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SNAG is happy to announce that we reached our goal of $25,000 in donations at the end of 2013, so we will receive a matching grant! Thank you so much – we couldn’t have done it without you!

UniquesSNAG would like to thank all of the artists and buyers who participated in Uniques, our holiday sale on eBay. The sale successfully showed the public some of the work of SNAG members while raising funds for the organization.

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. Registration opens January 21st. Learn more>>>

There are many conference-related opportunities that have deadlines that are quickly approaching. Get an overview of many of them here>>>

feature_Metalsmith 2014 EiP Animal Instincts2014 Metalsmith Exhibition in Print deadline is January 31, 2014. From prehistoric cave paintings to current digital art, animals have provided creative inspiration across the centuries. “Animal Instincts,” the 2014 Juried Exhibition in Print by SNAG and produced by Metalsmith, will showcase a diverse range of animal-related work from the metalsmithing field. We are seeking works that are about animals, of animals, and even for animals. Let your animal instincts run wild!  Learn more>>>

The Educational Endowment Scholarships deadline is March 15, 2014. SNAG recognizes the achievements and potential of those members currently enrolled as full-time students in undergraduate, graduate and community college programs through our Educational Endowment Scholarships. Three scholarships are given annually. The scholarships are for tuition towards the artists’ degree granting program. There are three tiers of awards: one for $2000, one for $1500, and the third at $1000. Learn more>>>

memberprofilepage-macbookIn 2014 SNAG is working on promoting the Maker Profiles that are found on the website. We are letting the world know that the Maker Profiles are a robust online reference where you can find professional quality jewelry and objects that excite and engage. What does this mean to SNAG members? It means you should either update your current profile if necessary, or create your profile if you haven’t already! Update your profile>>>

SNAG is looking for member achievements! As part of our news blog we announce member achievements on a monthly basis. Have some news to share? Be sure to email it to and include an image if possible.

instagramDid you know that SNAG is on Instagram? You can follow us here>>>

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