Letter From the President
I am proud to bring you this first post of our new news blog. In the past year, we have brought you a new website, the Maker Profile Pages, our “Forging Entrepreneurs” business symposium, a virtual exhibition site, diversification of the work showcased in Metalsmith, and just a few weeks ago we launched Springboard; a real-time hub for finding and posting opportunities in the field/industry. On Springboard, you can find announcements about employment, calls for entries, residencies and internships, classes and workshops, conferences and seminars, studios to share and used tools. It is a resource for the entire field, open to members and non-members alike.
SNAG had a busy summer and there is a lot to share with the membership. Our new virtual exhibition space opened on our website in October with the “Body Adorned” exhibition juried by Gail M. Brown. We have been working on this for a long time and are very proud of it so be sure to check out this beautiful new space and great show.
The Phoenix conference was terrific, as anticipated, and I heard rave reviews from many of the attendees. Garth Clark delivered a provocative keynote speech entitled “Who’s Your Daddy,” which he began by asking, “Who do you want to pimp your art in the 20th century?” Needless to say all weekend I heard people debating what he talked about.