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Open Call for Gioielli in Fermento Award 2019 9th edition

Open call  /  GioielliInFermento2019  /  30 Dec 2018  -  22 Feb 2019
Published: 31.12.2018
Open Call for Gioielli in Fermento Award 2019 9th edition.
Villa Braghieri
Management:
Eliana Negroni
DEADLINE: 22/02/2019
Application

Please use online form only and send:
- 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).


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Intro
The city of Castel San Giovanni (Piacenza) in collaboration with AGC Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo, will host the 2019 Edition of the contemporary jewellery competition linked to the cultural and artistic context of Val Tidone region that extends every year to an international dimension of its audience of passionate and experts in the field of research in jewellery. In addition to the professional/emerging category, two student sections have been set, to involve institutes for art education and jewellery schools based all over the world which would offer an interesting view to younger students and undergraduates looking for further in-depth experiences (learning and master degree sections).
Searching for quality.
Artistic research is a free expression, shared as well in the contemporary debate around ornaments. This goes with a clear condition: the pursuit of quality in experimental jewellery rewards with recognition and appreciation by the public.

In a blind tasting, different palates agree on the finest characteristics according to what they feel. The quality of the tasting dominates radically on the individual tastes and shows an objective acknowledgement. An excellent wine will register a number of decisive preferences, much larger and shared 
than the number of all single visions.

The theme to be addressed within Gioielli in Fermento 2019, draws inspiration from this further element of observation coming from the world of wine: the unquestionable role of the quality factor.


Actually, there are more and more opportunities for comparison, judgement and critique concerning the product of professional wine-makers: global competitions, highest pairing challenges, international events, tastings among enthusiasts, expert reports. Everywhere the tension to the best expression of the qualitative characteristics is crucial and goes to fulfil the final result.

I am sure that those who are involved in arts perceive the same tension in measuring themselves against the outside world. The projects like Gioielli in Fermento introduce the challenge through confrontation and here I would like to highlight the ways to search for quality that makes work really accomplished.

Beyond free artistic expression and investigation of a theme, I would like to lead a reflection on the current uniqueness that summarizes all the elements for evaluation (**) and turns an artistic intuition or a design project into an appreciated and
desired object. The issue is to identify where a balance in qualitative terms is placed today.

Therefore, getting on with the connection between wine and art jewellery, a hypothetical tasting will be evoked, with the authentic contribution of the works selected by the jury and exhibited in the next collection.

As for the past years, the main focus of the competition is still inspired by the chemical phenomenon of fermentation as a metaphor to underline the evolutionary aspect of contemporary experimental jewellery, a crossroads between individual research paths and international collective atmospheres. A piece of jewellery is the result of a pure fermenting process.

Artists will present a body ornament (***) facing the issue of quality according to their own inspiration. The unquestionable choice of the jury will respect the essence of the work and its consistency within the collection that will be put on display for Gioielli in Fermento 2019.

/ Eliana Negroni

(*) unreleased: unprecedented work – the award will be contingent upon the distinguishing factor of the work to be new, never seen or published before 
(**) elements for evaluation: a balanced combination of concept, form, individual character, harmony with the body, structure, freshness in use or accuracy of making techniques
(***) body ornament: necklace, pendant, brooch, ring, earrings, other wearable ornaments (clothing excluded)



Key Dates:
22nd of February, 2019: Main deadline for emerging and professional designers/artists.
By the end of February 2019: Be ready to ship the work if you are from overseas.
22nd of March, 2019: The selected works must reach: Negroni Eliana C/o SPV Srl.
31th of March, 2019: Deadline for students/schools.
15th of April, 2019: Selected names will be announced online.
12th of May, 2019: Exhibition opening and award ceremony.
After the 12th of May 2019: The selected works in the competition will be revealed.
18th of May, 2019: Deadline for weekday visit by appointment.
By the end of May 2019: Not selected work after the 2nd selection will be sent back with a copy of the catalogue.
By the end of November 2019: Availability for the travelling exhibition.


Entry works 
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 unprecedented requirement (work not seen/shown/published before) may not be verified during the selection but will be contingent and decisive for the awarding of the prize. 

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 to the competition, the author states the work is originally made and not published before and no other owns any copyright on it.


The Jury
The Gioielli in Fermento Awards will be assigned by the Jury Committee invited by Eliana Negroni, director of the project:  

- Renzo Pasquale  artist and teacher, Padova (Italy)
- Agita Putāne  gallerist and collector Art Gallery Putti, Riga (Latvia)
- Julia Wild  essayist and teacher, Hochschule Trier, Idar-Oberstein (Germany)
- Students sections: with the advice of AGC and GiF boards coordinated by  Eliana Negroni, jewellery industry designer, contemporary jewellery collector and curator.


