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SNAG

Society of North American Goldsmiths is the Premier Association for Jewelry, Design and Metalsmithing.

Website: http://snagmetalsmith.org
Location: online
Members: 313
Latest Activity: 14 hours ago

SNAG NEWS

http://www.ebay.com/usr/societyofnagoldsmiths SNAG members: To be included in this slideshow, please email 1 image with descriptions (title, media/materials, measurements) to: crafthauseditor@live.com.

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Adorned Spaces


The 2015 Boston SNAG conference is seeking curators, organizations, schools, and individuals to fill pop-up spaces at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on May 22, 2015. Deadline: January 19, 2015.

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UNIQUES Call for Entries


SNAG's next UNIQUES Sale is on eBay, December 1-15, 2014. Deadline for including your work in the sale is November 1, 2014.

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Call for SNAG Volunteers

Want to help SNAG at SOFA Chicago? We are looking for a few people to help out at the SNAG table. All volunteers get free daily admission in exchange for helping staff the booth and tell people about SNAG and membership. Willing to volunteer for more than one shift? You'll get a free VIP pass! Contact Katie Poterala to volunteer. 

 

SNAG is also looking for volunteers to help at the Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show. The hours are 10 am-9 pm November 7 and 10 am-5 pm November 8th. Please contact Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith to volunteer.

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Discussion Forum

We Are SNAG: Identity Calll for Entry

Started by Jennifer Merchant Jul 18. 0 Replies

There is just under two weeks left to submit your work! Deadline is July 31st and is open to all SNAG members ages 18 and up.We are SNAG: Identity Call for Entry Open!Juried Online Member ExhibitionWE ARE SNAG: Identity is the first in a series of juried online WE ARE SNAG member exhibitions celebrating the breadth of our field and membership.  Exhibition Jurors:  Tim McCreight, Jim Meyer, Stacey Lee Webber …Continue

Tags: metal, membership, metalsmith, jewelry, call for entry

"What is a Good Review?"

Started by Jennifer Merchant Jul 2. 0 Replies

Art Jewelry Forum has begun a discussion about the state of criticality within the contemporary jewelry community via. this article by the editor, Benjamin Lignel, "What is a Good Review?"As Benjamin states in the article "the reaction from the community to our critical reviews has been mixed; while most people agree in theory that criticality is a good thing, it becomes a little less…Continue

Tags: review, contemporary jewelry, art jewelry forum, metalsmithing, jewelry

Opportunities to show your work via SNAG!

Started by Jennifer Merchant Jun 23. 0 Replies

We are SNAG: Identity Call for Entry Opens July 1!Juried Online Member ExhibitionWE ARE SNAG: Identity seeks images of traditionally crafted, contemporary, and experimental new works from any current member of SNAG.  This online juried exhibition intends to represent the incredibly diverse work and making practices of our membership and is open to jewelry work, metals work, metalsmithed objects, body ornamentation and the like.…Continue

Tags: sculpture, metal, work, online, art

Opportunities to show your work via SNAG!

Started by Jennifer Merchant Jun 23. 0 Replies

SNAG has partnered with the ACC for their invitational program for the 2015 American Craft Council Show in Baltimore. The American Craft Council has invited SNAG to participate in their Artist Invitational Program for their 2015 Baltimore show. SNAG will require an application of interest along with submission of images of your work in order to be considered.  Applications will be juried and the program is limited to 10 artists.  This opportunity is open to any current SNAG member. …Continue

Tags: craft, Baltimore, Show, ACC, SNAG

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Comment by Jennifer Merchant 14 hours ago
UNIQUES Call for Entries


SNAG's next UNIQUES Sale is on eBay, December 1-15, 2014. Deadline for including your work in the sale is November 1, 2014.

 Learn more

Comment by Jennifer Merchant 14 hours ago
Call for SNAG Volunteers

Want to help SNAG at SOFA Chicago? We are looking for a few people to help out at the SNAG table. All volunteers get free daily admission in exchange for helping staff the booth and tell people about SNAG and membership. Willing to volunteer for more than one shift? You'll get a free VIP pass! Contact Katie Poterala to volunteer. 

 

SNAG is also looking for volunteers to help at the Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show. The hours are 10 am-9 pm November 7 and 10 am-5 pm November 8th. Please contact Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith to volunteer.

