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Amanda MansellThe 15th Annual Alternative Wedding Show at Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Salts Mill
24th April – 12th June 2016

 

 

 

 

 

New Ashgate GalleryApplications now open for this September show at New Ashgate Gallery

 

There is an exciting opportunity for an ACJ group or ACJ member to apply for a Jewellery Unlimited Award.

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Joanna Witcher

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Terms & conditions:

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The selected work will be needed from late July to late December 2015

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The maker will send or deliver the work at their own cost

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The participation fee for selected work is £75.00, or £60.00 for a student on a full time course or a graduate within one year of graduation date. This will be paid at the time of delivering work, and applies whether 1, 2 or 3 proposed pieces are selected

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Sales: Exhibition pieces will be offered for sale at the Scottish Gallery, who reserve the right to reject work made to an insufficiently high standard. In this case the unshown pieces will be kept in reserve until the Plymouth venue.

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Work sold at the Scottish Gallery will remain with the exhibition until the end of the Plymouth dates. Payment will be made at the end of the tour.

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At the Brewhouse, a number of makers will be invited to supply up to five pieces of jewellery to be offered for sale separately; these will be pieces with lower price points and will not form part of the exhibition. Selection of makers and pieces will be at the discretion of ACJ and the Brewhouse. The Brewhouse will take 30% commission on sales, and payment will be made by the end of November.

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The work will be insured by ACJ during transits, and by the galleries during exhibitions

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The work will be returned by ACJ in mid - December by Special Delivery post, insured up to £2,500 for each parcel. More expensive parcels can be split, with the maker paying excess postage - ie the costs of extra parcels.

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Applications should be made on the form provided - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This form should be saved in .doc format with your name eg SmithA.doc  Application address is on the form.

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Images : please take care to ensure your images are in the requested format.

Maximum 1Mb files - larger images will be rejected.

jpg format , 300 dpi resolution, with physical size 12cm on the longest side, minimum size 6cm shortest side.

If you are unsure, please ask a technically minded friend for help checking these specifications, as incorrect formats or size make our job much harder!

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"Trade price" means the amount you will expect if the piece is sold. Relevant commissions will be calculated by ACJ when appropriate. The trade price will be used for insurance valuations.

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You may propose one, two or three pieces. A group of two or three must be closely related, and all pieces must have a direct relevance to the theme Sleight of Hand. Your statement should explain this relevance (briefly!)

ACJ members receive excellent discounts from a number of suppliers on tools and materials:

HS Walsh, Cookson Precious Metals, Sutton Tools, Bellore, and more.

Check out the members' section for codes and details.

 

Walsh    HS Walsh offer 10% on their wide range of tools and supplies. Please tell them you saw this on the ACJ site! (Code in Members' Section)

cooksongoldnewlogo ACJ members now receive the top discounted rate from Cookson Precious Metals on silver bullion and most findings, plus 10% discount on tools              (log in as a member for details of the registration needed  - this is not a code system)

 

Short courses - the School of Jewellery in Birmingham has an excellent short course Summer School programme. Members receive 10% discount - again log in & go to the Members' Section.   Summer School information here

Goldsmiths' Fair Week 1: 26th September to 2nd October

Week 2: 4th - 9th October

11am - 7pm Monday to Friday

10am - 6pm Saturday & Sunday

www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk

You use the ACJ website to update your details and to publish information about your work. Once logged in you can:

  • Access Member only content - this is mainly in the "Members" section - watch out for special ACJ deals
  • Update your login information: your name, email and password
  • Update your contact details. These are the details ACJ uses to administer your subscription and are not published.
  • Choose whether to show a Member Gallery page to the general public
  • Update your Member Gallery page
  • Use the new Member Only Forum 
  • Check your subscription status & renew subscriptions


Updating My Login

  • Choose "My Profile" on the user menu
  • Update the fields you wish to alter. Password is in "Edit your details/ contact info"
  • If you wish to alter your username please contact the ACJ administrator


Updating My Gallery

There are seven sections:

  • CONTACT INFO : The contact details in this tab ARE NOT VISIBLE to the general public.
    These are the details ACJ uses to administer your subscription. Use this tab to update change of address, email, telephone etc.
    Here you can also select your ACJ Region.
  • MAIN PICTURE : Here you can show a main image and select whether your Member Gallery page is visible to the general public. Use the field ""Show Profile: Yes/No" to select your option. If you do not select "Yes" your Member Gallery page will not be visible. We encourage you to upload either square or landscape image as it will suit the layout of the page best.  Please show a good photo of your work as the main image. Your logo or portrait can be in "more images", but the main one should be of jewellery. Please use the best images you have - clean background, clear view of the work.
  • Images should be no larger than 2000kb in size. We also recommend that uploaded images are not more than 500 pixels in the largest dimension.
  • PUBLISHED CONTACT DETAILS : Enter any contact details you want displayed publicly on your Member Gallery page.
  • PUBLISHED MEMBER NAME : This is the name that is visible to the general public if your profile is set to show. Use first & last name please, eg Sue Jones.
  • SUMMARY : This is your main profile copy and you can tell people a bit about you, your work, your inspirations etc.
  • EXHIBITIONS : Here you can enter copy about your exhibitions and events.
  • BIOGRAPHY : Here you can enter a brief biog about yourself and your work.
  • MORE IMAGES : Here you can upload up to three additional images

Your profile will be unpublished if your membership lapses.

In order to keep a coherent, clear and high quality site, your profile is subject to the moderators' decisions, and we reserve the right to edit, remove or unpublish member profiles.

 

Simon New Stair Portrait Jan 2014 crop copyAn inspirational roster of speakers & events:

 

Image: Key note speaker Simon Fraser