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The Halstead Grant is calling for entries to its annual competition for emerging jewelry artists working in silver. The grand prize winner receives a $7,500 cash grant as well as $1,000 in jewelry supplies, a feedback report from the judging committee, a trip to Halstead headquarters in Arizona, and recognition in the field. The top 10 finalists are all recognized with signature trophies, smaller cash prizes and individual feedback reports. The deadline is August 1 every year. To be eligible, applicants must be US citizens who started their businesses within the last three years. Jewelry artists should have a jewelry collection with significant use of silver ready to present to the market. The grant experience is a business development exercise to help jewelry start-ups establish clear goals for the early years of their studios.
Applicants must submit a portfolio and answers to a series of essay questions that outline a business plan.
For anyone who’s held a piece of metal and felt sparks fly. Or for those who’ve looked at a stone and saw time stand still. The Saul Bell Design Award invites you to pick up your tools and seize your moment. Since launching in 2001, the Saul Bell Design Award has become one of the most sought-after honors for jewelers and metalsmiths worldwide. Now it’s your time to shine.
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 shows, allowing guests to discover them on their shopping journey.
Contemporary Jewelry Gallery Seeks Summer Intern
Heidi Lowe, metalsmith and gallery owner, accepts applications every summer for an internship at Heidi Lowe Gallery. Applicants need to possess basic metalsmithing skills as well as organizational, office and computer skills. It is also imperative that the applicants are personable and trustworthy; having a good grasp on the history of jewelry is a plus. The intern will be learning about all aspects of the gallery and studio. Plus include designing and making jewelry, working with customers, as well as the behind the scenes aspects of operating a gallery, such as organizing openings, mailings, e-commerce, artists files and helping with display.
The intern is expected to work 30 hours a week. The hours are flexible but will include some nights and weekends.
Compensation for this internship will consist of an hourly wage, as well as an intimate hands-on knowledge of gallery operations, studio facilities, and possible credits from institution (dependent on school requirements).
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