STORYTELLERS is a contemporary art jewelry exhibition highlighting artist stories and narratives about themselves and their work – revealing a memory, a truth, or something imaginary. The magic of storytelling has long been shared in the visual arts as well as through written and oral traditions across many cultures dating back over 30,000 years. Today, artists continue to share this storytelling tradition, but have added modern methods such as social media, photography, performance, and videography to activate and showcase various forms of art and craft. This exhibition will focus not only on the jewelry featured, but the artists’ stories behind such work. What is your story?
Applicants are required to submit their entry with a $20 (USD) non-refundable entry fee upon registration. Please be sure to fill out your Artist Bio/Statement as part of your registration profile. Artists selected will submit 3 pieces of jewelry, including at least one pair of earrings. Work needs to be made within the past year. All submissions must be for sale and retails between $150-$750. A written story must be included – no less than 200 words and no more than 300 words along with the collective group of work will showcase and illustrate the artist’s storytelling. Submissions are due by October 1, 2023. Notifications of acceptance will be emailed no later than October 8, 2023. Work must be received at Ombré Gallery no later than October 27, 2023.
Exhibition runs Nov 18, 2023-Jan 20, 2024