SNAGneXt: Asheville 2016 -  An Interchange and Exchange of the Many Facets of Making a Living in the Field was held in Asheville, NC May 18-21, 2016. It was a new type of conference event for SNAG, offering the opportunity for people to come together, learn, and broaden their horizons.

Daily Conference Schedule

SNAGneXt logo


We created 4 themes for our speaker line up. These were Wellness and Holistic Practices, Finding Your Voice or Product Development, a Multi Pronged Approach to Making and Selling, and Bridging Art and Fashion.

Click here to see all conference details

Pre & Post Conference Workshops

Pre & Post Conference Workshops are offered by local cultural institutions in and around the host city of Asheville. Taking a workshop on either end of our conference is a great way to deepen your jewelry and metalsmithing experience. Learn more

Halstead Design Challenge

100 artists created kinetic brooches, some of which were featured in an exhibition at Blue Spiral 1 Gallery during SNAGneXt. The brooches were for sale during the exhibition, helping to raise funds for SNAG. Unsold pieces will be available for purchase on our website soon. Learn more