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SNAG Conference is this Week!

Join us in New Orleans this week, May 24-27, 2017!

NexusNicknamed the “Big Easy,” New Orleans is known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene, and exceptional cuisine. A melting pot of French, African, and American cultures, it is one of the country’s most culturally and historically-rich cities. Its beauty, mystery and continuous regeneration is the perfect backdrop and inspiration for SNAG’s 46th conference, “Nexus: A Connection of Ideas.”

“Nexus: A Connection of Ideas” will focus on motivating thinkers, collectors, and makers to bring new and old, materials, techniques, and ideas together in a true New Orleans celebration.

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Not registered yet? That’s okay — come join us and register onsite.


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Linking Our Lineage

Linking Our Lineage Vol 3LINKING OUR LINEAGE: 12 TECHNIQUES FROM 12 MASTER SMITHS, VOLUMES 1-3

THREE INSTRUCTIONAL EBOOKS FEATURING TUTORIALS BY THE 2015-2017 SNAG LINKS ARTISTS, EDITED BY VICTORIA LANSFORD.

The links created and written about by each artist were part of the SNAG Links project, a fundraiser for SNAG. All proceeds from the books benefit SNAG.

The ebooks are available in the iBooks Store. Volume 3 is newly available (May 2017)!

Volume 1 is now available in print from Amazon.com as of May 2017.

Learn more and find out how to purchase>>>


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

 AGTANewLogo   Halstead
POCOSIN_logo_120615   shapeways


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SNAG Voting Now Open

There are five candidates for four seats on the Board; and two candidates for one seat on the Nominations & Elections Committee. This process is an important part of how you can make your voice heard, and help determine the future of the organization!

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“Metalsmith” Magazine Survey

Metalsmith Vol 37 No 1 smTake a moment to complete a survey about Metalsmith magazine. We are looking for feedback from the field. You will have to option to be entered into a drawing for a free conference waiver to the 2018 SNAG conference!

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Survey closes May 19, 2017.


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2017 Volunteer Recognition Award

Don FriedlichThe Board of Directors is happy to announce the 2017 Volunteer Recognition Award recipient is Don Friedlich. Since 1987, Don Friedlich’s continued vision and investment has strengthened the core functionality of SNAG. After completing his tenure on the Nominations & Elections Committee in 1989, he served on the Editorial Advisory Committee for Metalsmith 1990-94. He served on the hiring committee for a new editor in 1992. In 1993, he worked with the committee to conceive and develop the new Metalsmith Exhibition in Print issue. Don served as chair of the Editorial Advisory Committee in 1995 and co-curated Exhibition in Print: Studio Multiples in 1997. Read more>>>

Don will be recognized for his award at the Membership Meeting on Saturday May 27th during the New Orleans conference. Please be sure to congratulate him and attend that event!