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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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Managing Director Announcement

Brienne Rosner

SNAG’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Brienne Rosner as Managing Director beginning July 1st, 2021. Brienne is currently working with acting Managing Director, Kat Cole, to transition into the leadership role at SNAG. Please help us welcome her to the staff!

With 12 years of non-profit experience, Brienne is bringing her resourceful and energetic leadership to SNAG. As an engaged and committed advocate of the craft community, we are confident in her ability to take on the challenge of leading our organization into the next 50 years.

Brienne is an artist and administrator dedicated to nonprofit leadership in the field of craft, with a specific connection to jewelry and metalsmithing. She brings her background as the Gallery & Craft Fair Director at Peters Valley School of Craft, where she served twelve years in management positions. Brienne has a diversified, multifaceted skill set, with particular strength in artist and audience relations.

Brienne received a BFA (Painting) from Boston University and learned techniques in metalsmithing and various mediums through Craft Schools. She has exhibited her mixed media wall pieces and jewelry nationally, including at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show, where, at the 40th Annual, she was awarded the Louise K. Binswanger Prize for Best Artist New to the Show. Residing in the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Brienne enjoys moments of fresh air, gardening, and cooking when she’s not in the office or studio.

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2021 SNAG Election & Member Meeting

2021 SNAG Election(1)

SNAG members will be asked to vote for positions on the Board of Directors. Each Board member will serve a 3 year term beginning in July 2021. There are 3 elected positions available on the Board; due to this, all candidates are running unopposed this year. The candidates are: Jessica Andersen, Kerianne Quick and April Wood (re-election). Online voting runs June 23rd through July 14th. Learn more

Results will be announced during the annual Membership Meeting, which will be held virtually on July 17th.

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SNAG 2021 Conference: Student Exhibition

2021 Student Exhibition_1

SNAG 2021 Inspire/Aspire: A Virtual Convening, June 24-27th, will include an online student exhibition.  This is open to all 2020 graduates AND current students enrolled in: undergraduate programs, graduate programs, community colleges, craft schools, technical colleges, community arts centers, or cultural centers.  Those working  through apprenticeship/ assistantship paths are also included.

Exhibition will debut at the conference and then be included on the SNAG website.  Select work will also be featured on SNAG’s social media accounts before, during and after the conference.

More Information can be found HERE