Purpose of Award
The purpose of the Art Jewelry Forum Award for an Emerging Artist is to acknowledge promise, innovation, and individuality in the work of emerging jewelers and to advance the career of a promising artist.
Amount of Award
An unrestricted cash award of $7500 will be given each year. The winner is expected to travel to attend the award presentation. The winner will be given a one-year “Arts Professional” membership to AJF.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Maker of wearable art jewelry
- Must have completed academic/professional training and be out of school. Date of graduation must be at least one year but not more than six years prior to the date of submission of the application; self-taught artists may apply
- Work submitted must have been unsupervised; work from BFA/MFA shows may NOT be submitted.
- Must not have had or be scheduled to have a solo exhibition at a commercial gallery or a museum.
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