500 Rings Call For Entries

1000 Rings

Hip! Hip! Hooray! 20th Century Jewelry: The Best of the 500 Series shipped to the printer today. This very special edition celebrates some incredible milestones: 10 years of publishing the 500 series and 10 jewelry titles in the 500 series.

Filled with guest commentary and wonderful photographs, and bound in an extraordinary, hardcover package, 20th Century Jewelry (available in August) is our exclamation point at the end of a very exciting decade.

It’s hard for me to believe that a decade has past since we announced the call for entries for 1000 Rings. And yet, in the past 10 years, the fields of studio jewelry and jewelry publishing have changed dramatically.

The time feels absolutely right to restart the series and reexamine the first iconic form we surveyed, the ring.

On behalf of the entire Lark Jewelry & Beading team, it is my honor to announce a new call for entries.

500 Rings Call For Entries

Bruce Metcalf, Lucia's Leaves, 2010

Bruce Metcalf, Lucia's Leaves

500 Rings, juried by Bruce Metcalf, will be published in the Spring of 2012. Bruce Metcalf’s artistic and academic accomplishments are staggering. Since 1971, Bruce has had 40 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 300 group exhibitions. His pieces are in major museum and private collections around the world, and he has received many distinguished grants, fellowships, and awards.

Bruce is a highly esteemed writer and lecturer on jewelry and craft. In 2009 the University of North Carolina Press published Makers: 20th Century American Studio Crafts, which Bruce co-authored with Janet Koplos. If that weren’t enough, Bruce has held teaching positions at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. We are elated that Bruce Metcalf is jurying 500 Rings and look forward to his selections.

500 Rings Call For EntriesYour enthusiastic reception and support of the 500 Series has made the first decade of 21st-century jewelry something amazing to be sure, but we’re convinced that the best is yet to come. There is an unbelievable amount of energy and growth and talent in our field right now, so let’s begin the new decade with a mind-blowing collection of stellar jewelry.

To be considered for 500 Rings, please submit your images by March 30, 2011.

All the details, guidelines, and entry forms can be downloaded here.

Please share this opportunity with all of your jewelry colleagues, students, and friends.

We look forward to your submission and can hardly wait to see your latest and greatest rings!


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    500 lover says:

    I am not a jeweler, but I am commenting to say that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the 500 series! I am planning to buy most of the titles, even those that are in disciplines/media that I don’t work with. I am a potter, but I find ALL your books so inspiring, and amazing. The imagination and skill of those artists and craftspeople showcased in your books is so incredible.
    The books themselves are so well done, always with great design, layout, and photography, that imitator pale in comparison; there have been MANY imitator since you debuted the 500 series (“500 Room ideas”, “1000 liver recipes”,et al.), but Lark is still the original and the best.
    Sorry to seem gushy, but your craft books are outstanding, and am glad to read that they are doing well, and are a great, great source of satisfaction.
    Best of luck to Lark!

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