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UNIQUES Spring Sale

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SNAG is excited to announce the 2nd UNIQUES online auction benefiting our members and SNAG. UNIQUES is an online auction of one-of-a-kind, limited edition, unusual, and handmade contemporary art jewelry and small metal items that will help SNAG members gain exposure and sell work while helping the organization raise funds for programming.

The UNIQUES Spring Sale is June 2-16, 2014 on eBay.

Submissions are due by April 12, 2014.

Learn more and get the full art submissions guidelines.


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Quotable Quotes from Week 1 of Road 2 Success SPOT ON

In the first week of the Road 2 Success SPOT ON: “Making a Living and Living the Dream,” our panel of experts has focused on what to do when you are starting out, the work-you-love/work-that-sells paradox, and what they look for in a studio assistant, intern, or employee.

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SNAG Conference Opportunities

Be sure to take advantage of these great SNAG 2014 conference opportunities!

Conference Registration

super saver registration rates available through March 17, 2014
SNAG members save $100, students save $65. Registration rates increase after March 17. Learn more>>>

Pre- and Post- Conference Workshops

early bird registration rates available through February 15, 2014
Five Pre & Post Conference workshops offered at Quench Jewelry Arts & Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center. Learn more>>>

Trunk Show

Interested in being a participant in SNAG’s 4th Annual Trunk Show? You can sign up at the same time that you register for the conference. Space limited. Learn more>>>

VIP Trunk Show Preview Party

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to beat the crowds and preview this year’s amazing collection of one-of-a-kind works by regional, national and international jewelry and metal artists. Learn more>>>

Red Carpet Call for Entry

deadline March 15, 2014
On the closing night of the 2014 conference, this SNAG fundraiser offers a twist on the traditional Exhibition in Motion – with an Interactive Red Carpet Exhibition. Attendees become the models and are invited to select stunning jewels and wearable sculptures from the exhibit to wear down the red carpet and have their photo taken during this juried, interactive exhibition. Learn more>>>

Education Resource Room

registration for educational programs continues through April 15, 2014
The Education Resource Room connects students with representatives from universities, colleges, schools, art centers and other programs across the United States. Learn more>>>

Portfolio Review

registration: March 24-April 18, 2014
Portfolio Reviews are for emerging artists and students. Gallery representatives, curators, artist/professors, entrepreneurs, and other professionals in the metals field will be available by appointment to review portfolios and provide professional advice and guidance. Learn more>>>


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SNAG Conference Registration Opens

Grains_to_GoldOn Tuesday, January 21st at noon Eastern time, SNAG conference registration opens!  The 2014 conference is April 23-26 in Minneapolis, MN and has many fabulous offerings. From Grains to Gold is this year’s theme. The conference will examine the relationship between maker and materials at a time when materials, techniques, and processes are rapidly changing. It will also investigate the meaning of “hand-made” in the 21st century.

Learn more about the conference>>>

Conference opportunity deadlines coming up soon>>>

grains-sponsor-riograndeThank you to our sponsors that we have so far.  Once again Rio Grande will be our overall conference sponsor.  Other sponsors include: American Craft Council, Au Enterprises, Inc, Catherine Morgan, Halstead Bead, Inc, Meetings A La Carte, Inc, MJSA, United Precious Metal Refining, Inc, and Whitney Worldwide.


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Announcements

SNAG is happy to announce that we reached our goal of $25,000 in donations at the end of 2013, so we will receive a matching grant! Thank you so much – we couldn’t have done it without you!

UniquesSNAG would like to thank all of the artists and buyers who participated in Uniques, our holiday sale on eBay. The sale successfully showed the public some of the work of SNAG members while raising funds for the organization.

Grains_to_Gold“From Grains to Gold,” SNAG’s 43rd annual conference, takes place April 23-26, 2014 in Minneapolis! This conference will explore the relationship between the maker and the materials at a time when the materials, techniques, and processes are rapidly changing, and examine the growing trends of consumers’ desire for the ‘hand-made’ and – most importantly – what it really means to be “hand-made” in the 21st century. Registration opens January 21st. Learn more>>>

There are many conference-related opportunities that have deadlines that are quickly approaching. Get an overview of many of them here>>>

feature_Metalsmith 2014 EiP Animal Instincts2014 Metalsmith Exhibition in Print deadline is January 31, 2014. From prehistoric cave paintings to current digital art, animals have provided creative inspiration across the centuries. “Animal Instincts,” the 2014 Juried Exhibition in Print by SNAG and produced by Metalsmith, will showcase a diverse range of animal-related work from the metalsmithing field. We are seeking works that are about animals, of animals, and even for animals. Let your animal instincts run wild!  Learn more>>>

The Educational Endowment Scholarships deadline is March 15, 2014. SNAG recognizes the achievements and potential of those members currently enrolled as full-time students in undergraduate, graduate and community college programs through our Educational Endowment Scholarships. Three scholarships are given annually. The scholarships are for tuition towards the artists’ degree granting program. There are three tiers of awards: one for $2000, one for $1500, and the third at $1000. Learn more>>>

memberprofilepage-macbookIn 2014 SNAG is working on promoting the Maker Profiles that are found on the website. We are letting the world know that the Maker Profiles are a robust online reference where you can find professional quality jewelry and objects that excite and engage. What does this mean to SNAG members? It means you should either update your current profile if necessary, or create your profile if you haven’t already! Update your profile>>>

SNAG is looking for member achievements! As part of our news blog we announce member achievements on a monthly basis. Have some news to share? Be sure to email it to snagnews@snagmetalsmith.org and include an image if possible.

instagramDid you know that SNAG is on Instagram? You can follow us here>>>