CALL FOR ENTRY: SO FRESH + SO CLEAN 2020

7th Annual Ethical Metalsmiths Online International Student Exhibition

Fresh:

Work that’s happening now, challenging how we define the field of metalsmithing and jewelry.

Clean:

Objectively looking at where our studio practices intersect with environmental concerns and human health.

Call For Entry Mission

A Letter from 2019 EM Student Jury:

We would like So Fresh + So Clean 2020 applicants to deeply consider how their work & studio practice builds on EM Student’s dedication to innovative thinking in their approach to the field of jewelry and metalsmithing. It is our hope to foster a generous, honest and investigative conversation around the many ways we evolve our studio and work in an ever shifting world. In this spirit of re-imagining what a practice can look like from an ethical perspective, EM Student’s is also interested in how this outlook affects your creative output. How does an ethical practice inform your work and push you to discovery, transformation and innovation? Where does your work fit in today’s contemporary practice in fresh and exciting new ways? 

-Andy Lowrie and Sarah Parker
EM Students: VCU Chapter

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Call for Entry deadline: June 5th
Notification of acceptance: July 6th
Exhibition Launch: September 1st
Emerging Artist Page launch: October 1st

AWARDS

$1,000 Ethical Metalsmiths Emerging Artist Award
Chosen by this year’s Guest Jurors and the current VCU Chapter of EM Students .

Emerging Artist will also receive an exposé on the EM Students website, including updates and a spotlight interview.
Award Sponsored by: Richline Group

$500 Guest Juror’s Choice Award
Chosen by the 2020 Guest Juror’s Erin S. Daily and Brian Weissman Award sponsored by: Rio Grande

$250 EM Student’s Choice Award
Chosen by the 2020 VCU chapter of EM Students, Andy Lowrie and Sarah Parker.
Award sponsored by: No Dirty Gold

All 3 award winners will:

  • Have work featured on promotional poster, sent to over 200 schools around the world.
  • Have the opportunity for your work to be represented by Ethical Metalsmiths in print and online.

Check out Ethical Metalsmiths for more information and to apply!

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