SNAG is bringing back conference Volunteer T-Shirts! We need YOUR help to create a fun and engaging design to help identify SNAG volunteers at the conference. The t-shirts are a way to thank our volunteers for their countless hours of help.
T-shirt design contest is open to SNAG members.
The winner will receive:
- A $300 stipend for their design
- Recognition for the design and award through SNAG social media and Riveting News
- A t-shirt of their design
- A shoutout during the 2018 conference in Portland, Oregon
Deadline: February 8, 2018
SNAG is offering a limited number of Conference Student Scholarships for its 2018 conference in Portland, Oregon. We have changed our application process. Full or part-time students enrolled in degree or certificate programs will now apply directly to SNAG for conference scholarships. Deadline: January 25, 2018.
The Conference Student Scholarship covers the cost of student member conference registration ($175.00). Students who are awarded a scholarship will still be responsible for all travel to and from the conference, food, as well as lodging during the conference.
Did you know that Tuesday, November 28th is Giving Tuesday? It is when individuals and corporations open their hearts and wallets on a national day devoted to giving back.
Please consider giving back to your community on Tuesday, November 28th!
Investing in SNAG will help directly fund programs that support and expand the jewelry and metals field. No amount is too small.
Thank you for considering a donation to SNAG.
Call for Applications
Deadline January 11, 2018
The 2018 Portland, Oregon SNAG conference is seeking curators, organizations, schools, and individuals to offer a fresh look at the field of contemporary metalsmithing through a multiple-exhibition and sale event called Adorned Spaces. This juried event will highlight both established and emerging artists to celebrate the innovation of metalsmithing that “engages makers across disciplines. Read more>>>
MADE: 2018 Juried Student Exhibition
Call for Entries
Deadline extended to January 25, 2018
MADE highlights student work that challenges traditional and non-traditional ways of working using new and old materials, techniques, and ideas by the next generation of makers in the metalsmithing and jewelry field. The exhibition will be held onsite at the SNAG conference in Portland, OR, May 23-26, 2018. Read more>>>
SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: AGTA, Halstead, Pocosin Arts, and Shapeways.
SNAG is pleased to announce its new Editor, Emily Zilber. Emily currently serves as the Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has served in that position for 7 years. Emily was the Assistant Curator at Cranbrook Art Museum before her position at the MFA. Emily has edited and written numerous publications, articles, exhibition texts, including the catalog for Crafted: Objects in Flux (2015), Contemporary Highlights from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2016), “Craft’s Restless Boundaries” in Crafting A Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft (2013), and “Curator’s Eye: Thomas Gentille,” Modern Magazine (Summer 2012).
The Editor position at SNAG recently was reorganized to become a full-time position overseeing the editorial content of the award winning Metalsmith magazine, the launch of a new publication Metalsmith Tech, and the annual Jewelry and Metals Survey (JaMS).
Executive Director, Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith says, “Emily is a well respected curator with a great history of strong craft focused exhibitions, including the creation of the Daphne and Peter Farago Gallery, which displayed contemporary craft including works from the Daphne Farago collection of studio jewelry, the integration of craft into the new Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art at the MFA, and Crafted: Objects in Flux, which focused on 40 craft artists, including jewelers and metalsmiths, working at the borders of craft, art, and design. Emily will bring her own voice to these SNAG publications and I am looking forward to seeing what develops under her direction.”
“I am honored to join Metalsmith and the SNAG team, especially at a time of exciting change for the organization. I look forward to growing Metalsmith’s vital voice in a way that serves the diverse SNAG community and warmly welcomes new readers. I am eager to work with SNAG to develop innovative new publications, platforms, and conversation spaces that can shape and engage the field in meaningful ways,” says Emily.
Emily will begin her position on November 27, 2017 as a part-time employee and move into the position full-time April 1, 2018.