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(Up)Setting the Stone

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New online exhibition!

As the third juried member exhibition in the We Are SNAG series, (Up)Setting the Stone is an online exhibition focused on the setting. Stone setting has been utilized in some of the earliest known jewelry. There are thousands of variations based on a few different techniques. Juried by George Sawyer and Laura Wood, this collection of work expands to jewelry, objects, vessels, and sculpture.

Enjoy this brand new online exhibition now>>>


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Letter from the President – December 2016

SNAG embodies our desire to be supportive and inclusive, as we celebrate our membership’s diversity and common goals as makers and creative thinkers. I would urge all of you to keep this in mind and continue to support one another’s growth and celebrate each other’s successes as we all move ahead.

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2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

LAA 400The Lifetime Achievement Award is SNAG’s highest honor and is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of metalsmithing.

SNAG is seeking nominations for its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.  The recipient will be honored at SNAG’s ‘NEXUS’ conference in New Orleans in May 2017. Any member of SNAG may nominate someone for the Lifetime Achievement Award.  The nominees do not have to be SNAG members.

Deadline for nominations is January 13, 2017.

Learn more and submit a nomination>>>


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‘SNAG’ Some Gifts for the Holidays

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This holiday season SNAG is releasing some SNAG SWAG to help raise funds. Are you shopping for your friends or family (or yourself)?  Check out our fun merchandise!

We have notepads, posters, pins, notecards, and anvil soap! Buy some unique gifts for the holidays and support your favorite organization.


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The Work of Mary Ann Scherr Offered at Auction

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mary-ann-scherrExquisite pieces from a private collection of jewelry designed by Mary Ann Scherr (1921-2016) will be offered at auction by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers on December 1, 2016.  Ms. Scherr’s jewelry, and designs in metal, can be found in the permanent collections of major museums, including The Vatican, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Smithsonian, the U.S. National Archives in Washington, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, as well as many private collections.

mary-ann-scherr-2As internationally renowned designer, educator and goldsmith, Ms. Scherr’s work includes automobile design, toy design, fashion design, illustration, experimental metal research and product development. Her unique designs and use of metal work in jewelry have garnered attention by collectors and jewelry connoisseurs throughout the world.

The auction begins at 6 PM EST, in Delaware, Ohio. Absentee and online bidding are available, and inquiries may be directed to Jewelry Specialist, Deborah Shub, deborah@garths.com; 740.362.4771 or 740.919.9101