INDUSTRY NEWS – JewelryArts 24 at Venice Biennale announces lineup for judging panel


JewelryArts 24 at the Venice Biennale: The competition is open for submissions and announces an expert panel of judges.

The Judges –

  • Carmen Busquets Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Investor
  • Carrie Scott Gallerist & TV Presenter
  • Elisabetta Cipriani Gallerist & Curator of Contemporary Art Jewels
  • Isabelle Bonjean Photographer
  • Melanie Grant RJC Executive Director, Curator & Author
  • Rachel Garahan Curator, The V&A Museum
  • Raquel Alonso Perez Curator, The MGMH
  • Studio Renn Jewellery Artists
  • Susan Jacques CEO of the GIA

The RJC, MGMH & GIA joined forces for the State of the Art Summit on 23rd June 2023 where they examined the future of responsible jewelry on campus at the Mineralogical and Geological Museum, Harvard University.

One of the outcomes of that day was a call to involve more young people, storytelling and to educate the world more deeply with data, art and science about the importance of responsible practices within the jewelry industry and wider communities.

Open to everyone, this interactive media competition was initially announced at an intimate multi-sensory dinner on the 10th October 2023 in conjunction with W1 Curates and Nataal in London on the preview night of Frieze London 2023.  Visual artists Sons of Craft showcased a short film on the night using images inspired by nature, RJC, MGMH and GIA to begin this new storytelling journey.

Now on 16th April 2024, submissions are officially open for artwork of all disciplines from talent from around the world. The panel of judges will decide the winner, who will be announced on the anniversary of the summit, 23rd June 2024.

The winning artwork will be displayed during Frieze Week London October 2024 and Nataal Creative Studio will represent the winner commercially going forward.  A grant will also be given to support the winner’s work.

JewelryArts 24 is now officially open! All digital submissions can be sent to [email protected] with a completed digital entry form that can be found on the RJC website homepage.

Key Dates Of Competition

16th April Open for Artwork Submissions

16th June Submissions for Artwork Closes

21st June Judging Panel Meet to Judge Artwork

23rd June Winner Announced

INDUSTRY NEWS – JewelryArts 24 at Venice Biennale announces lineup for judging panel

Quotes From Sponsors

“I’m excited to continue our mission of action and innovation which began with The State of Art Jewelry Summit to unite art, science, education and industry in the service of responsible jewellery.  The future of jewellery itself depends on a wider global audience asking for ethical practise.”

Melanie Grant executive director RJC 

Raising awareness of the implications and opportunities towards a low carbon economy is an endeavor and a responsibility the jewellery industry must incorporate into its mission. With a clear purpose, little by little I truly believe the positive societal impact could be massive.”

Raquel Alonso-Perez, Curatrix, MGMH.

“Drawing from the rich insights of the State of the Art Summit, JewelryArts 24 fosters a new way of sharing the message of responsible practices in jewelry. This competition leverages digital art as a roadmap and alternate medium to illustrate the path towards a more sustainable and conscientious future in the world of jewelry, advancing GIA’s important consumer protection mission and to educate and uphold industry standards,”