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Big News for the SNAG Slide Archive

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Before and after slide restoration of
“Convergence in Gray & Green”
by Jamie Bennett, c. 1975. Photo: Tom Lee

Kimberly Bradshaw, registrar at The Metal Museum in Memphis, TN, has taken on the project of digitizing the slide archive that SNAG donated to The Metal Museum several years ago.

Thanks to a grant from the John & Robyn Horn Foundation and an ArtsFirst grant from the First Tennessee Bank Foundation, the SNAG slides are currently being cleaned, scanned, and color-corrected by a professional digitization vendor. This is The Metal Museum’s first major digitization initiative, and there are several organizations and individuals who have made this project possible, including American Craft Council (ACC) librarian Jessica Shaykett and their IT manager Eric Gjerde.

The newly restored digital images will be uploaded to the ACC Library Digital Collections on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to check back regularly for new content.

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SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Aaron Faber Gallery, Halstead, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, and Pocosin Arts.

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2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations

SNAG is seeking nominations for its 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. Any member of SNAG may nominate someone. The nominees do not have to be SNAG members.

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Exhibitions

Signs of Life is an annual literary journal and contemporary jewelry art exhibition at Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle. On view October 7-27. Find this and many more exhibitions in this week’s news post.

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“Simple Steps” Training from Flourish & Thrive

Exclusive FREE live training for SNAG members! Flourish & Thrive presents a FREE live training, “The Simple Steps Method: From the Jeweler’s Bench to Thriving Brand,” on Wednesday, September 30th at 5:00pm EDT.

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Call for Entries: 2016 Exhibition in Motion

Exhibition in Motion
Xchange: Fashioning Intersections
May 21, 2016, 8:00-9:00 pm
The Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom, Asheville, NC

2015 Boston EiM group

SNAG will be traveling to Asheville, NC for the May 2016 (May 18-21) conference event, SNAGneXt: Asheville 2016 –  An Interchange and Exchange on the Many Facets of Making a Living in the Field.

A 15-year tradition at these annual events is the fundraiser Exhibition in Motion (EiM), a live fashion show and fundraising event featuring models wearing cutting edge jewelry. SNAG is pleased to produce the 2016 EiM in partnership with local Asheville fiber group Local Cloth.

For the 2016 EiM event, we are looking for large-scale collaborative wearable objects and looks. Application deadline extended to midnight PST on November 2, 2015.

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