(Lost) Paradises

Open call  /  Exhibiting  /  19 Sep 2016  -  09 Oct 2017
Published: 18.09.2016
(Lost) Paradises.
Juan Riusech
DEADLINE: 09/10/2016

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Are you an artist in the areas of contemporary jewelery, ceramics or glass?

You can apply to participate at the exhibition that will be on show from 12 December 2016 to 31 January 2017 at Alliages Gallery, Lille, France.

The theme for this exhibition will be (Lost) Paradises: Artificial paradise, inanimate paradise, lost paradise …Where is your paradise ?

Please submit the following information in the following formats.
1. 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. 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 : yourname-title_x where x is the order number. Do not use espaces in the filename, use dash or underscore instead. Pics not having good naming will not be good and proposals related will be discarted.

Read these tips for the images formats

2. Captions for the works, max 500 characters, in English.
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)


1. Application:
Artists working in Contemporary Jewelery, Ceramic or Glass 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. No group submissions will only be accepted. If data sent is wrong or incomplete, application will be canceled.

2. Submission Deadline & Fee:
Deadline to apply is October 9th 2016, 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).

3. Selection:
Applications will be selected for October 20th 2016 and artist candidates will be informed of the curator choice by email. The selected works will be displayed at the gallery managed by ALLIAGES, in Lille (France). The selection will be done by Juan Riusech (contemporary jewelery creator, curator and founder of ALLIAGES).

4. 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, created within the last 2 years and never showed before at the ALLIAGES gallery or in the region. Up to 3 artworks can be submitted by each artist. Works can be to sell or only to show (not for sale).

5. Exhibition Fee:
The selected artists are required to pay a participation fee of 30 (thirty) Euros (why to pay). This amount includes 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.

6. 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, if the quality of execution is deemed insufficient or if works sent are not those presented in the application. The artists will send or drop the artworks to their costs (including all kind of taxes and fees, like possible toll taxes.).

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).

7. Responsibilities:
ARTIST will be covered under the terms of the insurance contract of organizer during the duration of the exhibition. Transport in both ways will not be covered by organizer insurance. The ARTIST can have his own insurance. ARTIST will respect the Internal Rules of ALLIAGES.

8. 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.

9. Miscellaeous:
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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