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

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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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SNAG JAMS Vol. 2 Call for Entries

Started by Liz Steiner Jul 16, 2018. 0 Replies

It's time to apply for this years volume of JAMS: Jewelry and Metals Survey. This survey publication is meant to showcase a broad range of jewelry and metal objects, created in the past year, and selected by a jury. This years jurors are Hoss Haley, Todd Reed, and Jennifer Scanlan. SNAG members receive a discount on the application fee.…Continue

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SNAG Connects: Meet Your Region Leader- Canada

Started by Liz Steiner Mar 19, 2018. 0 Replies

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.Bio: Pasha Moezzi is an emerging Jewellery artist residing in Toronto. He obtained his Fine Arts diploma from Langara College and later attended the BFA Program at Concordia University in Montreal…Continue

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Supporting SNAG Members

Started by Liz Steiner Feb 12, 2018. 0 Replies

One of the things I love most about the SNAG community is the diversity of passions, interests and goals of our members. I'm always inspired by the dedication, commitment and persistence of SNAG members in reaching for these goals. If only all of our bank accounts could keep up with our dreams. Here are three awesome SNAG ladies, each with very different aspirations, but all in need of financial assistance.…Continue

Tags: James, jewelry, neon, crowdfunding, Danielle

SNAG Portland: Makers Across Disciplines Engage

Started by Liz Steiner Jan 25, 2018. 0 Replies

Registration for the SNAG Portland Conference is live (with reduced prices!). The conference will be here before we know it, but there's still plenty of ways to get involved.For those of you lucky enough to snag a Halstead Challenge kit, I hope you're further along on your brooch than I am. Halstead has been putting out some great videos on brainstorming, that I've found to be super…Continue

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Comment by Brigitte Martin on February 25, 2013 at 1:39pm

Call for Entries Prospectus – Contemporary Goldsmithing: Tradition and Excellence

The Society of North American Goldsmiths and the jury invite you to submit jewelry and objects that celebrate attributes unique to the art of the goldsmith for the online exhibition Contemporary Goldsmithing: Tradition & Excellence.   The jurors are George Sawyer, Judith Kinghorn, and Tom Herman.

The  jurors will be looking for:

o New / recent, exceptional work made after 2011 and not previously published

o Originality, creativity and technical excellence in craftsmanship

o A balance of artistic and technical originality and creativity

o Cleverness in metalworking, the use of color, mechanical functionality and the incorporation of non-metallic elements (stones, etc)… or any combination of these, however not required to have them all in one piece

o Metal must be the predominant material and can range from the least precious to the most

o Pieces that touch the heart, stimulate the intellect, and evoke the exclamation “Wow, what a cool piece! How did they do that?”

Application Requirements: 

1. Submit 3-5 images per artist including details, through CaFÉ
• Both jewelry and art objects
• “Tangible” pieces only – no CAD renderings
• Keep photoshopping to a minimum. If Jurors cannot distinguish the photo from a rendering, the image will not be accepted.

2. A 50-100 word description or artist statement about the work

3. A one-page resume
4. $25 non-refundable entry fee for SNAG members, $35 for non-members.*  We welcome submissions from anywhere in the world.

Application Submission: 

o Submit all application materials electronically through CaFÉ at by 11:59:59 pm Mountain Time, May 31, 2013 ** Use of the CaFÉ website is free.

More information about this call:

Comment by Brigitte Martin on February 18, 2013 at 12:03pm

Jurors Statement: "Contemporary Goldsmithing: Tradition & Excellence"
This is SNAG's second virtual exhibition (Submission deadline is May 31), juried by master goldsmiths George Sawyer, Judith Kinghorn, and Tom Herman. Read the Jurors Statement (attached), and begin thinking about the pieces you will submit. We are looking for high-quality images of exemplary work by contemporary, traditional goldsmiths. We welcome one-of-a-kind jewelry and objects created from precious metals. Of added interest are designs and processes implemented in response to the rising cost of materials. Each entry should epitomize the best of what is being created in the studio today.

