Deadline: March 15, 2012


A jewelry design competition with a twist. The contest presents a challenge not often tackled – at least intentionally. Here's your opportunity to show your design skills, your visual acumen, your senses and sensibilities. Can you put together a well-designed and functional, yet UGLY, necklace?

It’s Not Easy To Do Ugly! Your mind and eye won’t let you go there. As research into color and design has shown, your eye and brain compensate for imbalances in color or in the positioning of pieces and objects – they try to correct and harmonize them. You are pre-wired to subconsciously avoid anything that is disorienting, disturbing or distracting.

And that is lucky for most jewelry designers. We are pre-wired to avoid negative things. This makes it easier to end up with something beautiful. And more difficult to end up with something Ugly. Ugly goes against our nature. It’s hard to do.

To achieve a truly hideous result means making the hard design choices, putting ourselves in situations and forcing us to make the kinds of choices we’re unfamiliar with, and taking us inside ourselves to places that we are somewhat scared about, and where we do not want to go.

Join the Fun! Learn Some Things About Jewelry Design! Win a $992.93 shopping spree on the Land of Odds website.

Entering is easy. Take three good color snapshots or scans of your necklace, and write a short poem about it.

Visit the website for the full listing of Official Rules, as well as a listing of special requirements for the 2012 9th International Contest. Images of past years' winners and submissions are posted.

For more details, visit their website http://www.landofodds.com/store/uglynecklace.htm or you can contact Warren by e-mail at warren@landofodds.com or by phone at 615-292-0610 or by fax at 615-460-7001.



http://www.landofodds.com/store/uglynecklace.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Views: 37

Comment

You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Latest Activity

Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The Artist In Residence (Jewellery And Silversmithing) 2 POSTS An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the busy visual arts team at South Hill Park. South Hill Park has five artists’ residencies for the visual arts, each of which is for…"
1 hour ago
Profile IconAllison Jones and Clare Hooper joined crafthaus
6 hours ago
Roxy Lentz replied to Brigitte Martin's discussion Final Post: Misconceptions, Questions Answered, Difficult Situations, Best Moments, Final Thoughts - Melanie's viewpoint in the group Crafthaus goes to ... ACC Baltimore 2016
"Perhaps if Crafthaus, AJF, SNAG and other craft organizations had a Go Fund Me pool for advertising. A vote on where to put that advertising, say USA Today, and get buzz, so then it is talked about, and reporters start look for stories. Artists do…"
10 hours ago
anne havel replied to Brigitte Martin's discussion Final Post: Misconceptions, Questions Answered, Difficult Situations, Best Moments, Final Thoughts - Melanie's viewpoint in the group Crafthaus goes to ... ACC Baltimore 2016
"thank you brigitte for all the work you did to put this series together.  took me awhile to get thru it, but i'm there! "
20 hours ago
The Justified Sinner posted a blog post

No Fun

I see a clinic full of cynics,Who want to twist the peoples' wrists,They're watching every move we make,We're all included on the list. The lunatics have taken over the asylum,The lunatics have taken over the asylum. No nuclear the cowboy told…See More
yesterday
Roxy Lentz liked Brigitte Martin's discussion (9) Artist Selection, Jurying Process, Criticism
yesterday
anne havel replied to Brigitte Martin's discussion (9) Artist Selection, Jurying Process, Criticism in the group Crafthaus goes to ... ACC Baltimore 2016
"doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will"
yesterday
Brigitte Martin posted videos
Wednesday
Jan Smith commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Main St. and University Ave. - Charity White (Ceramics)
"Interesting work Charity,at first glance I doubt I would have realized the impact the middle arm on the bench would have for people.  I'll be interested to see how it affects public policies and aid for the marginalized people in the…"
Wednesday
Jan Smith shared Brigitte Martin's blog post on Facebook
Wednesday
Jan Smith liked Brigitte Martin's blog post Main St. and University Ave. - Charity White (Ceramics)
Wednesday
Brigitte Martin posted a blog post
Wednesday

Masthead Credits

Harriete Estel Berman

"The Cost of Gun Violence"

Artwork for the exhibition "Imagine Peace Now" organized by Boris Bally
Photo Credit: Philip Cohen


View background info and more images of "Vision of the Artist, Vision of the Photographer" at http://askharriete.typepad.com/ask_harriete/2016/06/vision-of-the-a...

© 2016   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service