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Register Now for the 2017 SNAG Conference

NexusWe are thrilled to announce that registration for our 2017 conference, NEXUS: A Connection of Ideas, is now open! We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans, May 24-27.

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Adorned Spaces Call for Entry

NexusThe 2017 SNAG conference is seeking curators, organizations, schools, and individuals to offer a fresh look at the field of contemporary metalsmithing through a multiple-exhibition event called Adorned Spaces. This juried event will highlight both established and emerging artists to celebrate the innovation of metalsmithing that “Connects Ideas.”

copy-of-adorned-spaces-3This year’s conference organizers are offering pop-up spaces to applicants interested in creating their own exhibition at The Sheraton, New Orleans. Twenty different 100 square feet pop-up galleries will occupy a conference room during the conference on Thursday and Friday, May 25 & 26, 2017 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. A special closing reception will be held on May 26, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. This opportunity is an open call to all conference attendees.

Deadline: February 14, 2017

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(Up)Setting the Stone

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New online exhibition!

As the third juried member exhibition in the We Are SNAG series, (Up)Setting the Stone is an online exhibition focused on the setting. Stone setting has been utilized in some of the earliest known jewelry. There are thousands of variations based on a few different techniques. Juried by George Sawyer and Laura Wood, this collection of work expands to jewelry, objects, vessels, and sculpture.

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Letter from the President – December 2016

SNAG embodies our desire to be supportive and inclusive, as we celebrate our membership’s diversity and common goals as makers and creative thinkers. I would urge all of you to keep this in mind and continue to support one another’s growth and celebrate each other’s successes as we all move ahead.

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2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

LAA 400The Lifetime Achievement Award is SNAG’s highest honor and is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of metalsmithing.

SNAG is seeking nominations for its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.  The recipient will be honored at SNAG’s ‘NEXUS’ conference in New Orleans in May 2017. Any member of SNAG may nominate someone for the Lifetime Achievement Award.  The nominees do not have to be SNAG members.

Deadline for nominations is January 13, 2017.

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