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Legnica International Jewellery Festival Silver Winners 2017

Award giving  /  20 May 2017
Published: 29.05.2017
Susanne Matsche. Necklace: Her New Underwear - a journey between genders, dedicated to P.X., 2017. Fine silver, sterling, silver chain. Filigree technique.. 7 x 5 x 3 cm. Awarded at: Identity: Jewellery Competition 2017. 1st Prize, Grand Prix of the Minister of Culture & National Heritage . Susanne Matsche
Necklace: Her New Underwear - a journey between genders, dedicated to P.X., 2017
Fine silver, sterling, silver chain. Filigree technique.
7 x 5 x 3 cm
Awarded at: Identity: Jewellery Competition 2017
1st Prize, Grand Prix of the Minister of Culture & National Heritage 
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Intro
The results of The Legnica International Jewellery Competititon 2017 are announced. The 4 Main Prizes were awarded to Susanne Matsche, Elena Gorbunova, Herman Hermsen and Tom Stöckl, the Special Prize went to Miriam Arentz. 

Artist list

Miriam Arentz, Ana Carolina Escobar, Elena Gorbunova, Herman Hermsen, Lucie Houdkova, Susanne Matsche, Daniel Michel, Michalina Owczarek, Andrzej Pacak, Tom Stöckl
Last weekend, on the 19th and 20th of May, the 38th Legnica Festival SILVER 2017 culminated. Organized since the late 1970's by the Gallery of Art in Legnica, the Festival is one of the biggest reviews of contemporary art jewellery in Europe and during its culmination Legnica becomes a mecca for jewellery makers and lovers from all over the country and a big part of the world.

During those 2 days vernissages of all 26 Festival exhibitions took place together with fringe events such as the enthronement of Golden Finger - symbol of the Festival, a concert and popular science seminar. The exhibitions show over 1,800 objects of contemporary jewellery and design made by more than 500 artists from 50 countries. Many authors of avant-garde jewellery from Chile, Germany, Poland, USA, Italy and other countries were present at the vernissages. Most exhibitions remain open till June 11th.

The main event of the Festival is the 26th International Jewellery Competition IDENTITY. This year a record number of 603 works were submitted by 307 designers from 41 countries. The winners were announced and awarded prizes on Saturday evening in the Old Townhall. The international jury consisting of Doris Maninger, Sophie Hanagarth, Kim Buck, Arek Wolski and Slawomir Fijalkowski awarded the following prizes:

1st Prize (Grand Prix of the Minister of Culture & National Heritage) - Susanne Matsche (Germany)
2nd Prize (the Award of the Marshall of Lower Silesia Province) - Elena Gorbunova (Russia)
3rd Prize (the Award of the Mayor of the City of Legnica) - Herman Hermsen (the Netherlands)
4th Prize (the Award of the Gallery of Art in Legnica) - Tom Stöckl (Germany)
Special Prize (Silver Spur) - Miriam Arentz (Germany)


Apart from that the following artists were awarded prizes and honourable mentions by various art-related institutions and organizations:

Lucie Houdkova (Czech Republic) - Inhorgenta Munich Fair Award.
Andrzej Pacak (Poland / United Kingdom) - Polish Jewellery Company Award.
Ana Carolina Escobar (Colombia / France) and Kim Ji Young (South Korea) - Honourable Mentions of the Director of the Gallery of Art in Legnica.
Herman Hermsen (the Netherlands) - Honourable Mention of the Goldsmithing Artists’ Association.
Daniel Michel (Germany) - Honourable Mention of Pica Pica blog.
Michalina Owczarek (Poland) - Honourable Mention of the International Amber Association.


The Festival organizers thank all the participants, guests and everybody involved in the organization of this event for making Legnica breath SILVER again - for the 38th time already.
 
Elena Gorbunova. Brooch: Self-Portrait, 2017. Plastic, glass, steel. 8 x 8 x 1 cm. Awarded at: Identity: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2017. 2nd Prize, the Award of the Marshall of Lower Silesia Province. Elena Gorbunova
Brooch: Self-Portrait, 2017
Plastic, glass, steel
8 x 8 x 1 cm
Awarded at: Identity: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2017
2nd Prize, the Award of the Marshall of Lower Silesia Province
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Herman Hermsen. Brooch: Adored, 2016. Photo print on aluminium, silver mirror, wood, steel needles. 6 x 8 cm. Awarded at: Identity: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2017. 3rd Prize, the Award of the Mayor of the City of Legnica. Herman Hermsen
Brooch: Adored, 2016
Photo print on aluminium, silver mirror, wood, steel needles
6 x 8 cm
Awarded at: Identity: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2017
3rd Prize, the Award of the Mayor of the City of Legnica
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Tim Stöckl. Brooch: Der Idiot, Die Weisheit & Intellektuelle Luftüberlegenheit, 2016. Resin casted, steel, magnetic brooch element. Awarded at: Identity: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2017. 3 Brooches
. 4th Prize, the Award of the Gallery of Art in Legnica. Tim Stöckl
Brooch: Der Idiot, Die Weisheit & Intellektuelle Luftüberlegenheit, 2016
Resin casted, steel, magnetic brooch element
Awarded at: Identity: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2017
3 Brooches
4th Prize, the Award of the Gallery of Art in Legnica
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Miriam Arentz. Necklace: Ich bin Deutsch (German sentence ‘I am German’ written with Arabic letters), 2017. Silver, sewn by hand, soldered. 50 cm. Awarded at: Identity: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2017. Special Prize, Silver Spur. Miriam Arentz
Necklace: Ich bin Deutsch (German sentence ‘I am German’ written with Arabic letters), 2017
Silver, sewn by hand, soldered
50 cm
Awarded at: Identity: Legnica International Jewellery Competition 2017
Special Prize, Silver Spur
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