We thank you for sharing this call for entries promptly with all appropriate colleagues, professional groups and associations, message boards, schools, students, and beadmaking communities:

Lark Jewelry & Beading seeks excellent photographs of original, contemporary beads in all materials to publish in a new juried, international collection in our 500 Series of books: Showcase 1000 Beads. This book is scheduled to be published in January 2014. The book will be juried by Kristina Logan.

We welcome and encourage submission of photographs of your handmade beads in all materials (glass, metal, polymer clay, metal clay, ceramics, paper, fiber, plastic, wood, stone, etc.) and design styles. All work must be made no earlier than 2010, and the more recent the work the better—we’d prefer to see your 2012 work over your 2011 work, and your 2011 work over your 2010 work.

We strongly prefer images of beads that have not been published previously, and please do NOT submit images of pieces that have been published in any Lark book. We can accept only high-quality digital images. Artists will receive full acknowledgment within the book and a complimentary copy. Artists retain copyright of their work. There is no entry fee.

All submissions must be submitted electronically through Juried Art Services. Note that there is no fee for using Juried Art Services. The entry page can be found at the following link: http://bit.ly/VTfT6E or, the full URL,  http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=614.

Entries must be submitted by February 14, 2013. We strongly encourage early entries.

All visuals submitted must represent work that is original in design. Please choose work that reflects the book’s concept. A maximum of four entries per artist is allowed, so please submit your best work. An entry may consist of no more than two visuals: an overall shot and one detail (or alternate view); the detail shots are not required. The primary images you submit should each be different designs. For example, do NOT submit four variations of very similar beads; instead, submit one bead from each of four series.

Important: Lark will only publish photos of entries containing images and text that are free of copyright or for which the artist (or approved institution) holds copyright.

  • Jan Montarsi

    Showcase of 1000 Beads entrys. “BEAD DEFINITION” THe submission guildlines ar fairly general.
    I am assuming bead pictures should be just of a Single bead and not of multiples in one picture. Also should they be unstrung and not within a piece of completed jewelry..
    Does a handmade pendant count as a bead ? or does the hole have to be on a central axis.
    Please Advise
    Jan Montarsi

  • http://www.facebook.com/francesca.decaire Francesca DeCaire

    Are lampwork cabochons accceptable?

  • http://www.facebook.com/SueDoughertyBailey Sue Dougherty Bailey

    Thank you for the chance!!! Beads submitted!

  • http://www.facebook.com/aimee.domash Aimee Bess Domash

    It will be very interesting to see the entries…some “beads” don’t really remind me of a “bead”…but by definition, it is one.

  • Lea Zinke

    When will results be published? Or accepted submissions/submittors being notified?

  • MW

    Any updates on this? It’s been nothing but crickets for months now. If I haven’t heard anything, does that mean my entry wasn’t accepted?

  • CS

    Have notifications gone out for those who submitted beads to be evaluated?