Pass It On!
One can never have too many tools! But sometimes tools and materials collect dust in our shops and take up space, mental and otherwise. The necessity of the tool and its purpose may have long passed as our work evolved. Now along comes a bright-eyed metalsmith, fresh in the field, who could use that hammer, that shear, that thingy you have to create something new and great. Why not donate your whatchamacallit to the Tool in the Hat fundraiser at the SNAG conference? Get rid of some clutter and do something that will enrich others in our SNAG community and do some good for our field.
We are looking for old tools, metal bits, old books that still have function, unusual materials such as plastics or wood. Odds and ends, basically anything gently used or new that could be of interest to someone else. Let’s see what you’ve got. Thank you!
How to Donate:
- Fill out this Donor Form online. If you are donating multiple items, you will have a chance to list them individually here on this form. OR…
- Download this form and include it with your donation (you will need one form per donation).
Drop off donations on-site at the conference at the Registration Table on Wednesday, May 24th beginning at 3:00 pm. (Donation forms will also be available during this time). If you would like to ship your item(s) ahead of time, please send a copy of your form along with your donation to:
214 Betz Place
Metairie, LA 70005
Shipping Deadline: May 7th, 2017
Do you have metal scraps or old/broken jewelry just sitting around? Did you know you could do good with that stuff just cluttering up your jewelry box?
SNAG and Ethical Metalsmiths are again teaming up for SWEEPS! Just toss those scraps or broken jewelry (refine-able metals like gold or silver) in a bag and bring it to the SNAG conference in New Orleans. Or you can ship it to us during the month of May (see donation form instructions). Hoover and Strong will refine the metals and donate the money back the two organizations equally. Good for you and good for the organizations that support our field!
Every little scrap helps — look for the drop off site at the conference or ship it! Thank you!
SNAG awards three student scholarships with at least one award given to a student that is currently an undergraduate. These scholarships are for tuition towards the students’ degree granting programs. The scholarships are as follows: one $2000 award, one $1500 award and one $1000 award; each includes a one-year SNAG membership.
SNAG also awards three juried scholarships for emerging and mid-career artists to use toward a workshop of their choice in North America. These awards are as follows: one $2000 award, one $1500 award and one $1000 award; each includes a one-year SNAG membership. Emerging and mid-career artists should have not been enrolled in a degree or certificate program in the past 3 years to qualify.
Deadline extended to March 31, 2017
SNAG is excited to announce the redesign for Metalsmith magazine, the organization’s award-winning art quarterly now in its 37th year. The celebrated design firm Pentagram oversaw the new direction. Pentagram Partner Luke Hayman and Design Associate Jenny Hung worked with Metalsmith’s Editor, Suzanne Ramljak, and Executive Director of SNAG, Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith to reimagine the magazine’s graphic identity.
Editor Suzanne Ramljak stated, “akin to an architectural remodeling, we’ve made a number of structural and design alterations, without gutting or razing the entire publication. Our goal was to create a more stimulating and accommodating environment for our readers to dwell and make discoveries in. With a larger trim size, the magazine is now roomier and comes with added amenities.”
The cover now features multiple photos highlighting articles inside the magazine. “The new cover of Metalsmith reflects the changes in the ways we consume our media. The influx of information today is something we embraced in the redesign as a way towards being more revealing, generous and multifaceted. We wanted to show the variety of topics that Metalsmith covers in any single issue, and we wanted to do this in an immediate and dynamic way,” says Jenny Hung.
The magazine also sports new typefaces, including a recently released font called Robinson used throughout the interior. Robinson was chosen for the redesign because, while it is a truly contemporary typeface, it also evokes the hand and is deeply rooted in the craft tradition.
Metalsmith’s new dynamic design will better reflect the ever changing world of jewelry and metals, and help to snag the reader’s interest both visually and editorially.