Archive for May, 2019
Don’t miss SNAG’s 48th Annual Conference – The Loop: Coming Full Circle, May 22nd – May 25th, 2019 at The Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe, Chicago, IL. Check out all the detail here. If you are not yet registered, you may do so onsite. Join us for an epic 50 years celebration!
Voting in the 2019 SNAG Election is simple…
Vote now from wherever you are!
All current SNAG members can vote. Voting is done online — all you need to do is login, read about the candidates, and make your choices.
There are four candidates for three seats on the Board of Directors; and one candidate for the Nominations & Elections Committee.
Read about the candidates and vote today! Voting ends May 24th at 4:30 pm Central Time.
Need help? See our one-page voting guide. You can also stop by the voting table at the SNAG conference in Chicago.
The Board of Directors is happy to announce the 2019 Volunteer Recognition Award recipient is Pam Robinson.
Pam Robinson is a Chicago-based jeweler and metalsmith who earned her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, studied gemology and wax carving at The Gemological Institute of America, and has taken countless workshops across the country. She is perhaps best known to the SNAG community as a conference emcee but she has done far more than that for SNAG behind the scenes.
Pam attended her first SNAG conference in 2004 and has been committed to the organization ever since. She immediately felt a connection to SNAG because of the like-minded community and people who generously share their knowledge and friendship. Two short years later, she took on the critical role of being the Co-Chair for the Chicago conference in 2006.
Pam joined SNAG’s Board of Directors in 2012 and was the conference liaison until 2015. She was instrumental in organizing, planning and scheduling conferences in Chicago, Toronto, Minneapolis, and Boston.
She helped implement changes to the structure and schedules within the conferences and created policies and contracts to streamline these complex events. In addition, she managed the Education Dialogue, the Trunk Show, and tirelessly edited the conference brochures.
Pam has been the Trunk Show coordinator in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019, communicating with all participants both pre-conference and onsite. This year, she is also the Conference Workshop Coordinator.
She recently joined the Women’s Jeweler’s Association (WJA) Board of Directors – Chicago chapter, and was a founding member of The Chicago Metals Art Guild (CMAG).
For over 26 years, Pam has taught classes at Lillstreet Art Center and is currently the Director of Education, and the Director of the Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass department. She has also taught metalsmithing workshops nationwide. Her work has been in numerous exhibitions, featured in print (both magazines and books) and on the bodies and hands of wonderful patrons.
Pam was recognized for this award at the Membership Meeting on May 24th during SNAG’s 50th anniversary conference in Chicago.