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Open Call for Autor 2023

Open call  /  23 Jan 2023  -  15 Mar 2023
Published: 23.01.2023
Open Call for Autor 2023.
Bucarest
Management:
Dan Piersinaru
DEADLINE: 15/03/2023
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Intro
Established in 2009, AUTOR International Jewelry Fair is pleased to announce its 20th-anniversary edition on 6-7 May in Bucharest, Romania. AUTOR is a fair and active platform that encourages and creates a dialogue between creative jewellers and their public. AUTOR's mission is to send artistic expressions with emotional value into the world, contributing to open, warm and honest public meetings with jewellery. The aim of AUTOR is to promote, position and support the sale of contemporary jewellery on a national and international level.
 
The last edition of AUTOR International Jewelry Fair showcased over fifty jewelery collections from all over the world and received great praise from over 3000 people over the course of two days.

Contributing to the full AUTOR Fair 2022 experience was a cumulus of different events under the concept: I LIKE JEWELRY and JEWELRY LIKES ME. In partnership with Goethe Institut Bukarest we’ve put in place a unique exhibition inspired by and dedicated to the artist Joseph Beuys, curated by Dan Pierșinaru with a focus on the relation between jewelry and the human body as seen through the performing arts. Furthermore, two workshops were held in Bucharest by renowned international jewelry artist Melanie Isverding (Material Narratives ) and Gisbert Stach (In the Force Field of the Seeker). AUTOR Magazine also launched its 7th issue at AUTOR Fair, under the theme of Ordinary/ Extraordinary & Failure in jewelry making a comeback after three years. Finally, we were delighted to be able to host the opening exhibitions, welcoming cocktails, coaching sessions, conferences and one fun after party to wrap up all the emotions and new encounters born within the fair experience.

The 20th AUTOR Fair anniversary edition will take place on 6-7 May, in the heart of Bucharest, the capital of Romania. Applications are now open until the 15th of March.


How to apply:
> Eligible to participate at AUTOR Fair, from all over the world – any country or nationality:

✦  artists and collectives, as jewelry professionals from creative contemporary jewelry.
✦  galleries.
✦  schools.
✦  curators.


The selection process:
> An international jury will select the participating in AUTOR 2023, based on the following general criteria:
✦  submission of a collection presented for the first time at AUTOR Fair in Bucharest.
✦  originality (we are looking for a body of work that reflects a personal vision).
✦  concepts (powerful ideas, coherence/unity of the works).
✦  alignment with the contemporary jewelry principles (meaningful/statement pieces).
✦  innovative use of materials, excellent techniques and crafts.

The Jury:
- Sofia Björkman - jewelry artist and founder of Gallery Platina in Stockholm.
- Caroline Broadhead - jewelry artist, professor and former Programme Leader and Course Leader, BA Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins, London.
- Niki Stylianou - jewelry artis and jewelry coach, co-founder Athens Jewlery Week.
- Katharina Dettar - jewelry artist, lecturer at BA Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins, London.
- Dan Pierșinaru – visual artist, founder and director of AUTOR Platform for Contemporary Jewelry.

Participation fees:

- Individual basic artist fee starts from 450 Euro;
Included: the stand (white jewelry table support 125×68 cm & 90 cm high and chair); branded tag with the artist name; 3 invitations to the fair; branded tote bag with the latest issue of AUTOR Magazine; free access to the Welcoming Cocktail Party, the getting together conference and the AUTOR after PARTY; exposure to an attractive clientele online and offline; direct interaction with the buying public (approx. 3000 people in two days); networking opportunities with specialists in the field; promotion on AUTOR media channels before & after the event.

- Collectives I – max. 3 people – 1200 Euro
- Collectives II – max. 5 people – 1500 Euro
Included:  the stand (table support size TBC and chairs); branded tag with the artist name; 3 invitations to the fair; branded tote bag with the latest issue of AUTOR Magazine; free access to the Welcoming Cocktail Party, the getting together conference and the AUTOR after PARTY; exposure to an attractive clientele online and offline; direct interaction with the buying public (approx. 3000 people in two days); networking opportunities with specialists in the field; promotion on AUTOR media channels before & after the event.


Award opportunities:
- AUTOR AWESOME Award (AAA) ➜ Is the highest honour offered within AUTOR and is given to the designer who will become FOCUS ARTIST in the 2024 edition.
- Contemporania Award (ex JOYA BARCELONA Award) ➜ Offers the winner participation in the Contemporania High Craftsmanship Fair Barcelona, 2024 edition.
- ALCHIMIA SCHOOL Award ➜ The award provides tuition for a two-week course in the workshops of the renowned school in Florence, to help talented designers fulfill their dream of becoming professional artists.
- The PUBLIC Choice Award ➜ validates the most loved jewelery artist, by the visitors, in the two days of the fair.

AUTOR actively contributes to the contemporary jewelry family, welcoming all fellow passionate people. Beyond its role as intermediator between jewelry artists and jewelry wearers, AUTOR is a community always ready to offer quality, authenticity and uniqueness.
 
Bracelet Valdis Broze, winner of AUTOR Award @ Joya Barcelona 2019..
Bracelet Valdis Broze, winner of AUTOR Award @ Joya Barcelona 2019.

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Selection of rings by Lena Yastreb..
Selection of rings by Lena Yastreb.

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Lena Yastreb and Dan Piersinaru in a capsule collection by fashion designer Marius Musat for AUTOR 2022..
Lena Yastreb and Dan Piersinaru in a capsule collection by fashion designer Marius Musat for AUTOR 2022.

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Day one at AUTOR fair 2022 at Oscar Maugsch Palace..
Day one at AUTOR fair 2022 at Oscar Maugsch Palace.

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Day two at AUTOR fair 2022 at Oscar Maugsch Palace..
Day two at AUTOR fair 2022 at Oscar Maugsch Palace.

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AUTOR Trophies for the awarded artists..
AUTOR Trophies for the awarded artists.

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Dan Piersinaru, Cleopatra Cosulet - CONTEMPORANIA Award winner & Paulo Ribeiro..
Dan Piersinaru, Cleopatra Cosulet - CONTEMPORANIA Award winner & Paulo Ribeiro.

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Awards recepients from left to right: Cleopatra Cosulet, Mihaela Caravan, Simeon Shomov, Lavinia Bo, Rita Martinez & Valdis Broze (Focus Artist AUTOR 2023) + Jury of AUTOR 2022: Niki Stylianou, Paulo Ribeiro & Dan.
Awards recepients from left to right: Cleopatra Cosulet, Mihaela Caravan, Simeon Shomov, Lavinia Bo, Rita Martinez & Valdis Broze (Focus Artist AUTOR 2023) + Jury of AUTOR 2022: Niki Stylianou, Paulo Ribeiro & Dan

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