Dear SNAG members,
All good things must come to an end. And sometimes the end is sudden and rather unexpected. As many of you know, I recently accepted a new full-time position as the Executive Director of the Furniture Society. Despite my best intentions, I found myself immersed in my new job to such a degree that fulfilling the SNAG presidency at the same time became no longer possible. The lead role on the board deserves more attention than I can give it at present and I therefore decided it was in SNAG’s best interest if I stepped down.
After following the protocol outlined in our by-laws, the board has unanimously voted to accept the nomination of Nicole Jacquard to fulfill the rest of my term as President. The good news is that Nicole Jacquard, our past President, graciously agreed to retake the wheel as President. This ensures that the organization continues to benefit from experienced leadership and that the membership, board, and staff will be well taken care of and we can continue the great work we have been doing to support each and every one of you, our members.
I will continue to serve on the board through the remainder of my term to lend support in any way I can, albeit in a much less visible role.
Please join me in thanking Nicole Jacquard for her renewed service!
Society of North American Goldsmiths
The SNAG Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has awarded the 2018 Volunteer Recognition Award to Anne Havel.
Anne has served on SNAG’s Board of Directors since 2011. She has been SNAG’s Treasurer during those years. She also currently serves as Treasurer for The Enamelist Society and Pocosin Arts.
Anne will be recognized at the Membership Meeting during the SNAG Portland, Oregon conference in May 2018. Please be sure to congratulate her and attend that event!
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SNAG is pleased to announce that its Emerging Curators Grant has been awarded to Sasha Nixon. Nixon is completing the Masters program at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City.
SNAG’s Emerging Curators program offers grants up to $2,500 to assist an emerging curator or curators in executing an exhibition focused on jewelry and/or metalwork.
SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: AGTA, Halstead, Pocosin Arts, and Shapeways.
The initial Road 2 Success was an initiative developed in 2013 as a way to engage and interact with our constituents that centered on mentoring the membership on various aspects of running a business and making a living in the field. The initial program was an informal online forum with participants asking seasoned mentors questions specifically related to the various aspects of entrepreneurship. As a result of the first Road 2 Success, it became apparent there was a lack of knowledge, resources, and specific training for jewelry and metalsmithing artists who wanted to pursue a career in creating, marketing, and selling their work.
Our new program, Road to Success: Avenues of Entrepreneurship, consists of four distinct avenues of education.
Don’t miss this: March 21, 2018 from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. Eastern: Live Q&A with SNAG Executive Director, Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith to answer any questions you may have around this new program. This Live Q&A is free but registration is required to participate.