We are searching for young artists to participate in a jewelry design contest benefiting the Arthritis Foundation of South Dakota. Artists between ages 7 & 21 are invited to participate, with artists aged 7-12 designing one piece and artists aged 13-21 designing a second piece. The winning designs will be created at Faini Designs Jewelry Studio and auctioned during the live auction at the Art for Arthritis Gala on Friday, April 12, 2019. Please call 605-339-6956 to let us know if you plan to participate, so that we can have a general idea of how many artists to expect!
"This is an opportunity for young people that are interested in design or drawing to use their talents and see what can happen with their ideas. Watch the magic happen and be a part of making people's lives better who suffer from Arthritis." - Gerard Faini
Timeline of Events
Sunday, February 24th, 2019 2pm to 3pm "Design Project Introduction"
Artists and their parents are invited to Faini Designs Jewelry Studio to meet Gerard Faini, see the diamonds and gemstones they can use for the project, and tour the facility. If you missed this meeting, don't worry! You can still enter the contest!
Sunday, March 10th, 2019 2pm to 4pm "Design Deadline & Judging"
A panel of 6 local judges will review each design concept and select one winning design for each age group. Both winning designs will go on to be created into the final product.
Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 6pm "Project Creation Begins"
Artists will meet with Gerard Faini at the studio to begin the creation process.
Friday, April 5th, 2019 "Project Completion"
The completed jewelry creations will be shared!
Friday, April 12th, 2019 "Art for Arthritis Gala"
Each design will be judged on the following criteria:
- Overall Beauty
- Clever Use of Materials
- Balance of Arrangement
- Rhythm and Focus
- Wear Ability
Please contact Faini Designs Jewelry Studio with any questions.
Faini Designs Jewelry Studio is an independently owned, family jewelry store located in Sioux Falls, SD!