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

Website: http://snagmetalsmith.org
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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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Call for Entries into Metalsmith Magazine's 2016 "Exhibition in Print"

Started by Brigitte Martin Feb 4. 0 Replies

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 magazine, will showcase works that explore the changing spaces of jewelry and…Continue

Tags: Magazine, Exhibition in Print, Shifting, sites, Metalsmith

Reflecting on Boston Part 1

Started by Jennifer Merchant. Last reply by Harriete Estel Berman Aug 31, 2015. 3 Replies

Ah summer, the season that never seems to last long enough. As it draws to a close I enjoy these last long days of sunshine with a bike ride around the lakes and reflect on my favorite moments from the year so far. As I peddle and gaze across the lake I can't help thinking back to my time in Boston for the annual SNAG conference, it's hard to believe that it was over three months ago! I know I'm not the only one that had a memorable experience, so I decided to talk to some fellow conference…Continue

Tags: #snagmember, goldsmith, silversmith, Beverly Tadeu, metalsmith

Who's Coming With Me?

Started by Jennifer Merchant. Last reply by Jennifer Merchant May 8, 2015. 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, 2015. 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

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Comment by Brigitte Martin on May 11, 2016 at 2:38pm

I was told today that I should be doing a better job THANKING my people for all their hard work. I thought I was usually pretty good at this, but maybe I need to up my efforts at this critical juncture. So here it is:
To Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith- the BESTEST Executive Director I could wish for. To Alaina Clarke the BESTEST Program Director I could wish for. To Tara Jeklin, the BESTEST office manager I could wish for. To Emma Zanetti who is new on our staff and already shows great promise to be the BESTEST too: I know you guys are (currently) working your butts off, doing double shifts, running around crossing the t's and making sure things will run as smoothly as they can at the conference next week. You are doing waayyyy more than your job description tells you to, especially Gwynne taking over a motherload of things that would otherwise fall down the drain.

Unless you, dear reader, have been on our board or on one of our committees, you really have no idea what is involved in making a big conference like a SNAG conference successful, trying to juggle all the balls, make everyone happy and keeping the big picture in mind as well. It is a gargantuan task and as a bonus everyone's a critic of your efforts. No good deed goes unpunished.

I want you and everyone reading this to know that I am very grateful and thankful to have GREAT staff. Please be nice to them and when you see them at the conference, say THANK YOU. It would mean so much.

Comment by Brigitte Martin on February 8, 2016 at 8:41am
Melissa Cameron goes to SNAGneXt:
"At the modified and re-branded SNAG conference this year I'm very pleased to have been invited to speak in the SNAGspark portion of the program, where I will be giving a presentation entitled 'Holistic Thinking: Interconnection in Jewels and Practice.' There, among a few other things, I'll share my "tips for maintaining a sustainable creative practice, gleaned from sources near and far." The basic premise of my talk is that I get around, and in all the places I go, I've noticed a few common threads that help make for robust communities (first hint) and economically sustainable jewellery practices."
 
Comment by Brigitte Martin on October 27, 2015 at 9:15am

UPCOMING LECTURES at SOFA CHICAGO, November 5-8, 2015


SNAG-sponsored lectures on Friday, November 6.


Since 2001, SNAG has sponsored lectures at the International Expositions of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA). We bring some of the most interesting contemporary jewelers and metalsmiths into the public eye. All lectures are free to SOFA attendees.

8:30-9:30 a.m. – Lynn Batchelder, Sooyeon Kim and Laura Wood
SNAG Emerging Artists: Lynn Batchelder, Sooyeon Kim and Laura Wood – These three artists speak about the design and development of their innovative jewelry. (Batchelder and Kim are represented by Charon Kransen Arts; Wood is represented by Donna Schneier Fine Arts)

9:30-10:30 a.m. – Jamie Bennett
Jamie Bennett: Drawing and Making – Rather than serving as renderings of his jewelry, Bennett’s drawings represent fragments of ideas and images that instigate new pieces. The relationship of these separate creative endeavors will be explored in this lecture. (Represented by Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h)

10:30-11:30 a.m. – Donald Friedlich
Donald Friedlich: Things that Make my Heart Beat Faster – Friedlich discusses the development of his innovative glass and gold jewelry, as well as sources that have inspired him over a 40-year career. (Represented by Hedone Gallery)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – John Iversen
John Iversen in conversation with Toni Greenbaum: Other Fancy Stuff - Jeweler John Iversen and art historian Toni Greenbaum will discuss Iversen’s unique ability to make pieces praised equally by the “art,” “craft,” and “fine” jewelry communities. (Represented by Hedone Gallery)

Thanks to Don Friedlich for organizing the SNAG lectures!

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Learn more: http://www.sofaexpo.com/lecture-series

Images:
John Iversen, Represented by Hedone Gallery
Donald Friedlich, Represented by Hedone Gallery
Jamie Bennett, Represented by Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h
Laura Wood, Represented by Donna Schneier Fine Arts.

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, 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

 

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