Jewelry Open Submission

Jewelry Open Submission

In collaboration with SNAG’s (Society of North American Goldsmiths) 51st Conference happening in San Diego this year, Sparks Gallery is hosting a showcase of jewelry.

Do you have a piece of jewelry that holds a special place in your heart? Share its story with us! San Diego is a city rich in diverse stories, and we invite you to contribute to this tapestry by sharing your most treasured jewelry and the narratives they carry.

Whether it’s a family heirloom passed down through generations, a token of love and friendship, or something that marks a significant moment in your life, we want to hear about it. Your jewelry might be a necklace, ring, bracelet, earrings, or any other adornment that holds sentimental value.

Submission Details

  • You may only submit one jewelry item for consideration
  • Send us a photo of your treasured jewelry along with a brief narrative explaining its significance to you. What does this piece mean to you? Is there a special memory or sentiment attached to it?
  • Please include your contact information, 3 pictures of the piece from different angles and the story in one PDF file, no more than two pages please
  • Must be physically present to model your piece
  • Submissions can be emailed to by 11:59 pm on May 1st, 2024
  • Selected artists will be notified on May 10th

Selected stories and jewelry will be modeled by YOU and photographed on you in a community exhibition at our gallery on June 6th, from 5-8pm. This is a free, one day show. Everyone is welcome to attend.


  • Sparks Gallery, 530 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Parking –  Metered Street Parking and Park It on Market parking structure nearby. We recommend to book ahead.

About The Society of North American Goldsmiths

From the website: “We are an inclusive community committed to advancing the multifaceted field of metalsmithing and adornment by inspiring innovative creativity and furthering education and opportunities. SNAG celebrates the rich diversity and history of the jewelry and metalsmithing field while valuing a variety of viewpoints through supportive, respectful and ethical interactions that nourish education and inspire innovative creativity.

Join SNAG in America’s Finest City, for the 51st Conference. With 1.4 million people, San Diego is the second largest city in California. The San Diego/Tijuana region is the largest bi-national conurbation shared between the United States and Mexico with a population of 5.4 million. San Diego/Tijuana have been designated as the 2024 World Design Capital, exemplifying connection, cooperation, and collaboration. Come to SNAG’s conference to gain new creative inspiration and foster lifelong bonds of collaboration and friendship within the jewelry and metals community.”

SNAG’s conference will take place on the campus of San Diego State University from June 5th to the 8th, 2024.