4h July - 7h October 2019

Once again, Not Only Decoration, the not-for-profit artist collective, is putting out a call for entries to all makers to submit works for an exhibition at our town of origin, Idar-Oberstein at the Villa Bengel from July 4 to October 7. Whether you’re a current member, want to show works currently registered with us or have something new to submit… or have been considering joining as a jeweller, artist, videographer or whatever; NOD would love to show your work.


As always, NOD aims to show works that take a newer view on contemporary jewellery and for this event, NOD are looking for works which express a critical take on social, humanitarian, environmental issues or even have a critical view on the jewellery industry itself. This is all for an eclectic, multi disciplinary show we are calling: Wearing Change.


This exhibition will be taking place at the historic Villa Bengel, the gallery of the historic Jacob Bengel Art Deco Chain Factory, which embodies over 130 years of industrial history of the city of Idar-Oberstein. The gallery is run by the Jakob Bengel Foundation in cooperation with the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Campus Idar-Oberstein and supported by the city itself. Together, they working on updating and innovating the traditional idea of what jewellery is. This is a very unique opportunity for exposure not only to the local makers, but internationally as well since Villa Bengel has developed to a highly regarded venue for contemporary jewellery statements.

The application is closed. We are now looking through your works and get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you all for your applications!