Schoonhoven Silver Award 2012

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Schoonhoven, 16 September 2011

Over ninety submissions received from around the world
for Schoonhoven Silver Award 2012

The Nederlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven (Dutch Silver Museum Schoonhoven) has received no less than 91 submissions for the Schoonhoven Silver Award, which is entering its fifth edition in 2012. Silversmiths, designers and artists from all over the world have responded enthusiastically to the museum’s call to ‘come out’. From an array of sometimes very elaborate presentations an expert jury selected 25 participants and invited them to create a new work with which to compete for the Silver Award of the Silver City of Schoonhoven. The selected silversmiths/designers, representing eleven countries including South Korea, Australia, USA and many European countries, will show their very best in pursuit of next year’s prestigious award.

The shortlisted contestants have been asked to create a single object of silver in conformity with predefined criteria. The objects submitted will be appraised in late January 2012 by a jury consisting of Ineke Middag (Director of the Cultural Heritage Centre – Erfgoedcentrum DiEP, Dordrecht), Gijs Bakker (designer, Amsterdam) and Jan Teeuwise (Director of Museum Beelden aan Zee en Sculptuur Insituut, The Hague). In line with its objectives the fifth Schoonhoven Silver Award 2012 will be awarded to the most successful monumental and artistically meaningful object, in which silver is prominently used.

All submissions will be exhibited in the Zilvermuseum from April through to June 2012. The Schoonhoven Silver Award and its associated cash prize of
€ 7,000 will be handed to the winner during a special opening ceremony, in attendance of many guests from the Netherlands and abroad.

The Schoonhoven Silver Award is an initiative of the Silver Art Foundation (Stichting Zilverkunst). The Award has been presented four times since 2001. Since 2010 the organization of the award has been entrusted to the Nederlands Zilvermuseum in Schoonhoven. In redefining its objectives the Zilvermuseum has included innovation of the traditional art of the silversmith as one of its aims. A broadening of the selection criteria for the award sits well within this forward-looking policy aim.

By challenging silversmiths and design artists from all over the world to explore new artistic and technical ground, and encouraging cooperation between the trade of the silversmith and other artistic design disciplines, the Schoonhoven Silver Award creates a platform for the manifestation of significant new developments.

The names of the participants are:
Heather Bayless USA; Caspar Berger NL; Sarah Denny GB; Paul Derrez NL; Dries Dockx B; Achim Heinkel D; Huycke & Wuytens B; Stratos Kantzelis GR; Dong-hyun Kim ROC; Anders Ljungberg S; Jan Matthesius NL; Leslie Matthews AUS; Gihi Min ROC; Marilene Morency CDN; Ru Runeberg FIN; Helena Schepens B; Thalen & Thalen B; Erik Tidäng S; Willem Tredgett NL; Eelco Veenman NL; Paul de Vries NL; Max Warren GB