Call for Artists: Ferrous

Open call  /  30 Aug 2012  -  01 Oct 2012
Published: 30.08.2012
Velvet da Vinci Gallery and crafthaus (online)
DEADLINE: 01/10/2012

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Ferrous”- A Cooperative Exhibition between Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, SF and crafthaus. Open to everyone. Crafthaus membership NOT required!! International entries are welcome.
Ferrous - Steel, iron and pig iron: materials used by mankind for thousands of years. The Chinese were already making pig iron by the late Zhou Dynasty (1122-256 BC) and the usage of iron (Berlin Iron) in jewelry has been well documented. 

Velvet Da Vinci Gallery and crafthaus are joining forces to create a new exhibition of jewelry that brings ferrous materials into the contemporary realm. We are looking for artists from all countries who create jewelry in ferrous materials (iron, steel, stainless steel and other iron alloys) or incorporate ferrous elements into their jewelry work.

There will be a catalog of the exhibition produced by Velvet Da Vinci with an essay by Jillian Moore. All participating artists will receive a complimentary copy. Additional copies can be purchased via the gallery.

Elizabeth Shypertt, Velvet Da Vinci
Mike Holmes, Velvet da Vinci
Brigitte Martin, crafthaus 

Jurying Fee: $35 payable via paypal

October 1, 2012:
(1) Submit via email up to 5 high resolution images and the submission form to .
(2) Send $35 entry fee via to: Reference your name and “FERROUS exhibition” in the subject line or during checkout. You can also pay directly via the above link.

November 1, 2012: Artist notification via email.
February 1, 2013: Deadline. Shipment/deliver of work to VdV gallery.
March 6 - April 6, 2013: Simultaneous exhibition at Velvet da Vinci Gallery and on crafthaus as an online exhibition.
March 8, 2013: Opening reception at Velvet da Vinci Gallery.
After April 9, 2013: VDV begins return arrangements for unsold work. 

Consignment agreement:
The selected artists will enter into a consignment agreement with VDV, all sales and shipment arrangements are handled between Velvet da Vinci and the artists directly. A contract will be mailed to the artist as soon as the work has arrived at the gallery.

Shipping and Insurance:
The artist is responsible for shipping/delivering the work to Velvet Da Vinci by the February 1, 2013 deadline. Velvet da Vinci insures the work from the point it is received at the gallery and until it leaves the premises. Return shipment (to one location) will be arranged by and paid for by Velvet da Vinci.

VDV and crafthaus reserve the right to reproduce images supplied by the artist of the artist’s work in all promotions for the exhibition, online, for the crafthaus online exhibition and in a catalog published by VDV. By submitting images for jurying, the artist consents to having the images used for these purposes.

Contact Info/Delivery Address:
Velvet da Vinci Gallery
2015 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109