Awards
_Gioielli in Fermento 2019 Award.
Participation to JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects in October 2019.
  • The awarded artist will be reported in all communication concerning her/his participation in Joya Barcelona as "Gioielli in Fermento 2019 awarded artist."
  • The awarded work will be acquired by a private collection.
  • Further exhibiting opportunities.
 _Gioielli in Fermento 2019 Award - Emerging Artist.
  • The online publishing of the artist profile  on Klimt02.net network. Further exhibiting opportunities.
_Gioielli in Fermento 2019 Special Mentions.
  • Special mentions might be assigned to the most interesting works. Further exhibiting opportunities.
_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/emerging section. Entry can be a design dossier (sketches, drawings, cad, prototypes) and or a finished workpiece - interpretation free or inspired to the annual theme (according to an actual call for entries).
 
  • Master Degree Section: for students who graduated not before 2018 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/emerging section. Entry application should have the same features, as for professional candidates (according to an 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.
- A guided day trip to Preziosa Young May 2019 in Florence (train-route in Italy or partial grant to low-cost European flight).
- 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 12th at 4 pm 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 official recognition of the City of Castel San Giovanni, the Province of Piacenza and the Region of Emilia Romagna 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 view, and reservations to buy will be communicated to the requested artists 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 who wish to take part in the project and will be published online during the year on www.gioiellinfermento.com - www.agc-it.org - www.klimt02.net  and advertised as much as possible in the field and news media.


Gioielli in Fermento 2019 in collaboration with:
Comune di Castel San Giovanni - Provincia di Piacenza, Italy. AGC Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo. Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School Florence, Italy. JOYA International Art Jewellery Fair Barcelona, Spain. Klimt02 Art Jewellery Online Platform. Charon Kransen Arts New York, US.

Official recognitions:
Regione Emilia Romagna - Assessorato alla Cultura. Comuni di Alta Val Tidone, Borgonovo Val Tidone, Sarmato, Ziano Piacentino. Comune di Livorno - Assessorato alla Cultura. Associazione Donne del Vino - Emilia-Romagna .

Thanks to:
Allied Group - Castel San Giovanni e Alta Valtidone (Piacenza, Italy).
 

Conditions

Entry registration:
- Online registration from 01.01.2019 - 22.02.2019.
- Mail to gioiellinfermento2019@gmail.com with photos and text attachments only, preferably using wetransfer.com / google drive.
- Accepted files: doc/txt/ odt. Full text written in capital letters will NOT be accepted.
- Registration fee (to be sent online by credit card/through Paypal to gioiellinfermento2019@gmail.com.
 

The first step of selection
Pictures: Do not send more than required, more pictures might be requested later:
- Max n.3 photos of entry, backside also, high quality, neutral white background ((#FFFFFF / 255-255-255 / 0-0-0-0).
- 300 dpi, 3000x3000pixel resolution
- n.1 photo of the artist (at least 8 x 8 cm. 300dpi) and/or n.1  photo of your studio, atelier, tools.
-  The first step of selection takes place on the anonymous presentation of these images and the uploaded short text.

Attachment to send:
- 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." If You are applying from overseas, please be ready to ship the work around the end of February.


The second step of selection
Sending works: After the registration deadline, the organization will inform the artists about the admission to send the piece for the second step of selection to be part of Gioielli in Fermento 2019.
- 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 2019 – by the end of May.
- Until 22.03.2019, the selected works must reach: Negroni Eliana C/o SPV Srl  - the address for delivery will be confirmed in the admission email.  
At the same time, You will be asked to send back by email the personal Release Document (Liberatoria) signed.
- 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. 
- Shipping including insurance and custom charges in both directions will be always at expense of participants  (shipping expenses for return charged to the receiver). Customs declaration (in case of): we recommend to declare “present” “samples” or “design for the contest” for custom description  and a small amount value (10 Euro).
- 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 www.gioiellinfermento.com. Please mind that pictures and information on the selected works in the competition will be revealed only after the opening of the exhibition, 12th of May - 4 pm.
- The selected works will be under Gioielli in Fermento availability till the end of annual edition (at least till 30/11/2019). 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 2019 edition of the competition. Therefore it is highly recommended to selected artists to quote "Gioielli in Fermento 2019 selected work"  in any caption wherever their piece is shown or published.


