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Glossy will be a jewelry exhibition made by artist jewelers from around the world. The exhibition will debut at JCK Las Vegas in the Plumb Club Pavilion, May 31 – June 4 and continue to be exhibited in cities and venues throughout the United States. This exhibition is created and curated by Jenna Shaifer, Director of Ombré Gallery.

The exhibition will feature contemporary art jewelry inspired by the images and messages presented in fashion magazines, also known as “glossies,” for the paper on which they are printed.  Glossies serve as a vital communication tool for messaging in the fashion industry. They are a conduit between the maker and consumer, not only conveying a designers vision in an upcoming season, but also pitch the forecast in trends for beauty, color, texture, pattern, and form. Editorials touch on celebrity, art, films, literature, social issues, and current events – capturing the zeitgeist of our times.

Each season, glossies lay out carefully curated images that generate excitement and move consumers to action, magnifying the medium’s power in the fashion field. As with other traditional media, glossies have also made the move online to digital platforms, expanding their reach globally.  High-end fashion has become increasingly accessible and has moved beyond serving only one segment of society. Magazines democratized the way in which we put a lens on fashion, which is more inclusive and celebrates street style and the inevitable fast fashion.

Our objective is to have the Glossy exhibition bring attention, curiosity, playfulness, discussion, and expand the interest of art jewelry at the Plumb Club Experience. We want the environment of the exhibition to be an educational experience for attendees. Ideally, they will learn about contemporary art jewelry, gallery display, and inspire many to enhance their in-store experience.

Terms and Conditions:

Applicants are required to submit their entry on callforentry.org. You must register for callforentry.org. A $45 (USD) non-refundable entry fee for Glossyis required upon registration.  The direct link is https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6043

Please be sure to fill out your Artist Bio and Artist Statement as part of your registration profile. 

Artists selected will create 3 pieces of jewelry, including a brooch. Each piece in this exhibition will illustrate the artist’s interpretation of a variety of subject matter seen in fashion glossies including but not limited to: beauty, runway, fashion, design, celebrity, social issues, etc.  

Submissions are due by January 31, 2019
Notifications of acceptance will be emailed no later than February 28, 2019
Work must be received by April 5, 2019

Should you be accepted to participate:

Artists selected to participate mustcommit to creating 3 pieces of jewelry (including a brooch) within the guidelines of the theme of the showand agree to meet the specified terms, requirements and deadlines of the exhibition. If an artist or piece of work does not meet the standards and requirements for the exhibition for any reason deemed by Jenna Shaifer, the artist will not be included in the exhibition and the jewelry will be sent back to the artist.  

  • Artists will be sent a consignment agreement. Signed hard copies must be enclosed with the jewelry.

  • Artists are responsible for all shipping and insuring costs. Work must be received by Ombré Gallery by April 5, 2019. 

Ship to: 
Jenna Shaifer
OmbréGallery
1511 Race Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 

  • Artists must submit digital versions of the following materials to glossyexhibition@gmail.comby April 5, 2019:

    • A quality image of the work in TIFF format,labeled with artist’s name

    • A signed consignment sheet

    • An Inventory sheet with the artist’s name, contact information, title of piece, materials, dimensions, year created and retail price

    • A brief artist statement about the jewelry for Glossy

    • A quality picture of artist in TIFF format,labeled with artist’s name
       

  • Artists must answer a series of interview questions regarding your background, inspiration and investigation in fashion glossies as well as your creative process with your work. Answers must be returned to glossyexhibition@gmail.com byApril 5, 2019 and may or may not be included in an exhibition catalogue or other exhibition materials

The exhibition will open at JCK Las Vegas in the Plumb Club Pavilion from 

May 31 – June 3 and tour throughout the United States. 

 JCK Las Vegas May 31-June 3, 2019
Ombré Gallery June 21 – August 23, 2019
Other venues to be advised.

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Ombré Gallery is the only art jewelry gallery of its kind in the Tri-State area specializing in contemporary art jewelry by artists and metalsmiths from around the world. It exhibits and sells wearable, one-of-a-kind art jewelry pieces crafted from both traditional and unexpected materials, techniques and subjects. The gallery's mission is to be a conduit to connect artists and the community while highlighting the relationships between art, craft, fashion, and design. Learn more at ombregallery.com. Follow @ombregallery on Facebook and Instagram. 

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Plumb Club is a supplier organization whose purpose is to connect its members and their customers and help shape the future of the jewelry industry. The Plumb Club is a responsible supply side organization recognized for leadership, its successful and well-attended pavilion at the JCK Las Show and positively impacting the jewelry industry.Over 23,000 individual retailers in attendance at JCK Las Vegas.   Learn more at plumbclub.com.