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SNAG Announces Call for Entry for Its Jewelry and Metals Survey (JaMS) 2019 Volume 3

Eugene, OR, May 17, 2019 --( The Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS) is SNAG’s annual survey of jewelry and metals in contemporary art, architecture, craft, and design created in the previous year by emerging and established artists, as well as students, selected by a jury of experts including curators, artists, designers, gallery owners, and historians. In showcasing approximately 200-juried objects, each publication highlights the wide range of current ideas and making practices in the field of jewelry and metals.

The 2019 call for entries will be open from April 15th through June 15th, 2019. The jury will work to select the top 100 images from the submissions; each juror will also select an additional 33 images to be published. The 2019 JAMS will be published in late 2019/early 2020.

The 2019 JaMS jurors are:

Warren Holzman, a Philadelphia based artist working in forged and fabricated metals and the owner of Holzman Iron Studio LTD. Bryna Pomp, who began her career studying art history and French at Wheaton College. In 2011, Pomp became the curator of LOOT, the annual exhibition and sale of studio and art jewelry at the Museum of Arts and Design. Lena Vigna, currently the Curator of Exhibitions at the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin, where she curates and oversees the production and implementation of 10-15 exhibitions per year and heads the department.

This survey publication will be judged on the following criteria:

· Creative and inventive use of medium
· Innovation in style and concept
· Technical proficiency, construction, and craftsmanship
· Form and aesthetics of the piece
· Consistency of the quality of the piece
· Other considerations as determined by the jury

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) invites artists, craftspeople, designers, public artists, and architects worldwide to submit images of new works focusing on metal and/or jewelry. Everyone from any sector of the field at any level of experience is encouraged to apply. Curators are also welcome to submit recent work purchased by their institution. Submissions may be entered beginning April 15 - June 15, 2019. In July and August, the jury will select about the top 100 images from the submissions; each juror will get to select up to an additional 33 images to be published. JAMS will be published and available in print format in December 2019/ January 2020. Full information is available at:
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