When the silence becomes painful, there is always a light of hope …

« Painful Hope« , the new exhibition by Alliages, held in Lille (France) and Munich (Schmuck 2021, Munich city center). You are a contemporary art jewelry artist, you can apply to participate in this exhibition.


Application Form below


PURPOSE : ALLIAGES (non-profit organization of Contemporary Art Jewelry) organizes an exhibition to be hold from December 2020 to May 2021 (*) at ALLIAGES Gallery in Lille, France (from mid December 2020 to end February 2021 & from end March to mid May 2021) and during Schmuck 2021 event (March 10-14th, 2021). More dates and destinations may be added to the schedule during all year 2021. A paper publication will be done at the end of the exhibition and the artists selected participating to all dates will have a free copy. Each artist will have an individual page for this exhibition. A virtual exhibition might be done during the year.

THEME : The exhibition theme is “Painful Hope » and each artist may submit his/her own vision of the subject.


APPLICATION : Artists working in Contemporary Art Jewelry can apply for this exhibition with a maximum of 3 finished works (works sent in the application form are those that will be exposed, drafts are not accepted). Applications must imperatively be sent via the dedicated form on the ALLIAGES website and will contain all requested data. Other ways to submit will not be taken into consideration. If data sent is wrong or incomplete, application will be canceled.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE & FEE : Deadline to apply is Thursday October 15th 2020, midnight. Applications sent after the deadline will not be accepted. Only one application per artist will be accepted (first application sent). A fee of 13 € (thirteen Euros) will be requested for the application when application sent up to October 4th (1 to 3 works). A fee of 18 € (eighteen Euros) will be requested if application is sent from October 5th to the end of call.


SELECTION : Applications will be selected for October 25th 2020 latest date. Artists candidates will be informed of the curator’s choice by email (positive or negative) and the list of selected artists will be published in the organization social media pages. The selected works will be displayed at the gallery managed by ALLIAGES in Lille (France) and in Schmuck 2021 event. Additional destinations may be added afterwards (the participation to the new destinations is not mandatory). The exhibition is curated by Juan Riusech (contemporary art jeweler, curator and founder of ALLIAGES :

ENTRY CRITERIA : The artist may present freely his vision of the theme with a free choice of media/materials/size. Works presented must be original, one-of-a-kind created within the last 2 years and never showed before at the ALLIAGES gallery or in Schmuck. Up to 3 artworks can be submitted by each artist. Works can be to sell or only to show (not for sale).


The selected artists will pay a participation fee of 65 € (sixty-five Euros) to participate in both events (Lille & Munich, mid December 2020 to mid May 2021). This amount will include the  mandatory membership to the organization during the time of the exhibition. Any delay in the payment implies the exclusion of the artist from the exhibition. All taxes or payment charges will be at the artist’s charge. If new destinations are added after Munich, each destination will have a small fee (30-45 €/each). Fees are not reimbursed for any reason. (why to pay)


WORKS PRESENTED : ARTISTS have total freedom to make their artwork, however organizers may refuse to show the artworks if :

1) they are displaced in their message (e.g. discrimination, racism, hate, etc …),

2) are detrimental to the image of organization,

3) the quality of execution is deemed insufficient,

4) works sent are not those presented in the application.

DELIVERY: The artists will send or drop the artworks at their costs, including all kind of taxes and fees (ex. custom taxes). The selected artworks must be delivered at least 10 days before the opening (*). Works received after this deadline might not be presented.

RETURNS: Returns will be done using the original packaging sent by the ARTIST and via “La Poste” French mail-post with tracking service, not insured and no declared value. The full cost of return is at ARTIST charge, including all kind of taxes (ex. custom taxes) or expenses. The ARTIST can always recover his artwork at ALLIAGES headquarters (at his/her expense) or send his/her own carrier (at his/her expense). The organizers do not assume any liability or responsibility during transport of the works, both ways.


As member, the ARTIST will be covered under the terms of the insurance contract of organizer during the duration of the exhibition (all transportation/deliveries/returns will not be covered by organizer insurance at any moment). The ARTIST is recommended to have his/her own insurance.

The ARTIST will respect the Internal Rules of ALLIAGES and will the the responsible of all the media and data communicated to ALLIAGES.


Selection decisions from ALLIAGES are irrevocable. The ARTIST approves the exhibition conditions by simply sending his/her application.

ARTIST allows ALLIAGES to reproduce all media and data sent for the purpose of promoting of the exhibition and its archives, in any form. Assignment of the right of media reproduction granted by the ARTIST is non-exclusive, non-transferable, unlimited territory for the distribution of reproductions.


Communication between the organizers and ARTISTS will be in English.

(*) Dates schedule will be sent to the selected artists.


Do you have a question ? We have the answer ! You can read this FAQ.


You can apply to participate to this exhibition until Thursday October 15th, 2020 midnight. Any application sent after this date or otherwise than through the form below will be considered null. Be accurate, only one application will be accepted per artist (the first one). Prepare well your photos and text and read well texts. No changes may be made to your application after sending. By submitting this application, you certify that you have read and approve the conditions related above.


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