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Ring A Day

"Ring a Day" was started as EtsyMetal team challenge on January 1, 2010 and will be the subject of a SNAG exhibition. On a daily basis, rings are created, photographed, and posted to the public “Ring A Day” Flickr photo group by each participant.

Website: http://www.flickr.com/groups/rad2010/
Location: Web Based Group
Members: 51
Latest Activity: Dec 15, 2012

Official Call for Submissions

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Ring a Day project has been selected as an exhibition for the annual Society of North American Goldsmiths conference to be held in Seattle, May 2011.

“RAD, A Ring a Day for 365 Days” will run for a month, from May 5th to May 29th at the PUNCH Gallery in downtown Seattle, Washington. The exhibition will feature 365 physical rings accompanied by 14 framed photos of temporary and/or ephemeral rings. “RAD, Ring a Day for 365 Days” will be installed in the PUNCH gallery and it will on the official SNAG gallery tour. This exhibition will be curated by EtsyMetal members Colleen Baran, Kathryn Cole, Shannon Conrad, Nina Gibson, and Sara Westermark.

So this means that we need your rings! In fact this show is possible because of all the dedicated artists who have tirelessly given their time, imagination, perseverance, enthusiasm and talent to make this project great! The Ring a Day exhibition is a fabulous opportunity to show your work to a wide art buying audience as well as the metalsmithing community who travel yearly to attend SNAG conferences. The rings in this exhibition will be available for sale at the PUNCH gallery, so please indicate whether or not the ring(s) you submit will be for sale.

The Ring a Day project started January 1, 2010 when EtsyMetal and Nina Dinoff invited metalsmiths and other artists to participate in a daily personal challenge to create one ring a day for the entire year. The project quickly grew and has gained a wide audience with participants from around the world. On a daily basis, rings are created, photographed, and posted to the public “Ring A Day” Flickr photo group by each participant.

Jurors
Colleen Baran, Kathryn Cole, Shannon Conrad, Nina Gibson, and Sara Westermark

Jurying and Selection
The jurors will select rings based on originality, quality, concept, uniqueness, and design. We are open to both classic and alternative materials alongside various methods of construction.

Due to the unique nature of the project (and its vast size containing nearly 15,000 photos as of October 2010), the final selection of rings in the exhibition may include both invitational and juried submissions. It is very important to submit your best works as the primary way to highlight your work for review by the selection committee. Both submitted and invited rings will pay the jury fee for inclusion in the exhibition.

Contact
Do not contact the PUNCH gallery for any reason. Questions and comments should be sent to ringaday@gmail.com.

Eligibility
To be eligible rings must have been submitted to the public “Ring a Day” Flickr group prior to October 1, 2010. All mediums and methods of ring construction are encouraged and welcomed.


Discussion Forum

Featured Artist Rachelle Stromberg Counting Down RAD

Started by Sara Westermark. Last reply by Lora Hart Dec 29, 2010. 1 Reply

Countdown to day 365! Part 1by Colleen BaranWhat can I say, after a year working on RAD seeing the year end leaves me with mixed emotions. In some ways it's felt like ten years, in others only a few…Continue

Sara's December Ring a Day Tribute

Started by Sara Westermark. Last reply by Lora Hart Dec 29, 2010. 3 Replies

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Artist Notification needs slight extension!

Started by Sara Westermark. Last reply by Thomasin Durgin Nov 29, 2010. 2 Replies

Bear with us....The curators have been working really hard and are at the end of tying up all the loose ends on verifying all the work for this show.  Unfortunately we were not able to anticipate how…Continue

Ring Swap for Participants of the Ring-a-Day Project

Started by Maria Apostolou. Last reply by Maria Apostolou Nov 26, 2010. 4 Replies

I know this is a busy period for all of us but Ring-A-Day is ending soon and the holiday season is approaching.This is why I 've been thinking of organizing a ring swap so that each one of us has a…Continue

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Comment by Sara Westermark on October 15, 2010 at 7:58am
Julie--I checked out your photo in your photo stream and you uploaded it on October 5th, but the cut off date to have it added to the "Ring a Day" group pool is October 1st. I'm so sorry, but you just missed the cut off date. Your ring is gorgeous and it would have made a great entry. Thanks for your inquiry.
Comment by julie prunier vecchio on October 12, 2010 at 9:10am
I don't remember which day I pasted it on flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/13197880@N06/5054685318/in/pool-rad201...
can you tell me if I'm eligible ? I would really love to participate :)
Thanks !
Comment by Sara Westermark on October 11, 2010 at 2:36pm
Julie--not all rings on flickr are eligible. Here's the requirements for submission eligibility.
"To be eligible rings must have been submitted to the public “Ring a Day” Flickr group prior to October 1, 2010. All mediums and methods of ring construction are encouraged and welcomed."
Thanks!
Comment by Sara Westermark on October 11, 2010 at 2:32pm
Julie,
Send an email to ringaday@gmail.com to request an application. The application process will all be submitted via email. Send your completed form to ringaday@gmail.com along with $20 application fee via paypal to ringaday.com.
Comment by julie prunier vecchio on October 10, 2010 at 9:14am
Hi ! I posted some pictures on flickr, how can I submit a ring for the exhibition ?
Thanks
Julie
Comment by Sara Westermark on October 4, 2010 at 10:43am
We are so thrilled to receive the Crafthaus Grant for 2010! Thanks to everyone who voted! The grant money will go toward building displays for the Exhibition in Seattle at the PUNCH Gallery. Our exhibition will also be on the Gallery Crawl at the upcoming SNAG conference.

Background
This project began as kernel of an idea in August of 2009 from Chuck Domitrovich, who proposed it in the EtsyMetal Forums as a team challenge. Nina Dinoff, inspired by one of her teachers at Haystack to challenge herself daily, put this idea into action. Nina shared this idea with the EtsyMetal team and the excitement grew from there. Participation was open to all willing to make a ring a day. Now there are over 15,000 photos in the Flickr group pool.

Behind the Scenes
There are five curators for the Ring a Day project. They are Colleen Baran, Kathryn Cole, Shannon Conrad, Nina Gibson and myself--Sara Westermark. Nina Dinoff serves as an adviser on the project.

Call for Submission
We just announced our call for Submission to the Seattle Exhibition at Punch Gallery. To receive an application please email your request to ringaday@gmail.com.
 

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