OPEN CALL

INTERNATIONAL, OPEN, JURIED
CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY EXHIBITION & COMPETITION

I. INTRODUCTION

In this artistic project, our individual stories and present merge, thus our past, our travels, and our rich culture inspire the contemporary creative process of us.

The goal is to present timeless memories and modern art in unity, showcasing the diversity and richness of our world.

II. INTERNATIONAL, OPEN, JURIED CONTEMPORARY
    JEWELRY
EXHIBITION & COMPETITION

The call is open to all contemporary jewelry designers and artists, jewellers, collectives, schools, and galleries from Hungary and abroad, regardless of age, education, and experience.

Application is free, deadline: 3rd of July.

THEME: “PERSONAL NARRATIVE SPACES”

Exhibition Brief:

“Our past determines the present, and that history is key to our future. The genre of narrative jewelry is a perfect vehicle to explore topics of personal interest, whether profound or novel, creating new perspectives and approaches.

The challenge for participants is to communicate their past or current experiences, their journeys and research, and generate wearable objects, which provoke, surprise and/or entertain the viewer.”

(Dr. Jack Cunningham)

Authors will be selected by an International Jury.

MEMBERS OF THE JURY:

  1. Dr. Jack Cunningham, Emeritus Professor
  2. Carlo Lucidi, artist, curator, gallerist, Rome, Carlo Lucidi Gallery
  3. Magdalena Vélez Salinas, President, Co-Founder AdOC Contemporary Goldsmith and Jewelers Association, Madrid
  4. Katalin Jermakov, Noémi Ferenczy award winner jewelry designer, Mana Design Studio
  5. István Simonyi, art historian, writer, jewellery collector
  6. Balázs Bajcsi-Nagy, goldsmith, artist, designer, member of the Board of the National Association of Precious Metalworkers & Related Trade, professional curator of the Goldsmith Craft History Collection

Artists will also be awarded prizes in various categories by the Jury and the audience.  (Details later)

Place: 

Szentendre, Ferenczy Museum Centrum, ArtMill

Szentendre Old Artists’ Colony

Hybridart Space Gallery, Budapest

Date:

2024. 31st August – 2024. September 1st

September 6th – September 22nd

September 23rd – October 13th 2024.

III. MISSION STATEMENT:

„Without an audience, without the presence of spectators, these jewels would not fulfil the function for which they came into being. The viewer, then, is the ultimate artist. His sight, heart, mind – fusing with and grasping with greater or lesser understanding the intent of the creator – gives them life.” (Dali)

Our aim is to bring to life an international narrative contemporary jewellery exhibition that will present a fresh, modern approach to contemporary jewellery design and realisation.

It is important to us that the works are wearable in everyday life as well as being exciting artistic expressions.

Thus our focus is on creating a space with deep connection between the creators – the creations and the viewers.

IV. DEADLINES & CONDITIONS:


DEADLINES:

Deadline for submission of Entry Form from authors with photos of completed objects: 3rd July

Processing of received applications, and preparation for the Jury: 3rd July

Continuation of Jury work, and evaluation of applications: 3rd July – July 10th

Notification: 10th-11th July

Payment delivery: 17th July

Deadline for arrival of artwork: 15th August


CONDITIONS:

The call is open to all contemporary jewelry designers and artists, collectives, schools, and galleries in Hungary and abroad, regardless of age, qualifications, and experience.

  • Compliance with the criteria of the call, correctly completed Entry Form and transmitted electronically in time. 
  • Only completed artwork of origin by the designer may be submitted.
  • The number of artworks that can be submitted is 1-5 pieces.
  • Maximum size: 35 * 35 * 10 cm.
  • The minimum precious metal content or noble materials that belong to traditional jewelry creating: 10%
  • Wearability
  • The timely arrival of selected artworks and payment of fees

V. APPLICATION:

Only correctly and accurately completed applications will be considered by the Jury. The online application form includes the following:

  • Curriculum vitae, 800 characters. 
  • A detailed description of the jewelry, including elements and pieces of the collection.
  • Object Concept: A proposal detailing the designer’s concept, including how personal narrative influences their design approach. 1000 characters.
  • Photos: three views per item, the shorter side of the image must be at least 1080 pixels long – 300 dpi, on a clear, white background. 
  • Details of the jewelry: materials used, year of creation, dimensions, weight.
  • Author declaration.

 

VII. EVALUATION CRITERIA:

  • The aim of the exhibition and competition is a wide presentation of the latest achievements of contemporary jewelry design based on a personal approach. The works should be jewelry representing a high artistic and executive level, and include an original creative concept and a close association with the exhibition’s theme.

    • What do we carry forward?
      Encounter of modern materials and classical technical elements.
    • What interactions occur when traditional techniques and motifs enter a modern context?
      Harmony between precious metals and innovative material usage.
    • What is worth preserving?
      The delicate balance between wearable and studio jewelry.
    • How can fine arts strengthen the sense of belonging and expressing identity?
      Narrative jewelry: shaping a dialogue “space” among maker-wearer-viewer, creatively conveying a personal authentic message.
      Expressing personal journeys, and inspirations as narratív jewelry
    • How can culture and modern art inspire each other?
      Creating harmony between contemporary perspectives, personal ways, and traditions.
      Realization of unity between artisanal and industrial solutions.

