Archive for 2019
The 2019 Juried Student Exhibition highlighted student work that challenges traditional and non-traditional ways of working using new and old materials, techniques, and ideas by the next generation of makers in the metalsmithing and jewelry field. The exhibition was held in May during the SNAG conference in Chicago.
Congratulations to the winners:
Best in Show
Cathryn Jasterzbski, Filling a Void & Steel Series Necklace
Yue Jiang, Transformation
Alejandra Salinas, Border Choker
SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Clara Williams, Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, and Steven Jacob, Inc.
The Exhibition in Motion (EiM) is a runway-type live exhibition event that will take place at SNAG’s next conference, “Grit to Gold: Future Fifty,” in Philadelphia, PA, May 20-23, 2020.
Call for Entries
SNAG’s 2020 Exhibition in Motion committee is seeking proposals that reflect how you see the future. What is important to you as we move into the future? What do you see as the future of SNAG, of the field, our environment, and our world? As always you must GO BIG! Consideration will be given to works that incorporate topics of inclusion and sustainability. Collaborations, class projects and international applications are encouraged. Future Now is open to all from the beginner to professional. We want you all!
All works will be presented on live models and must consider scale (think feet not inches) and wearability for all body types. The EiM is open to submissions of all kinds from finished pieces to sketched proposals. We want to show just how diverse we all are!! Deadline: October 28, 2019.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of SNAG’s formation as an organization. To celebrate this milestone we are planning a variety of events that reflect on our past, look towards our future, and honor our members. One of these is our Graduating Student Showcase. In honor of SNAG’s mission to inspire creativity, encourage education, and foster community, we invite all graduating students to submit images of their work to be displayed on our exhibition website SNAG//SPACE.
All matriculating or non-matriculating graduating students, part time or full time, under the direction of faculty in any North American institution are welcome to apply. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. SNAG membership is not required.
Deadline: October 28, 2019
Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft hosts its Annual Benefit Auction on September 21, 2019 in Columbia, NC. Pocosin Arts invites everyone to join in the celebration, which includes the opportunity to see and bid on over 100 handcrafted works of art donated by exceptional artists.
If you can’t make the event but would like to bid on artwork, please fill out the absentee bidder form and a Pocosin volunteer will bid for you!
Funds raised at Pocosin’s Annual Benefit Auction helps support scholarships for youth and adults and the operation of the school. Scholarship recipients benefit from two to five-day craft workshops, after-school programs, community classes, summer camps, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) programs.
University of North Texas’ Metalsmithing & Jewelry Program is creating an ongoing series of instructional videos related to metalsmithing and jewelry techniques. These first three videos were created to help beginners as they learn the introductory techniques. They star Lara Asam, current MFA candidate, demonstrating basic sawing, soldering, and finishing.
Thank you to James Thurman, Lara Asam, and UNT’s Metalsmithing & Jewelry Program for sharing these videos.
- This video introduces beginners to the basics of sawing. Best used as supplement to in-person instruction, it can be a great reference to those just learning so they don’t forget some of the finer points while using their jeweler’s saw.
File Sand Polish
- This video introduces beginners to the basics of filing, sanding, and polishing. Best used as supplement to in-person instruction, it can be a great reference to those just learning so they don’t forget some of the finer points while refining their small-scale metalworks.
- This video introduces beginners to the basics of soldering. Best used as supplement to in-person instruction, it can be a great reference to those just learning so they don’t forget some of the finer points while soldering.