Open Call for Gioielli in Fermento Award 2018 8th Edition

Open call  /  20 Dec 2017  -  18 Feb 2018
Published: 20.12.2017
Open Call for Gioielli in Fermento Award 2018 8th Edition.
Villa Braghieri
Eliana Negroni
DEADLINE: 18/02/2018

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The 8th edition of International competition opens to all levels of jewellery artists under the theme Private Time and Social Interaction.
International Competition open to established and emerging artists and designers for an unreleased piece of jewellery inspired by the yearly specific theme.

Any kind of ornament for the human body (except clothing), made using any material or technique, will be accepted provided it can be worn. Each author will present one single work to be selected for competition. It can be a unique piece or a distinct piece set apart from a limited edition collection. Previously exhibited works, or works selected for any other competition, may not be submitted. The admission to the competition will be evaluated with the advice of the board of advisors, taking into high consideration:  original material and technique used, experimentation and project research, relevance to the theme, style balance, high quality detail in realization, wearable feature. 

With the registration of the Competition, the author states the work is originally made and not published before and no other own any copyright on it.

Key Dates:
18th of February, 2018: Last day of registration.
The end of February, 2018: Be ready to ship the work if you are from overseas.
31th of March, 2018: Last day to send the pictures and projects. (Students Only)
20th of March, 2018: the selected works must reach: Negroni Eliana C/o SPV Srl.
The end of May, 2018: Not selected work after the 2nd selection will be sent back.
15th of April, 2018: Selected names will be announced online.
13th of May, 2018: Exhibition opening and award ceremony.
27th of May, 2018: Last day to visit the exhibition at Villa Bragheri
30th of November, 2018: Availability for the travelling exhibition.

Entry registration:
- Online registration until  February.18th, 2018
- Mail to with photos and text attachments only (doc/txt / odt; caps lock text NOT accepted), preferably using / google drive
- Registration Fee (to be sent online by credit card or Paypal to
Entry data for publishing: please use online form only
- Title, materials, techniques, of entry English text (Italian translation optional)
- Concept description (no more than 500 characters) English text (Italian translation optional)
- Total dimensions of the work (cm) 

_ Gioielli in Fermento 2018 Award
Participation to JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair in October 2018
- the awarded artist will be reported in all communication concerning her/his participation in Joya Barcelona as   " Gioielli in Fermento 2018 awarded artist "
- the awarded work will be acquired by a private collection
- the awarded artists will provide a customization to the Gioielli in Fermento Award plaques of the following edition 

_ Gioielli in Fermento 2018 Award - Emerging Artist
The online publishing of the artist profile on network.  
_ Gioielli in Fermento 2018 special mentions
Special mentions might be assigned to the most interesting works 
_ Premio Città di Castel San Giovanni - Student Sections
  • Allievi/Learning Section: for students attending secondary art schools, craft schools or first level in any course of studies of art, jewellery design, gold/metalsmith, or equivalent techniques - student attendance to be confirmed by teacher/school and sent with submission).Applicants must not have taken part in previous editions of Gioielli in Fermento - professional section.Entry can be a design dossier (sketches, drawings, cad, prototypes) and or a finished workpiece - interpretation free or inspired by the annual theme (according to the actual call for entries). 
  • Master Degree Section: for students who graduated not before 2017 or attending a course of studies or master in art, jewellery design, gold/metalsmith, or equivalent techniques - student attendance to be confirmed by tutor/school and sent with submission).Applicants must not have taken part in previous editions of Gioielli in Fermento -professional section.Entry application should have same features, as for professional candidates (according to the actual call for entries).
The Student Awards will be assigned with the advice of AGC direction and the Jury committee, thanks to the City of Castel San Giovanni in collaboration with Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School in Florence and AGC Contemporary jewellery Italian association: A grant for a summer course at LAO-Florence. Free AGC membership with an online individual profile in the designer section. Official mentions to the institutions with a number of applications and selected students

Exhibition Opening and Award ceremony: 
Exhibition opening and the Award ceremony will take place on Sunday May 13th at 4pm at Villa Braghieri Albesani, Castel San Giovanni (Piacenza, Italy).

