The 16th edition of SIERAAD Art Fair (SAF) will be the most international one. SAF is the only platform in the Netherlands where professional contemporary jewellery designers from home and abroad sell their work directly and in person. To add lustre to this edition of SAF there will be some special events and striking presentations. The 16th edition of SIERAAD art Fair, 9-12 November 2017.
Exhibition: “ROCK STARS”
Idar-Oberstein has a reputation to uphold. In the Middle Ages amethyst and agate were found here, raw materials that would become the basis of a lucrative mining industry. Add to this the Nahe River and you have a cheap and permanent source of energy supplying the hydropower necessary to make Idar-Oberstein into a great gem-processing industry.
In the 18th century the mine was exhausted. Half a century later Germany emigrants on the other side of the globe came to the rescue when large quantities of amethyst and agate were found in Brazil and shipped to Idar-Oberstein.
The traditional way in which gemstones are worked and processed puts them in the category of classical jewellery. The methods used by the students of the Idar-Oberstein campus may therefore safely be called revolutionary. For example, gems are literally pulverized and then built up again in order to give them a different form and content. Perhaps breaking radically with the past is the only way to give faded glory a new lustre.
This renaissance of (gem)stones in contemporary jewellery design may, to a large extent, be attributed to the university in Idar-Oberstein. The team around Ute Eitzenhöfer and Theo Smeets has steadily been working on building up an innovative campus of international importance. “ROCK STARS” from Idar-Oberstein’ will be on show at SIERAAD from November 9 through 12 in the Gashouder at the WesterGasterrein in Amsterdam.
Gabriela Cohn, necklace, porcelain, silver and pigments.
Tabea Reulecke, necklace, enamel, copper, silver and gold.
Matthias Dyer, necklace, aquamarine, emerald, plastic, varnish, silver, steel.
Hector Lasso, Ring Walk of Fame, silver and tourmaline.
HIGHLIGHTS The success of SIERAAD is to a large extent determined by the exhibitions. This year’s highlight was undoubtedly the exceptional exhibition “VIEREN-CELEBRATE” on the central axis with a special selection from the largest ethnological jewellery collection in...read more
We were not the only ones celebrating an anniversary. Galerie Ra, one of the prominent galleries specialized in contemporary jewellery design, celebrated its 40th anniversary. For this occasion owner and jewellery designer Paul Derrez displayed a historic overview...read more
ROYAL With this 15th edition SIERAAD has attracted attention at home and abroad, not least because one of the participants was of royal descent: designer and jewellery artist H.R.H. Princess Margarita de Bourbon de Parme. So it was hardly surprising that SIERAAD and...read more
TIKI by Cécile Gilbert.
Giulia Barela Jewelry
Kircher Schmuck by Kerstin Kircher
A few catalogue available!
If you would like to receive a catalogue from SIERAAD Art Fair 2016, then please transfer € 15,00 (Europe) €20,00 (rest of the world) to our bankaccount: NL31RABO 0328 5054 20, EMB&B Art Events, do not forget to put your name and address, se we can send you the catalogue as soon as we received your transfer. If payed by PayPal € 17,00 (Europe) € 22,50 (rest of the world) to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to participate in SIERAAD Art Fair, in 2017, we ask you to do the following:
send us by https://sieraadartfairdotcom.wetransfer.com (ONLY wetransfer) all to be send to; info [at] sieraadartfair.com
12-14 good high resolution (min. 330 dpi ) photo’s of your work on a white background OR on a professional model (shoot) + a CV + artist’s statement and all information on the pieces, materials, prices etc. BEFORE JUNE 30 we will inform you of our findings in approximately 10 working days after we received the wetransfer map.
Exhibition times, 9-12 November 2017
Thursday november 9th:
14:00 – 21:00
Friday november 10th:
11:00 – 18:00
Saturday november 11th:
11:00 – 18:00
Sunday november 12th:
11:00 – 18:00