CALL FOR ENTRIES
Still Processing 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 43 No 3; and an online exhibition. Selections will be made by two jurors for the in-person exhibition and magazine; ALL submissions will be included in the online exhibition and sale. Submissions must be available for purchase through January 2024.
Still Processing is a reflection on the nature of creative practice through the lens of adornment. The drive to make is not forged on a linear path, but rather through an exploration of ideas, influences, and techniques. Giving the viewer a sneak peak behind the artist’s creative vision provides invaluable insight and helps tell a deeper story for how objects come into existence. We are seeking submissions of adornment with a profound connection to the creative journey which led to its creation. For SNAG’s third exhibition at NYCJW, artists are invited to submit a finished piece along with an image of their process such as a sketch, in-process shot, inspiration image, text, or whatever inspires them to create. These images will be displayed alongside the completed works.
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 (form is available below)
September 17: Extended deadline
October 15: Notification
October 29: Work selected for NYCJW exhibition due to SNAG
November 13-19: Exhibition on view at Pratt Institute during NYCJW; Specific exhibition dates within this timeframe TBA
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
- Applicants may only apply once; only one piece may be submitted with the following two images: one of the finished piece and one image of their process such as a sketch, in-process shot, inspiration image, text, or whatever inspires them to create. Both images (one of the finished piece and one of the process) are required to be considered for inclusion in the exhibition.
- 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, 2024.
- 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 in the online exhibition and sale. 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. Selected works will be a range from one-of-a-kind statement pieces to production-style.
Cappy Counard is a maker who creates jewelry and sculptural objects that reflect her curiosity about relationships. She is intrigued by the reactions and interactions that transpire between people. By exploring the notions of work, care, storytelling and repair, she aims to record our capacity for evolution and connection.
Cappy graduated with an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1999 and a BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1992. She lives in Edinboro, Pennsylvania where she has been a Professor of Metals and Jewelry at Edinboro University for more than twenty years.
Teaching is as integral to her practice as making. The acts of building community and sharing knowledge are the foundation of her practice and contribute greatly to the concepts in her work.
Jewelry designer Lorraine West is known for her handcrafted contemporary and fine jewelry that are designed to reflect your own inner beauty and power. Her avant-garde jewelry has graced numerous celebrities, including Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Zendaya, Lizzo and Beyoncé wore West’s iconic Abstract Palette Earrings in the film Black is King.
A self-taught craftswoman, West pays homage to her Caribbean roots by mixing bold and minimalist design sensibilities. Hand fabricated from precious metals and gemstones, her jewelry is inspired by geometric shapes, symbology and muses that is meant to be a form of self-expression and liberation.
Lorraine graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology with a BFA in Illustration and lives in Brooklyn with her son and husband, who both continue to support her handcrafted creations, all made with Love.
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Applicants may only apply once; only one piece may be submitted with the following two images: one of the finished piece and one of the process/inspiration. Both images must be a 1:1 ratio (can be cropped in the uploading process) and size between 1mb-3mb. All work must be for sale.
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