Open Call for a Juried Exhibition: Shapeshifters

Open call  /  Exhibiting   Curating  /  17 Jan 2019  -  17 Feb 2019
Published: 05.11.2018

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Jewelry is the ultimate of shapeshifters. It is never fixed and always moving. Its materiality transforms from one state to another. It's power accruing when passed from one generation to the next. Its meaning can transmute depending on the body of which it is worn. It can go in covertly or present itself outright. It is always in dialogue with context, site, and ceremony. Jewelry is never neutral. It is always signalling, marking, and beckoning.
This call is open only to current RISD J+M students and RISD J+M Alumni. 

The RISD Jewelry + Metalsmithing department is a living creature. Each inhalation draws in new students, faculty, guests and more fleeting radicals that feed and alter the body, as a metabolic exchange. Tectonic slippage and subduction alters the landscape of the jewelry field and opens up new contexts. Our students go out into the world navigating new terrain. 
This year’s J+M Triennial Exhibition focuses on the theme of Shape Shifting. As with any departmental triennial, the occasion marks the opportunity for the department to reflect on the work being created within, and beyond, and how it may be shifting over time. 

We are honoured to have Marie-José van den Hout, owner of Galerie Marzee, as our guest curator for this call. Located in Nijmegen, Netherlands, Galerie Marzee is the most renowned contemporary art jewelry gallery in the world.  All work juried and accepted by Marzee, will be featured in the J+M Triennial in the Marzee Room of the Woods Gerry gallery, showcasing this distinction.  We are thrilled that Marie-José will be with us for the Closing Reception to celebrate and speak to the work that was chosen. We hope that you can join us in Providence for this event.

All entries submitted  through this portal will be curated by Marzee.

Deadline for Call: Nov 30th.
Notification of Acceptance: Dec 14th.
Arrival of Work: Jan 4th.
Exhibition Dates: Jan 17th, 2019 – Feb 17th.
Closing Reception: Thursday, Feb 14th.

Submission of work:
Submission of 3-5 pieces, up to 7 images in total. (may include details, work on the body, context, etc.)
Images should be uploaded as JPEGs. Maximum resolution should be 1200 pixels in one direction. Each file should be 5MB or smaller. 
Please check that your image meets the requirements (resolution, file size and file type) before uploading your entry through the google form below. Images that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
Label files with your full name and image description. Last name_first name_image description 
Example: Doe_John_red ring.jpg
Please use the name you departmentally identified with / prefer for gallery information.
Include label information: Entry #, Year, title, material, dimension (Length x width x height)

entry1, Ring, Sterling silver, 20mm x 35mm x 6mm 
entry2, bracelet, Sterling silver, 20mm x 35mm x 6mm 
entry3, brooch, Sterling silver 40mm x 40mm x 5mm

Accepted work must be shipped ready to exhibit.  
If there are specific instructions for mounting, please indicate.