Open to all past and present students of the Revere Academy and past or present Revere Academy instructors, this competition invites jewelry artists to pursue new creative designs featuring Tahitian Pearls. Two Grand Prize winners (one in the student category and one in the instructor category) will each receive 2 round trip tickets to Tahiti from Los Angeles via Air Tahiti Nui.
Entries will be evaluated by a jury of award winning jewelry designers composed of Alan Revere, Sarah Graham and Barbara Heinrich.
Looking for a beautiful Tahitian pearl for your award winning design? Fred Sagues of Black Market Pearls would be happy to help you find it. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.facebook.com/blackmarketpearls.
Entry form & Details: http://bit.ly/2riOQZN
2016 Tahitian Pearl Contest Winners
the 2016 Grand Prize Winner WAS Veronica Eckert
Veronica receives 2 round trip tickets to Tahiti from Los Angeles via Air Tahiti Nui.
Winners for jewelry over $1,000 / retail:
First place, $300: William Robertson, WI
Second place, $200: Karen Keit, HI
Third place, $100: Julie Leyden, CA
Winners for jewelry under $1,000 / retail:
First place, $300: Melissa Skarsten, UT
Second place, $200: Noriko Kawamoto, CA
Third place, $100: Cheryl Rouch, CA
The contest was open to all present and past students of the Revere Academy in order to stimulate and encourage creativity. The entries were judged along four criteria; design, craftsmanship, originality and marketability. The contest attracted a number of very high quality entries from across the United States. Submissions included jewelry in a range of materials - gold, platinum, silver, glass, diamonds, gems and of course, Tahitian pearls. The jury was composed of Alan Revere - Award-winning jewelry designer, founder and director of the Revere Academy; Etienne Perret - Jewelry Designer, Gemologist and pearl expert; Peter Walsh - Manika Gallery in San Francisco; and Jenny Reeves - Jewelry Designer and instructor.
Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who entered.