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Boston, MA (February 13, 2015) — Design Museum Boston is pleased to announce our latest design competition, Rapid Jewelry, a competition for new, 3D printable jewelry design. The Call for Entries is now open to all student, amateur, and professional artists, designers, and engineers. Anyone can enter, all entrants must first register online at designmuseumboston.org/ rapidjewelry. The deadline for entry submission is April 3. Finalists will be chosen by an expert jury and these pieces will be 3D printed and showcased in a nationally-traveling fashion show, exhibition, and pop-up retail store. Winning entries will receive cash prizes: 1st, $2,000; 2nd, $1,000; 3rd, $500. Finalists will be showcased and winners announced during the first fashion show on May 23 at Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Tickets are available for this unique event experience at designmuseumboston.org/rapidjewelry. Design Museum Boston is dedicated to educating the world about design including the advancements that 3D printing is bringing to many industries. Executive Director, Sam Aquillano opened the Rapid Jewelry competition, “Rapid prototyping plays an increasing role in every discipline of design. Jewelry designers now use computer-aided modeling and 3D printing technology to produce unique geometry for designs that were previously impossible to create. It is revolutionizing the industry; taking an age old craft and bringing it into the 21st century.” Design Museum Boston has partnered with the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), who will hold their annual national conference in Boston at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel May 20-23. SNAG advances jewelry and metalsmithing by inspiring creativity, encouraging
education, and fostering community. “3D Printing holds countless possibilities for the design and fabrication of beautiful jewelry. Many SNAG members are exploring these possibilities, and Rapid Jewelry is a great platform for artists and designers all over the world to try new things." said Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith, Executive Director, SNAG. Rapid Jewelry is sponsored by Keyshot, the leading 3D rendering and animation software, and Solidscape, a manufacturer of high-precision 3D printers uniquely suited for the jewelry industry. Fabio Esposito, Solidscape’s President and CEO, sits on the jury for Rapid Jewelry: “This design competition is a unique opportunity to involve a wide range of creative thinking to push the limits of 3D printing in the jewelry industry — all of us at Solidscape are excited in linking art, fashion and technology.” The jury also includes Dawn Barrett, Design Museum Foundation Board Member; Joshua Harker, Fine Artist Specializing in Digital Sculpture and 3D Printing; Paulina Perepelkin, Founder, Additive Fashion; Eric Portnoy, Owner, Room 68; Jessica Rosenkrantz Co-Founder, Creative Director, Nervous System; Emily Storer, Curator of Jewelry, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Jenny Wu, Design Director, LACE and Partner, Oyler Wu Collaborative; and more experts in the fields of jewelry, design, and 3D technology. Paulina Perepelkin is an expert in 3D printed fashion, she had this to add about the Rapid Jewelry competition, “3D printing is changing the way we look at fashion, anything is possible. We’re at an exciting moment where technology is driving fashion and vice versa. The jewelry designs we’ll see from Rapid Jewelry will amaze and excite, I’m looking forward to seeing the results.” ### Design Museum Boston is a new kind of museum. We’re a nonprofit, nomadic museum dedicated to educating the world about design. We cover design in all its forms by producing educational content, videos, events, and exhibitions that show the power of design to make our everyday lives better and our businesses more competitive. Design is everywhere, so are we. To learn more visit: designmuseumboston.org The Society of North American Goldsmiths advances jewelry and metalsmithing by inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community. SNAG envisions a diverse jewelry and metals community engaging in thoughtful conversation and critical discourse while preserving tradition and embracing innovation. To learn more visit: snagmetalsmith.org
Solidscape helps small and medium-size businesses reach a competitive edge by adopting 3D printing solutions. Thanks to our precision and materials castability, companies can leverage on automated manufacturing systems otherwise unaffordable and hard to integrate. Our goal is to change the way parts are made with a simple click… one industry at a time. To learn more visit: solid-scape.com Keyshot is real-time 3D rendering and animation software developed by Luxion for PC and Mac. Keyshot breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images, animations and interactive visuals of your 3D models, simplifying the media creation process with fast, interactive rendering and widest 3D file format support. To learn more visit: keyshot.com