Archive for March, 2019
How could we forget Marjorie Schick. She took jewelry to another level and paved the way for contemporary jewelry today.
Bill Youmans is a Chicago filmmaker and Marjorie’s cousin. After Marjorie’s passing in December of 2017, he and Marjorie’s son Rob and husband Jim started a film for her memorial which was held In June of 2018.
That film is the basis for a much more inclusive film on Marjorie’s talent and life. “For the memorial we focused on the art but ended up leaving so much more on the cutting room floor. At the memorial we were able to interview people that we weren’t able to contact before. We wanted to come to [the] SNAG [conference] that year but the timing was bad considering the date of the memorial. Marjorie loved SNAG. It gave her a chance to share ideas with her peers, be inspired, be in her element. She loved the pin swap.”
To complete her story they are interviewing curators at the V&A Museum, RTA Galleries in Amsterdam, her publisher in Germany and several others. But her story would not be complete without the voices of her friends and colleagues at SNAG. They will be doing interviews at the 2019 SNAG conference in Chicago on Wednesday, May 22nd between noon and 6:00pm. They would love to hear your stories of Marjorie and your connection to her. If you would like to participate, email Bill to set up a time. If you are not available on May 22nd but would like to participate please contact Bill and he’ll see what arrangements could be made. They are also looking for any photos, videos, etc. that you might have of Marjorie at previous SNAG conferences. Those can be uploaded here.
Thanks in advance to all of those who would like to be a part of the Marjorie Schick story.
Peters Valley School of Craft presents
Art, Craft and Culture of Cuba
Havana/Trinidad: October 26-November 2, 2019
Peters Valley is hosting an arts and crafts tour of Cuba from October 26-November 2, 2019. Partnering with Cuba Educational Travel, a leader in people-to-people/group educational travel to Cuba, they have designed a specially curated itinerary exploring the art and craft scene in Havana and Trinidad, with visits to leading ceramists, print-makers, metalsmiths, basketmakers, photographers, mosaic artists, painters and other artisans, as well as private tours of museums and galleries. In addition there will be historic architectural tours of three cities.
Peters Valley is inviting members of SNAG to join them on the October journey. If you sign up using the form below, a portion of the trip fee will go to SNAG.
Questions? Please contact Peters Valley, 973-948-5200
The SNAG membership elects leaders for the coming years. All SNAG members have the right to vote. Online voting begins May 1st. Information about the candidates is available here.
The 2019 candidates for the Board of Directors are:
The 2019 candidate for the Nominations and Elections Committee is:
SNAG will be headed to Philadelphia, PA, May 20-23, 2020 for “Grit to Gold: Future Fifty.” Above, you can see our newly unveiled 2020 conference logo! 2020’s conference will mark another historic milestone: The 50th anniversary of SNAG’s first conference. We are now accepting presentation proposals for the 2020 conference. Deadline: May 5, 2019. Learn more
Congratulations to Brigitte Martin, SNAG member and former SNAG Board President, for being named as the new Executive Director at the Society of Arts + Crafts in Boston.
Pam Robinson is the recipient of the 2019 SNAG Volunteer Recognition Award. She will be recognized for her service to SNAG at the Membership Meeting at the SNAG conference in Chicago.
Kim Nogueira will be at the Museum of Arts and Design’s upcoming show LOOT: MAD About Jewelry in April 2019 with her enameled jewelry. Kim is from a small Caribbean island and is looking forward to meeting other makers and customers. Other SNAG members at LOOT are Tara Locklear and Brooke Marks-Swanson.
Nineteen SNAG members are included in the exhibition The Art of Metalsmithing Exposed at Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN, May 17-June 21, 2019. Betty Helen Longhi, Cynthia Eid, David Barnhill, Carol Warner, Alison Antelman, Cyd Rowley, David Huang, Harlan W. Butt, Ana M. Lopez, Michael B. Hays, Ruth Laug, Steve Shelby, Logan Woodle, Randy Stromsoe, Jack da Silva, Julie Sanford, Genevieve E. Flynn, Di-Ann Pitts Hand, and Tom Muir.
Wesley Harris met with Canadian silversmith Lois Etherington Betteridge last fall. Lois and her husband, Keith, visited Wesley’s Mentor & Metalsmith exhibit when it was on display at the Wellington County Museum & Archives near Fergus, Ontario. This photo captured the moment.
SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, and Steven Jacob, Inc.