Call: Metalsmith Exhibition in Print 2012

The 2012 Metalsmith Exhibition in Print  is holding a call for related work. The 2012 theme is “Gothic Jewelry,” with guest curator, Valerie Steele. Steele is the Director and Chief Curator at the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.  Often quoted in the media, she’s been the subject of profiles in Forbes: “Fashion Professor,” and in the New York Times, “High-Heeled Historian,” as well as listed in the New York Daily News’ “Fashion’s 50 Most Powerful.”


“Gothic” is an epithet with a strange history – evoking images of death, destruction, and decay. From its origins in the 18th-century literature of terror to its contemporary manifestations in art, cinema and design, the gothic is associated with the powers of horror and the erotic macabre. Medieval ecclesiastical design, the Victorian cult of mourning, and the gothic punk subculture are other reference points. The late Alexander McQueen often explored gothic themes in his work, in collaboration with talented jewelers. The 2012 Exhibition in Print will explore contemporary gothic jewelry. Curator Valerie Steele invites suggestions and nominations related to the theme of the gothic. Please contact her at <Valerie_Steele@fitnyc.edu>.


EXTENDED Deadline: February 25, 2012.

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Comment by Brigitte Martin on January 29, 2012 at 1:10pm
Thank you Laura, for the update. You are right, they moved the deadline to Feb 25.
Comment by Laura Wood on January 29, 2012 at 12:48pm

I just viewed this call on SNAG, the deadline seems to be pushed back, deadline now February 25th. 

A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

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