Mill Valley, Calif.–based Art Jewelry Forum, a 16-year-old nonprofit that aims to spread the awareness and appreciation of art jewelry, is now accepting applications for its 2013 Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award.
Now in its 14th year, the award is given to a maker of wearable art jewelry who has completed his/her academic or professional training at least one year—but not more than six years prior to—the submission date of the AJF application. Applicants must not have had a solo exhibition at a commercial gallery or a museum or have one scheduled, and all artwork submitted must have been unsupervised. (Work from BFA or MFA shows may not be submitted.) Deadline for applications is June 30, 2013.
Submissions are judged on innovation and individuality. The award comes with a $7,500 cash prize. Additionally, the winner’s work will be shown at a major international art fair with an AJF member gallery and featured in an AJF advertisement. This year’s judges include 2012 Art Jewelry Forum artist award winner Noon Passama; Lindsay Pollock, editor-in-chief of Art in America; and Ruudt Peters, a jeweler and professor at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence, Italy.