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Last Week for SNAG 2015 Conference Online Registration

SNAG conference online registration closes this Friday, May 1st. This week is your last chance to register online. It is also your last chance to get discounted Boston T passes. After May 1st you will have to register onsite and prices go up. 
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Your Vote Matters to SNAG and the Nominations & Elections Committee

Online voting takes place May 4th-23rd. Full bios and insight Q&As are now available online for each Board of Directors and Nominations & Elections Committee candidate.

Make sure your membership is up-to-date so that you can vote next month!

There are five candidates for three seats on the SNAG Board of Directors: Kat Cole, Brian Ferrell, Katie Poterala, Alejandro Sifuentes, and April Wood. And there are two candidates for one seat on the Nominations & Elections Committee: Kathleen Janvier and Tara Locklear.


Get Your SNAG Raffle Tickets Now!


Purchase your tickets online for SNAG's 2015 Raffle! $20 each or 6 for $100. The annual Raffle supports SNAG's Educational Endowment Fund. Prize drawings will be held at the conference in Boston; need not be present to win.  

The amazing prizes include a Metalwerx workshop voucher ($375-$495 value)!

Online ticket sales end May 14, 5:00 pm PST. After that, tickets will be available at the conference until sold out. 


See prizes and purchase tickets


SNAGneXt Call for Proposals

SNAGneXt will take place in Asheville, NC from May 19-21, 2016.

SNAG is seeking
presentation proposals around the theme of COMMUNITY. How does your community help you to be successful?  What about community, as an artist, is important to your success?  Have you created your own community to help your success?  How do you share your success with your community?  Do you make your living by working with your community? Deadline June 1, 2015.

Learn more and submit a proposal


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Discussion Forum

Who's Coming With Me?

Started by Jennifer Merchant. Last reply by Jennifer Merchant May 8. 9 Replies

** A quick note before I get into the following discussion. My name is Jennifer Merchant, I am a volunteer with the Society of North American Goldsmiths. I will be posting regular discussion topics here on Crafthaus on behalf of the SNAG organization. My goal is to raise questions and instigate conversation within our membership and beyond to address topics and concerns that are important to our community. This aligns with SNAG's vision: A diverse jewelry and metals community engaging in…Continue

Tags: #snagmember, goldsmith, silversmith, metalsmith, jewelry

It's time to get ready for Boston!!

Started by Jennifer Merchant Jan 30. 0 Replies

SNAG 2015 Boston ConferenceRegistration is now open! Check out the great lineup of conference speakers and events on the website. Conference Main PageQuick Links:…Continue

Tags: goldsmith, silversmith, metalsmith, metal, jewelry

SNAG Educational Endowment Scholarships Including NEW scholarships for emerging & mid -career artists

Started by Jennifer Merchant Jan 30. 0 Replies

For 2015, SNAG will award three student scholarships with at least one award given to a student that is currently an undergraduate. These scholarships are for tuition towards the artists' degree granting program. The scholarships are as follows: one $2000 award, one $1500 award and one $1000 award; each includes a one-year SNAG membership.New in 2015, SNAG is adding three juried scholarships for emerging and mid-career artists to use toward a workshop of their choice in North America. These…Continue

Tags: metals, metalwork, workshop, jewelry, student

Only $50 away from the $5,000 goal!

Started by Jennifer Merchant. Last reply by Jennifer Merchant Jan 8. 2 Replies

SNAG is only $50 away from reaching the $5,000 fundraising goal through their IndiGoGo campaign! DONATE NOW to help put them over the top, only 11 days left to go.Continue

Tags: jewelry, metal, support, fundraiser, donate

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Comment by Ruudt Peters on May 5, 2015 at 7:50am

Ground interview RUUDT PETERS by Amani Boudargham

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,

Laura Wood,  

Dan DiCaprio,

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 November 22, 2014 at 5:35pm

We Are SNAG!

SNAG is excited to announce the launch 

of our fall annual appeal and IndieGogo campaign!

Check out the campaign and video here: Help SNAG Support Artists

Comment by Jennifer Merchant on October 31, 2014 at 10:43am

Are you a proud member of SNAG? 

On behalf of the SNAG Social Media Committee we invite you to use the hashtag #SNAGmember on all of your social media platforms. Each member of the committee will be tracking the hashtag so that we can highlight SNAG members and share your stories and images with our followers. SNAG is proud of its members and we can't wait to share your work!

Comment by Jennifer Merchant on October 23, 2014 at 10:14pm
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 on October 23, 2014 at 10:14pm
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 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


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.


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