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2021 Educational Endowment Scholarships

SNAG awards five student scholarships with at least one scholarship awarded to a student attending a 2 year institution and at least 1 additional scholarship awarded to an undergraduate student. These scholarships are to be applied to tuition or course fees for the students’ educational programs.

Congratulations to the 2021 Educational Endowment Student Scholarship recipients:

Jenna Corso 2021 EES
$2000 Award
Jenna Corso
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
“Inheritance Neckpiece,” 2020, brass, hair, bone, teeth, garnet, pearls, paint, 12″ x 7″

Sean Eren Rutledge 2021 EES

$1750 Award
Sean Eren
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
“Warp,” (brooch), 2020, cast bronze, silver plate, bloodwood, spring steel wire (box) white oak, walnut, nylon, velvet, 3” x 1 1⁄2” x 3⁄4”

Lauren Darrouzet 2021 EES

$1500 Award
Lauren Darrouzet
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
“Bejeweled I,” 2020, sterling silver, acrylic, resin, vintage Swarovski crystals, cubic zirconia, 1” x 2.5” x 0.5”

Vicki Branagan 2021 EES


$1250 Award
Vicki Branagan
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
“I Know You Mean Well,” 2021, copper, brass, cotton yarn, powdercoat, 4” x 4” x 1”

Amy Solis 2021 EES

$1000 Award
Amy Solis
Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
“Undocu Unafraid,” 2020, brass, copper, silver, 2 .75” x 2.875”

SNAG also awards three scholarships for professional artists to use toward a course of study related to the jewelry and metals field in North America.

Congratulations to the 2021 Educational Endowment Professional Artist Scholarship recipients:

Luci Jockel 2021 EES

$2000 Award
Luci Jockel
“Untitled Basalt,” 2020, silk thread, honey bee wings, archival glue, 29” x 1 ½” x ¼”

Sarah Holden 2021 EES

$1500 Award
Sarah Holden
“Married to the Game,” 2021, mild steel, yellow brass, 11″ x 11″ x 2″

 Everett Hoffman 2021 EES

$1000 Award
Everett Hoffman
“Flower Power Cup,” 2020, vintage rhinestones, stainless steel, light components, 7” x 4” x 4”

SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America and Halstead.

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Member Achievements – July 2021

Annapolis_Table_13 (Medium)Maynard Studios Inc. won a Gold award in the 2021 Ernest Wiemann Top Job Competition for Outstanding Craftsmanship, administered by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA).

SorrelAcacia_Tulip Necklace GCDCSorrel Acacia is the recipient of The Podolsky Award and a Silver in the Junior Jewellers 3D Craft Section at the 2021 Goldsmiths Craft and Design Awards Ceremony in London, England.

1LBBucheitFourElementsBridalCrownLiz Bucheit presented in the exhibition “Nordic Crowns & Beyond: In Praise of Women” at the Duluth Nordic Center in Duluth, MN.

John Teal CrutchfieldMetallic Art Graphics was selected for the 2021 Best of Richmond Award in the Museum/Art Gallery category by the Richmond Award Program.

unnamedOlivia Shih was awarded the 2020 Cindy Edelstein Jewelry Design Scholarship by the The Women’s Jewelry Association.

Robert Schroeder created the new ceremonial mace for Purdue University Fort Wayne graduates. View the article about Robert and the ceremonial mace here.

IMG_20210701_124217_473Wayne Werner is presenting in the exhibition “Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age” curated by Elyse Zorn Karlin at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA.




Members: Send your achievements to SNAG!

SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America and Halstead.

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