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SNAG-Sponsored Lectures at SOFA

SOFA_CHICAGO logoSince 2001, SNAG has sponsored lectures at the International Expositions of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA). We bring some of the most interesting contemporary jewelers and metalsmiths into the public eye. All lectures are free to SOFA attendees. See www.sofaexpo.com for more information.

SNAG-sponsored lectures at SOFA CHICAGO on Friday, November 6, 2015

8:30-9:30 a.m. – SNAG Emerging Artists: Lynn Batchelder, Sooyeon Kim and Laura Wood – These three artists speak about the design and development of their innovative jewelry. (Batchelder and Kim are represented by Charon Kransen Arts; Wood is represented by Donna Schneier Fine Arts)

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Jamie Bennett

9:30-10:30 a.m. – Jamie Bennett: Drawing and Making – Rather than serving as renderings of his jewelry, Bennett’s drawings represent fragments of ideas and images that instigate new pieces. The relationship of these separate creative endeavors will be explored in this lecture. (Represented by Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h)

10:30-11:30 a.m. – Donald Friedlich: Things that Make my Heart Beat Faster – Friedlich discusses the development of his innovative glass and gold jewelry, as well as sources that have inspired him over a 40-year career. (Represented by Hedone Gallery)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – John Iversen in conversation with Toni Greenbaum: Other Fancy Stuff – Jeweler John Iversen and art historian Toni Greenbaum will discuss Iversen’s unique ability to make pieces praised equally by the “art,” “craft,” and “fine” jewelry communities. (Represented by Hedone Gallery)


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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SNAG Welcomes New Conference Program Manager

monicaSNAG will soon be saying goodbye to staff member Monica Hampton. Monica joined SNAG in June of 2013 as our Program Manager consultant and joined the staff full-time as Education Director in May of 2014. Monica will be moving onto new projects and leaving SNAG at the end of the year. “Monica has been a great asset to SNAG and we are sorry to see her go. During her tenure, Monica contributed greatly to the new conference planning systems, created more streamlined processes, and has made her own mark on the conferences. We wish her the best with her new endeavors,” says Executive Director Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith.

Alaina ClarkeSNAG is happy to announce that Alaina Clarke has joined the staff as the new Conference Program Manager. Alaina has her BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry from Grand Valley State University where she studied under Renee Zettle-Sterling and Beverly Seley. She also holds her Masters degree in Public Administration: Nonprofit Management and Leadership. She resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where in her spare time she teaches an artist business class for local creatives. Past organizations include Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Grand Valley, and West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology. Alaina is passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all creatives through education and dialogue. She is really excited to continue her work through SNAG as the Conference Program Manager and cannot wait to meet more like-minded individuals. Gwynne also says, “Alaina is going to be a perfect fit for this new position. She brings with her the skills necessary to successfully program the conferences, and is passionate about the field of jewelry and metals. We are happy to welcome Alaina to the family!”


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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Texas Metals Symposium

TX Metals Symposium 2015

The 2015 Texas Metals Symposium lectures will be streamed live this Saturday, October 17, 9:00-5:00. This year’s symposium features Diane Falkenhagen, Randy Long, Chris Irick and Cathy McClure. The Texas Tech School of Art and the Metals Club of TTU welcomes all to be a part of the symposium and the stream! More info at their Facebook event page.


Genesis: Life and Form Through Different Lenses

genesis-1Genesis: Life and Form Through Different Lenses by Ezra Satok-Wolman and Wendy McAllister runs October 18-25 at the China Shanghai International Jewelry Design Forum. The exhibition and forum take place during Shanghai’s annual Jewelry and Fashion Week. Through their own unique lenses, both artists use the common geometries observed in nature as the basis for many of their pieces.

Satok-Wolman and McAllister are both long-time SNAG members.

More about Genesis at Klimt02

More about the International Jewelry Design Forum at Klimt02

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SNAG Emerging Curators Program

New in 2015: SNAG has identified the need to support emerging curators in the field of jewelry and metalwork.

150930-Pratt-Gallery-042The Emerging Curators program offers grants up to $2,500 to assist an emerging curator or curators in executing an exhibition focused on jewelry and/or metalwork. Additional benefits also offered. A selection committee will award the grants.

Application deadline is December 1, 2015
Notification of results is January 2, 2016
Exhibition must be open before December 31, 2017

Learn more and apply