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CONCOURS – BVK-Prize 2011 (DE) – deadline : 29 Avril 2011

Classé dans : Allemagne (DE),BVK (DE),Concours / Competition — bijoucontemporain @ 3:03


CONCOURS - BVK-Prize 2011 (DE) - deadline : 29 Avril 2011 dans Allemagne (DE) bkv_head_img_NEWEST



The Bavarian Crafts Council (Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe-Verein) is a professional association for the promotion of contemporary crafts with around 400 members.

BKV maintains in Munich a forum for ARTS + CRAFTS, which consists of the “Gallery for Applied Arts” (Galerie für Angewandte Kunst) and a spacious shop with a wide range of contemporary works of art.

The BKV-Prize was therefore created in 2006 and is awarded once a year to promote the younger generation of artists.

The competition is aimed specifically at young artisans who have completed their professional training and are at the beginning of their careers. The competition is international and covers all areas of applied arts.

The prize is awarded to works that show excellent design based on fine craftsmanship.


•  First Prize:  € 3,000.00 + Catalogue (german/english)

•  2nd Prize:  € 2,000.00

•  3rd Prize:  € 1,000.00

Entry deadline: April 29, 2011


Contact BKV-Prize:
Dr. Monika Fahn

Pacellistraße 6-8
80333 München/Munich
T. 0049 (0)89 29 01 47-0
F. 0049 (0)89 29 62 77



CONCOURS – « TO BE SEXY OR NOT TO BE » – The Art Gallery, Legnica (PL)- Deadline: 1er AVRIL 2011

Classé dans : Concours / Competition,Gal. Legnica (PL),Pologne (PL) — bijoucontemporain @ 2:36


within the framework  of Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER (8 mai-12 juin 2011) Under the patronage of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage


“If poetry is about love and art is about love, and music is about love, and theatre is about love, and if opera is about love… why do we think design is about… functionality?” Marcel Wanders  

001 dans Gal. Legnica (PL)

Paraphrazing M.Wander’s words: if human is sexy, if money is sexy, if power is sexy, if mind is sexy, why do we think that jewellery should be functional…? Is being sexy a necessary condition for the existence in the contemporary world? When sexy is everything,  is anything really sexy? Can contemporary jewellery still stir up the senses and emotions?

Be sexy and send your work!

Deadline for sending pieces:  1ST APRIL  2011 !!!

I.     Grand Prix    PLN 10000 (c.a. € 2500)*  + 1 kg of silver
II.    2nd Award    PLN 5000 (c.a. € 1250)* + 1 kg of silver
III.    Award of the Mayor  PLN 2500 (c.a. € 625)* + 1 kg of silver of the City of Legnica
IV.   Award of the Art  Gallery in Legnica  “Marek” Statuette  + 1 kg of silver
V.    The Organizers` Special Award for “Silver Spur” + 1 kg of silver creativity, courage, uncompromising attitude, innovation and a sense of humour

*Exchange rate of EURO on 21.12.2010. Award in PLN will be converted to EURO in accordance with exchange rate on 21.05.2011, less tax due.

We send kind regards and invite you to Legnica, especially in May, when we celebrate Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER.
A Happy New Year! May the coming year bring a lot of happiness, great ideas and every success to you.

Best regards
Director and Curators
The Art Gallery in Legnica

The Art Gallery in Legnica
Pl. Katedralny 1
59-220 Legnica, Poland
tel. +48 76 86 20 910, fax. +48 76 85 65 126
Contact persons: Monika Szpatowicz, Magda Bańska – curators of Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 





