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2015 SNAG Candidates

You can now review all of the 2015 SNAG election and candidate information. Take a moment to read through it and get ready to vote! Online voting takes place May 4-23.

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In the News

“Gold: Transparency, Trends, and Techniques,” the Fifth Annual Gold Conference, will be presented by Initiatives in Art and Culture April 9-10, 2015 in New York. The conference takes a panoramic look at gold and gold jewelry. This and more from the field in this week’s news post.

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Exhibitions

View “Couleur: An Exhibition of Contemporary Enameling” at J. Cotter Gallery through April 1st. Includes six artists working with a range of enameling techniques and processes. The featured artists are Kathleen Browne, Harlan Butt, Kat Cole, Mi-Sook Hur, Marissa Saneholtz, and Jessica Turrell. This and more exhibitions in this week’s news post.

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Member Achievements – March 2015

Cheryl Eve AcostaCheryl Eve Acosta, a jewelry designer based in Kansas City, MO, recently had an unique opportunity to design a brooch for former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.  The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City commissioned Acosta to create a one-of -a-kind piece to be added to Albright’s brooch collection, which was presented during her visit to Kansas City, MO.

Elizabeth BucheitElizabeth Bucheit of Crown Trout Jewelers in Lanesboro, MN has won a ” Gemmy” award from Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist’s Design Competition. The winning entry, entitled “Heart of Ellida,” is a necklace designed and fabricated by Bucheit featuring custom cut Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper by Michael Seiler, carnelian, yellow jade, pearls and fine silver. “Heart of Ellida” will be featured in Interweave Magazine’s hardbound showcase book of the best in contemporary gem and jewelry art.

Kristin DienerKristin Diener’s work “Bird Girl’s Search for Water: Eyeglasses” is on display at the Albuquerque Museum through mid-April in the show All Over the Map: The Ongoing Dialogue of Public Art. And check out Diener’s feature in the February/March issue of American Craft Magazine which spotlights “Talisman to the Center of the Earth.”

Anne HavelAnne Havel recently had her work included in the exhibition Rock Solid, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT, and her work is included in the exhibition Handcrafted, Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC. Havel had her rings “nuclear series: NOW i like rings & lopsided tears” featured in the November 2014 issue of Art Jewelry Magazine, and has been invited to be included in Designing Contemporary Jewelry by Loretta Lam, due out during 2015.

Lauren KalmanLauren Kalman is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. This past fall she was awarded the inaugural International Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence position at the Australian National University School of Art in Canberra Australia. She spent part of November and December developing new projects.

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2015 SNAG Raffle

raffle golden ticket darkerPurchase your tickets online for SNAG’s 2015 Raffle!
$20 each or 6 for $100.

Some of our amazing prizes:
Boris Bally chair
Arrowmont one week or weekend workshop
Brooklyn Metal Works workshop ($360 value)
Rio Grande gift certificates (4 at $250 each)
Contenti gift certificates (3 at $100 each)
Peter’s Valley scholarships

Online ticket sales end May 14, 5:00 pm PST. After that, tickets will be available at the conference until sold out. Prize drawings to be held at the conference, need not be present to win. The annual Raffle supports SNAG’s Educational Endowment Fund.