.
Do you want to be part of this legacy ?

ALLIAGES will present the Award selected works at JOYA Fair where Jury will select the Award winner between the selected artists.
Ring-ring Gallery, Barcelona. Public award 2016 will have an exhibition in this gallery during JOYA-Off in 2017.

A paper publication will be published including all selected artists. The awarded works will be highlighted. Every artist selected for the award will receive a free copy of this publication.

Awards and Prizes: 
Jury Award: 1.000 € / highlighted spot at ALLIAGES events in 2017 / Cover in publication / Display for award 2017
Public Award: exhibition during JOYA OFF 2017 / highlighted in the publication
Alliages choice Award(s): Free spot at ALLIAGES in 2017 / highlighted in the publication

The Jury is composed of professionals from the worlds of Art & Contemporary jewelery. The jury will select the winner for the main award during JOYA.
The Jury for the award 2016:
Esther Montoriol, director at the Art Gallery « Esther Montoriol ».
Philip Sajet, contemporary jeweler, curator & jewelery teacher.
Sébastien Carré, contemporary jeweler, curator & jewelery teacher. Jury award & Public award winner 2015.
Paulo Ribero, director of JOYA.


- The competition is open to all contemporary jewelers worldwide, established professionals or students, independently of their experience or curriculum vitae.

- There are no restrictions in materials used, techniques or sizes. Jewels must be done using traditional and/or new jewelery techniques. Silversmithing and object are not eligible.

- A maximum of 2 works will be submitted by each artist. Works proposed must be a « one-of-a-kind » works. Application will be sent only using dedicated ALLIAGES website form with all required data in correct formats. An application fee of 10€ (Ten Euros) will be applied for each work proposed, and must be payed via Paypal.

- Selected works will be sent by artists in a appropriate and secure packaging at his/her cost, including all possible tax or charge, in the due date.

- The works selected for the award will be acquired automatically to the private collection of ALLIAGES, this means the artist will give the work selected to the gallery for its private collection (collection that will be promoted, the goal being always to transfer it to a museum). Works selected for the award will be shown at JOYA International Jewelery Fair where a jury composed of professionals in the art and jewellery world will select the jewel awarded with the « Jury award ». The public attending to the Fair will vote and select a jewel which will win the “Public Award”.

- ALLIAGES staff will choose one or several jewels which will win the “ALLIAGES choice award”.

- The winner of the previous edition (Y-1) will not be able to be awarded in the same category. The artist winner of the Jury Award will be invited to be part of the Jury for the year after the award.

- The artists selected will have to provide 2 high definition pictures of the jewel selected: one picture with (total) white background and one picture with the jewel weared.

- The artists selected allow the Association ALLIAGES to reproduce any material provided in order to promote this event and for its archives/history in any form. The transfer of the reproduction right by the artist is non-exclusive, non-transferable, unlimited territory for distribution of reproductions.

- The decisions of the selection and the jury are irrevocable. If the artist does not perform steps in the due dates and/or delays, he/she may be excluded from the award and he/she can not pretend to any fee reimbursement. Any work can be excluded from the collection or the award at any moment if it does not fit to the award and collection conditions.

Deadline to submit the application: June 10th, 2016
Announcement of selected works for Final at JOYA: July 10th, 2016
Selected works received at the gallery: September 10th, 2016
Selected works shown at JOYA International Jewelery Fair: Sept. 29-30th & Oct. 1st 2016
Award at JOYA International Jewelery Fair: October 1st 2016

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Alliages Legacy 2016
Milo Lee Photography
"Sickness United" Necklace by Public & Jury Award Winner Sebastién Carré

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