Open Call for Exhibition Beauty and Wonder, jewels

Open call  /  24 Jan 2020  -  24 Oct 2020
Published: 04.05.2020
Luis Acosta
Luis Acosta
DEADLINE: 24/10/2020
Luis Acosta. Necklace: Untitled, 2015. Six stitched layers of paper.. Luis Acosta
Necklace: Untitled, 2015
Six stitched layers of paper.
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When we talk about beauty, we talk about perceptions of an abstract notion that corresponds to an attribute granted more than anything by a remarkable harmony that causes positive sensations at the sensory level, which is also equivalent to an aesthetic quality or value. So, we talk about a subjective experience, which can vary not only from the eye of an observer to another but between cultures and times.
The wonder, the first step towards reflection and contemplation, is linked to the discovery of something unusual or the experience of an unusual situation. We say that we are wondered when an event causes us a certain emotional impact or a sense of strangeness. In this collection of jewels, harmony and perfection that inspire admiration and delight come together. Admiration for the unexpected or unthinkable find and delight for the pleasant to the intellect or the senses.

Following the experience acquired with Beyond Textile, jewelry made by 21 Argentine jewelry designers (presented in 5 European cities and one in Argentina), More than clogs and tulips ..., Dialogues from Holland(both) jewelry made by 20 Dutch jewelry designers(presented in 3 European cities), RED - BLACK, jewels, jewelry made by 21 Argentine jewelry designers (presented in 6 European cities), The strength of textile, jewels and Eloquence of paper, jewels, each one with 24 international contemporary jewelry designers (each one presented in 5 European cities), now emerges Beauty and Wonder, jewels.

About application and commission:
  • The postulated jewelry could be of any material and/or technique. As much as possible, neither gold nor silver (not exclusive). This is due to customs procedures if they arrive from outside of Europe.      
  • Between 4 and 8 pieces per artist will be selected. If during the exhibition they are sold, others can be added.
  • The price to the public for each submitted piece should not exceed € 400.
  • The commission of the galleries is 50% (e.g. a piece sold for € 120, the gallery and artist will get € 60 each).
  • Shipping costs, round trip, are paid by the artist, and the customs expenses if it causes(from non-European countries).
  • If the gallerists are interested in continuing to work with you, the contact will be directly set up.
Participation in the selection is free.

Please send the following materials to apply:
1. Main images of max. 8 pieces proposed for the call ( it can be one image for the whole piece and one detailed image). The photos must be sent as a compressed attachment or Wetransfer(please don't send them in a line in the email). The photos must be free of copyright.
2. Please rename the image as number + SURNAME + first name + type of the piece (e.g. 1ACOSTA Luis bracelet).
3. Link of your website, blog or Instagram.
4. A short description of the work (statement) and detail of the piece: material and technique. Retail price (in euros).
5. Your current CV.

All the material should be in English and if possible in Spanish as well.
Please send all the text content in a doc. Word (NOT PDF). The word should not be longer than 1/2 page in Arial 10 (the jewel itself is the most important).

Key dates:
24.10.2020 Entry deadline (by means of photos).
31.10.2020 List of selected artists announced.
12.12.2020 Deadline of submission of selected objects.

Please contact Luis Acosta for complete information:  or
For 2021, presentations of Beauty and Wonder, jewelry will be in these following galleries:

Mid-January to 20.02.2021
Popeye Loves Olive (Athens, Greece)

13.03.2021-23.04.2021; Apertura/opening: 13.04.2021
Galerie Caractère (Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

22.05 - 10.06.2021. Opening: 22.05.2021
Galería CONTEXT (Barcelona, Spain)
24.09 - 29.10.2021 Opening: 25.09.2021
Galería Autoría (Porto, Portugal)

End October to end November 2021
Galería Lalabeyou (Madrid, Spain)
More will be added to this roaming...