Call for Volunteers: SNAG’s 50th Anniversary Planning Committees
Did you know that SNAG’s 50th anniversary is coming up in 2019? We want to celebrate this event BIG TIME and are looking for people like you who would enjoy helping us plan. No prior knowledge necessary, we are looking for YOUR ideas on any of these committees:
Exhibitions + Events – This committee will think about and plan special events and exhibitions taking place during the 2019 and 2020 conferences.
Fundraising – This is a big birthday for SNAG and we are hoping it will also be a big year to help our organization be financially stable for the next 50 years.
Print – We will be putting together a booklet which will detail SNAG’s history. It’s a wonderful opportunity for a SNAG history buff and those with writing and editorial skills.
Digital Activities – In addition to the conference activities we would like to post several web-based projects such as stories from past presidents or interviews with current members about what they envision the future of SNAG to be. If you are digitally savvy or a good social media person, we would love to have you on board!
Interested in volunteering for a 50th Anniversary Committee? Email our Executive Director Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith. We can’t wait to have you join the team and hear your ideas. Thank you!
45 George Brown College Jewellery Arts students were able to become SNAG members thanks to the support of Professor Paul McClure and the college. Above you can see a group of them at a recent Lunch & Learn where they “launched” the new memberships to the students.
McClure stated: “Integrating SNAG memberships as part of student tuition fees means that faculty knows every student has access to the same materials. We can now integrate competitions, assign readings, discuss Metalsmith magazine articles, and reference SNAG resources in the classrooms and studios. By providing SNAG membership to students we are exposing them to a wider, international community of makers and thinkers while encouraging new generations of Canadian jewellers to value and participate in the organization.”
Welcome new members and thank you George Brown College!
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