Registration fees:
Emerging/Professional: 60 euro - to be paid on registration.
AGC members: free application - the member will pay 60 euro if selected.
Student: 30 euro - to be paid on registration.
School:  please contact gioiellinfermento2019@gmail.com
The application fee is due for:
Sharing costs of competition’s processing  + 1 copy of Gioielli in Fermento 2019 Catalog  + 1 copy of  G.i.F. 2017 Master Collection Book or previous editions  [for all entries, whether selected or not].

Return shipment is covered only for NOT selected works.
The application fee does NOT include: the following additions may be requested for selected works IF entry’s information will not be sent on time or will not fulfil editing requirements editing  fee/ texts translation and review (60 euro) shooting fee/photos - shooting and editing (40 euro).
 
Ryung Jae Jung. Brooch: The Motion, 2018. Sterling silver, polyamide.. 5 x 14 x 4 cm. Awarded at: ALLIED Award First Prize. Ryung Jae Jung
Brooch: The Motion, 2018
Sterling silver, polyamide.
5 x 14 x 4 cm
Awarded at: ALLIED Award First Prize
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Babette von Dohnanyi. Necklace: Confrontation, 2018. Black plated sterling silver, jute.. 37 x 10 x 6 cm. Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento 2018 selected artist. Babette von Dohnanyi
Necklace: Confrontation, 2018
Black plated sterling silver, jute.
37 x 10 x 6 cm
Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento 2018 selected artist
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Liana Pattihis. Brooch: In the palm of your hand, 2018. Various silver chains, enamel, stainless steel.. 10 x 6 cm. Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento 2018 selected artist. Liana Pattihis
Brooch: In the palm of your hand, 2018
Various silver chains, enamel, stainless steel.
10 x 6 cm
Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento 2018 selected artist
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Iro Kaskani. Ring: Alice could not lose her ring, 2018. Oxidized silver, dried prickly pear leaf, jesmonite, porcelain powder.. 9 x 4 x 5.5 cm. Photo by: Demetris Vattis. Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento 2018 selected artist. Iro Kaskani
Ring: Alice could not lose her ring, 2018
Oxidized silver, dried prickly pear leaf, jesmonite, porcelain powder.
9 x 4 x 5.5 cm
Photo by: Demetris Vattis
Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento 2018 selected artist
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Sébastien Carré. Bracelet: Inflammation, 2017. Jaspers, beads, nylon thread.. Photo by: Milo Lee. Part of: Gioielli in Fermento 2017 Master Collection. Published at: Gioielli in Fermento Master Collection. Sébastien Carré
Bracelet: Inflammation, 2017
Jaspers, beads, nylon thread.
Photo by: Milo Lee
Part of: Gioielli in Fermento 2017 Master Collection
Published at: Gioielli in Fermento Master Collection
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Sara Barbanti. Brooch: Age, 2018. Charcoal, sterling silver, stainless steel.. 6 x 5 x 2 cm. Photo by: P. Terzi. Awarded at: Klimt02 Award emerging artist. Sara Barbanti
Brooch: Age, 2018
Charcoal, sterling silver, stainless steel.
6 x 5 x 2 cm
Photo by: P. Terzi
Awarded at: Klimt02 Award emerging artist
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Gigi Mariani. Ring: Landmarks, 2018. MontBlanc porcelain, liquid gold, glass, acrylic, thread.. 5 x 3 x 3 cm. Photo by: P. Terzi. Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento invited artist. Gigi Mariani
Ring: Landmarks, 2018
MontBlanc porcelain, liquid gold, glass, acrylic, thread.
5 x 3 x 3 cm
Photo by: P. Terzi
Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento invited artist
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Adrienn Pesti. Brooch: Magenta, 2018. Steel, white board, silk clay, wet processed vitreous enamel.. 9 x 9 x 7 cm. Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento invited artist. Adrienn Pesti
Brooch: Magenta, 2018
Steel, white board, silk clay, wet processed vitreous enamel.
9 x 9 x 7 cm
Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento invited artist
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Sandra Schmid. Pendant: Fractured Moments, 2018. Shibuichi, silk.. 7 x 7 x 7 cm. Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento 2018 selected artist. Sandra Schmid
Pendant: Fractured Moments, 2018
Shibuichi, silk.
7 x 7 x 7 cm
Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento 2018 selected artist
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Fabrizio Tridenti. Ring: Restricted Area, 2011. Brass, acrylic paint.. 4 x 3 x 2 cm. Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento invited artist. Fabrizio Tridenti
Ring: Restricted Area, 2011
Brass, acrylic paint.
4 x 3 x 2 cm
Awarded at: Gioielli in Fermento invited artist
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
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