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Open Call for Amberif Design Award 2022

Open call  /  29 Oct 2021  -  01 Feb 2022
Published: 29.10.2021
Open Call for Amberif Design Award 2022.
Gdansk International Fair Co
Curator:
Barbara Schmidt
Management:
Sławomir Fijałkowski
DEADLINE: 01/02/2022
Application
  • Only natural amber is permitted to be used. However, Participants have a complete freedom of choosing the other materials.
  • The Competition is open and free of charge for all designers, artists and craftspeople.
  • Only digital pictures (jpg file - 300 dpi) shall be accepted in the form of a design executed in any graphic technique: drawing, rendering, visualisation or photographs of a finished prototype or model.

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Intro
The goal and the objective of the Competition is to promote amber as a source of artistic expression. The competition's aim is the design of an original, artistic piece of jewellery with amber, inspired by the topic of this year.
 
We cordially invite you to take part in the next edition of the International Competition for the Design of Jewellery with Amber Amberif Design Award 2022.
The topic of this edition is: Amber as a Reward!

When artists create jewelry, they often use their skills to reward also themselves. Because the transformation of your material often results in pure joy: joy in making, their hands´ virtuosity, the skilled use of tools and sovereignty over their design decisions. The wearers also reward themselves, illustrate their lives with symbols and show their point of view when wearing the jewellery. The viewer is rewarded in the perception of beauty and spirit - and the opportunity to use jewelry as a point of contact for a conversation with the wearer.
In this triangular relationship, jewelry, and especially amber as a material, has played a major role for thousands of years. The material properties of Amber suit artists when making the pieces. The color spectrum of amber flatters the wearer and rewards them with a warm look. And Amber has always erwarte the viewer's courage to dare something.
Use Amber as a jewellery material in a rewarding creative way for this triangular relationship between making, wearing and viewing.

/ Barbara Schmidt, curator of the contest

Only natural amber is permitted to be used. However, Participants have a complete freedom of choosing the other materials.
The Competition is open and free of charge for  all designers, artists and craftspeople.
Only digital pictures (jpg file - 300 dpi) shall be accepted in the form of a design executed in any graphic technique: drawing, rendering, visualisation or photographs of a finished prototype or model.

Prizes to be awarded:
  • The Mayor of the City of Gdańsk Prize: PLN 10,000 (2150 €).
  • Joint prizes:
    - The Amber Prize awarded by the International Amber Association - 1 kg of Amber.
    - The Silver Prize - 1 kg of Silver.
The Organiser may award additional prizes.
 
Deadline for entries: 01.02.2022


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More information on Amberif

Organiser: Gdańsk International Fair Co.

Contact with the competition Office:
Sylwia Klofczynska – Secretary; ada@mtgsa.com.pl, + 48 58 554 93 38.
Barbara Schmidt – ADA curator; bs@barbara-schmidt-schmuck.de
Sławomir Fijałkowski – AMBERIF Project Curator;  slawomir.fijalkowski@mtgsa.com.pl
 
Ninfa Salerno. Brooch: Survived, 2021. Resin base, eyes of amber, glass nose, mouth in methacrylate.. Ø 6 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Fabio Bressanello. Awarded at: Amberif Design Award Winners 2021. Ninfa Salerno
Brooch: Survived, 2021
Resin base, eyes of amber, glass nose, mouth in methacrylate.
Ø 6 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Fabio Bressanello
Awarded at: Amberif Design Award Winners 2021
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Sława Tchórzewska. Brooch: Bąbelek, 2021. Glass fabrics, nothing, wires, Baltic amber (levitating), acrylic paints.. 8 x 3.5 x 16 cm. From series: Amberif Design Award Winners 2021. The bubbles are empty inside - the work weighs 41,70 gram.. Sława Tchórzewska
Brooch: Bąbelek, 2021
Glass fabrics, nothing, wires, Baltic amber (levitating), acrylic paints.
8 x 3.5 x 16 cm
From series: Amberif Design Award Winners 2021
The bubbles are empty inside - the work weighs 41,70 gram.
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Mylene Auquiere. Brooch: Amber Parcel Papers, 2021. Silver, amber, stainless steel pin.. 4.8 x 4.8 cm, 4.8 x 7 cm. Photo by: Mylene Auquiere. Awarded at: Amberif Design Award Winners 2021. Mylene Auquiere
Brooch: Amber Parcel Papers, 2021
Silver, amber, stainless steel pin.
4.8 x 4.8 cm, 4.8 x 7 cm
Photo by: Mylene Auquiere
Awarded at: Amberif Design Award Winners 2021
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I-Chia Huang. Necklace: Warm Current, 2021. Copper, alloy, amber, enamel, rope.. 9 x 5 x 1 cm. Photo by: I-Chia Huang. I-Chia Huang
Necklace: Warm Current, 2021
Copper, alloy, amber, enamel, rope.
9 x 5 x 1 cm
Photo by: I-Chia Huang
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Dorota Paruznik. Brooch: on point!, 2021. Amber, blood powder, resin, silver, steel.. 7.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 cm. Photo by: Dorota Paruznik. Dorota Paruznik
Brooch: on point!, 2021
Amber, blood powder, resin, silver, steel.
7.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 cm
Photo by: Dorota Paruznik
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Ulrich Reithofer. Brooch: Perfect Matches, 2021. Carved amber, sanded camelbone, engraved brass, folded shibuchi-silver.. 6 x 3 x 2 cm. Photo by: Biljana Klekachkoska. Ulrich Reithofer
Brooch: Perfect Matches, 2021
Carved amber, sanded camelbone, engraved brass, folded shibuchi-silver.
6 x 3 x 2 cm
Photo by: Biljana Klekachkoska
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