Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is now accepting submissions for its 15th annual Artist Award. Ambitious artists age 35 and under have until November 15, 2015, to apply for this international prize in contemporary art jewelry, which includes $7500 USD for the winner and an exhibition during Schmuck, which takes place during Munich Design Week, in February 2016 for the winner and four finalists.
This year's jury of distinguished professionals in the field will be: Philip Clarke (New Zealand), inaugural director of Objectspace, Auckland, New Zealand's renowned public gallery for contemporary craft and design; the winner of the 2014 Artist Award, internationally recognized artist Seulgi Kwon (South Korea); and AJF board member and collector Susan Kempin (United States).
The AJF Artist Award acknowledges promise, innovation, and individuality, advancing the careers of rising artists. Makers of wearable art jewelry 35 years of age or under who are not currently enrolled in a professional training program are encouraged to apply. Submitted work must have been made within the past two years and without supervision.