Gioielli in Fermento 2013 - Premio Torre Fornello III edition

Award  /  12 May 2013  -  30 May 2013
Published: 20.02.2013
Gioielli in Fermento 2013 - Premio Torre Fornello III edition.
Torre Fornello Vineyard
Eliana Negroni
DEADLINE: 15/04/2013

If you replace the word chef with designer and cooking with jewellery, you get the spirit of the award Gioielli in Fermento 2013. Deadline April 15th.
Contemporary jewellery exhibition at Torre Fornello Vineyard, Fornello di Ziano Piacentino, Italian Wine District, Italy. This competition is open to designers, artists, goldsmiths and handcrafters, for contemporary jewellery inspired by the following theme:
The sense of taste

Seeking for flavours: great skill in combining and refinement like wine aging in barriques, like a dish consisting of a perfect harmony of flavours, colours and scents, to wear a unique piece of jewellery speaks to us of the same feeling.

Torre Fornello Award 2013 in collaboration with Joya Barcelona:

During the exhibition opening " Gioielli in Fermento" which will take place in The Vineyard of Arts at Torre Fornello (Fornello di Ziano P. near Piacenza, Emilia Romagna Italy) May 12th 2013, the prize will go to the best two works the Jury reputes the most interesting for their originality and relevance to the theme, special attention will be paid to high definition and details in the realization of a contemporary object as an ornament for the body.

Selection admitted works:
Any kind of ornament for the human body, made using any material or technique, will be accepted provided it can be worn. Each author may present up to 3 works grouped together in a single entry. The admission to the competition will be evalueted in collaboration with Joya Barcelona organization, taking into high consideration: original material and technique used, experimentation and project research, relevance to the theme, style balance, high quality realization details, wearability.

Two individual participations as exhibitor to the internetional fair Joya Barcelona - Semana de la Joyeria Contemporanea at FAD, Plaza dels Angels, Barcelona (2013 edition held on 17-18-19th October 2013 -

The Jury:
The Torre Fornello Award will be assigned by the Jury invited by Mr Enrico Sgorbati, owner of Torre Fornello, and composed of various professionals with great skill and sensibility from the Italian jewellery scene in order to ensure the qualitative level that has distinguished all the projects of the Torre Fornello Vineyard of Arts permanent collection over the past ten years. The Jury committee will be announced with the publication on the website and the Facebook page Gioielli in Fermento

Show Curator: Eliana Negroni, T. 335 8083039

Facebook page: Esposizione Gioielli in fermento

Twitter: @Jewelsinferment

In collaboration with: AGC Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo and JOYA Barcelona International Jewellery Week.

Dates and price

Online registration and submission deadline April 15, 2013.

The application is to be sent by mail along with a reciept of the payment fee to

Application should include:
1. Entry form (privacy code on requested data - Italian Law n.196/2003 - privacy)
2. A few notes about your CV
3. Website links concerning with Your works

Information for catalogue publication:
4. Title, materials, techniques, of entry - english and/or castillan text
5. Concept description (no more than 600 characters) - english an/or castillan text
6. Total dimensions of the work
7. Photos of entry (neutral white background, jpg file format, 300 dpi, minimum dimensions 15x15 cm)
8. A photo of the artist (min. 5x5cm 300dpi)
9. Signed personal Release Document

Your subscription to the Competition gives the organization permission to publish the picturesyou send for promotional purposes strictly connected to this event "Gioielli in fermento /Jewels in ferment".

Entry Pieces and participation fee:
After subscriptions deadline, the organization will inform to the artists admitted to Gioielli in Fermento 2013 Award and the list of admissions will be published online too on the website. The admitted artists should then settle the participation fee (the fee covers exhibition organization and catalogue production per artist) as follows:
Euro 70 tax included by bank transfer (or Euro 74 tax included via paypal to

Deadline for selected works:
Selected works must arrive to Negroni Eliana C/o SPV Srl - via Liguria 2 - 20098 San Giuliano Milanese - MI (Italy) by May 3rd. Shipping including insurance in both directions will be at expense of participants (shipping expenses for return charged to the receiver).

Exhibition Opening and Award cerimony:

Exhibition opening and the Award cerimony will take place on Sunday May 12th 5 p.m. in The Vineyard of Arts at Torre Fornello (Fornello di Ziano P. near Piacenza, Emilia Romagna Italy). The exhibition will be open until May 31st.