"It's so great to get a glimpse of how other artistic minds work when it comes to personal work spaces - what they mean to the artist, how they're laid out, what the priorities are. Thanks Pat for a wonderful on line exhibit"
"Thank you so much for your posting about the Wallace Collection and Kevin Coates. I can't believe I lived in London for a decade (I left in '96) and never knew the Wallace Collection existed. I love your architectural pieces.…"
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NEW: Treasures from Taiwan - a crafthaus online exhibition...
Treasures from Taiwan - a crafthaus online exhibition shows contemporary metal art and jewelry from 11 Taiwanese contemporary emerging artists. Treasures from Taiwan will be highlighted on Crafthaus as an online exhibition from May 8 to June 7, 2013.
"Just to respond to a few sentences in this particular post: John said, "At the SNAG conference almost everyone had a college degree in the arts." Actually I think you might be surprised at the number of people at the Conference and…"
"I'm with you, Emanuela. But let me respond from the perspective of the people I talked with: the talent lies in who and how you use the technology.
I guess time will prove or disprove this. In the meantime, I'm much more content to feel…"
I come from a very different background than most at the conference. I apprenticed with a self taught flutemaker. After 3 years, the only CV I left with was a flute I made that got me hired by a Boston company. I designed my own flute from experience and imagination. To this day my work has always been my only resume.At the SNAG conference almost everyone had a college degree in the arts. Whenever a speaker was introduced, their education highlights were listed along with the schools they were…See More
"i was not able to attend the snag conference in toronto, but discussions about the state of the art/jewelry is nevertheless dear to me and i am following developments on several fronts. the whole issue of technology, like cad, and anything that…"
"Here's to an intriguing, well-organized, fun and successful SNAG conference! I felt a great sense of community. I hope these notions are felt across the scope of attendees. Thank you to all who helped make the conference happen."
"Gotta love the 2Roses for stating it clearly: "Most people have no knowledge or interest in "traditional skills" to begin with, unless your audience is entirely made up of people in craft. The public wants to be entertained. They will…"
- by Rebecca Rose. 2013, SNAG/crafthaus Scholarship Recipient
For the next 13 months we'll discuss the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of exhibiting in art shows as emerging artists and established artists. Exhibition coverage will be balanced with tips on how to strategically build a legacy over a length of time, in a way that makes sense to your individual goals as an artist and maker.
Join us each month! There will be surprises around every corner, with photos, videos, SNAG conference coverage, and occasional interviews by rising artists!