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Exhibitions Opening

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents “Detritus” to January 26. Featuring artists Kat Cole, Laritza Garcia, Tara Locklear, and Chesley Williams. These artists have created inspiring jewelry and headwear that contain a gritty richness reminiscent of urban and industrial landscapes.

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SNAG Conference Opportunities Ending Soon

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Be sure to take advantage of these great SNAG 2014 conference opportunities!

SNAG/crafthaus Conference Scholarship

deadline January 10, 2014
Application for the scholarship is open to all SNAG and crafthaus members (must be a member of both organizations), regardless of location or background. The recipient must have finished their education and be in the field of jewelry or metalsmithing. The recipient will receive a SNAG conference fee waiver and more. Learn more>>>

Conference Student Scholarships

deadline January 21, 2014
Educators may request a scholarship for a student. Scholarships are limited to Jewelry/Metals degree-seeking students, full-time or part-time, and including community colleges. Each scholarship covers the registration fee for the conference. Students are responsible for their travel, accommodations and other expenses. Learn more>>>

Juried Student Exhibition: “Open Field Running”

deadline February 1, 2014
The 2014 Juried Student Exhibition will showcase the best student work from college and university metalsmithing and jewelry programs across North America.  To be held onsite in conjunction with the 2014 SNAG conference. Learn more>>>

Annual Presentation of Student Work: “Alchemy in the Digital Age”

deadline February 1, 2014
Educators: Represent the talent, creativity, and hard work of your students at this year’s conference in a riveting, digital presentation of powerful and inspirational images. Learn more>>>

Education Resource Room

registration for educational programs: February 1-April 15, 2014
The Education Resource Room connects students with representatives from universities, colleges, schools, art centers and other programs across the United States. Learn more>>>

Portfolio Review

registration: March 24-April 18, 2014
Portfolio Reviews are for emerging artists and students. Gallery representatives, curators, artist/professors, entrepreneurs, and other professionals in the metals field will be available by appointment to review portfolios and provide professional advice and guidance. Learn more>>>


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Member Achievements – December 2013

 

WendyMcAllister_AtollWendy McAllister exhibited her newest one-off enameled brooches at the SIERAAD International Jewellery Art Fair in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in November.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAClaudio Pino’s rings are worn by Stanley Tucci and Lenny Kravitz in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie. Pino is known for his sculptural rings that showcase colored gemstones in mixed metal with mechanical moving parts. Read more>>>

Mensa_RoseRebecca Rose’s work is featured in the American Mensa Bulletin.

Stephen_YuskoStephen Yusko is the subject of the article “Industrial Strength” in the December/January American Craft magazine. Yusko works with forged and fabricated steel.

Todd Reed is included in MJSA Journal’s December article “Fashion Forecast: Key Jewelry Trends That Will Shape 2014.” Belle Brooke Barer is in the same issue, as part of the “2014 Trends Watch: Silver is Here to Stay.”

Boris Bally and Harriete Estel Berman are among the semi-finalists of the 2013 Eco Arts Awards in the Repurposed Materials in Arts and Design category.

AmandaPacker_RecollectAmanda Packer has been awarded the Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP) Award by the Society for Contemporary Craft. The LEAP Award honors exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field. Packer, who recently received her MFA in Jewelry and Metals from San Diego State University, explores memory, nostalgia, and the power of objects in her work. Other finalists include Ashley Buchanan, Tara Locklear, and Laura Wood.

The MJSA Education Foundation recently awarded scholarships to students pursuing degrees related to jewelry making and design. Two of the recipients are SNAG members. Melis Agabigum of Ann Arbor, Michigan, who received a $2,450 scholarship, is working toward her MFA in Metalsmithing/Jewelry and Intermedia (integrated/mixed mediums and installation) at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. William Yang, who also received a $2,450 scholarship, is completing a BFA in Jewelry at the Pratt Institute in New York City.
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SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Halstead, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, K.M. Paulson Goldsmith Ltd., and Tim Roark Imports.

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Educational Endowment Scholarships

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Alyssa Bogdan, one of the 2013 recipients

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.

Deadline March 15, 2014.

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Arts Business Institute Scholarship

SNAG members are invited to apply for a full or partial scholarship, sponsored by SNAG, to The Arts Business Institute’s 2014 Winter Workshop, taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on January 18-19, 2014. This two-day intensive business learning experience is designed to help artists launch or grow a production studio business.

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