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2019 NYCJW SNAG Events

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Meet up with SNAG during these events at the 2019 New York City Jewelry Week:

Wednesday November 20th from 10 am – 12 pm, Pratt Institute, Design Center Gallery
Writing Workshop with Metalsmith Editor, Adriane Dalton – Free and Open to the Public

Have you ever found yourself awestruck by a jewelry object but struggled to describe the piece and experience? Have you ever found yourself surrounded by captivating objects but feeling disengaged due to “gallery fatigue?” Join Metalsmith editor Adriane Dalton for an interactive, object-based workshop aimed at deepening skills for thinking, talking, and writing about jewelry.

Friday November 22nd from 10 am – 12 pm, Pratt Manhattan 14th Street Gallery
In Conversation with SNAG’s Executive Director, Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith and Editor, Adriane Dalton – Free and Open to the Public

The ways artists in the field of jewelry and metals sustain their practices and businesses are drastically changing. How can SNAG, as the largest non-profit organization in the field of art/contemporary jewelry, provide the support you need to be successful? Join us for a lively discussion about future possibilities and innovative solutions for surviving and thriving in the field of jewelry and metals. We welcome all thoughts and opinions with open ears and open minds.

Saturday November 23 from 10 am – 12 pm, Ombré Gallery – 2 Rivington Street
SNAG Meet and Greet Brunch Style with Executive Director Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith and Editor, Adriane Dalton – Free and Open to the Public
Please join Ombré Gallery and SNAG for a Brunch Meet and Greet on November 23rd from 10 am – 12 pm. Come mingle with your community, enjoy some brunch themed beverages and bites, and see the two amazing exhibitions on display at this pop-up gallery space: GLOSSY and emiko oye’s 2 Be Seen.

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Thank you to Pratt Institute and Ombré Gallery for supporting SNAG’s events at NYCJW.

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Help Us Gain 50 Members for SNAG’s 50th!

As part of SNAG Membership Month (October 15-November 30, 2019), we have set a goal of gaining 50 members for SNAG’s 50th Anniversary!


We need your help to reach that goal.

Here are some ideas of what you can do:

  • Let friends and colleagues in the field know about SNAG and encourage them to join (or rejoin).
  • Share SNAG on social media.
  • Encourage students to join.
  • Ask your school or business to become an Organization or Corporate member.
  • Organize a meet up.

We invite everyone to join SNAG – jewelers, designers, collectors, educators, students, metalsmiths and others. SNAG is for everyone with an interest in the art and craft of contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing. SNAG embraces all metals, multiple alternative materials, and different sizes and scale.

Expanding membership will help SNAG develop a stronger foundation and strengthen the benefits offered to all members. Thank you for helping us spread the word!

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SNAG Membership Month Special!

October 15 through November 30, 2019 is SNAG Membership Month!


For new and expired members we have a special offer — Join or rejoin SNAG between October 15th and November 30th and you will be entered into a drawing for these prizes:
-2020 SNAG Philadelphia conference basic registration waiver
-1/4 page ad in Metalsmith or Metalsmith Tech magazine
-1-year free membership (applied to your next year)
-2017 Jewelry & Metals Survey book (two available)

Ready to be a part of SNAG?

New Members: Join Here

Lapsed Members: Rejoin Here

See the full list of membership benefits.

Are You a Student?
There is an additional discount when four or more students sign up at the same time. Students signing up this way will be included in the prize drawing. Plus the school with the most sign-ups this Fall will receive an Organization membership and some Metalsmith magazines!

Questions? Please contact SNAG.

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SNAG is Looking for Help at SOFA

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Every year SNAG hosts an information table at SOFA Chicago. This year we are looking for someone to oversee the volunteers and the table display.

SOFA Volunteer Coordinator assignments:

  • Set up the SNAG table between 9 am-12 pm on Thursday, October 31st, 2019.
  • Be the volunteer who sits at the table during the VIP Hour on Thursday evening from 5- 9 pm.
  • Oversee the table and volunteers during the rest of the weekend from 10 am-7 pm Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd, and Sunday, November 3rd from 12-6 pm.
  • Pack up the materials and banner at 6 pm on Sunday and label them for FedEx pickup.

This position does not require you sit at the table the whole time. It does give you access to SOFA each day, plus VIP access to many special activities and the VIP Lounge. SNAG will cover your parking while at SOFA and you can record your volunteer hours with SNAG, earning hours towards a free membership, conference waiver, and more! You will be the official badge holder for SNAG during the weekend and the on-site point person for all volunteers. Typically we fill all volunteer slots, but we do need a person on-site in case something comes up or a volunteer misses their shift.

If you are interested in this volunteer coordinator position for SOFA, please email SNAG’s Executive Director Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith by October 15, 2019.

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2019 SNAG Student Exhibition Awards

The 2019 Juried Student Exhibition highlighted student work that challenges traditional and non-traditional ways of working using new and old materials, techniques, and ideas by the next generation of makers in the metalsmithing and jewelry field. The exhibition was held in May during the SNAG conference in Chicago.

View the exhibition online

Congratulations to the winners:

Jasterzbski, Cathryn - Filling A Void

Best in Show
Cathryn Jasterzbski, Filling a Void & Steel Series Necklace

Jiang, Yue - Transformation

Honorable Mention
Yue Jiang
, Transformation

Salinas, Alejandra - Border Choker

Honorable Mention
Alejandra Salinas
, Border Choker

SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Clara Williams, Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, and Steven Jacob, Inc.

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