SNAG’s Lifetime Achievement Award Design Competition is open to all members. This Award is the highest honor SNAG can bestow upon an individual. It is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of contemporary metalsmithing throughout their career. The design may be a vessel, jewelry or object.
Deadline: September 30, 2021
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:
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
“Inheritance Neckpiece,” 2020, brass, hair, bone, teeth, garnet, pearls, paint, 12″ x 7″
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”
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
“Bejeweled I,” 2020, sterling silver, acrylic, resin, vintage Swarovski crystals, cubic zirconia, 1” x 2.5” x 0.5”
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
“I Know You Mean Well,” 2021, copper, brass, cotton yarn, powdercoat, 4” x 4” x 1”
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:
“Untitled Basalt,” 2020, silk thread, honey bee wings, archival glue, 29” x 1 ½” x ¼”
“Married to the Game,” 2021, mild steel, yellow brass, 11″ x 11″ x 2″
“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.
The Goldsmith ’20 exhibition runs June 23-July 24, 2021 at The InLiquid Gallery, 400 N. American St. Studio 314, Philadelphia, PA. 215-235-3405.
Don’t miss our virtual Gallery Crawl on June 26th during the SNAG conference.
Goldsmith ‘20 is a nod in the direction of our predecessors, with a modern twist. SNAG members were invited to look at the pieces and makers that were in the original exhibition to influence their own creation. Learn more
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.