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Tito's Prize

Open Call: February 1 - March 31, 2017

The Tito's Prize is a $15,000 award for one Austin-based artist. The award also includes a solo exhibition during the 2017 East Austin Studio Tour in the Big Medium Gallery at Canopy. The Tito's Prize is funded by a generous gift from Tito's Handmade Vodka and facilitated by Big Medium.

The Tito's Prize is open to all artists living and working in Austin, Texas. Artists working in any artistic media and at any stage in their career are eligible. A four member curatorial panel will unanimously select the prize-winning artist.

The winner of the Tito's Prize will be announced May 2017. The winning artist's solo exhibition will open in October 2017 in the Big Medium Gallery and will be featured during the 2017 East Austin Studio Tour.

Applications will be accepted online February 1 through March 31, 2017. Complete application guidelines are available here.


Open call. Submissions for the book New Brooches

In this new book, we attempt to gather a relevant, inspirational and contemporary sample of brooches from all around the world. The selected pieces will be featured with the profile of the artist and technical details of the work. The publisher will be Promopress.
Every nomination is based entirely on the merit of the work submitted for selection. In case your work is selected for publication it will entail no fees on your part and you will receive a free copy of the book New Brooches: 500+ Designs in contemporary jewellery; however, shipping expenses from Barcelona to your destination are not included.
Keep in mind that the quality of the images you are submitting will play a definite role in the nominations; therefore, send only best quality, both professional and artistic photographs of your most recent work. Images should be in TIF format; in CMYK color model and the resolution should be at least 300 dpi. Each picture should have a maximum size of 297 x 210 millimeters (A4) or a minimum size of 180 x 240 millimeters.
Visuals and information should be submitted by April 30th, 2017 (UTC/GMT+1 23:59:59 – time in Spain) to Nicolas Estrada at newbrooches@gmail.com via wetransfer (https://www.wetransfer.com/), or dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/) only. Please send just one link containing all the information requested; and only one text file (in text format, not pdf) with just the required information and maximum 10 images that meet the requested criteria.


Hip Pop is an ACC-juried showcase of top emerging talent that provides a pathway for early-career artists into our established, competitive craft shows. With lower-cost shared booths, extensive exhibitor support, and show award opportunities, this program gives emerging artists an unparalleled opportunity to grow their clientele and careers. Artists may enroll in the program for up to three years.

Hip Pop booths are placed across the show floor at all our 2017 shows, allowing guests to discover them on their shopping journey.




Tour Information

Dates & times: May 13 - 14 & 20 - 21, 11am-6pm

  • Creative Side Jewelry Academy is introducing Creative Side Metal Works. Austin’s newest welding and blacksmithing academy that hosts a variety of courses throughout the year. Visit creativeside.org for information and updates on the studio. Stop by during WEST for live demos and shop jewelry of the CSJA collective- members, students and staff will have their work on display. 




If you would like to inform our community about current job postings please forward info to lindsay@creativeside.org or post to our facebook infohub


We are looking for an apprentice goldsmith here at Zoltan David.
Zoltan David in Austin, TX is seeking a Goldsmith trainee. Ideal candidate will have 2-3 years experience, meticulous and organized by nature, and have pride of workmanship. Skills and techniques will be taught. This is a long term career position for someone who is interested in learning to make jewelry at the highest level. Salary commensurate with skill level. Please email your resume' via our Career page on our website.
This position is for someone who has a strong desire to create at a high level and understands the time that it will take to achieve that level of expertise. It will be years before they are proficient and they must understand that.





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