Voltage Exhibition at NYCJW 2021. Photo by Jim Bové.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Hope is Resiliency
Hope is Resiliency is a multi-faceted exhibition and sale that seeks to highlight SNAG’s diverse membership to several audiences. Submissions will be considered for three main components: an in-person exhibition at New York City Jewelry Week; inclusion in Metalsmith magazine, Vol 42 No 3 (November); and an online exhibition. Selections will be made by jurors Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy & Nora McCarthy for the in-person exhibition and magazine; ALL submissions will be included in the online exhibition and sale. All submissions must be available for purchase through January 2023.
Having just held SNAG’s first conference on the theme of “Hope & Creativity” after a 2 year pandemic hiatus, attendees left SNAG x Providence with fresh inspiration, having been able to renew bonds of collaboration and friendship within the jewelry and metals community and beyond. We are inspired by the incredible energy felt over those four days as we came together to consider the future we want to see.
Hope is Resiliency will explore how participants define the idea of this title for themselves within their work.
This call for submissions is open to all current SNAG members. Not a member? Join today at snagmetalsmith.org/membership
Dates and Deadlines
August 15: Call Opens
September 19: Application Deadline for In-Person/Print Option
October 15: Notification for In-Person/Print Option
October 29: Work selected for traveling exhibition due to SNAG
November 14-20: NYCJW; Specific exhibition dates within the week TBD
November 15: Online exhibition & sale goes live
January 15: Online sale ends
This call is open to all current SNAG members. All submissions will be included in an online exhibition and sale. Applicants will be juried for in-person and print opportunities.
- Application fee: $35 All submissions will be accepted pending verification of current SNAG membership. Deadline to apply: September 15, 2022
- Applicants may not apply more than once; up to 2 pieces may be submitted in the application. Pieces can be selected for two categories: One-of-a-kind and production. If a production piece is sold we’ll reach out to inquire about having another available.
- All work must be for sale; SNAG will be promoting the sale of work on location during each event, and online for the holiday season through January 15, 2023.
- SNAG will retain a 25% commission on all sales and incur credit card fees
- Artist receives 75% of the retail price online and for sales at NYCJW
- Size Requirements: Due to the spatial limitations, work must be within 144 square inches (12”x12” or 24”x6”)
- SNAG will receive and return work at the start and close of the exhibition.
- Artists are responsible for shipping costs to SNAG and are required to include a pre-paid shipping label for the return of unsold work in the shipping box. USPS, FedEx and UPS are all acceptable carriers. Artists have the option to have work returned at the beginning of December (Thanksgiving Holiday delay), or SNAG can hold the work until the end of the online sale January 15th.
- Payments & Shipping of sold work
- Payment for sales will be made at the end of the month in which the piece has sold. For payouts exceeding $600, artists will be required to complete a W-9 prior to payment.
- SNAG reserves all rights to accurately pass on shipping costs to the customer.
- SNAG will ship all sold work to customers while in its possession. For any sales which occur after the work has been returned to the artist, SNAG will provide the artist a shipping label. Artist is responsible for getting work to the carrier within 5 days of notification, unless specified otherwise.
- SNAG will insure the work for the wholesale value (75% of the retail price) while in SNAG’s possession.
- Insurance during transit to and from SNAG is the responsibility of the artist. SNAG will provide documentation to support any insurance claims the artist files.
All submissions will be included online. The in-person and print components will be juried with an emphasis on showcasing SNAG’s diverse membership: in materials and aesthetics, levels of experience and background. The application asks a variety of questions as to how you self-identify so that we have a representative exhibition that is diverse and equitable.
Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy is a Los Angeles-based independent curator, writer, and arts administrator of contemporary art and craft, with a special interest in ceramics. Her current research investigates the “aesthetics of optimism” and the subversive power of humor, cuteness, and leisure as tools of protest. Amplifying the voices of artists of color is central to her practice. She most recently served as Assistant Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York.
Nora McCarthy is the owner and director of Chicago-based Gallery 2052, a contemporary jewelry gallery hosting collections by numerous studio jewelers, a rotating art jewelry exhibition space as well as an adjacent design studio. Holds a BFA in Metalsmithing from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Applicants may not apply more than once; up to 2 pieces may be submitted in the application. Applicants can choose one of two jury categories (one-of-a-kind and production); the show will include a mix of both. All work must be for sale.
Must be a current SNAG member. To sign up or renew your membership click here.