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SOFA_logoUpcoming SNAG sponsored lectures at SOFA Chicago are Dukno Yoon, Heather Bayless, and Yong Joo Kim; Daniel Pošta and Zdenek Vacĕk; and Rob and Jaap Thalen. Lectures are November 1-2, 2013. Learn more>>>

SNAG is looking for volunteers to work one or two 3-hour shifts at our resource table at SOFA Chicago. In exchange for working a shift you will receive a free entry ticket to the SOFA Chicago event October 31-November 3, 2013.  If you sign up for two or more shifts, you will get a VIP pass to the whole weekend. Contact grukenbrod@snagmetalsmith.org to sign up for a slot.

The SNAG Nominations and Elections Committee is seeking assistance in identifying potential members to serve as one (1) President-Elect, three (3) members of the Board of Directors, and one (1) member of the Nominations & Elections Committee (NEC). SNAG leadership is created by the membership through this process. Learn more>>>

Chelsea-Fay-NecklaceSNAG’s new virtual exhibition, “Contemporary Goldsmithing,” is now online. Juried by Judith Kinghorn, Tom Herman and George Sawyer, this show features incredible works in traditional materials. View the exhibition>>>

We are excited to announce a new opportunity for members to make a little money for yourself and SNAG! The UNIQUES Holiday Sale on eBay, December 2-16, 2013, will be a silent auction of one-of-a-kind, limited edition, unusual, and other handmade contemporary art jewelry and small metals that will help you gain exposure and sell some work while helping SNAG to raise some money as well. Participation is on a first come first serve basis and only the first 35 artists will be accepted. SNAG members only. Deadline November 15, 2013. Learn more>>>

Grains_to_Gold“From Grains to Gold,” SNAG’s 43rd annual conference, takes place April 23-26, 2014 in Minneapolis! This conference will explore the relationship between the maker and the materials at a time when the materials, techniques, and processes are rapidly changing, and examine the growing trends of consumers’ desire for the ‘hand-made’ and – most importantly – what it really means to be “hand-made” in the 21st century. Learn more>>>

R2Slogo250The SNAG Road 2 Success pilot mentoring project is beginning! Free registration is open now. You’ll need to have a current SNAG membership and be signed in to your account on the website in order to sign up. Visit the Road 2 Success page to see the list of incredible mentors and register.

grains-sponsor-halsteadWelcome New SNAG Corporate Member: Halstead
Supplying professional artists with wholesale jewelry supplies for 40 years. Source quality chain, findings and metal for all your creations in sterling silver, gold-filled, rose gold-filled, copper and brass. $100 minimum order. Free catalog with your first purchase. Shop online today. www.halsteadbead.com


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Dana SingerMany thanks to Dana Singer, who retired from SNAG on August 15th, after 14 years of service as Executive Director. Everyone involved with SNAG would like to sincerely thank Dana for all of her hard work over the years and wish her the best.

SNAG is making a short video campaign called “I am SNAG.” It will use videos to draw attention to the value of SNAG and reinvigorate our membership. SNAG members: you can take a photo of yourself holding a sign (something written in Sharpie is fine or get out the crayons and go crazy with it!) The sign should say “I am SNAG” or if you are part of a group, it can say “We are SNAG”; and/or take a very quick (4-8 second, 20 second maximum) video clip of you saying “I am so-and-so and I am SNAG”, the short clips will be edited and compiled into the final product. Deadline: August 22, 2013. Contact Jen Townsend at jen@jentownsend.com for more details.

ForgingIconSmallSNAG’s annual business symposium “Forging Entrepreneurs: Tools and Skills for Business Success” will be held October 19, 2013 in San Francisco. Learn more here. Registration closes September 27, 2013.

LAASNAG is seeking nominations for its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. The recipient will be honored at the Minneapolis conference in April. This award is SNAG’s highest honor and is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of metalsmithing. Selection of the award recipient is made by a committee of 3 members, and the makeup of the committee changes each year. Any member of SNAG may nominate someone for the Lifetime Achievement Award. The nominees do not have to be SNAG members. Learn more and make a nomination.

By special arrangement, all SNAG members receive a $35 discount off the Craftboston booth fee at both their Spring and Holiday shows. Just indicate on the form that you are a SNAG member. And they will honor the discount even for exhibitors who become SNAG members once they know they’ve been accepted. If you are an exhibiting at Craftboston, be sure you take advantage of this special offer.

R2Slogo250SNAG has announced a new initiative that will roll out this fall called Road2Success. It is our new mentoring program.  Road2Success will connect experienced SNAG members in our field with upcoming and mid-career talent, to pass on their wisdom and experience.  The focus of this program is on business and career skills. Through SNAG you will connect to the right people who can answer your questions about entrepreneurship and business and career development in a variety of industry sectors. We are starting this initiative as a one-year pilot program.  Assuming the project is successful after its initial year, we will then be ready to broaden the scope and number of participants. Learn more and indicate your interest.

Metalsmith magazine’s 2012 Exhibition in Print issue (Gothic Jewelry) was awarded with Silver place in the annual Gold Ink Awards.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, K.M. Paulson Goldsmith Ltd., and Tim Roark Imports.


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