VIII. COMPETITION CATEGORIES:

  1. Creative Jewelry, the most captivating solution
  2. Innovative Jewelry
  3. Audience Award

AWARDS FOR CATEGORIES 1,2:

  • Emblematic Commemorative Trophy
  • For the winner of the “Creative Jewelry”: Solo exhibition opportunity at
    Carlo Lucidi Gallery Rome,
  • for the winner of the “Innovative Jewelry” Two pieces of jewelry exhibition possibility in a well-known international jewelry exhibition, by a network partner of Frangipani Studio & Gallery.
  • Media appearance, personal report
  • 500 Euro value: Tools or Silver Purchase Voucher

AUDIENCE AWARD:

  • Emblematic Commemorative Trophy
  • Expert guided tour for a group of max 10 people in the Goldsmith Craft History Collection Budapest. Guide. Balázs Bajcsy-Nagy, professional curator
  • Personal exhibition possibility at Frangipani Studio & Gallery
  • Creating a short video and visual summary of the winning artworks in the audience category by the organizers’ professional media team in 250 Euro value.

The Jury reserves the right to distribute the prizes differently.

The Organizer reserves the right to change the above prize list for reasons beyond the Organizer’s control.

 

IX. FINANCIAL TERMS:

The postage of the selected jewellery to and from the exhibition is the responsibility and cost of the applicant.
The Organizer is not responsible for any damage caused during transport.

One-time contribution fee of 100 Eur / person, from the authors, selected by the Jury, to be paid by July 17th, 2024, which provides the opportunity for:

  • Participation in the international contemporary jewelry exhibitions curated by a professional Jury: 31st August – 13th October, Hungary, Szentendre, Ferenczy Museum Centrum, ArtMill and Szentendre Old Artists’ Colony at the Danube Blend, and then Hybridart Space Gallery Budapest.
  • Participation in a professionally guided – by Jury expert members – design group workshop on the second day of the exhibition, Sunday 9-12 h, at ArtMill. More details: Conference menu.
  • Participation in the exclusive opening ceremony (Friday).
  • Electronic copy of photo album/videos from the exhibition (1 per artist).
  • One copy of the electronic summary publication of the Conference.
  • 25 % discount on the Conference ticket price.
  • Participation in the competition of the exhibition in the three categories, with separate awards.
  • Introduction of the jewelry/artist on the event’s social media platforms.
  • Free guided tour, 1,5 hours, Szentendre, Sunday.
  • 20 % discount for members of NEKSZOE and FISE from contribution fee, up to 20 participants.
  • In Hungary, we offer a 50 % discount for university students, students in school-based vocational education or students with an active status in adult education

 

X. EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

  • Participating in an international exhibition judged by an expert Jury is crucial for enhancing our professional reputation and credibility.
  • Formation of new perspectives and approaches in the field of creative arts, which can unify personal journey and modernity.
  • A deeper understanding of the role and significance of creative arts within the context of cultural identity and heritage.
  • A group workshop with expert members of the jury will provide an opportunity for creative inspiration and ideas, for individual and collective creative processes and the creation of new works
  • Expansion of international professional networks, facilitating knowledge and experience exchange.
  • The showcase of Milan Jewellery Week collections will provide inspiration and an opportunity for participants to experience the work of international, juried, award-winning artists. It will be an opportunity to study the creations of a prestigious international event series and learn about international practice.
  • The group contemporary jewellery exhibition will offer new and creative approaches to expressing identity through creative processes. Applicants can be both national and international, which will again strengthen the process of experience and knowledge sharing, networking and friendship building among artists from different countries.

 

XI. PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA,
ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATION CONDITIONS,
RESPONSIBILITIES

The Organizer accepts material responsibility for the Competition works from the moment of their receipt to the moment of their return, understood as the posting the parcel containing the works. In case of losing or damaging the parcel during transport, the postal service or a courier company is liable in accordance with the transport regulations.

In case of damage or loss of work during its exposition or storage, the Organizer is obliged to cover the costs necessary for the work recreation, based on the replacement value declared on the Entry Form.

Authors of submitted works grant the Organizer free of charge the right to exhibit the submitted works, to use photographs of these works, personal photos and recordings of the events in all fields of exploitation for advertising purposes, to reproduce those photographs, and to market them in the form of catalogues and folders.

Submission of works for the Exhibition &Competition is equivalent to the Author’s acceptance of all provisions enumerated in “Open Call” Terms & Regulations, including the “Personal Data Protection”: www.inflowexpo.com

IV. ORGANIZERS

“InFlow” Contemporary Jewelry
Exhibition & Conference Team

We aim to create an international cultural and scientific event in Szentendre, the city of arts in Hungary, where eminent speakers will share their knowledge, experiences and research results presenting the latest trends in the conference programme, while the exhibition series will present fresh, modern contemporary approaches to jewellery design.

Our annual event allows us to present up-to-date knowledge and exhibits that are progressive and current with the latest professional trends.

www.inflowexpo.com

Frangipani Studio & Gallery, Hungary

Official Partner of Milano Jewelry Week.

„Our Jewelry Gallery guides visitors into the unique world of contemporary jewelry, where art and beauty intersect. Participating artists in our regularly refreshed contemporary exhibitions utilize stunning techniques and materials to inspire visitors with their creations.

Our mission is to reshape the traditional visual world of jewelry through the presentation of modern, contemporary jewelry and artists. For us, jewelry is an artistic creation that carries a message, thus establishing an emotional and spiritual bond with both the maker, the wearer, and the viewers.” 

www.frangipani.hu

“InFlow” Organizing Team

Frangipani Studio & Gallery