92nd Street Y Accepting Applications for 2018 Jewelry Residency

New York City’s world-famous 92nd Street Y (92Y) cultural center announced last week that it is accepting applications for the summer 2018 International Jewelry Artist Residency, a month-long program aimed at established and emerging studio-based jewelers.

“The residency is designed to provide time, space, and facilities for research, experimentation, and the cultivation of new ideas in jewelry and light metalwork—all while giving the artist an immersive experience in the vibrant world of NYC arts and culture,” Jonathan Wahl, director of 92Y’s Jewelry Center, said in a statement.

The residency runs from Aug. 22 to Sept. 23. Applications and supporting materials are due Feb. 12.

In addition to providing access to a 24-hour private studio, the program includes housing, travel expenses to and from New York City, and a two-day lecture and workshop opportunity during the last weekend of the residency.

The selected jeweler will be notified by April 2, after an independent review by a rotating panel of experts and professionals in the arts and humanities. The selection criteria focus on artistic merit and promise, but special consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate that being in New York City will progress their work.

Guidelines and applications are available here.

The 92Y Jewelry Center offers the largest program of its kind in the country. Its four fully equipped jewelry studios provide specialized training in techniques such as enameling, goldsmithing, silversmithing, and general jewelry making. It is also home to the only formal Judaica metalsmithing program in the nation.

With a schedule boasting 60 classes a week, in addition to weekly weekend workshops and visiting artists, the jewelry center caters to both beginners and professionals seeking to refine their skills.

The list of former instructors and visiting artists includes: Philip Crangi, Lola Brooks, Michael Good, Bettina Speckner, Jamie Bennett, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Heikki Seppa.

Works by 92Y Jewelry Center instructors are on display through Jan. 7, as part of the center’s 29th annual faculty exhibition. And on Jan. 8, the center will stage an open house from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Top: Jade, ruby, and gold earrings by 92Y Jewelry Center faculty member Pamela Farland

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