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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: 259
Latest Activity: Jan 11

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 Connect: Meet Your Region Leader- Mid-Atlantic

Started by Liz Steiner. Last reply by Liz Steiner Jan 11. 1 Reply

I'd like to kick off the New Year with a series of posts about SNAG's newest program SNAG Connects. The purpose of SNAG Connects is to bring together members and potential members within their own geographical region. Each region has a volunteer leader in charge of forging these relationships. I'll be doing a short spotlight on each region leader and their plans for the first two years of this program.First up is Cyd Rowley of the Mid-Atlantic Region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey,…Continue

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SNAG Connect: Meet Your Region Leader- Mid-Atlantic

Started by Liz Steiner Jan 2. 0 Replies

I'd like to kick off the New Year with a series of posts about SNAG's newest program SNAG Connects. The purpose of SNAG Connects is to bring together members and potential members within their own geographical region. Each region has a volunteer leader in charge of forging these relationships. I'll be doing a short spotlight on each region leader and their plans for the first two years of this program.First up is Cyd Rowley of the Mid-Atlantic Region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey,…Continue

Tags: Cyd, Rowley, Mid-Atlantic, Leader, Connects

SNAG Portland

Started by Liz Steiner Dec 9, 2017. 0 Replies

It's already that time of year again . . . . Time to start planning for the SNAG 2018 Conference in Portland, OR! Registration will being soon after the new year, along with a new, reduced conference fee. In the meantime, you can get involved by applying for several opportunities!"SNAG is bringing back conference Volunteer T-Shirts! We need YOUR help to create a fun and engaging design to help identify SNAG volunteers at the conference. The t-shirts are a way to thank our volunteers for their…Continue

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SNAG NOLA

Started by Liz Steiner May 10, 2017. 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

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Comment by Brigitte Martin on February 6, 2014 at 8:40am

SNAG Educational Endowment Scholarships
Deadline March 15, 2014

SNAG recognizes the achievements and potential of those members currently enrolled as full-time students in undergraduate, graduate and community college programs through our Educational Endowment Scholarships.

Three scholarships are given annually. The scholarships are for tuition towards the artists' degree granting program. There are three tiers of awards: one for $2000, one for $1500, and the third at $1000.

http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/resources-opportunities/awards-schola...

Comment by Brigitte Martin on January 22, 2014 at 2:29pm

N E W: Join the VIP Trunk Show Preview Party! (Sign up during registration)

Comment by Brigitte Martin on January 22, 2014 at 2:26pm

N E W  at the conference this year:

Saturday, April 26th, Hilton Minneapolis

Annual Fundraiser: 8-9:00 p.m.

Come dressed to impress and adorn yourself all while supporting SNAG at our Annual Fundraiser!

Don’t miss this event in which YOU are the star.: Have your photo taken while trying on YOUR favorite pieces from the exhibition.

Try your luck at Blingo – a hip and fun twist on bingo –for a chance to win amazing prizes!

Tickets are required to attend this portion of the evening. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. All tickets include one free Blingo card. Additional cards will be available for purchase.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 23, 2013 at 4:49am

“Message: Beyond Adornment”

info@jsnfarnham.com http://jewellersandsilversmiths.wordpress.com/ 
PRESS RELEASE 
Exhibition Announcement and Call for Your Readers Help and Participation 

The Farnham based Jewellers and Silversmiths Network (JSN) have challenged themselves to design, make and exhibit a collection of works in response to the theme of:
“Message: Beyond Adornment”
The members of the JSN will be exploring creative boundaries and interpreting the theme in its broadest sense developing ideas including environmental, philosophical, social and personal in a variety of media. 
The exhibition will run from 27th April 2014 – 7th June 2014 at The New Ashgate Gallery, Waggon Yard, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PS

THE JSN NEEDS YOU AND YOUR READERS TO PARTICIPATE
One of the displays will be a collection of work sent in by anyone who would like to join in be they professional, or amateur, young 
or old. It will look at how we can try to take control of images of ourselves, a topical theme given the prevalence of social media sites and the speed with which our image can be spread across the internet
JSN Member Poppy Porter says; “ we are keen to involve as wide an audience as possible with this exhibition and engage with people beyond a passive viewing experience. Get involved make a necklace.”
THE BRIEF: Design and make a piece of revisable neckwear that says “I Agree” on one side and “I Disagree” on the other. This allows the wearer to physically attempt to send a message about whether they want their photo taken or not. “I Agree” and “I Disagree” is the terminology commonly used in computer software user agreements. You can use any materials you like in any style. There is only one proviso – it is a swap, you will not get your own necklace back but you will get someone else’s. Do not use precious materials unless you are willing to give them away – if you make a necklace out of diamonds be aware you may get one back made out of wool.
Submissions must be received by March 24th 2014
Send to : Rebecca Skeels, Jewellery and Metalwork, University for the Creative Arts, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS
Including an SAE with postage to cover the return of a necklace.
NOTES TO EDITOR:
• "The Jewellers and Silversmiths Network is a group run by and for its members with the aim of strengthening links with other makers in the local area around Farnham, Surrey. We meet regularly at the Maltings, Farnham to exchange useful information and explore new skills. We also exhibit together as a group, presenting our work to as wide a range of people as possible. As members of the group, we are able to take advantage of, and create, collaborative opportunities that would not be available to us as individuals."
• The New Ashgate Gallery Trust is dedicated to promote and champion the best contemporary art and craft and to provide an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey. www.newashgate.org.uk
Please contact JSN for hi-res images via Dropbox on info@jsnfarnham.co.uk.

Comment by Brigitte Martin on October 7, 2013 at 11:08am

Comment by Brigitte Martin on October 6, 2013 at 6:49am

SNAG's new online exhibition "Contemporary Goldsmithing, Tradition and Excellence" is up. Jurors George Sawyer, Judith Kinghorn and Tom Herman did a wonderful job. Enjoy.

http://exhibitions.snagmetalsmith.org/contemporarygoldsmithing/intro/

Comment by Brigitte Martin on September 20, 2013 at 10:17am
The Minneapolis PDS will have an absolute KILLER program. Just confirmed some truly s.p.e.c.t.a.c.u.l.a.r speakers and a great topic. Will post more info soon. You won't want to miss the 2014 PDS Harriete Estel Berman and I are putting together!!
http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/events/conferences/
Comment by Brigitte Martin on September 16, 2013 at 1:24pm

The SNAG forums are now open for all participants. First discussion: "Beginner Camera Suggestion"

For someone new to photographing their own work, what are your recommendations as far as getting a "good" camera is concerned? What's the minimum requirement?
What do you think of using smart phone cameras given that their photo quality has improved so much lately?

SIGN UP, ask questions, give answers!

http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=18

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 16, 2013 at 4:56am
Good luck Dana. Hope you have some lovely things planned. And thank you for corresponding with us guys over seas. It's been much appreciated!
Comment by emiko oye on August 15, 2013 at 8:45pm

We love you Dana! To me, your name is synonymous with SNAG since you started when I joined. Your shoes will be tough to fill, but happy for you!

 

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