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Educational Endowment Scholarships 2014


Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro

$2,000 Award
Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro, graduate student at Indiana University, Bloomington

Heather Nuber
$1,500 Award
Heather Nuber, undergraduate student at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Aric Verrastro
$1,000 Award
Aric Verrastro, graduate student at Indiana University, Bloomington

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“WE ARE SNAG: Identity” Call for Entries

Juried Online Member Exhibition

we are SNAG identity


As makers, designers, craftspeople, artists, students, teachers, independent studio practitioners, gallerists, and hobbyists, we are SNAG. From many backgrounds and points of view we are collectively what makes SNAG so incredibly rich, diverse, and relevant to a field which embraces our traditions while simultaneously forging our futures. WE ARE SNAG: Identity is the first in a series of juried online WE ARE SNAG member exhibitions celebrating the breadth of our field and membership.

WE ARE SNAG: Identity online exhibition seeks images of traditionally crafted, contemporary, and experimental new works from any current member of SNAG. This juried online exhibition intends to represent the incredibly diverse work and making practices of our membership and is open to jewelry work, metals work, metalsmithed objects, body ornamentation and the like.

Exhibition Jurors:  Tim McCreight ○ C. James Meyer ○ Stacey Lee Webber


  • Open to all SNAG members 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicants need not reside in the United States.
  • All work must be original and produced within the last three years (2011 or later).
  • Objects made from commercial kits or commercially available plans are NOT ELIGIBLE.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to apply with images that have not been widely circulated in Metalsmith or other publications.
  • Collaborations are allowed under the conditions that 1, all artists involved are current members of SNAG; and 2, artists may only participate in one application: either as part of a collaboration OR as part of a personal application, but not both.


  • Applications must be received by midnight (11:59:59 pm) Mountain Time, July 31, 2014.  Once the call is closed, no further entries will be accepted. DEADLINE FOR ENTRY HAS PASSED.
  • All entries must be made online through CaFE (  Login or create an account at CaFE ; The call detail on CaFE can be found by clicking here.
  • There is a $25 non-refundable application fee.
  • All applicants MUST be a member of SNAG in order to be eligible to apply for this opportunity. If you are not a current member at the time of application, please see the links below to become a member.
  • Artists may submit up to 4 images, made up of any combination of general and detail shots of up to 4 works.
  • Artists must submit a statement about submitted works, up to 1000 characters.
  • All images must be accompanied by title, material, dimensions, and year of completion.
  • All decisions of the jurors are final.
  • All work must be original. By completing this application artist agrees that he/she is responsible for the creation of submitted works.
  • By submitting images for possible inclusion in WE ARE SNAG: Identity, the artist agrees to the following:

– That Metalsmith magazine and SNAG have the right to retain and duplicate these images for the purpose of marketing and for display on the SNAG website and e-newsletters.
– That the artist requires no compensation or further contact from Metalsmith magazine or SNAG.
– That the artist agrees to all terms and conditions set forth in this prospectus.

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Timeline for Exhibition:
July 31, 2014                           Deadline for Submission at midnight (11:59:59 pm) Mountain Time
August 22, 2014                      Notification of Results to Artists (by email)
December 5th, 2014               Exhibition Opens Online

Questions? Contact Anne Fiala

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Member Achievements – June 2014

William Baran-Mickle_Always a JourneyWilliam Baran-Mickle held a solo exhibition in March at Artifact Gallery, New York City. The exhibition, Gestures, was accompanied by a catalog.  It included recent metalwork, mostly relief sculpture, created of hammer formed sheet metals fabricated into wall reliefs.

Goldlight JewelersLuana Coonen recently opened Goldlight Jewelers, a shared studio and showroom in San Francisco, with two others jewelers. Last fall, the three goldsmiths joined together to seek out a space for jewelry manufacturing in San Francisco. With the help of SF Made and the Metal Arts Guild the women recently obtained a large workspace in the heart of Union Square.

Jennifer CrupiJennifer Crupi will be at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco on July 12. Join her for an artist talk and tour of the exhibition A Display of Gestures. Crupi will discuss her work in conversation with David Cole, Adjunct Professor of Jewelry Metal Arts at California College of the Arts.

Christine DheinThis summer Christine Dhein will begin an incredible journey focusing on sustainable jewelry practices in cultures around the world. She will visit jewelers in Central and South America, South East Asia, and Europe in order to document traditional techniques from a variety of cultures with photos and videos.

Veronica EckertVeronica Eckert‘s piece “Primavera” was selected for the Earthly Delights: Metalsmiths Inspired by Nature Exhibition that will be held in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Art & the Urban Garden exhibition at the Lillstreet Gallery in Chicago, IL.

Steven HolmanSteven Holman held his MFA thesis show, The Tribe: Talismans, Amulets, and Objects of Remembrance, at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art on the SUNY New Paltz campus in May.


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Don’t miss “The Earring Show 2” at Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco. Features the work of 35 international artists and presents a snapshot of the current state of the art of the earring. Read more about this and other exhibitions.

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2014 SNAG Student Slide Show: “Alchemy in the Digital Age”

“Alchemy in the Digital Age” is a 3-part digital presentation, shown at the SNAG 2014 conference in Minneapolis.  It represents the talent, creativity, and hard work of students everywhere. All submitted work came from faculty at various schools. Organized by Brian Ferrell. Sponsored by Aaron Faber Gallery.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three