Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Call for Entries: Lark Publishing's Showcase 1000 Beads

I just found out about a new opportunity for beadmakers and I just had to share it.

From Julie Hale of Lark Jewelry & Beading...

Lark Jewelry & Beading (http://www.facebook.com/LarkJewelryBeading) 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 April
2014. The book will be juried by glass beadmaker Kristina Logan. 

{Stunningly gorgeous glass beads from artist and juror Kristina Logan called Sophia Necklace 2009. See more lovelies on her website}
We welcome and encourage submission of photographs of your handmade beads in
all materials, including glass, metal, polymer clay, metal clay, ceramics,
paper, fiber, plastic, wood, stone, etc., and in all design styles.
Photographs of beads incorporated in jewelry or other artwork, in which the
beads are highlighted, will be considered. Beaded beads are also acceptable
as submissions. All work must be made no earlier than 2010, and the more
recent the work the better; we would 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:

Entries must be submitted by May 10, 2013.

All visuals submitted must represent work that is original in design. 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,
please 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.

If you are a beadmaker or know someone who is (;-) be sure to get your bead on and your entries in! Let's make this book a great showing of the Art Bead Scene community!

Tell us.... what bead artists would you like to see in the Showcase 1000 Beads?

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