 

Comment by Jennifer Merchant 14 hours ago

 

Steven Gordon Holman
SNAG-Sponsored Lectures at SOFA Chicago
  

SNAG Emerging Artists 2014
November 7, 9-10 am

Steven Gordon Holman, Lauren Tickle and Demitra Thomloudis  

 

Carrying Devices and Other Absurdities
November 7, 10:30-11:30 am

Sigurd Bronger 

 

Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
November 7, 12-1 pm 

Donna Schneier, Bruce Metcalf, Kiff Slemmons and Don Friedlich    

 

Learn more and see complete list of lectures 

Comment by Brigitte Martin on Monday

"Forging Entrepreneurs" Presenter Spotlight

Chris Hentz
The Possibilities of Digital Fabrication in a Small Metals Studio: Flat Pattern Development vs. 3D Printing
Hentz presents a variety of ways to use the Rhino CAD program as illustrated through his studio practice. He will talk about his methods for converting a 2D hand drawn sketch into a Rhino CAD drawing illustrating a 3D form. That 3D CAD drawing can be used to create a 2D flat pattern for traditional metal fabrication. Or that same drawing can be used with a variety of 3D printing processes.
SNAG's 2014 business symposium, "Forging Entrepreneurs: The Inside Track," is for artists running independent studios looking for skills and information on how to better run their business.

November 9th at the High Museum's Walter C. Hill Auditorium in Atlanta, Georgia from 8:30-5:30, with an after party 6:30-8:30 at Signature Gallery.   More details

Register here by October 31st
Comment by Jennifer Merchant on October 8, 2014 at 3:50am

Adorned Spaces:

A Pop-Up Exhibition Event

at the 2015 SNAG Boston Conference

Impact: Looking Back, Forging Forward

 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS!

The 2015 Boston SNAG conference is seeking curators, organizations, schools, and individuals to offer a fresh look at the field of contemporary metalsmithing through a multiple-exhibition event called Adorned Spaces. This juried event will highlight both established and emerging artists to celebrate the innovation of metalsmithing that “looks back and forges forward.”

Macintosh HD:Users:lindsaymis:Desktop:Picture 2.pngThis year’s conference organizers are offering pop-up spaces to applicants interested in creating their own exhibition at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Twenty different 100 square feet pop-up galleries will occupy the 4th floor meeting rooms during the conference on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.  This event and participating artists will be actively featured in conference promotional materials including the conference website, advertisements and in the Conference Program Brochure. Additionally, a special reception highlighting the Adorned Spaces celebration will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

This opportunity is an open call to all conference attendees (day-pass attendees included).

Submit applications no later than: January 19, 2015. Free to apply. Fee for accepted exhibitors, see below.

Click HERE for more information and instructions to apply.

Comment by Jennifer Merchant on October 8, 2014 at 3:44am

Uniques Postcard Front

SNAG’s UNIQUES Sale on eBay, December 1-15, 2014

UNIQUES is an online auction of one-of-a-kind, limited edition, unusual, and handmade contemporary art jewelry and small metal items.

  • SNAG’s 3rd UNIQUES sale is December 1-15, 2014. UNIQUES helps SNAG members gain exposure and sell work while helping SNAG raise funds for programming.
  • SNAG will be partnering with The International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB).
  • This time around we thought it would be fun to have everyone submit entries that reflect the adjective colorful.

Learn more and get the call for entries

Comment by Jennifer Merchant on September 8, 2014 at 5:31pm

 "Show us your hammer!"

 We are continuing the "I am SNAG" campaign this fall, but with a twist...This year's "I am SNAG" campaign will take it's inspiration from the hammers that most every SNAG member uses, although in a variety of ways. From a tiny riveting hammer to a 10 lb sledgehammer, we are interested in reflecting the diversity of our members, the work they make and the tools they use.  Emphasize what makes you YOU in the photo - shoot in your studio at your bench, at the anvil, pose with your hammer, etc... Have fun with it! If you want to do it with a friend who's a SNAG member, feel free!
Please send images of you and your hammer to use for our upcoming fall video campaign.
The videos we are making will invigorate our membership, attract new members, as well as, help us to raise funds to bring you the programming you love.
You are SNAG.  Show us your hammer!
Click HERE for submission info
Comment by Jennifer Merchant on September 6, 2014 at 1:51pm
Oops! It has come to our attention that we inadvertently omitted the credit line from an ad in Metalsmith Magazine featuring work by Sungyeoul Lee! Please accept our apologies, Sungyeoul, and many thanks to you. Keep up the great work!
Comment by Jennifer Merchant on July 18, 2014 at 7:42pm

During the SNAG conference this past April a membership meeting was held to discuss the state of the organization, changes that have occurred, and other pertinent information. If you were unable to attend the meeting, all of the information is available online!

