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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: 266
Latest Activity: May 10

SNAG NEWS

CALL FOR ENTRY: “Shifting Sites”

Contemporary metalsmithing is a dynamic field, marked by ever-expanding possibilities for the creation and presentation of work. “Shifting Sites,” SNAG’s 2016 Juried Exhibition in Print produced by Metalsmith, will showcase works that explore the changing spaces of jewelry and objects as they are conceived, made, and displayed. Jurors Eva Eisler, Lauren Fensterstock, and Lori Talcott are seeking examples that creatively engage with their environment.

For this “Shifting Sites” issue, the emphasis is on location or place as either subject or actual space for the creation and display of work. The jurors welcome works that expand and explore the “where” of contemporary metalsmithing. As a subject for metalsmithing, “site” can be understood as geography, landscape or cityscape and be revealed in imagery or forms that reference natural settings, architecture, urban or rural spaces. Actual space of a piece can refer to where the idea was realized, the physical location of construction, where it is worn, or where it is displayed or sold.

“Shifting Sites” broadly refers to the changing boundaries in metalsmithing practice.

Deadline Feb 22, 2016

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SNAG NOLA

Started by Liz Steiner May 10. 0 Replies

The SNAG conference is just around the corner. Here are a few things you attendees have to look forward to!Authors Rene Zettle-Sterling and Jen Towsend will be giving away a signed copy of their book Cast, on Saturday, May 27th at the Schiffer Publishing booth in the vendor room. For more details, or to enter go here.For another opportunity to win some super cool stuff, make sure you get your…Continue

Tags: Spaces, Adorned, Tool, in, Hat

NOLA: Masterful LInks Part 1

Started by Liz Steiner Apr 5. 0 Replies

Spring is flying by and the conference will be here before you know it! Over the next few weeks, I'll be blogging about the lectures, exhibitions and other events making up this year's shin dig in New Orleans, LA. To kick things off, I like to post about the SNAG Masterful Links Project.The SNAG Links Project was originally conceived of and coordinated by Linda Kaye-Moses from 1996-2001. In this project, Linda invited 12 artists to create a link (a pendant-like adornment) utilizing their unique…Continue

Tags: Valentina, Links, Moeur, Cynthia, Eid

What's up with you guys (SNAG) not allowing pop up shows in conference hotel rooms?

Started by Brigitte Martin Feb 28. 0 Replies

"What's up with you guys (SNAG) not allowing pop up shows in conference hotel rooms? Why do you even care?"This is one of the questions I get asked fairly frequently as a representative for SNAG. I fully understand the field's desire to hold pop up shows at our conferences (everybody and their neighbor is attending, this is a good opportunity to show work, and these events are fun,) BUT there are important reasons why this cannot and should not happen. Here they are in a nutshell: ----Liability…Continue

Tags: conference, up, pop, SNAG, crafthaus

SNAG at ACC Baltimore

Started by Liz Steiner. Last reply by Brigitte Martin Feb 1. 1 Reply

It's the first day of February, which means the America Craft Council Baltimore Show is right around the corner. I know lots of SNAG members, including myself are busy busy at the bench. Some of us will be exhibiting with other emerging artists as part of the Hip Pop Program, while others are long time staples to the ACC scene.…Continue

Tags: membership, Baltimore, Jewelry, Center, exhibitors

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Comment by Jennifer Merchant on January 30, 2015 at 1:42am

2015 Call for Nominations and Candidacy

 

The 2015 SNAG Election will determine three (3) members of the Board of Directors, and one (1) member of the Nominations & Elections Committee.

 

The deadline for candidates to be added to the 2015 Election slate is February 19, 2015. Please contact a member of the Nominations and Elections Committee today. 

 

Michael Dale Bernard - 2015 Chair, michaeldalebernard@gmail.com

Laura Wood,  laurawoodstudios@gmail.com  

Dan DiCaprio,  dandicaprio@gmail.com

Comment by Jennifer Merchant on January 8, 2015 at 12:55pm

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.

Learn more

Comment by Jennifer Merchant on October 23, 2014 at 10:13pm

 

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 October 20, 2014 at 11:43am

"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 2:50am

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 2:44am

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 4:31pm

 "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 12:51pm
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 6:42pm

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 Brigitte Martin on March 10, 2014 at 8:29am

Making Jewelry Magic with the Orion Pulse Arc Welders

September 6 - 7, 2014

The Southern Highland Craft Guild and Folk Art Center are hosting the second National Orion Pulse Arc Welder Workshop in conjunction with SNAG. Attendees will learn what different welder models can do without the high cost of purchasing or maintaining a laser.

Learn to repair porosity, re-tip prongs, weld dissimilar metals together, weld bezels together, resize rings, construct jewelry without soldering, and even weld titanium. Brett White from Orion Jewelry Welders, as well as David Alberts, and Ruthie Cohen of the Mountain Metalsmiths School of Jewelry & Lapidary will be working with each individual on an actual pulse arc welder. Jewelers are encouraged to bring projects that they are working on to the workshop!SNAG

Workshop fees are being donated to SNAG and the Southern Highland Craft Guild for their educational programs. A $50 deposit is all that is necessary to hold your space.

For more information please contact Ruthie Cohen by phone: 828-687-7830 or at ruthie@mmsjl.com

 

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