Archive for 2013
Recently, I was asked to conduct a workshop for 8-10 year olds. In order to illustrate the process of casting, I felt pewter was a good choice for simple pendants. I thought about what other materials could be used that were kid friendly, inexpensive, easily obtained, and quickly formed.
Upcoming 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 firstname.lastname@example.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>>>
SNAG’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>>>
“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>>>
The 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.
Welcome 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
The Forbes Galleries, 62 Fifth Avenue, New York City
September 21, 2013 – February 22, 2014
Annually, each member of the American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) creates a Design Project where each designer interprets a single concept or theme. The final product is a collection of unique jewelry pieces joined by a solitary concept. On view in this exhibition is a selection of Design Projects from the very first, in 1996 to the most recent, in 2013. SNAG is a sponsor of this exhibition.
Shana Kroiz has been working on new pieces of her sensuous jewelry and will be at the American Fine Craft Show NYC, Facets in Baltimore, One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago, and American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn.
Jillian Moore will be returning to Amsterdam for the international jewellery art fair SIERAAD with nine other American jewelry makers. They will make up the largest single group of Americans at the fair, all participating for the first time excluding Moore. The organizer of SIERAAD, Astrid Berens, has been working to help promote this year’s influx of Americans with the additional post-fair event “American Monday.” This is a first for SIERAAD, and it will help further showcase the work of ten Americans, five from Moore’s group as well as five others, to the jewelry community of Amsterdam through a series of lectures and demonstrations.
Michelle Pajak-Reynolds’ haute couture jewelry has been featured on Entrenous by Le Noeud. Entrenous is a website that features a love for art and design and aims to bring artists and designers closer to you. www.enbyln.com/michelle-pajak-reynoldss-haute-couture-jewelry-collection/
Claudio Pino has announced that The Museum of Decorative Arts of Santiago, Chile is presenting a few of his one-of-a-kind rings during the contemporary jewelry exhibition Delirio y Cordura. Pino’s work will also be at Galerie Noel Guyomarch in Montreal, Canada; the collective exhibition of 14 jewelers in Quebec will present his new trilogy, which was designed with the theme of transparency, as well as his Collection made in Platinum.