Archive for December, 2018
The American Craft Council (ACC) Library & Archives has arguably the most comprehensive collection in the U.S. devoted to the study of modern American craft. Located in Minneapolis, the library holdings include over 20,000 monographs and exhibition catalogs, 150 current periodical subscriptions, and 700 bound volumes of periodicals and newsletters. Additionally, the library holds more than 3000 artist files.
It is also home to several archival collections, including the American Craft Council, the World Craft Council, the Craft Students League of New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft/American Craft Museum (now known as the Museum of Arts and Design). Many have been digitized and are available through the ACC Library Digital Collections. Additionally, organizations such as the Furniture Society and SNAG have shared materials to be included on the digital collections platform.
In 2004, SNAG donated a slide archive to The Metal Museum. It contained the portfolios of over 330 metalsmiths. The Metal Museum then partnered with the American Craft Council Library to make the collection available online. (at right: Ring by Philip Morton, 1968)
The 2019 SNAG conference will be in Chicago, IL from May 22-25. Many conference-related opportunities are already happening:
Conference Student Scholarships
Deadline: January 21, 2019
Juried Student Exhibition
Deadline: January 31, 2019
Conference Volunteer T-Shirt Design Contest
Deadline: February 8, 2019
Watch for more!
Conference registration opens January 17, 2019.
The fifth juried member online exhibition in the We Are SNAG Membership Series.
When considering the temporal qualities of metalwork, it is often its endurance over time that comes to mind. Jewelry is passed from one generation to the next, is tied to memory and intimacy, and historically, the stability, durability, and preciousness of its materials added value to its composition. With the Studio Craft movement coming to the fore in the 1950s, the correlation between value and material was subverted, and the possibilities of expression in the field expanded dramatically. This exhibition seeks to explore the notion of “ephemerality” in its widest definition, showcasing work that explores transience, is comprised of impermanent materials, incorporates memorabilia and “ephemera,” and/or exists through time-based performance and photography.
SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, and Shapeways.
Extended Deadline: January 1, 2019, 5:00 pm Pacific Time.
This upcoming year, SNAG will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary and is holding an open design contest among our members for a
commemorative enamel pin that will be sold at the 2019 conference. In addition to design credit and publicity, the winner will receive a prize of $100, a one-year SNAG membership, and 5 enamel pins of their design.
What are we looking for?
Designs should be inspired by SNAG’s rich history and the evolution of our membership over the course of the last 50 years. Each entry should include the title “SNAG” somewhere in the design; allusions to our 50th anniversary are welcomed but not required.
- Extended Deadline: January 1, 2019, 5:00 pm Pacific Time
- All files must be received in pdf or jpeg-format for initial consideration; chosen pin design must be resubmitted in eps format.
- You must be a current SNAG member to submit a design.
- Email the files with the subject line “50th Anniversary Pin Design” along with the application information below to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please include the following application information with your design:
- Phone number:
- Brief design statement: