Call for Entries

TIJF Launch Party and Pin Ball

At the Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, M6J 1J6

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM – Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 1:00 AM (EDT)


Join the who’s who of Toronto jewellers at this smashing TIJF launch party. A $30 ticket includes a 1 in 200 chance to win a half-carat Canadian diamond in the Rhinestone or Real Diamond Draw. Advanced ticket purchase gets you in the draw for the half-carat diamond. And you must wear your favourite pin or brooch!

Media Reception: 6pm-7pm
The Pin Ball 7pm-1 am
Dress code: Fun & Fancy. Wear your best pin!
Welcoming Remarks & presentation by Mejuri 8pm
Juried Pin Ball competition at 10:30pm
Rhinestone or Real Diamond Draw! This ticket includes a chance to win a half-carat Canadian diamond.
DJ Grant Spence
Hors D’oeuvres
Cash Bar


CALL FOR ENTRY – Pin and Brooch Images

We are looking for high quality images of contemporary Pins and Brooches to be presented during the Toronto International Jewellery Festival Launch Party and Pin Ball (May 1, 2013 at the Gladstone Hotel).This is an international call and is open to artists and designers of all backgrounds and materials working with the brooch/pin form.  Images will be juried; selected pieces will demonstrate the highest level of innovation, creativity and technical merit.  Juried by Alisha Marie Boyd and Annie Tung.

There is no fee to submit images and no remuneration will be paid to exhibitors.

  • Each person may  submit up to 3 images
  • Images must be JPEG, 72 dpi and within 1024 x 768
  • Files must be names as follows:  firstname_lastname_title_1.jpeg
  • Applicants must fill out the application/image list form and image waiver to be considered
  • Submissions are due by midnight on April 20th (late submissions will not be considered)
  • Applicants will be contacted by April 25 as to whether or not their images have been selected

CLICK HERE FOR THE – PINBALL_Call_Application Form and Image Waiver

Please send submission to Alisha at



Fire and Fusion: Enamelling Exhibition

Rainbow Gallery, Market Square, St Lawrence Market, Toronto
May 1st – May 30th, 2013

This Exhibition will include the work of about 30 Canadian enamelists, both established and emerging. It is meant to showcase the best that Canadian enamelists have to offer, as well as the diversity of the medium. Enamel plays not only with colour and form, but also with light. The alchemy of transforming materials through fusion in the fire is the passion of enamel artists. This exhibition will celebrate that passion.
Curators: Gabrielle Castonguay, Catherine Crowe and David Hustler

Important Dates:

Call for Entry available: Nov 15th
Deadline for entries: Feb 15th
Confirmations sent by March 15th
Pieces due by April 15th
Pieces returned by June 16th

Selection committee:

Catherine Crowe, Gabrielle Castonguay, David Hustler

For application information Click Here

image credit: David Hustler

Metal Arts Guild of Canada



Submission Deadline: 20 March 2013

“Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation.”
– Steve Jobs

The Metal Arts Guild of Canada invites members of the Guild to submit current work to our 2013 biennial juried exhibition, Design Sans Front ières: Metal Artists In Collaboration.

Digital media is democratizing art and design. Designers have access to software and fabrication processes that formerly were only available to industry. These new virtual tools are erasing the old distinctions between designers and makers, craft and industry.
At the same time, we yearn for ‘authenticity’ – the unique connection between culture, material and making that has traditionally defined craft. More and more, artists in craft disciplines – including jewellers, metalsmiths and sculptors –are working with creative thinkers from other domains. Together, they are expanding the possibilities of craft processes and traditions, and infusing modern object design with authenticity and ‘soul’.


Clearly, creativity knows no borders. Therefore, we invite collaborative duos to submit works that explore the opportunities of traditional and new modes of making and design in the metal arts; objects that integrate the materials and techniques of the metal arts and other creative disciplines. Metal artists can draw in a collaborator from any other creative field: ceramics, glassblowing, architecture, graphic design, literature, dance: all forms of collaboration are
valid and all collaborative efforts are welcome.
Each two-person team is responsible for its own conceptual development and production. One member of the duo
must be a member of the Metal Arts Guild of Canada.

