LAO (Le Arti Orafe), since 1985 Contemporary Jewellery School in Firenze, is glad to announces the Fourth edition of Preziosa Young, International context/exhibition for young creators (www.preziosa.org).
The exhibition does not have a predetermined theme: the selection will be made based on quality, originality and innovation of the work proposed by the participants. Quality of design and manufacture of the pieces; Originality in the use and interpretation of the materials used (no space for “copies” of objects too much influenced by other artists and/or teachers); Conceptual and technical innovation.
Entries must clearly express the individual personality of each participant. The items may be created in any material and technique.
Worldwide goldsmiths, silversmiths, designers, artists, professionals, students, may submit their candidature for PREZIOSA YOUNG, provided that they are not older than 35 years at the end of 2013 Deadline for application. The on- line application must be submitted, on December 15th 2012, at latest http://preziosa.org/it/iscrizione-preziosa-young-2013.html Instructions for application. All the text and captions must be redacted in English. Registration should NOT be send by post or mail. Please note that the images submitted with the enrolment form can be used for advertising and press purposes.
The selection will be conducted in two phases. The first choice will be made through the photographic material whereas participants who pass the first selection will be asked to submit one of their items for the final selection that will be done by an international panel in February 2013 As soon as the jury will have taken its decision, the winners will have the instruction for the shipment of their items. Each of the selected winners must present 5 pieces for the exhibition. These pieces must be the same (or similar) to those submitted for the selection
The exhibition of the selected artists will take place at PREZIOSA 2013, in Florence. The organizers could also plan other exhibitions along the year: the selected artists are committed to deliver their work to all the scheduled exhibitions.
Catalogue. A catalogue will be published for the exhibition. Selected artists will be asked to send new images with appropriate layout and definition.