Archive for February, 2015

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MJSA Vision Awards Call for Entries
Posted on February 8, 2015
Since its first winners debuted at the 1992 Expo New York, MJSA's annual Vision Awards competition has showcased outstanding jewelry design. In 2014, MJSA revamped the program, adding new categories and expanding to focus beyond just design to the business of design  -- to great success.  The deadline for 2015 submissions is April 2. MJSA ensures the Vision Award winners receive the recognition they deserve by promoting their triumph through the industry's leading publications, which in 2015 will include INSTORE, Metalsmith, and the association's own MJSA Journal. In addition, the winning entries will be on display for thousands of buyers and exhibitors during the March 2016 MJSA Expo New York, the largest and oldest trade show in the U.S. dedicated to professional... Read More
Halstead Grant is Calling for Entries
Posted on February 5, 2015
New jewelry artists working primarily in silver are invited to apply for the 2015 Halstead Grant. The winner will receive $5,000 in cash for their business start-up, $1,000 in jewelry supplies, and recognition in the industry. Applications are due June 9, 2015. Eligible jewelers should have launched their businesses within the last one to three years. All design techniques are welcome including metalsmithing fabrication, casting, metal clay, wire work, or beading. The competition is open to US citizens with studios in the country. Complete application details can be found on The Halstead Grant website. Candidates are required to submit a design portfolio, resume, and answers to several business planning questions. Halstead is one of North America’s leading distributors... Read More