The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) is an international organization that supports and advances the professional practice of artists, designers, jewelers and metalsmiths. Through education, innovation, and leadership, SNAG provides access to a vibrant and passionate community. The Exhibition Planning Committee (EPC) is responsible for planning and supporting SNAG sponsored exhibitions.
Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) together with the Exhibition Planning Committee (EPC) is seeking curatorial project proposals for a high profile traveling exhibition that advances SNAG's mission while addressing the field of Metalsmithing and Jewelry, and how this work functions within the current craft climate with a unique and open perspective.
Some possible questions that could be addressed within the exhibition and/or within the development of a curatorial proposal are:
Why is jewelry necessary?
How does jewelry impact our lives?
What is our relation to jewelry and metalsmithing, and how is that defined?
How does jewelry relate to our daily experience?
How does interdisciplinary work that is thematically, materially or culturally connected examine the field of jewelry and metalsmithing?
What ideas that are intrinsic to the fields of jewelry and metalsmithing are shared with other disciplines?
How does jewelry help to develop new perspectives or introduce or extend critical conversations happening in the larger field of craft?
SNAG and the EPC is looking to work with a curator who has a successful track record of curating previous exhibitions (not necessarily jewelry focused) and has a strong interest in the aesthetics and ethics of global curatorial development.
The selected curator will provide a strong written proposal of an ambitious project, which would benefit SNAG, its members and the international Metalsmithing and Jewelry community while supporting SNAG’s mission. The EPC will provide support to the selected curator/proposal and SNAG will provide one staff person to assist the curator. Remuneration for the curator is competitive and additional monies to mount the exhibition with an accompanying catalog will be raised through grants and other funding sources.
To submit a proposal, please provide:
A one - two page proposal
4 CD’s containing:
at least 20 images at 300dpi at 4 x 6 inches that represent the kind of work/artists that support and would be considered for the exhibition
the above documents saved as .doc (if you have the newest version of word, please be sure to convert the .docx document to a .doc document.
Please send proposals no later than March 15, 2009 to:
540 Oak Street Suite A
Eugene, OR 97401
If you have any further questions or would like to discuss your proposal, please
contact Tina Rath at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 207.409.0068