Submission deadline is May 31.

The Call for Entries with details will be available soon on SNAG's website and through CaFE.

Comment by Brigitte Martin on February 18, 2013 at 11:45am

SNAG is looking for a few good people:

(1) Someone with experience in development who has time to volunteer.  Help us put together new materials that will help raise money for specific projects.

(2)  as part of our weekly news blog, SNAG is looking for 2-3 volunteer guest writers, whose columns would go out once a month. You know our audience and what they like.

Please email Dana Singer a brief "pitch."

Comment by Brigitte Martin on January 30, 2013 at 12:43pm

SNAG Update: Here’s a FREE download for the new Metalsmith mag featuring Denise Betesh, Michael Good and Kevin O'Dwyer Wonderful work!
Prefer the paper version?
Email dsinger_at_snagmetalsmith_dot_org and get a free copy in the mail.
Brigitte Martin
-SNAG Community Liaison-

Comment by Brigitte Martin on January 21, 2013 at 9:57am
SNAG Update: The jurors for the next virtual SNAG exhibition "Contemporary Goldsmithing: Tradition & Excellence" have been announced:
George Sawyer, Judith Kinghorn, and Tom Herman.
I will post entry information as soon as it becomes available! Here's a first overview of the planned online exhibition:
Comment by Brigitte Martin on January 21, 2013 at 9:21am

Rebecca Rose Recipient of 2013 SNAG/crafthaus Scholarship
Rebecca Rose

Rebecca Rose is the recipient of the 2013 SNAG/crafthaus scholarship. 

With this scholarship, Rebecca receives free conference registration to the SNAG conference in Toronto, one-year complimentary membership in SNAG, one-year complimentary membership in crafthaus, and prominent blogspace on crafthaus for one year.

Rebecca's main blog themes will be "Showing Publicly & Building a Legacy Privately"

Congratulations, Rebecca! Looking forward to reading your blog!

Comment by Brigitte Martin on January 4, 2013 at 1:18pm

The newest addition to SNAG's website is now live. Springboard will take the place of the email based SNAGnet as a resource for the field in terms of announcing and searching for opportunities.

Springboard can be browsed and searched on the SNAG website and subscribed to using RSS. You don't have to be a SNAG member to post or to read listings. The categories are:

* Employment
* Internship
* Residency
* Scholarship
* Grant
* Call for Entries (exhibitions, publications, craft shows, writing, curation)
* Workshops
* Conferences, Symposia
* Workspace Available
* Used Tools

Check it out!!

Comment by The Justified Sinner on November 6, 2012 at 1:34am

Fantastic news about the Maker Profile Pages!

Comment by Brigitte Martin on November 5, 2012 at 2:46pm
SNAG update: Effective immediately the Maker Profile Pages are now a FREE member benefit, no longer a $25 add-on to the SNAG membership. The launch of these pages has been so well received that the board wants to eliminate anything that stands in the way of all members, including student members, creating their own Maker Profile on the website. Thank you to the early adopters who have made these pages so successful as a promotional tool for individuals, the organization and the field!
Comment by Michael Gayk on November 4, 2012 at 7:44am

Call for Entry.

Faktura: ORIGIN Russian Constructivism, is the visual demonstration of properties inherent to materials

Faktura is a juried exhibition of jewelry and objects. Winthrop University and the Guild of Emerging Metalsmiths (GEM) invite all students, currently enrolled in a college/university-level metals, jewelry or designed objects program, to enter jewelry and designed objects that relate to this theme. This call for entries will reexamine the concept of faktura in this context. Objects submitted for consideration should hold a truth to materials that may be evident in the physical properties, history, origin, and/or sourcing of the materials that are used to create the work. Works for the exhibition will be selected by Susie Ganch, associate professor/metal area lead, Department of Craft and Material Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. Faktura is made possible in part by Winthrop University jewelry and metals students and faculty, in partnership with the Winthrop University Galleries, the Guild of Emerging Metalsmiths (GEM), and Department of Fine Arts.

For more information CLICK HERE


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