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Member Achievements – May 2013

Gravers Lane Gallery in Philadelphia is showing the jewelry of Ken Bova.

Jessica Calderwood has a solo exhibition at the Penland School of Crafts Focus Gallery May 3-June 16, 2013. It includes sculpture, wall work and wearables.

Susan Crow’s work from her East Fourth Street collection was shown at the Goldstein Museum at the University of Minnesota for a juried exhibit entitled “Redefining, Redesigning Fashion: Designs for Sustainability.” Her accepted pieces were four rings made from recycled 14kt yellow gold set with fair trade gemstones. Susan also participate in the panel discussion “Industry Panel: Social Responsibility in Apparel: Industry Perspectives and Practices”
at the Fashion and Social Responsibility symposium held in April at the University.

Christine Dhein has been working with students and teachers at San Francisco Waldorf High School and San Francisco City College to implement changes to make their jewelry studios more eco-friendly. (more…)


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2013 Election Results

The SNAG 2013 election took place this month. Here are the results:

 

     
Board of Directors: Jim Bové and Becky McDonah


Nominations & Elections Committee: Laura Wood

All amendments passed with strong support from the membership:
Amendment shortening the term of board service and changing the structure of appointed positions
Amendment making the Treasurer an appointed position
Amendment shortening the term of the President

Thank you to all the candidates, to the members who voted, and to the Nominations & Elections Committee.


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Guest Column by Jeff Baker

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The Revere Academy will hold a world-class series of workshops during its 2013 Masters Symposium, from June 22-30, 2013. Instructors include Linda Darty, Curtis Arima, Alan Revere, and Suzanne Pugh. Classes are open to students at all levels.

The Symposium will also include a Wednesday evening lecture/reception for visiting masters, open to the public.

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In Remembrance: Phil London

Longtime goldsmith Phil London passed away late last month.  Phil was not only the founder and longtime president of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths, he founded the Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths, as well as founded the non-profit, Disability Alternatives, which taught jewelry arts to those with physical limitations. Phil London was the second person to be awarded The National Metalsmiths Hall of Fame award which honors and celebrates the outstanding contributions and achievements of artists, educators and patrons that support the metal arts as well as receiving the PMC Fusion award for his work with Disability Alternatives.  Phil is survived by his wife Vickie London.