A catalogue of all the selected works will be published, as part of the Gioielli in Fermento #gallery books collection. The project has the patronage of the City of Castel San Giovanni and the Province of Piacenza Institutions. 

Suitable promotion of the project will be provided with the collaboration of Joya Art Jewellery Fair Barcelona, Klimt02 International Art Jewellery online network and AJF Art Jewelry Forum. 

A list of displayed pieces and values will be made available for public consultation, and reservations to buy will be communicated to the artists in question and settled by them directly at the end of the exhibition project. The travelling exhibition program of Gioielli in Fermento #gallery will involve the selected artists interested in taking part of the project and will be published online during the year on - -  and advertised as much as possible on the sector and institutional media.

First step of selection

Do not send more than required, more pictures might be requested later:
- Max n.3 photos of entry (high quality, neutral white background, 300 dpi, 3000x3000pixel resolution).
- n. 1  photo of the artist (at least 8x8cm. 300dpi) and/or n. 1  photo of your studio, atelier, tools.
- Signed personal Release Document (Liberatoria).
- Lecturer/school certification confirming student attendance (for submission to the Student Section).
- Notes concerning with your works, statement, CV (optional).
Your registration to the Competition gives the organization permission to publish the pictures you send for promotional purposes strictly connected to this event  "Gioielli in Fermento Fermenting Jewelry"

Second step of selection

Entry pieces: 
After the registration deadline, the organization will inform the artists about the admission to send the piece for the admission to Gioielli in Fermento 2018. The jury Committee will confirm by expressed communication about the admission to the competition after the real view of the received works.  The materials and works not selected will not be exhibited (it will be given notice to the author, and the work will be sent back together with a copy of the catalogue 2018 – by the end of May.  
Until March.20th the selected works must reach: Negroni Eliana C/o SPV Srl  - the address for delivery will be confirmed in the admission note.
The works must arrive inadequate packaging, reusable for return shipping, and if the sale is approved (in accordance with the procedures set out in the release document), the sender must provide a suitable container (the minimum size suitable) to deliver the work to the customer.  
About shipping:
Shipping including insurance and custom charges in both directions will be always at expense of participants  (shipping expenses for return charged to the receiver) Custom declaration (in case of): we recommend to declare “present” “samples” or “design for contest” for custom description and a small amount value (10 Euro)..

Registration fees  (22% tax included)   
Basic............................................ 70 €
Agc Member  .............................. 30 €
Student.................... ................... 30 € (Online registration followed by tutor/school certification of student attendance).
School/Groups  ........................... please contact: 
Registration fee covers the management of entries processing and selection. Moreover, whether selected or not, with all fees the registered artist will receive 1 copy of the Catalogue Gioielli in Fermento 2018 + 1 copy of the previous editions (according to availability).  
For non-corresponding fees, registration will be suspended till correct integration or, after the deadline, it will be cancelled without any refund. 

For Students Only: Pictures and projects may be sent until March.31st. Please read carefully online student section info.

By accepting the Release document and sending the entry, the participant allows the organization of Gioielli in Fermento/ Fermenting Jewelry to manage and eventually showcase the works for the current edition circuit (at last for 12 months).  
By April.15th selected names will be announced and list of admissions will be published online on the website
Please mind that pictures and information on the selected works in the competition will be revealed only after the opening of the exhibition, May the 13th - 4 pm.  
The selected works will be under Gioielli in Fermento availability until the end of the annual edition (at least till 30/11/2018). In the meanwhile, they could not apply for other award selections or exhibitions, without authorization as a special exception.  
The selected works will be provided with an original certificate of participation to the 2018 edition of the competition.  Therefore it is highly recommended for selected artists to quote "Gioielli in Fermento 2018 selected work"  in any caption wherever their piece is shown or published.