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SNAG’s 2018 Exhibition in Motion Accepting Proposals

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2016 EiMThe 2018 Exhibition in Motion committee is seeking proposals for works that offer protection, defensively or offensively. We are encouraging non-traditional proposals that push boundaries or have yet to be seen in a previous Exhibition in Motion. This includes hollowware and blacksmithing work. Unwearable objects welcome. Collaborations and class projects are also encouraged.

The event takes place May 26th, 2018 from 7:30-9:30pm at the SNAG conference in Portland, Oregon.

Deadline extended to November 30, 2017. Learn more and submit an application>>>


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Emerging Curators Grant

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Do you dream of dabbling in the world of curating? Do you have a great idea for an exhibition?

SNAG’s 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.

Application deadline: December 1, 2017

An emerging curator may be a recent graduate of a jewelry and/or metalwork program; or artists who have hosted a few exhibitions; or curators looking to host an exhibition. Exhibition must open before December 31, 2018.

Learn more and apply today>>>


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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Exhibition in Print at Contemporary Craft

September 8-November 25, 2017
Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

Metalsmith Vol 37 No 4 EiP smallExhibition in Print: Repair and Renewal showcases outstanding metal artworks by over 20 artists. As an annual feature of Metalsmith magazine, the 2017 Exhibition in Print focuses on the metalwork tradition and the capacity for restoration by highlighting artists from across the United States as well as Germany, Belgium, and Finland. The exhibiting artists in this companion exhibition give renewed life to objects and materials through innovative art expression rooted in traditional metalsmithing mediums such as silver, copper, and gold, and nontraditional found objects such as horsehair, syringes, soap, and credit cards. Besides prolonging the life of the object, the act of repair also speaks to our yearning to make things right and to make things whole again.

Curated by Stuart Kestenbaum, Maine’s poet laureate and an honorary fellow of the American Craft Council, Exhibition in Print: Repair and Renewal features jewelry, sculpture and non-traditional wearable objects by emerging and established metalsmithing professionals and exposes the public to a variety of techniques and mediums.

Learn more about the Exhibition in Print publication.


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Thank you donors!

We are excited to announce that SNAG has met its $50,000 Windgate Challenge Grant in eight months! We have received $50,000 in new and increased donations over the last eight months to achieve our goal. This means for all of you who were new donors or increased your giving, your amount was matched dollar for dollar by the Windgate Charitable Foundation. Thank you to everyone who contributed and thank you to Windgate for helping SNAG become more sustainable. Make a donation.


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SNAG Seeks New Editor for Magazines

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The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) is looking for its next Editor to oversee the editorial direction of both Metalsmith magazine and a new publication, Metalsmith Tech magazine, as well as magazine-related content on SNAG’s website.

Metalsmith gives you a front row seat on the world of studio art and design in contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing. It’s smart, beautiful and provocative, and guaranteed to inspire and invigorate. Coverage spans contemporary makers, artists in their studios, edgy work, limited production jewelry, fashion, objects, hollowware, collectors’ collections, and related content.

Metalsmith explores, analyzes, promotes and documents excellence and innovation in the field of jewelry and metalsmithing. Pursuing this goal, SNAG produces and oversees the direction and content of this significant resource for the metalsmithing field. The editorial content of Metalsmith emphasizes contemporary activities, makers, and ideas and incorporate supportive content, relevant critical issues and the exchange of viewpoints. For over 35 years, Metalsmith has brought the best in the field of jewelry and metals to the forefront, and we look forward to the magazine’s future.

Metalsmith Tech will be a new SNAG produced magazine that focuses on techniques, processes, educational philosophies and ideas, professional development topics, and new technology in the field of jewelry and metalsmithing. The magazine will include both contemporary and historical references, highlighting a diverse range of approaches to jewelry design and metalwork, including professional practices, creative influences, and new trends.

The Editor position will be a part-time staff position to start November 1, 2017. It becomes full-time April 1, 2018. This position works remotely from his/her/their home. A full job description can be found here.

Interested applicants may send a cover letter detailing their vision for our publications, along with a resume and three professional references to SNAG’s Executive Director, Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith  by October 15th, 2017.