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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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‘SNAG’ Some Gifts for the Holidays

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This holiday season SNAG is releasing some SNAG SWAG to help raise funds. Are you shopping for your friends or family (or yourself)?  Check out our fun merchandise!

We have notepads, posters, pins, notecards, and anvil soap! Buy some unique gifts for the holidays and support your favorite organization.


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The Work of Mary Ann Scherr Offered at Auction

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mary-ann-scherrExquisite pieces from a private collection of jewelry designed by Mary Ann Scherr (1921-2016) will be offered at auction by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers on December 1, 2016.  Ms. Scherr’s jewelry, and designs in metal, can be found in the permanent collections of major museums, including The Vatican, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Smithsonian, the U.S. National Archives in Washington, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, as well as many private collections.

mary-ann-scherr-2As internationally renowned designer, educator and goldsmith, Ms. Scherr’s work includes automobile design, toy design, fashion design, illustration, experimental metal research and product development. Her unique designs and use of metal work in jewelry have garnered attention by collectors and jewelry connoisseurs throughout the world.

The auction begins at 6 PM EST, in Delaware, Ohio. Absentee and online bidding are available, and inquiries may be directed to Jewelry Specialist, Deborah Shub, deborah@garths.com; 740.362.4771 or 740.919.9101


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2017 “Exhibition in Print” — Call for Related Work

2017 Curated “Exhibition in Print” — Call for Related Work
Repair and Renewal: Making Things Whole Again
Guest Curator, Stuart Kestenbaum

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Metalsmith has opened a call for related work for the 2017 “Exhibition in Print.” Deadline: January 15, 2017. See all the details>>>

Besides prolonging the life of the object, repair also speaks to our yearning to make things right again, to make things whole. Repairing is more than fixing—it’s a metaphorical way to look at the role of makers. When we repair things, are we also fixing ourselves?  Can giving renewed life to objects and materials—perhaps ones that have had other functions—renew us as well?  How does the world look when we say that what is broken can be made whole again, using ingenuity and imagination?

For the 2017 “Exhibition in Print” Repair and Renewal: Making Things Whole Again, curator Stuart Kestenbaum is seeking work that addresses these questions.  While the work does not need to have been repaired, it should have the spirit of repair, and be fueled by a desire to extend an object’s value and usefulness.