Committees & Program Coordinators

Educational Endowment Scholarships

Anne Havel, Chair
Nick Grant Barnes, Ana Lopez

Awards annual scholarships to current undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more


Exhibitions Planning Committee

Agnes Ma, Chair

Josh Kosker, Caitlin McDonald, Jaydan Moore, Stephen Saracino,  Sandra Zilker

Develops traveling exhibitions, oversees emerging curator grant and the annual online exhibition. Learn more


Resource Development/Fundraising

Elizabeth Shypertt, Chair

Brooke Battles, Kat Cole, Brian Ferrell, Jeff Georgantes, Jenna Schaifer, Jessica Todd

Your tax-deductible donation in any amount will help SNAG in its mission to advance the art of jewelry and metalsmithing through its programs and publications, and will assure its financial strength. Learn more


Lifetime Achievement Award

2019 Committee: TBA

Coordinator: Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith

The highest honor SNAG can bestow upon an individual. Awarded to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of contemporary metalsmithing. Learn more


Publications Committee

Sarah Archer, Nicholas Estrada, Kirk Lang, Tracy Steepy, Grace Stewart, Katja Toporski

Provides editorial, advertorial, and financial guidance, feedback, and advice for Metalsmith and Metalsmith Tech. Learn more


Nominations & Elections Committee

Andrew Kuebeck, Chair

Sharon Massey, Jessica Armstrong

Responsible for the nomination and election of SNAG board members and NEC committee members. Learn more


 SOFA Lecture Series

Don Friedlich

Exposes collectors to the metals field by offering SOFA exhibitors the opportunity to present their work in a lecture format.  SNAG sponsored lectures are presented at SOFA Chicago and SOFA New York. Learn more


Social Media Marketing Committee

Jane Ritchie – Facebook

Liz Steiner – crafthaus

Matt Smith – Instagram


Volunteer Coordinator

to be announced


SNAG 2020 Conference

Conference Coordinating Committee

Kristin Mitsu Shiga, Rachel Smith, Rod McCormick, Caroline Gore, Mallory Weston, Maria Eife

Conference Programming Committee

Seth Papac, Doug Bucci, Jessica Todd, Marilyn da Silva, Lindsay Mis

Conference Exhibitions Committee

Caroline Gore, Chair
Emily Zilber, Bella Neyman, Marjorie Simon, Elizabeth Essner

Adorned Spaces

Agnes Ma, Josh Kosker, Jaydan Moore

A multiple-exhibition and sale event held at the SNAG conference. Learn more

Silent Auction and Raffles

Silent Auction –  Arielle Brackett and Tayja Danger

Raffle – Talya Kantro and Marlene True

Tool in the Hat Raffle – Dianne deBeixedon and Jane Ritchie

The Silent Auction and Tool in the Hat raise money for SNAG’s programming. The Raffle funds SNAG’s Educational Endowment Scholarships. Learn more

Education Resource Room

Rachel Smith, Alejandra Carrillo-Estrada

An opportunity for prospective students at SNAG conferences to learn more about undergraduate and graduate degree programs and workshops. Learn more

New Professionals Work Exchange

Tabitha Ott

Work six hours at the SNAG conference in return for a partial refund on your conference fee. Open to selected new professionals. Learn more

Portfolio Reviews

Alejandra Carrillo-Estrada

Members can have a private review of their work by well-respected professionals in the field. Learn more

Juried Student Exhibition

Agnes Ma

Held each year during the SNAG conference. Learn more

Student Slide Show

Alejandra Carrillo-Estrada

Held each year during the SNAG conference. Learn more

Student Work Exchange

Tabitha Ott

Work six hours at the SNAG conference in return for a partial refund on your conference fee. Open to selected students. Learn more

Exhibition in Motion

Matt Lambert, Louise Perrone, Celina Zisman

A runway-type live exhibition event that takes place at the SNAG conference. Learn more

Trunk Show Sale

Pam Robinson

A retail show of members’ work open to the public, held during the SNAG conference. Learn more

Conference Student Scholarships

Dan DiCaprio

Money raised underwrites the conference fee for student recipients. Learn more

Conference Volunteer Coordinator

Tabitha Ott

Volunteers make SNAG’s annual conference possible! Learn more

Pre/Post Conference Workshops

Jera Lodge

Held before and after SNAG conferences. Learn more

Education Dialogue

Rachel Smith, Patricia Madeja, Courtney Grey

Fosters open dialogue about the issues facing educators today, presented at each conference. Learn more


People make SNAG work! Get involved. Learn more