Open Call for the Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition My Body. My Decision

Open call  /  06 Jan 2023  -  06 Apr 2023
Published: 05.01.2023
Ariel Lavian
Ariel Lavian
DEADLINE: 06/04/2023

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I feel like the world is moving toward radicalism and extremism place. People tell you how it is allowed to dress, ban abortions (Really???), LGBT rights (why is it still an issue?!), racism, you name it...
We, as a community, must not sit on the sidelines and remain silent!
Open Call for the contemporary jewelry exhibition My Body. My Decision. Professional and emerging artists from all countries and nationalities working in the field of jewelry are welcome to participate.

Entry criteria
Artworks must relate to the theme. Artists are invited to present 1 to a maximum of 3 artworks. Only digital images (jpg files, no more than 2MB each, resolution of min. 300 dpi) shall be accepted. The artist may freely present his vision of the theme. The artist has complete freedom in choosing the artwork's materials, mediums, and sizes. Jewels presented must be original, one-of-a-kind, and created within the last two years.
  • 1 to 3 finished pieces per artist.
  • Artworks should have been created within the last two years (2021-2023).
  • No modification nor add-up allowed after the submission and/or selection.
  • For each artwork, submit 2 (two) professional-quality photos of the artwork (clear background, front, back; JPG format 300x300 mm, minimum 300 dpi).
  • Photo captions (Word file) with the: Artist's name. Country Type of artwork. Title of the artwork. Year of creation. Size of the object: Height, width, depth, in millimetres. Materials. Credits (photograph, collectors, others).
  • Statement linked to the theme of max 250 words in English.
If the data sent is wrong or incomplete, the application will be cancelled.
All the above requirements must be met for the application to be accepted by the organizer.

How to apply?
Please send all requested materials:
  • Images (Image name: the artist's full name, ex. Yael Boon1, etc.) Photo captions (Word file)
  • Text up to 250 words (Word file)
  • Confirmation of Payment
  • Instagram account (ex. @Yaelboon)
To the email:
Please indicate in the email title your full name.

Application Fee
To be eligible for jurying, the artist must pay the application fee of 30&euro via PayPal. To the account:
The submission will not be accepted until the payment is received.
Upon selection: participation fee of 35€ + return of artworks shipping costs.
Key dates
Deadline for submitting applications: 06/04/23.
Notification of selected participants: The end of May 2023.

The artist candidates will be informed by email. The list of artists selected will be published on social media.
We appreciate all submissions and thank you for them, but only the selected artists will receive an email.

Shipment, Return, Customs, and Insurance
  • The arriving entries will be handled with the greatest possible care.
  • Artists are responsible for covering all expenses for sending and insuring their artworks.
  • All the shipping costs, including handling fees, customs, etc., should be borne by the entrants.
  • We do not accept parcels from couriers or forwarders that charge customs duties on delivery. (i.e., we do not accept any parcels for which the entrants do not bear all necessary transportation costs.)
  • The organizer will not bear any responsibility for accidents, damage, loss, or other problems that occur during the works transport to the submission venue.
  • The entrants may optionally apply for the appropriate insurance.
The arrival of the works:
Details will be provided in the acceptance email.
The works will be returned by EMS (Speed post).

Entrants hold all of the rights regarding the entered works; however, entrant agrees to the following:
  • The organizer reserves the right to exhibit the selected works and publish them in the official catalog and advertising paper.
  • The organizer reserves the rights regarding the use of photo images and the information on the entrants in advertising media, including social networking sites, regardless of print or electronic forms.
  • The organizer reserves the rights regarding the interpretation and quotes in lectures and similar events.
The organizer will not accept any questions regarding the results. In any of the following cases, entries will not be judged; Submission of incomplete documents, unpaid fee, if an entry is regarded as a fake design, customs duty is claimed from the organizer.

Time limit and closing date
The Call is open from January 06, 2023, to April 06, 2023. Any application received after it will not be accepted.

The organizer will be in charge of the entire exhibition (installation and supervision of the artworks) as well as of the advertising and publication of the artworks.
The organizer might be the link between artists and potential buyers, but no sale commission will be charged. The exhibited artworks may not be removed from the exhibition before the end of the event.
By applying to the Open Call, the artist agrees to the organizer's use of photographs of the art material provided, as well as any taken during the exhibition, to be used in different media outlets, such as the web, social media, catalogues, posters, magazines, video, etc. Assignment of the right of media reproduction granted by the artist is non-exclusive, non-transferable, and unlimited territory for the distribution of reproductions.
Participation in the Open Call does not involve any transfer of ownership of the artworks. All texts and photographs made available by the artist to the organizer are protected by copyright and remain the artist's exclusive property. Any distribution or other uses are prohibited apart from agreements established in writing. The artist will be credited in all communications managed by the organizer.
Cancellation and reimbursement
The organizer has the right to cancel participation based on false information or if the participant fails to comply with the criteria and dates specified. Cancellation by the participant holds a 100% penalty of the total value of the participation fee.
The organizer reserves the right to cancel the event, in which case the application fee will not be refunded; only the participation fee will be reimbursed.

Organizer: Ariel Lavian 

Please be aware that the exhibition is under construction, so there may be changes.