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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.

Jera Rose Petal LodgeJera Rose Petal Lodge was named as one of the “100 Creatives 2014” in HoustonPress. Read the article here. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

00_claudio_PinoClaudio Pino’s ring “Golden Chameleon” was awarded with third prize in the conceal/reveal Metal Arts Guild of Canada Exhibition in Print, curated by Ken Vickerson.

At the American Craft Council 2015 Show, George Sawyer won the SNAG Award of Excellence, and Rachel Timmins won best booth.

The winners of the 2015 NICHE Awards include many SNAG members. See all of the winners here. Sponsored by NICHE magazine, the NICHE Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Halstead, and Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.

Halstead    Jewelers_Mutual


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