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2015 Lifetime Achievement Award and Exhibition in Print

Information about two 2015 opportunities has been announced:

LAA2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

SNAG is seeking nominations for its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.  The recipient will be honored at the Boston conference in May.  This award is SNAG’s highest honor and is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of metalsmithing.

Deadline: December 20, 2014

Learn more and make a nomination>>>


2015 Curated “Exhibition in Print” — Call for Related Work
Moved by Metal: On Beauty as Interaction
Guest Curator, Wendy Steiner

For the 2015 “Exhibition in Print” Moved by Metal: On Beauty as Interaction, curator Wendy Steiner seeks out metal objects—jewelry, sculpture, tools, gadgets—from any culture, that incite revelatory responses in their viewers.

Deadline: January 15, 2015.

Learn more about the Exhibition in Print call>>>


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery and Halstead.

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Technical Article: “Small-Scale Metal Spinning” by James Thurman

James Thurman first became aware of metal spinning almost twenty years ago, and has been transfixed by its rapid demonstration of the plasticity of metal. This article is based on small-scale metal spinning pieces that Thurman created for the Pin Swap at the 2010 SNAG Conference in Houston, Texas.

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Lectures at SOFA Chicago

SOFA_CHICAGO logoSince 2001, SNAG has sponsored lectures at the International Expositions of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA). We bring some of the most interesting contemporary jewelers and metalsmiths into the public eye. All lectures are free to SOFA attendees.

On November 7, 2014 SNAG presents the following:

SNAG Emerging Artists 2014
Friday, November 7, 9-10am
Artists Steven Gordon Holman, Lauren Tickle and Demitra Thomloudis

Carrying Devices and Other Absurdities
Friday, November 7, 10:30-11:30am
Norwegian craftsman and jewelry engineer, Sigurd Bronger

Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Friday, November 7, 12-1pm

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Exhibitions

Don’t miss “40 Years of the École de joaillerie de Montréal” at the Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec. On view through November 15. A retrospective exhibition featuring 60 artists and nearly 200 works of jewellery and metalwork. Four decades of original work, education, and national and international recognition. A remarkable historical portrait of Quebec craft art. Find this and more in this week’s news post.

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Books & DVDs

“Unique by Design: Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection (Metropolitan Museum of Art)” – By Suzanne Ramljak, editor of “Metalsmith” magazine, this book features 60 pieces, created primarily from the 1960s to present day. See this and more books in this week’s news post.

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