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2016 Election Results

The SNAG 2016 election took place in May. Here are the results:

Board of Directors: Jill Baker Gower, Ezra Satok-Wolman, Elizabeth Shypertt

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Board President: Brigitte Martin

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Nominations & Elections Committee: Rebecca Rose

Changes to the Constitution and By-Laws: Supported

Thank you to all the candidates, to the members who voted, and to the Nominations & Elections Committee!

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2017 SNAG Nexus


May 24-27, 2017
New Orleans
Sheraton Hotel, 500 Canal St, New Orleans, LA

Deadline for presentation proposals: 5 pm (EST), June 30, 2016

Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” New Orleans is known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene, and exceptional cuisine. A melting pot of French, African, and American cultures, it is one of the country’s most culturally and historically-rich cities. Its beauty, mystery and continuous regeneration is the perfect backdrop and inspiration for SNAG’s 46th conference, NEXUS: A Connection of Ideas.

Theme: ”NEXUS: A Connection of Ideas”
“Nexus: A Connection of Ideas” will focus on motivating thinkers, collectors, and makers to bring new and old, materials, techniques, and ideas together in a true New Orleans celebration.

Get all the details here>>>

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Halstead Design Challenge Winners

HDC Final-01Make it Shake, Rattle & Spin! This call-for-action was made to 100 lucky recipients of the 2016 Halstead Design Challenge kits. Each kit contained 50 components. Artists were asked to create a kinetic brooch using the supplies and adding a found object.

Selected brooches are on display and for sale at Blue Spiral 1 gallery in Asheville, NC, through May 20, 2016. Unsold work from the exhibition will be featured in an online sale on SNAG’s website after the SNAGneXt conference.

Announcing the Halstead Design Challenge winners:

1st Place: Gabrielle Gould
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2nd Place: Stacy Heptig Rodgers
Stacy Heptig Rodgers

3rd Place: Kirsten Denbow
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Runners Up: Matt Smith, Jessica Todd, Erin Cora Turner

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SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Aaron Faber Gallery, Halstead, NextFab, and Pocosin Arts.

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Asheville: Get Ready to Get SNAGGED!

May 18-21, 2016

SNAG is headed to Asheville, NC this week! SNAGneXt is a new conference event for SNAG, offering the opportunity for people to come together, learn, and broaden their horizons.

We have created 4 themes for our speaker line up. These are Wellness and Holistic Practices, Finding Your Voice or Product Development, a Multi Pronged Approach to Making and Selling, and Bridging Art and Fashion. Plus there are a ton of fun events!

Join us! You can register on site. Day passes are available.
See all the SNAGneXt details here.

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“Metal Man: The Story of Victor Ries”

Victor ReisWatch “Metal Man” on May 16, 2016 at 9:00pm PST, Bay Area PBS Station 22 KCRB

“Metal Man” is a fascinating documentary about the gifted artist and jeweler named Victor Ries. Born in Germany in 1907, Victor lived and worked until 2013, when he was 106 years old. After his apprenticeship as a silversmith, Victor fled the Nazis to Palestine, ultimately landing in Northern California just as the post-war crafts revival was beginning.

As both a highly regarded teacher and visionary artist, Victor Ries’ work has earned great respect. Victor’s mastery of metal and the range of his work, from small jewelry pieces to large scale art installations, are featured in synagogues and churches.

“Metal Man” was produced, directed and narrated by Bill Chayes. It premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival in October, 2014. This enchanting short movie flows colorfully, sprinkled with words, metal work and drawings by Ries, as well as conversations with Alan Revere. This is an inspiring story of a man who spent 85 years as a working artist, his times and the evolution of crafts in America.