Archive for March, 2013
This is going to be the most difficult column for me to write, as I want to give you advance notice of the losses we will sustain for the calendar year 2012. The losses pretty much are the result of three things that did not materialize as we had planned.
Why is it we do what we do? Certainly there are easier ways of succeeding as entrepreneurs. For those seeking profit the jewelry craft arts are hardly the ideal. And from the artistic perspective jewelers lack much of the freedom associated with many of the other arts – painting, sculpting, music. We generally have to adhere in greater degree to a functionality bounded and communicated to us by a highly competitive and demanding marketplace.
We’ve got a sneak preview of our 2013 Trunk Show in Toronto on our website. A smorgasbord of work, and prices for every pocketbook.
You won’t want to miss this retail sales venue for established and emerging artists, superstars and fast rising talent. Janis Kerman, Donna D’Aquino, Studio Huddle, Sheila Summerlin, Analya Cespedes, Paul McClure and many more. Come shop and purchase work directly from the artists.
Images: K Claire MacDonald, Yuliya Chorna, Christine Bossler, Emily Gill, and Rachel Timmins
Open to the public and conference goers. This year we’re spreading the word about the Trunk Show via the Toronto International Jewellery Festival as well as street-side windows of the Royal York Hotel.
Saturday May 18, 3:30 to 6:00, at the Royal York Hotel
What is the tool do you covet most? Why? And what would you do with it if you got it? The title questions remind us of the old joke about the dog chasing after a car. The punch line being, what would he do with it if he caught it?
We’re like that with tools. You see, like most of our metalworking friends, we are unabashed tool junkies. So, the tool we covet the most is the one (any one) we don’t have. Who knows what we would do with it once we got it (whatever “it” is). Who cares!
This year the SNAG membership will be voting for two members of the Board of Directors and one member of the Nominations & Elections Committee.
We’ve got information about the 2013 candidates for the Board of Directors and the Nominations & Elections Committee on our website. Be sure to also read the board candidates’ responses to five questions, such as “What projects, activities and services do you think are [most] important to SNAG” and “How does your professional experience represent the various constituencies of the SNAG membership?”
Our three candidates for the board are:
Jim is presently an Associate Professor at California University of Pennsylvania. He has also worked as a bench jewelr, organized and curated exhibitions, taught public school, and chaired a non-profit art center.
Becky is Head of the Metals Area at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. She came to Millersville after years of heading the department at Arizona State University, and she was one of the co-chairs of the SNAG 2012 conference in Phoenix/Scottsdale.
and Rachel Timmins
Rachel graduated last December from Towson University with an MFA in Studio Art (Metals Concentration), and has hit the ground running. With an impressive list of exhibitions, publications, and other experience under her belt, she regularly teaches digital and multi-media workshops, and is busy with both commissioned custom work and her own pieces.
Read about our three candidates for the NEC as well:
and Laura Wood
Voting information is coming soon.