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Help SNAG Celebrate Our 50th!

To celebrate SNAG’s 50th anniversary (or birthday if you will) we are inviting our members to participate in a birthday card exchange! Sign up by May 17th.

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2019 Volunteer Recognition Award

Pam Robinson
The Board of Directors is happy to announce the 2019 Volunteer Recognition Award recipient is Pam Robinson.

Pam Robinson is a Chicago-based jeweler and metalsmith who earned her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, studied gemology and wax carving at The Gemological Institute of America, and has taken countless workshops across the country. She is perhaps best known to the SNAG community as a conference emcee but she has done far more than that for SNAG behind the scenes.

Pam attended her first SNAG conference in 2004 and has been committed to the organization ever since. She immediately felt a connection to SNAG because of the like-minded community and people who generously share their knowledge and friendship. Two short years later, she took on the critical role of being the Co-Chair for the Chicago conference in 2006.

Pam joined SNAG’s Board of Directors in 2012 and was the conference liaison until 2015. She was instrumental in organizing, planning and scheduling conferences in Chicago, Toronto, Minneapolis, and Boston.

She helped implement changes to the structure and schedules within the conferences and created policies and contracts to streamline these complex events. In addition, she managed the Education Dialogue, the Trunk Show, and tirelessly edited the conference brochures.

Pam has been the Trunk Show coordinator in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019, communicating with all participants both pre-conference and onsite. This year, she is also the Conference Workshop Coordinator.

She recently joined the Women’s Jeweler’s Association (WJA) Board of Directors – Chicago chapter, and was a founding member of The Chicago Metals Art Guild (CMAG).

For over 26 years, Pam has taught classes at Lillstreet Art Center and is currently the Director of Education, and the Director of the Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass department. She has also taught metalsmithing workshops nationwide. Her work has been in numerous exhibitions, featured in print (both magazines and books) and on the bodies and hands of wonderful patrons.

Pam was recognized for this award at the Membership Meeting on May 24th during SNAG’s 50th anniversary conference in Chicago.


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Educational Endowment Raffle

This annual raffle supports SNAG’s Educational Endowment Fund.

SNAG’s 2019 raffle will be held during The Loop: Coming Full Circle conference in Chicago, May 22-25, 2019.

Great prizes! Including Transit Chair, Humanufactured® (hand-fabricated) of recycled aluminum traffic signs, champagne corks and steel hardware. Value: $1150.
Boris Bally chair

There are three ways to purchase raffle tickets:

$20 each or six for $100. Credit cards only, no cash or checks. Drawing will be held at the conference. You do not need to be present to win.

See all the prizes and purchase tickets


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Art, Craft and Culture of Cuba

Peters Valley School of Craft presents
Art, Craft and Culture of Cuba
Havana/Trinidad: October 26-November 2, 2019

Cuba Peters Valley
Peters Valley is hosting an arts and crafts tour of Cuba from October 26-November 2, 2019. Partnering with Cuba Educational Travel, a leader in people-to-people/group educational travel to Cuba, they have designed a specially curated itinerary exploring the art and craft scene in Havana and Trinidad, with visits to leading ceramists, print-makers, metalsmiths, basketmakers, photographers, mosaic artists, painters and other artisans, as well as private tours of museums and galleries. In addition there will be historic architectural tours of three cities.

Peters Valley is inviting members of SNAG to join them on the October journey. If you sign up using the form below, a portion of the trip fee will go to SNAG.

Cuba Itinerary
Registration Form
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Questions? Please contact Peters Valley, 973-948-5200


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2019 SNAG Election

2019 SNAG election

The SNAG membership elects leaders for the coming years. All SNAG members have the right to vote. Online voting begins May 1st. Information about the candidates is available here.

The 2019 candidates for the Board of Directors are:

Patricia Madeja
Ezra Satok-Wolman
Elizabeth Shypertt
Kee-ho Yuen

The 2019 candidate for the Nominations and Elections Committee is:

Jessica Armstrong