View the minutes of the meeting here

View Executive Director Gwynne's power point presentation here

View the Treasurer Anne's power point here

This is important information for all SNAG members to be aware of. Take a look, knowledge is power!

Comment by Sarah Holden on April 3, 2014 at 10:31am

This year SNAG has a great selection of raffle items, including some great "experience" items.  While winning a $250 gift certificate to Rio Grande or Contenti to buy some sweet tools and supplies would be pretty great, this year there are also tuition wavers to workshops and classes.

Brooklyn Metalworks has generously donated a one-day or two-day workshop (up to $350 value) in the raffle.  There are several upcoming workshops at BMW including a Fall workshop with Thea Clark.  More info about their upcoming workshops soon!

Cyan Pearls (brooch) by Thea Clark

teaching an upcoming workshop at Brooklyn Metal Works in September 2014

Keep an eye on their upcoming classes & workshops on their website HERE

Touchstone Center for Crafts has also generously donated one $250 tuition waiver towards one of their incredible classes.  A couple that look really exciting to me are ORGANIC BLACKSMITHING BASICS taught by Wayne Hagar and FORGE & FABRICATE: STRIKING A BALANCE BETWEEN TWO METALWORKING ... taught by Greg Gehner in the blacksmithing shop or STEEL, SILVER AND GOLD taught by Suzanne Pugh and FERROUS FORMATIONS: STEEL AS A MATERIAL FOR PERSONAL ADORNMENTtaught by Sharon Massey in the jewelry and metals area.  

But I love steel, so those classes really stand out to me. There are so many more to choose from!  You can see the full summer schedule HERE

This year you can purchase your raffle tickets online before the event.  The tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100.  Remember that your raffle tickets help to support SNAG and there are a lot of cool awards you could win in the process.  Purchase your Raffle Tickets Online HERE

 

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2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Recipient

Crafthaus is pleased to announce that Leisa Rich's project "Invisible:VisAble" garnered 968 votes of 2,575 total votes cast (37.59%) and is the 2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Winner.

Starting in November, we all look forward to following Leisa's crafthaus blog about her project.

Thank you to everyone who voted. Much success for all projects!

View all voting results.

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Crafthaus Project Grant 2014

Every Fall, crafthaus awards a micro project grant to a crafthaus member regardless of location, professional background, or craft field. The grant is unrestricted and intended to provide assistance for a personal or group project.All projects will be published anonymously, without revealing any personal information about the submitting party.The crafthaus membership and the general public review all proposed projects and vote for the one they wish to see supported. One vote per person.Voting…See More
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Instill - Material Matters 2014

  INSTILL-material matters “The year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”  Hal Borland The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University presents the thesis work by students of the MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products course. The show celebrates the achievements of a group of exceptionally diverse individuals, with each piece on display offering an unexpected adventure through material that…See More
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Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One

Thank you for viewing this on-line exhibitionThis exhibition is a showcase for narrative work, with over 234 images it was decided that the exhibition would be in two parts with chapter two being on-line in January 2015I would like to personally thank all the makers who took the time to submit work for this on-line exhibition. Image left: Dauvit AlexanderTitle - "Blood Will Have Blood: A Macbeth Brooch" Image Credit: Photography by Andrew Neilson, Neilson Photography. See More
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The Justified Sinner commented on The Justified Sinner's blog post Texas!
"I didn't buy any boots... they are not really my style, though I admire them.  There was a bull to sit on - a rather placid creature, it seemed, but I never thought to sit on it. If James had told me that you had done it, I would too, then…"
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Sophia Georgiopoulou commented on Mark Fenn - Studiofenn's group Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One
"Thank you for curating this exhibition. The works are beautiful and striking. Looking forward to Chapter 2."
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Lieta Marziali commented on Mark Fenn - Studiofenn's group Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One
"Most fabulous. All my work is narrative too. It is an urge that grew in me and has slowly permeated my entire practice. I now don't think I could work in any other way. Really looking forward to Chapter 2."
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Brigitte Martin commented on The Justified Sinner's blog post Texas!
"I am thrilled to see you had such a great time, Dauvit. Funny, James took me boot shopping as well when I was down there and I visited the same store you went to. At the time, someone was getting his boots custom fitted, it was sight to be seen. You…"
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Linda Kaye-Moses commented on Mark Fenn - Studiofenn's group Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One
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Tom Supensky commented on Mark Fenn - Studiofenn's group Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One
"Narrative can have a very wide definition.  I think my work is narrative in that I try to express some form of communication with my clay sculptures.  How can I get my work in the January show?Cheers, Tom www.tomsupensky.com"
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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

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