The “Eligius” award for body jewelry and jewelry objects, named for the patron saint of goldsmiths, is conferred by the Province of Salzburg every three years. A scholarship is also awarded.
Apart from its singularity, it is also important in the sense that it recognizes jewelry as an art form in its own right. The award’s purpose is first and foremost to strengthen the position of the
younger generation of jewelry artists. At this year’s competition, birth-years between 1960 and 1970 were most heavily represented.
Award winner: Petra Zimmermann
Scholarship: Agnes Czifra
Also on exhibit: Elisabeth Altenburg, Andrea Auer, Sonja Bischur, Susanne Blin, Lioba-Angela Buttinger, Petr Dvorak, Ursula Guttmann, Andrea MAXA Halmschlager, Beatrix Kaufmann, Gabriele Kutschera, Doris Maninger, Martina Mühlfellner, Margareta Niel, Ulrich Reithofer, Kurt Rudolf, Ina Seidl, Melanie Sinnhofer, Claudia Steiner
Published on the occasion of the exhibition
"3. Eligius-Schmuckpreis des Landes Salzburg 2010" at the Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg (24.09.–06.11.2010) and
"Contemporary - Jewelry from Austria. The "Eligius" Austrian Jewelry Design 2010" at the MAK, Vienna (24.11.2010–27.02.2011)
Edited by Galerie im Traklhaus Salzburg, with texts by Dietgard Grimmer and Susanne Hammer.
Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg 2010
17 x 24 cm, paperback
28 pages, numerous illustrations