Friday, October 1, 2010

Official Call for Submissions for the Ring a Day Exhibition

Ring a Day Exhibition
Call for Submissions
The Ring a Day project has been selected as an exhibition for the annual Society of North American Goldsmiths conference to be held in Seattle, May 2011.

“RAD, A Ring a Day for 365 Days” will run for a month, from May 5th to May 29th at the PUNCH Gallery in downtown Seattle, Washington. The exhibition will feature 365 physical rings accompanied by 14 framed photos of temporary and/or ephemeral rings. “RAD, Ring a Day for 365 Days” will be installed in the PUNCH gallery and it will on the official SNAG gallery tour. This exhibition will be curated by EtsyMetal members Colleen Baran, Kathryn Cole, Shannon Conrad, Nina Gibson, and Sara Westermark.

So this means that we need your rings! In fact this show is possible because of all the dedicated artists who have tirelessly given their time, imagination, perseverance, enthusiasm and talent to make this project great! The Ring a Day exhibition is a fabulous opportunity to show your work to a wide art buying audience as well as the metalsmithing community who travel yearly to attend SNAG conferences. The rings in this exhibition will be available for sale at the PUNCH gallery, so please indicate whether or not the ring(s) you submit will be for sale.

The Ring a Day project started January 1, 2010 when EtsyMetal and Nina Dinoff invited metalsmiths and other artists to participate in a daily personal challenge to create one ring a day for the entire year. The project quickly grew and has gained a wide audience with participants from around the world. On a daily basis, rings are created, photographed, and posted to the public “Ring A Day” Flickr photo group by each participant.

Jurors--Colleen Baran, Kathryn Cole, Shannon Conrad, Nina Gibson, and Sara Westermark

Jurying and Selection--The jurors will select rings based on originality, quality, concept, uniqueness, and design. We are open to both classic and alternative materials alongside various methods of construction.

Due to the unique nature of the project (and its vast size containing nearly 15,000 photos as of October 2010), the final selection of rings in the exhibition may include both invitational and juried submissions. It is very important to submit your best works as the primary way to highlight your work for review by the selection committee. Both submitted and invited rings will pay the jury fee for inclusion in the exhibition.

Deadline for electronic entry: October 25th, 2010
Artist Notification: no later than November 15th, 2010

Questions and comments should be sent to

Eligibility--To be eligible rings must have been submitted to the public “Ring a Day” Flickr group prior to October 1, 2010. All mediums and methods of ring construction are encouraged and welcomed.

To apply, please request an application from

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