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Call for 2014 SNAG Conference Presenters & Panelists

Call for 2014 SNAG Conference Presenters

Deadline January 15, 2013
The Conference Program Committee is seeking proposals for up to five single-presenter presentations. These are 45-minute presentations, and should explore the following:

  • What is the relationship between maker, material and ideas?
  • What does it mean to “buy local” in a global economy and what impact does buying local have on artists and the community?
  • What does it mean to be “handmade” in the 21st century?

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Call for 2014 SNAG Conference Panelists

Deadline January 15, 2013
The Conference Program Committee is seeking proposals for a 1-hour, three-person panel. The topic of the panel should be oriented to emerging artists and explore the conference theme in some way.

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Exhibition in Print 2013 Call for Related Work

Metalsmith Exhibition in Print 2013 – Call for Related Work
“As Seen by Others: Photography as Strategy”
Guest Curator, Susan Cohn

The photograph is an integral part of a maker’s practice. It not only records a work, it presents a maker’s intention and, as such, defines how a work is understood. More significantly, the photograph is often the only way an object is experienced; it becomes the filter by which the work is seen by others.

In our hyper digital world, the photograph has become more than a just a documentary tool—it is a pivotal mode of expression. Multiple image formats now coexist, and artists are increasingly exploring the formal potential of these imaging options. High-res images are typically used to publish work for catalogues and books as a way of arousing potential interest.  Accordingly, these photographs tend to be crisp compositions that highlight key details in design and production. The more casual camera-phone snapshot is gaining momentum on the standard studio photograph. Whether shared among friends or on social media, these images are often less polished and provide a simple likeness of the given object. Alternatively, the photograph can be a key device for expressing an object’s concept or use, enhancing the intention of the maker. Such photographs may be experimental or documentary, showing narrative or poetic propositions for a work.  The dynamic between these three photographic tactics opens up interesting ways to view objects today.

The 2013 Exhibition in Print will explore the power of the photograph to express the spirit of an object. Each work will be shown in at least two of the three photographic approaches above-–a formal high-quality studio photograph; a casual smart-phone shot; or an experimental image reinforcing the concept or function of the work. Guest curator Susan Cohn is seeking examples related to this theme of photographic translation.

For consideration, please send low-res image files to scohn@ozemail.com.au
Deadline for submission is January 15, 2013.

Susan Cohn, a Melbourne-based jeweler, designer and curator, is director of Workshop 3000 and holds a Ph.D. in Fine Art Theory.  Cohn is also the curator of the major museum exhibition, Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery, currently on international tour.


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SNAG Announcements – October 2012

SNAG is seeking nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award.  This year’s awardee will be honored at the Toronto conference in May 2013. The award is SNAG’s highest honor and is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of metalsmithing. Any member of SNAG may nominate someone for the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Nomination packages must include a resume or biography of the nominee along with a letter outlining the reasons for the nomination from the person making it, and at least two letters of support of the nomination from other SNAG members.

Nomination packages must be emailed to Mary Lee Hu, the Lifetime Achievement Award Committee chair by October 13.  Send them to m.hu@comcast.net.  All submissions must be submitted by email.

 

Metalsmith Magaine’s 2013 Exhibition in Print Call for Related Work “As Seen by Others: Photography as Strategy B,” Guest Curator, Susan Cohn.

The photograph is an integral part of a maker’s practice. It not only records a work, it presents a maker’s intention and, as such, defines how a work is understood. More significantly, the photograph is often the only way an object is experienced; it becomes the filter by which the work is seen by others.

In our hyper digital world, the photograph has become more than a just a documentary tool—it is a pivotal mode of expression. Multiple image formats now coexist, and artists are increasingly exploring the formal potential of these imaging options. High-res images are typically used to publish work for catalogues and books as a way of arousing potential interest.  Accordingly, these photographs tend to be crisp compositions that highlight key details in design and production. The more casual camera-phone snapshot is gaining momentum on the standard studio photograph. Whether shared among friends or on social media, these images are often less polished and provide a simple likeness of the given object. Alternatively, the photograph can be a key device for expressing an object’s concept or use, enhancing the intention of the maker. Such photographs may be experimental or documentary, showing narrative or poetic propositions for a work.  The dynamic between these three photographic tactics opens up interesting ways to view objects today.

The 2013 Exhibition in Print will explore the power of the photograph to express the spirit of an object. Each work will be shown in at least two of the three photographic approaches above-–a formal high-quality studio photograph; a casual smart-phone shot; or an experimental image reinforcing the concept or function of the work. Guest curator Susan Cohn is seeking examples related to this theme of photographic translation.

For consideration, please send low-res image files to scohn@ozemail.com.au Deadline for submission is January 15.

Susan Cohn, a Melbourne-based jeweler, designer and curator, is director of Workshop 3000 and holds a Ph.D. in Fine Art Theory.  Cohn is also the curator of the major museum exhibition, Unexpected Pleasures: The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery, currently on international tour.


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Conferences & Seminars – October 2012

Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts 7th Annual Conference Sunday, October 7, 2012 in New York City.  Speakers include: Jennifer Santos, Maryland Historical Society, Yvonne Markowitz, Curator of Jewelry, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Janet Zapata noted jewelry historian, curator, and author, Mona Brody, artist/jewelry artist, Elyse Karlin ASJRA co-director, Lois Sherr […]

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Classes & Workshops – October 2012

See websites listed below for additional information.    Davide Bigazzi Studio Menlo Park, CA www.dbcollection.net Davide Bigazzi’s classes include: Cuff Bracelet Workshop November 9 – 11 and November 30 – December 2 The Art of Chasing and Repousse November 9 – 11 and November 30 – December 2   Danaca Design Seattle, WA www.danacadesign.com Linnie […]

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