Open call  /  Exhibiting  /  13 Sep 2017  -  19 Oct 2017
Published: 13.09.2017
Juan Riusech
DEADLINE: 19/10/2017

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First of all, Chaos came spontaneously into being. But then came the broad-breasted Earth. She is ever the steadfast abode for those immortals who live on the peak of snowcapped Olympus. Then came the Underworld, underneath the ground’s wide path.Then came the Desire, who is the most beautiful of the immortal gods. She loosens limbs. For all gods, for all humans, heartfelt Desire subdues even earnest intent and careful deliberation. / Hesiod, Theogony 116–122

Extended deadline: 19th October 2017
Last edition selected artists:
Rodrigo Acosta, Margarita Alonso, Kristin Beeler, Rosa Borredá, Ludmilla Buga, Isabelle Busnel, Sébastien Carré, Xenia Deimezi, Martina Dempf, Emmanuelle Durand, Heidemarie Herb, Eero Hintsanen, Anke Huyben, Victoria Ioannidou, Michelle Kraemer,  Selma Leal, Helmi Lindblom-Saastamoinen, Nanna Melland, Lucy Morrow, Ana Garcia Moya, Viktoria Münzker Ferus, Wiebke Pandikow,  Mabel Pena, Izabella Petrut, Juan Riusech, Philip Sajet, Mar Sanchez, Nicole Schuster, Gabriela Secarea Hebe Argentieri, Sònia Serrano, Nadine Smith, Sergio & Stefano Spivach, Claudia Steiner, Eleanor Symms, Ching-Ting Yang, Chen Ying, Caterina Zanca.


1. Purpose / Theme
ASSOCIATION ALLIAGES (Contemporary Art Jewelery, non-profit organization) organizes an exhibition to be hold in December 2017 – January 2018 (*) at ALLIAGES gallery in Lille (France) and during Schmuch 2018 event (March 7-10th, 2018). The exhibition theme is “Chaos” and each artist may submit his/her own vision of the subject.

2. Application / Submission deadline and fee / Selection criteria / Entry criteria
  • Application: Artists working in Contemporary Art Jewelery can apply for this exhibition with a maximum of 3 finished works (works sent in the application form are those that will be exposed, drafts are not accepted). Applications must imperatively be sent via the dedicated form on the ALLIAGES website and will contain all requested data. Other ways to submit will not be taken into consideration. If data sent is wrong or incomplete, the application will be canceled.

    1. Please submit the following information in the following formats:
    - Two different views of each work are mandatory (brooches & pendants: front & back).Pictures can be in any format (1:1 or 4/3), about 1500-2000px/side, 75dpi, jpeg|jpg extension.
    - The maximum size for each picture is 500kb. Over this size, upload form will give an error and pictures will not be uploaded. You can use a software like Photoshop, Gimp, iPhoto, etc ... to work the file in order to fit format, size and weight. 
    - Rename the pics this way: your name-title_x where x is the order number. Do not use spaces in the filename, use dash or underscore instead. 
    - Pics not having good naming will not be good and proposals related will be discarded.
    Read these tips for the images formats

    2. Captions for this work, max 500 characters, in English:
    - The caption must have next information as follows.
    - line 1: jewel type, title, year.
    - line 2: materials used, dimensions (specify Unit of Measure).
    - line 3: techniques used.
    - line 4: name photographer/© picture (if any).
  • Submission deadline and fee: Deadline to apply is Thursday October 19th 2017, midnight. Applications sent after the deadline will not be accepted. Only one application per artist will be accepted (first application sent). A fee of 10 (ten) € will be requested for the application (1 to 3 works) when application sent up to October 15th. A fee of 15 (fifteen) € will be requested if the application is sent on October 16-19th.
  • Selection criteria: Applications will be selected for October 22nd, 2017 and artist candidates will be informed of the curator’s choice by email. The selected works will be displayed at the gallery managed by ALLIAGES, in Lille (France) and in Schmuck 2018 event. The curators of this exhibition are Juan Riusech (contemporary art jeweler, curator and founder of ALLIAGES) and Jorge Manilla (contemporary art jeweler, curator and teacher).
  • Entry criteria: The artist may present freely his vision of the theme. Free choice of media/materials/size for the jewels. Works presented must be original, one-of-a-kind and created within the last 2 years and never showed before at the ALLIAGES gallery or in Schmuck. Up to 3 artworks can be submitted by each artist. Works can be to sell or only to show (not for sale).

3. Exhibition fee
The selected artists will pay a participation fee of 65 (sixty-five) Euros to participate in both events, Lille & Munich (why to pay). This amount will include the membership to the organization during the time of the exhibition. Any delay in the payment implies the exclusion of the artist from the exhibition. The artist will pay 15% of sales for the fixed costs of the association. All taxes or bank charges for this payment will be at the artist’s charge.

4. Works presented / Transport
The selected artworks must be delivered at least 10 days before the opening (*). Works received after this deadline might not be presented. ARTISTS have total freedom to make their artwork, however organizers may refuse to show the artworks if they are displaced in their message (e.g. discrimination, racism, hate, etc …), are detrimental to the image of association, the quality of execution is deemed insufficient or if works sent are not those presented in the application.
  • Delivery: The artists will send or drop the artworks to their costs, including all kind of taxes and fees (ex. custom taxes). Parcel weight cannot exceed 4kg.
  • Returns: Returns will be done using the original packaging sent by the ARTIST and via “La Poste” French mail-post, not insured and no declared value, with tracking service. The full cost of return is at ARTIST charge, including all kind of taxes (ex. custom taxes) or expenses. The ARTIST can always recover his artwork at ALLIAGES headquarters (at his/her expense) or send his/her own carrier.The organizers do not assume any liability or responsibility during transport of works (both ways).

5. Responsibilities
As a member, the ARTIST will be covered under the terms of the insurance contract of organizer during the duration of the exhibition. All transportations will not be covered by organizer insurance. The ARTIST can have his own insurance. ARTIST will respect the Internal Rules of ALLIAGES.

6. Consent
Selection decisions are irrevocable. ARTIST allows ALLIAGES to reproduce all media and data sent for the purpose of promoting of the exhibition and its archives, in any form. Assignment of the right of media reproduction granted by the ARTIST is non-exclusive, non-transferable, unlimited territory for the distribution of reproductions.

7. Miscellaneous
Communication between the organizers and ARTISTS will be in English. The ARTIST approves the exhibition conditions by simply sending his/her application.

(*) Dates schedule will be sent to the selected artists.

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