Lark Books is offering a new opportunity for an upcoming bead book! If you would like to submit your work the information is below. I have also provided links to resources that will assist with a successful entry.
The deadline is extended!
There is no entry fee to 1000 Beads.
NEED HELP with your application?
TOP TEN TIPS for Getting Into a Juried Exhibition, Show, Book or Magazine
Can you make a bead like no other bead before? All work must be made no earlier than 2010 and more recent work is considered better. The deadline is May 10, 2013. Yikes!
Black and White Identity Beads by Harriete Estel Berman based on the concept of creating identity in our consumer society by what we buy, and why we buy it.
Photo Credit: Philip Cohen
Ordinary materials can be extra-ordinary.
AOL Bead by Harriete Estel Berman Photo Credit: Philip Cohen
Think outside the box
(OR should I say outside the bead?)
With a book of 1000 beads there should be plenty of entries, but there will also be lots of competition.
Black and white identity Necklace Photo Credit Phil Cohen
Strategic Thinking When Applying to a Juried Opportunity can make a huge difference. ASK Harriete can help.
The quality of your photos can make all the difference between acceptance and rejection. Read this post for comparisons: Juried Submissions: What information do jurors really take into consideration?
There are many great photographic options, but professional quality photography with perfect focus and proper exposure is your key to success.
The PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES can help you with two documents:
GUIDE TO PROFESSIONAL QUALITY IMAGES
The deadline has been extended . This book wants new work not previously published, a perfectly understandable recommendation, but then why was the entry originally posted with so little advance notice? The deadline has been extended to May 10, 2013, which is fantastic, but with poor distribution.
If the crafts community doesn't open itself to the unexpected we are limiting ourselves to a diminished expectation.
Beads can be 1mm, 1 inch, 1 foot, 10 foot.
I have included images of bead sculpture, furniture and jewelry in this post. Please Click on the images to go to the original source of the image.
In the effort of transparency, all of the images were found on the internet. Some of the images are my work.
Thomas Heatherwick's Bleigeissen at the Wellcome Trust London. As you travel from floor to floor, the colour spectrum changes according to the light from the Dichroic lens filters, creating a waterfall rainbow effect.
Can you take the idea of a bead from ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY?
Share a link to extraordinary beads in the comments.
Good luck with your entry.
THINK DIFFERENT. Break the BEAD...