The entry fee is $50, payable with Visa, MasterCard or Paypal. The entry fee covers a maximum of three works, and
covers both members of the collaborative partnership. The entry fee is nonrefundable.
At least one member of the collaborative team must be a member of the Metal Arts Guild of Canada. To become a
member of MAGC, visit: www.metalartsgui ld-members-1

A jury composed of prominent Canadian metal artists, designers and gallery curators, will choose the work selected
for exhibition. The Jury will be announced on the MAGC website in December 2012, together with instructions
regarding the on-line jurying process.
Important Dates:
• Jury and jurying procedure announced: December 2012
• Submission deadline: 15 March 2013
• Notification (by email): 5 April 2013
• Delivery of accepted work to the Design Exchange: 26 April 2013
• Exhibition opening: 13 May 2013

Questions? Interested in Volunteering?
Please email Mary K. McIntyre

For application information please Click Here

or to go the MAGC website  Click Here

George Brown College School of Design

45 Years in the Making: George Brown College Alumni Exhibition

Curated by Amanda Henderson, Valerie Brown, Gillian Lie

May 1, 2013 – May 24, 2013
230 Richmond Street East
Toronto, ON, M5A 1P4

Call for Entry Deadline: March 22, 2013

To all George Brown College Jewellery graduates:
We invite you to apply to “45 Years in the Making”, the showcase for Alumni work. The intention of the exhibit is to explore the depth of goldsmithing skill and talent demonstrated by GBC Alumni. We would like to exhibit work that represents your present one of a kind or limited edition work.
This exhibit will be held at GBC’s School of Design. This exhibition will run during the Toronto International Jewellery Festival and the Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Meta-Mosaic 2013. This will be your opportunity to reveal your work to our goldsmithing community at large!
For more information about these events, visit and
Please note that there will be an opportunity to show work via photography. Therefore, if you have work that is sold but you have professional level photos of it we will also accept those for submission. The work that is selected for the show will be for display only and not for sale. However, all exhibitors will have their contact information made available for the public.

For more info, please visit:
Click here for the application form

Conditions of Entry
· The call is open to all Alumni of the George Brown College Jewellery Diploma program(s)
· Wearable jewellery or objects for body adornment will be accepted for review
· Each applicant can submit up to 3 works (NB: not all pieces may be chosen) for one fee of $30
· All work and photographs must be accompanied by applicants full name and contact information (this is the information that will be made available to the public); as well as year of graduation, and photo credit information.
· Alumni whose work is exhibited in the show grant permission for their work to be photographed; and understand that images (either their own or the exhibitions) may be used for promotional purposes
· All exhibitors are responsible for insuring their work for the entire duration of the exhibition, including shipping to and from the show.
· If work is to be mailed back, a self-address, postage paid package must be sent with piece.

Time line
· Deadline: Entries and payments must be received by March 22, 2013, 5 pm. Initial entries via photograph ONLY.
· Notification of Acceptance: all applicants will be notified via email regarding the status of their submission by April 1, 2013
· Delivery of work: all pieces/high resolution images must be delivered by April 20, 2013. Mailing address with be sent with confirmation.
· Dates: the exhibition will take place from May 1, 2013 to May 24, 2013
· Opening reception will be held on Friday May 3rd, from 6pm to 9pm
· Work will be shipped or available for pick up (at GBC School of Design from 12 noon to 5 pm) on May 24th Entries

Email entries to:
Make payment to same email through

· Photo(s) in web quality (500 x 500 pixels and 72 dpi) Name files with your last name and picture number (to correspond with the picture number on the application form).
(Example: Smith1, Smith2, Smith3)
· Completed application form
· Payment through PayPal to (Payment must be received by March 22, 2013 at 5pm in order for entry to be considered)

Click here for the application form



Call for Entry


Zilberschmuck 2013 Call for Entries in English followed with French
Traduction libre de l’anglais au français : Audrey Boudreault

April 11th to May 31st, 2013

Exhibition to run during the Toronto International Jewellery Festival and the Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Meta-Mosaic 2013

Zilberschmuck invites Canadian metal smiths to participate in the ninth annual national juried exhibition of fine jewellery and metalwork including hollowware and sculptural objects.

