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Call for Entries: SNAG Conference Opportunities

Adorned Spaces

Adorned Spaces image 1Call for Applications
Deadline January 11, 2018

The 2018 Portland, Oregon SNAG conference is seeking curators, organizations, schools, and individuals to offer a fresh look at the field of contemporary metalsmithing through a multiple-exhibition and sale event called Adorned Spaces. This juried event will highlight both established and emerging artists to celebrate the innovation of metalsmithing that “engages makers across disciplines. Read more>>>


MADE: 2018 Juried Student Exhibition

Call for Entries
Deadline January 11, 2018
MADE highlights student work that challenges traditional and non-traditional ways of working using new and old materials, techniques, and ideas by the next generation of makers in the metalsmithing and jewelry field. The exhibition will be held onsite at the SNAG conference in Portland, OR, May 23-26, 2018. Read more>>>

 


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SNAG Hires New Editor for Metalsmith and Metalsmith Tech

EmilyZilberSNAG is pleased to announce its new Editor, Emily Zilber. Emily currently serves as the Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has served in that position for 7 years. Emily was the Assistant Curator at Cranbrook Art Museum before her position at the MFA. Emily has edited and written numerous publications, articles, exhibition texts, including the catalog for Crafted: Objects in Flux (2015), Contemporary Highlights from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2016), “Craft’s Restless Boundaries” in Crafting A Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft (2013), and “Curator’s Eye: Thomas Gentille,Modern Magazine (Summer 2012).

The Editor position at SNAG recently was reorganized to become a full-time position overseeing the editorial content of the award winning Metalsmith magazine, the launch of a new publication Metalsmith Tech, and the annual Jewelry and Metals Survey (JaMS).

Executive Director, Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith says, “Emily is a well respected curator with a great history of strong craft focused exhibitions, including the creation of the Daphne and Peter Farago Gallery, which displayed contemporary craft including works from the Daphne Farago collection of studio jewelry, the integration of craft into the new Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art at the MFA, and Crafted: Objects in Flux, which focused on 40 craft artists, including jewelers and metalsmiths, working at the borders of craft, art, and design. Emily will bring her own voice to these SNAG publications and I am looking forward to seeing what develops under her direction.”

“I am honored to join Metalsmith and the SNAG team, especially at a time of exciting change for the organization. I look forward to growing Metalsmith’s vital voice in a way that serves the diverse SNAG community and warmly welcomes new readers. I am eager to work with SNAG to develop innovative new publications, platforms, and conversation spaces that can shape and engage the field in meaningful ways,” says Emily.

Emily will begin her position on November 27, 2017 as a part-time employee and move into the position full-time April 1, 2018.


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SNAG Connects Council Leaders Announced

SNAG has announced the selection of the following SNAG Connects Council Leaders:

SNAG Connects logo proof v2Northeast (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT): Lindsay Minihan
Mid Atlantic (DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA, DC): Cyd Rowley
Southeast (AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, PR): Gabrielle Gould
East Central (IN, KY, MI, OH, WV, TN): Susan Thornton
West Central (IL, IA, KS, MO, NE): Jina Seo
North (MN, MT, ND, SD, WI): Teresa Faris
South (AR, LA, OK, MS, TX): Sarah Loch-Test
Northwest (AK, ID, OR, WY, UT, WA): Lindsey Snell
West (CA, AZ, NM, NV, CO, HI): Nancy Shapiro
Mexico: Lorena Lazard
Canada: Pasha Moezzi

This new program is launching in October 2017. Each Council Leader will facilitate meet-ups, send out monthly emails to their region’s members about opportunities and events in their area, welcome new members, and report on member achievements and events to the SNAG office. Council Leaders will also write posts for the SNAG Connects Blog and create short SNAG videos that will connect members virtually, creating a more dynamic online community.


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2017 SNAG Links Project Now Online

2017 Links ProjectDon’t miss the 2017 SNAG Links project online exhibition and sale! Ten artists created links, which were exhibited at the SNAG conference. Some of the links can still be purchased online. The links were also written about by each artist and featured in the ebook Linking Our Lineage, Volume 3.

A big thank you to Victoria Lansford for organizing this third installment of the Links project and to Agnes Ma for putting the exhibition online.


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SNAG-Sponsored Lectures at SOFA Chicago

SOFA_CHICAGO logoSNAG Emerging Artists 2017
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 8:30-9:30am
Three exceptional emerging artists, Kat Cole, Motoko Furuhashi and Anne-Sophie Vallée, will each speak about the development of the innovative jewelry they create.

Genesis: Life and Form Through Different Lenses
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 9:30 – 10:30am
Jewelry artists Ezra Satok-Wolman and Wendy McAllister will each present a lecture about their work and collaborative exhibition project Genesis: Life and Form Through Different Lenses. From a simple flower to complex fractals, the lectures will explore how both artists draw inspiration from the geometry of the natural world, and the vastly different ways in which they interpret it.

CAST: A New Book and the SOFA Artists It Features
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 10:30 -11:30am
CAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process by Jen Townsend and Renèe Zettle-Sterling is a new book that shines a light on the under-appreciated art of casting from the Bronze Age until today. This lecture will focus on SOFA artists who are featured in the book and who use casting in a variety of ways with incredible and varied outcomes. There will be a book signing with the authors following the lecture.

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Turning a Full Circle
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 2:00-3:00pm
From its inception as an artist led organization, the American Association of Woodturners has been dedicated to the open sharing, collaboration and communication of ideas, techniques, and opportunities. In this panel, moderator Gwynne Rukenbrod, Executive Director of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, will bring her experience with craft organizations to a discussion of how the AAW’s uniquely broad spectrum approach to membership has cultivated new talent and sparked creativity, as well as played a role in rapid advances in techniques and technology. Presented by the American Association of Woodturners in conjunction with the SOFA CHICAGO Special Exhibit “MATERIAL EVIDENCE.”

Reminiscence: A 45 Year Journey in the World of Contemporary Jewelry
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 2:00-3:00pm
Jewelry artist Janis Kerman will discuss her journey through the contemporary jewelry world. Kerman’s work is based on geometric shapes – their inherent strength, applicability, and timelessness. Following the lecture will be a signing of her recent book, Reminiscence: A 45 Year Journey in the World of Contemporary Jewelry at the Option Art booth. Presented by Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h and Option Art.

Luminous Vessels: An Ongoing Exploration of Form, Design and Color
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm
In this lecture, artist David Huang will consider his exploration of form, design and patina as his body of work has developed over the years. Huang’s metal vessels showcase skilled craftsmanship and explore the physicality of the material world. Presented by Kirsten Muenster Projects.

Learn more at the SOFA website

 


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: AGTA, Halstead, Pocosin Arts, and Shapeways.

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