Jewelry That Makes You Think.
The untimely cancellation of Schmuck* due to the coronavirus has set off an unavoidable domino effect for many galleries, artists, enthusiasts, and organizations, including AJF, which had to cancel all of the programming we were going to present in Munich this year. Of course we understand that this decision was necessary and not made lightly, yet we are saddened by the impact it's had on the entire art jewelry community.
In light of this unfortunate situation, AJF would like to do what it can to support our community, even if it's in a small way. We wish to support AJF member galleries and artists who were planning to exhibit during Schmuck and Munich Jewellery Week by producing a special edition of On Offer—one of AJF’s most popular features. 

  • Member galleries, we invite you to feature the concept of your exhibition and also share five images of work you'd like to promote
  • AJF maker members who would have been in an independent exhibition not associated with a gallery, we will publish your name as well as a link to your website, where you can feature the work you would have presented 
  • AJF'S 2020 Young Artist Award winner and finalists will also be highlighted 
If you are an AJF member gallery who planned to exhibit in Munich (or who still is exhibiting) this year, or an AJF member maker who would have been exhibiting (or who still is exhibiting) in Munich this year independent of a gallery, please fill out this form . Once AJF receives your information, we will contact you for more information to be included in the special edition of On Offer. 

With warmest regards,
From everyone at AJF

*Schmuck is cancelled; Munich Jewellery Week is not. We apologize for the confusion.
Winner of AJF’s 2020 Young Artist Award
by Art Jewelry Forum

MJ Tyson was chosen as this year’s Young Artist Award recipient from more than 135 international applicants. She receives an unrestricted cash award of US$7,500, which was generously funded by the collectors and AJF members Karen and Michael Rotenberg. 

Image caption: MJ Tyson, Dust to Dust, detail, 2018, reconstituted jewelry, velvet, board, 230 x 130 x 30 mm, photo: artist
A Review of Cristina Filipe’s New Publication—In English and Portuguese
by Laura Castro

Published in 2019 in both a Portuguese and an English version, this book offers a historical and critical approach to contemporary jewelry in Portugal. With a very clear organization, the work consists of two sections dedicated to “Concepts and Framework” and “Artists and Contexts”—the latter organized by decade—followed by an extensive photographic archive and a timeline of the period from 1963 to 2004, the dates that mark the chronological limits of the underlying research.

Image caption: Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal: From the Avant-Garde of the 1960s to the Early 21st Century, by Cristina Filipe, photo: Eduardo Sousa Ribeiro
What are you thinking about? Submit a proposal with your article idea to be considered for publication on AJF. Be a part of the conversation.

AJF believes that making information available about jewelry as an art form is an important step in advocating for the field. Our digital library supports the jewelry community by providing online access to jewelry scholarship that would otherwise be impossible to find. 

The library has a new feature that prevents PDFs from being downloaded. Just check the appropriate box when you submit—this will allow people to read the texts, but protects you from undesirable access and distribution.

Jewelry & Objects
by Art Jewelry Forum

A showcase of unique pieces selected for your viewing pleasure.
News & Ideas
by Art Jewelry Forum

Read the latest news and events from around the world and be informed.