Zoom Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 291 011 837
Starting Monday, April 6th, 2020 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada). Then every 2 weeks on Mondays!
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SNAG understands that COVID-19 has created much disruption to the income of studio artists. SNAG would like to offer a special In Conversation meeting for studio artists to brainstorm and share ideas to help create income in a time where the traditional approaches are not available.
This conversation was held Wednesday, March 25th. A recording and additional resources will be available here soon.
- Dianne deBeixedon’s article “Starting Your Studio for $500 or Less: A Guide” in Metalsmith Tech 1.1
- Charles Lewton Brain’s article “Bench Tricks for Jewelers” in Metalsmith Tech 2.2
SNAG understands that COVID-19 has created much disruption to educational institutions. Many of you are now charged with teaching remotely. On March 16, 2020 SNAG held a virtual In Conversation meeting for educators to brainstorm and share ideas to help create online learning lessons. Thanks to everyone who participated.
- Watch the video recording here
- View the chat transcript synopsis here
- View the Educators’ Resource List here
SNAG’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Eleanor Moty.
Moty’s contribution to our field as a highly regarded artist, as a teacher, and as a mentor has been exemplary and worthy of SNAG’s highest honor. Moty has made an indelible impact on the field through the training and mentorship of generations of metalsmiths, and has made a sustained impact on SNAG itself though many years of support and involvement with the organization and as lifetime ambassador of SNAG within the broader national Crafts community.
In 1968 Moty received her BFA in jewelry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and in 1971 she received her MFA in jewelry and metalsmithing from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia.
While an undergraduate at the University of Illinois, Moty began researching photo fabrication techniques and electroforming with the encouragement of her professor, Robert von Neumann, and she continued her research in the graduate program headed by Stanley Lechtzin at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. She gained recognition for her pioneering work in photo fabrication techniques of photo-etching and photo-electroplating early in her career and in 1970 she was one of nine presenters at the first SNAG conference in St. Paul, MN. The topic of her presentation was Photo Fabrication. This introduction led to other speaking and workshop engagements and in 1972 her work was featured in Frontiers of Photography, in the Time-Life books series on photography. She was subsequently invited to participate in photography as well as jewelry exhibitions. Her work and research were featured in numerous books and articles and for more than a decade she taught photo-etching workshops at jewelry programs throughout the U.S.