Can you exemplify a transformation in metal? Is it the act or a process that is being transformed or is it the original state that is changing or transforming? How does this transformation change the appearance or form? Is it a change found in nature like a metamorphosis, or is it a mathematical transformation through algebra or geometry? How can you illustrate a particular transformation into a three dimensional piece? Do you need to create the process of the transformation in several objects or can you create the various phases of the transformation in a single object?

Zilberschmuck invites jewellers and metal artists to participate in a juried exhibition exploring formal and conceptual manifestations behind the word “TRANSFORMATION”. Artists are invited to forge, form or fabricate reflecting their response to a transformation.

Create up to two different transformations, hollowware or wearable metalwork containing a significant amount of metal, but not excluding gemstones, pearls, glass, etc., reflecting the theme and send the work along with an accompanying essay, 150 words or less, to explain your interpretation. The competition is open to all professional and student metal artists living and working in Canada.

The entries will be judged on their craftsmanship, design and responsiveness to the theme.

“TRANSFORMATION” – April 11th to May 31st, 2013

Deadline for entries: Friday, March 8th at 5:00 PM

Opening reception: Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Click here to download the Rules.

Click here to download the Entry Form.



11 avril au 31 mai 2013

L’exposition sera en cours durant le Festival International de bijouterie de Toronto et la conférence de la Société des orfèvres nord-américains, Meta-Mosaic 2013

Zilberschmuck invite les artistes canadiens qui travaillent le métal à participer à la 9e exposition nationale de joaillerie fine, qui inclut l’orfèvrerie et les objets sculpturaux.

Pouvez-vous illustrer une transformation en métal? Est-ce une action ou un procédé qui se transforme ou bien est-ce l’état originel de quelque chose qui change ou qui est en transformation? Comment est-ce que cette transformation change l’apparence ou la forme de cette chose? Est-ce un changement que l’on trouve dans la nature comme une métamorphose, ou bien est-ce une transformation mathématique par l’algèbre ou la géométrie? Comment pouvez-vous illustrer une transformation en particulier en créant une pièce tridimensionnelle? Devez-vous créer le processus de transformation en plusieurs objets ou pouvez-vous en illustrer toutes les phases en un seul?

Zilberschmuck invite les joailliers et les artistes du métal à participer à cette exposition avec jury pour explorer les manifestations formelles et conceptuelles derrière le mot “TRANSFORMATION”. Les artistes sont invités à forger, à former, à fabriquer une œuvre reflétant leur réponse à une transformation.

Créez jusqu’à deux transformations différentes comprenant une quantité significative de métal, mais n’excluant pas les pierres, les perles, le verre, etc., reflétant le thème et envoyez les pièces accompagnées d’un texte explicatif de 150 mots ou moins qui justifie votre interprétation. La compétition est ouverte à tous les artistes professionnels et aux étudiants qui travaillent le métal et qui vivent et travaillent au Canada.

Les candidatures seront jugées pour la qualité du travail et du design ainsi que sur leur lien avec le thème.

“TRANSFORMATION” – Du 11 avril au 31 mai 2013

Date limite d’inscription : vendredi le 8 mars à 17h00

Vernissage: Jeudi le 11 avril, de 19h00 à 22h00.

Cliquer ici pour un PDF des règlements du concours en français.

Cliquer ici pour un PDF la forme d’entrée en français.