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Member Achievements – September 2018

Susan EwingSusan Ewing has been named Interim Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art. An internationally recognized metalsmith, professor, and administrator, she brings decades of experience to Cranbrook.

Randy StromsoeCraft in America’s CALIFORNIA has its PBS premiere on December 21, 2018. Journey through the Golden State’s varied craft heritage and meet visionary artists. Featuring metalsmith Randy Stromsoe who works, surfs, and lives a life of continuous inspiration on the Central Coast of California.

Kat Cole Desert FlowersThe Society of Arts and Crafts presents Landscapes, Crafted, an exploration of the land by five craftspeople. The exhibition runs through October 27, 2018 and includes Kat Cole, who uses enamels and metals to look at communities, including neighborhoods and their inhabitants. She also explores the impact of oil spills have in her own Texas community.

Margaret JacobsMargaret Jacobs is one of three recipients of the 2018 Rebecca Blunk Fund. Given through the New England Foundation for the Arts, this award recognizes artists for excellence and accomplishment in their field. Jacobs uses sculpture, jewelry and drawings to
explore the tension and harmony between natural and man-made objects, often intermingling unexpected and contradicting materials to explore those relationships.

Holland HoudekHolland Houdek has been named as one of the 16 finalists for the Burke Prize, presented by the Museum of Arts and Design. This new annual award is an unrestricted $50,000 made to a professional artist under the age of forty-five working in glass, fiber, clay, metals, or wood. Houdek combines traditional metalworking techniques with the new technology of medical implants to create contemporary memento mori that encourage contemplation of the fragility and mortality of the human body.


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Member Achievements – May and June 2018

Sohpia Hu_2018 Saul Bell Design AwardThe 2018 Saul Bell Design Award winners were recently announced. The list includes these SNAG members:

  • Best of Show: Sophia Hu (at right)
  • 2nd Place in Gold/Platinum: Rosario Garcia
  • First Place Silver/Argentium®: Matthieu Cheminée
  • First Place Jewelry Collection Couture/Fine: Wolfgang Vaatz

Jaydan Moore platter rather 2016SNAG member Jaydan Moore’s wall piece Platter/Rather was acquired by the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA for its permanent collection.

Wolfgang VaatzCongratulations to SNAG member Wolfgang Vaatz for receiving 1st Place Responsible Practices Distinction in the 2018 MJSA Vision Awards. See all the winning entries.

 

Adwowa ObengSNAG member Adwowa Obeng received the Award for Emerging Craftsman and the Brooke Hannan Memorial Emerging Craftsman Scholarship at the Best of 2018 Exhibition held at the Ohio Designer Craft Museum.

Anne Havel cracked & stained series-how would dr seuss explain itAnne Havel was honored to be the Alchemy4 Exhibition Coordinator, the international traveling exhibition of The Enamelist Society.  The final site of the exhibition was the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN through April 2018. Anne was also appointed to the Board of Directors of Enamel Guild North East.

 

2017reneezettle-sterling%2fjentownsendcastcoverarthighresRead the review by Liesbeth den Besten of the award-winning book CAST on AJF’s website. CAST was written by SNAG members Jen Townsend and Renée Zettle-Sterling.

 

tshirt design 2018SNAG would like to congratulate Michael Hull for his winning Volunteer T-Shirt design. The shirts were given to the 2018 conference volunteers in Portland, Oregon.


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

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Member Achievements – April 2018

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Congratulations to the 45 finalists of the 2018 Saul Bell Design Award competition. The group includes many SNAG members: Rosario Garcia, Matthieu Cheminée, Jill Tower, Janet Huddie, Susan Coddon, Elysha Roberts (above), Wolfgang Vaatz, Sophia Hu, and Tyler Kane. All of the finalists can be seen here.

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Two SNAG members were recently selected as 2018 Windgate Fellows. The Fellowship is one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students. Congratulations to Charlene Lachicotte, Tennessee Tech (above left), and Sonya McCormick, University of the Arts (above right). Learn more here.

Emily StoehrerCheck out AJF’s “In Conversation with Emily Stoehrer” by Roberta Bernabei. Emily is the Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is also on the SNAG Board of Directors. In the interview, Emily explains how she came to her career as a curator and describes some of her approach to the exhibit Past Is Present: Revival Jewelry.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Halstead, Pocosin Arts, and Shapeways.

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Member Achievements – February 2018

Susan CumminsSusan Cummins has been named an Honorary Fellow by the American Craft Council. Cummins specializes in contemporary art jewelry and spent many years as a gallerist in Mill Valley, California. Cummins also helped found Art Jewelry Forum.

Thomas Gentille was also named an ACC Fellow. Gentille is an eminent studio jeweler with more than half a century of experience in the field.

SpaceTime_Katja TaporskiKatja Taporski’s exhibition SpaceTime was named one of American Craft Council’s top ten to see in 2017. The exhibition ran August 23-October 12 at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts.

Helen Drutt EnglishHelen Drutt English will be participating in the James Renwick Alliance’s Spring Craft Weekend symposium on April 28th. The symposium will feature Helen and other Distinguished Educators who will share their work and discuss topics in craft education.

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Member Achievements – January 2018

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The book CAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process by Jen Townsend and Renée Zettle-Sterling was rated “The Most Beautiful Art Coffee Table Book of 2017” By Artnet.

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and Aurélie Guillaume are among the five finalists for the 2018 AJF Artist Award. Finalists were chosen from 121 artists representing 33 countries. They will exhibit their work with Sofia Björkman, from PLATINA, during the international art jewelry fair Schmuck, in Munich, Germany in March.

Anne Havel was honored to be the Alchemy4 Exhibition Coordinator, the international traveling exhibition of The Enamelist Society. The exhibition has been to Arrowmont Gallery, the Ohio Craft Museum, and is currently at the Metal Museum through April 29, 2018.

Metalwers ring projectIn November 2017, 12 artists, including SNAG members Lindsay Minihan, Jeff Georgantes, Will Vanaria, Liz Clark, and Ji Hwang, assembled in the Metalwerx studio to complete a project in the spirit of giving and of gratitude. The task was to complete 15 gold wedding bands for a group of women who live in Haiti and were married in December, but did not have the resources to obtain this symbol of their union. Read more>>>

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