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2017 Halstead Design Challenge Online Exhibition

2017 HDC MementoThe 2017 Halstead Design Challenge “Memento” asked artists to incorporate a photo into a brooch constructed primarily from materials in the Halstead challenge kit. A juried selection from all entries was exhibited at RHINO Contemporary Crafts Gallery during the SNAG New Orleans conference in May 2017. Seventy-one brooches are now on view in our online exhibition and sale.


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2017 Halstead Design Challenge Winners

2017 HDC MementoThe 2017 Halstead Design Challenge “Memento” asked artists to incorporate a photo into a brooch constructed primarily from materials in the Halstead challenge kit. Only 200 challenge kits were available. A juried selection from all entries was exhibited at the SNAG New Orleans Conference in May 2017. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated!

2017 Winners

1st Place: Jim Bové, Mnemosyne at the Waters of Lethe
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2nd Place: Thomas Mann, Nude with Wings
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3rd Place: Kelly Jean Conroy, Elipse
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Runners-up: Renee Zettle-Sterling, Xinhao Yang, Jill Tower
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Halstead Design Challenge

Design kits go on sale October 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. PST

2017 HDC Memento

A picture is worth 1000 words. What does your image reveal? The 2017 Halstead Design Challenge “Memento” asks you to incorporate a photo into a brooch constructed primarily from materials in the Halstead challenge kit. A juried selection from all entries will be exhibited at the SNAG New Orleans Conference in May 2017. Proceeds from entry fees directly benefit SNAG.

Receive a 50 pc kit of sterling silver, copper and brass supplies from Halstead to get your creative juices flowing. Your kit will include sheet metal, chain segments, wire, blanks, links, rivets and a few fun beads. Add a photo to create a brooch.  Only 200 Halstead Challenge kits are available, get your hands on them before they are gone. Design kits go on sale October 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. PST. Kit price/entry fee is $39 (includes shipping*).

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Halstead Design Challenge Online Exhibition & Sale

Gabrielle Gould_HDCAn online exhibition of select brooches can be viewed here.

Make it Shake, Rattle & Spin! This call-for-action was made to 100 lucky recipients of the 2016 Halstead Design Challenge kits. Each kit contained 50 components. Artists were asked to create a kinetic brooch using the supplies and a found object.

HDC-Final-011Select brooches were featured in an exhibition during SNAGneXt in May 2016. Some of the brooches are available for purchase in a new online exhibition. A portion of the proceeds goes to SNAG.

at right: Gabrielle Gould


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Halstead Design Challenge Video

HDC Final-01Make it Shake, Rattle & Spin! This call-for-action was made to 100 lucky recipients of the 2016 Halstead Design Challenge kits. Each kit contained 50 components. Artists were asked to create a kinetic brooch using the supplies and adding a found object.

Selected brooches were on display and for sale at Blue Spiral 1 gallery in Asheville, NC in May 2016. Winners of the contest were announced at the exhibition. Unsold work from the exhibition will be featured in an online sale on SNAG’s website soon.

Be sure to watch this amazing not-to-be-missed video of some of the brooches in action!