Adorn 2021 – A Jewelry Invitational

Arts on Douglas

Entry Deadline: Aug. 15

123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
PHONE 386.428.1133

Arts on Douglas, a division of the Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA), has been presenting fine art jewelry since its onset in 1996 and each year showcases new work and emerging trends by contemporary jewelers in the group exhibition Adorn: A Jewelry Invitational.
The gallery is currently seeking makers of wearable fine art jewelry for this exhibition. We will consider original jewelry made from a range of materials, including but not limited to metal, glass, clay, gems, beads, and precious/semi-precious stones. Professional jewelry artists 18 years of age or older and residing in the United States may apply. Applying artists must not have current gallery representation in Volusia County, Florida.*

Adorn: A Jewelry Invitational will open on January 29, 2021, and will remain on view through February 20. The exhibition is timed to coincide with ACA’s 45th annual Images: A Festival of the Arts. This event is a premier outdoor art show that draws 45,000 art enthusiasts over three days. Following the festival weekend, Arts on Douglas will present a formal reception to celebrate the opening of Adorn on Saturday, February 6 from 4-7 PM.

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2020 (midnight)
Notification: August 15, 2020
Deadline to Deliver Accepted Jewelry: January 9, 2021
Exhibition Dates: January 29 – February 20, 2021
Exhibition Debut: January 29 – 31, Images, A Festival of the Arts weekend
Reception: Saturday, February 6, 4-7 PM

Submission Guidelines: Incomplete or late submissions with NOT be reviewed. Include 4-6 digital JPG images of jewelry that is representative of your style. Title each image file with the title of the piece. These examples of your work will be used to determine participation in the exhibition. Accepted artists will be required to provide additional work for display (See Item 1 under Acceptance for details). Upload a numbered image inventory to accompany images that include titles, materials, dimensions, and retail prices in a PDF file or Word document.

Upload your CV (artist’s resume), a short bio, and/or an artist statement in a PDF file or Word document.
Please note: Due to the volume of submissions received, we cannot accept phone inquiries, unsolicited submissions by email, mail, or unscheduled appointments for portfolio reviews. All applicants will receive an e-mail by the notification deadline stating whether or not they have been accepted to participate in this exhibition.
Review Criteria:

Jewelry must be original, one-of-a-kind, or a limited series.
Jewelry must be current, created within the last 2 years.
Jewelry must be wearable. Jewelry must reflect an understanding of formal design principles, materials, and demonstrate technical excellence. All works included in the exhibition must be available for sale. *Please note: Arts on Douglas has an exclusivity agreement with the artists we exhibit. Our exclusivity radius is Volusia County, Florida. If you exhibit your work with or are represented by another gallery, art space, or art center in this county, as a courtesy to your current representative, your submission will not be reviewed.
Acceptance Terms:

Accepted jewelers must also agree to the following:
Provide between 12 – 20 works for display that include a variety of items (rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc.). Arts on Douglas staff will contact jewelers to discuss the selection of work for their display cases in greater detail based on each artist’s available inventory closer to the exhibition date. Provide Arts on Douglas with images, titles, descriptions, and retail prices for each piece of jewelry they plan to include in the exhibition (detailed instructions will be provided). All jewelry must be listed for sale and the jeweler agrees to a 50/50 commission split with the gallery.

Deliver or ship jewelry to the gallery to be received on or before January 9, 2021. If unable to pick up work at the end of the exhibition, the gallery agrees to ship back unsold pieces.
Inform the gallery of resizing and repair policies.

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