12 April  to 19 April, Livorno ITALY

« Mediterraneo è un progetto culturale che, attraverso il messaggio artistico ed espressivo del Gioiello Contemporaneo vuole portare l’attenzione sull’importante tematica della convivenza e dell’interazione dei diversi popoli del bacino del Mediterraneo che, attraverso un autentico dialogo ed una convinta accettazione della condivisione culturale, dona ricchezza e crescita alla nostra civiltà contemporanea. Partecipando a questa mostra gli artisti, approderanno anche loro alle sponde del “pensiero mediterraneo” e, elaborando nei loro gioielli un linguaggio condiviso ed aperto alle diversità, con i suoi colori, le ricchezze dei suoi fondali marini, i miti, i segni della storia e la materia, contribuiranno a quella ricchezza che ha sempre contraddistinto la cultura mediterranea. E’ previsto un premio di 1000€ rivolto agli artisti fino ai 35 anni di età (compresi) che sarà aggiudicato all’opera più rappresentativa della tematica legata al Mediterraneo. Il percorso espositivo sarà arricchito da due progetti inediti: il Garden Club di Livorno proporrà la propria interpretazione del Mediterraneo reinterpretando alcuni dei gioielli esposti con composizioni di arte floreale e inoltre sarà esposta una selezione di foto di Virgilio Catarsi sui particolari delle livree di alcuni pesci del Mediterraneo. « 



Given the success of last year, the AGC –Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo– offers, from April 12 to April 19, 2011, a new international expo on “Mediterranean. Meetings and Horizons “. The Mediterranean is an ideal meeting point, a point of confrontation and contamination of ideas, cultures, languages and traditions, a place where diversity has always been its richness and the very essence of its civilization.

The artists participating in this event will land on the banks of the “Mediterranean thinking” and will develop a shared language that is open to the diversified cultures typical of Mediterranean by using the light, the colors, the richness of the marine world, the myths, the signs of history and the matter.

This year all participants will be selected by a special commission because there will be a prize of 1000 € for participants under the age of 35.

The exhibition will take place in Livorno (Tuscany, Italy) from 12  April to 19 April in the Museum of Natural History of the Mediterranean in the eighteenth-century Villa Henderson.

Participation to MEDITERRANEO is open to everybody: artists, craftsmen-women, designers or students from contemporary jewellery schools or universities.

There will be preliminary jury and selection of the works, you have to fill in the photos form and send with the photos of your piece/ pieces no later than Saturday 19th February.

Details here.


(thanks to the Alchimia blog where I found the information !)

COUP de COEUR ! Efharis Alepedis

From Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence (USA). Born in 1969 in the Massachusetts . Bio sur le site de Charon Kransen Arts, où je l’ai découverte ….

structures rappelant des amalgames de microcosmes marins, coquillages, coraux…. intrigants, attirants…. en quelles matières ? mystère !

« My name is Efharis Alepedis, not the easiest name to remember or pronounce. So just call me “Effie the Greek.” I am one of two children of Greek immigrants. ….. I did not come from an art background, so art school opened up my eyes to fields that I had never heard ofbefore. Since my degree was in Art Education I was required to take a diversity of classes so that I would bewell rounded. However, after finishing my undergraduate degree, I felt the need to concentrate in the one fieldthat had caught my interest – metals/jewelry. So I went to graduate school at the Rhode Island School of Design from 1993-1995, receiving a Master in Fine Arts. This enabled me to be more competent in my field. After graduation I decided to move to Greece for a while and work at a very prominent jewelry company there known as Ilias Lalaounis, basically the « Tiffany’s of Greece ». Though I was interested in making one-of-a-kind work, I thought it would be interesting to get a taste of high-end production in the retail world. Living and working in Greece was a great experience. I moved back to the U.S. in 1996. »

 Efharis_AlepedisEfharis Alepedis - Necklace, 2010 – red patent leather, silk cocoons, epoxy resin, silver  – Charon Kransen Arts

Efharis Alepedis Coral  Brooches, 2010

Efharis Alepedis Coral  Brooches, 2010« Coral »  Brooches, 2010

Efharis Alepedis Coral  Brooches, 2010

COUP de COEUR !  Efharis Alepedis dans COUP DE COEUR Alepedis02

Efharis Alepedis Coral  Brooches, 2010

Efharis Alepedis Coral  Brooches, 2010

Efharis Alepedis Coral  Brooches, 2010

Efharis Alepedis Coral  Brooches, 2010


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