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2019 SNAG Conference Opportunities

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The 2019 SNAG conference will be in Chicago, IL from May 22-25. Many conference-related opportunities are already happening:

Conference Student Scholarships
Deadline: January 21, 2019

Juried Student Exhibition
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Conference Volunteer T-Shirt Design Contest
Deadline: February 8, 2019

Watch for more!
Conference registration opens January 17, 2019.


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SNAG Enamel Pin Design Contest

Extended Deadline: January 1, 2019, 5:00 pm Pacific Time.

IMAGINE Pin Boris Bally

Example work: I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now Champlevé Pin for Boris Bally’s exhibition Designed by Leslie W. LePere Logo Design by Eric McManus Manufactured by Sandy Parr

This upcoming year, SNAG will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary and is holding an open design contest among our members for a
commemorative enamel pin that will be sold at the 2019 conference.  In addition to design credit and publicity, the winner will receive a prize of $100, a one-year SNAG membership, and 5 enamel pins of their design.

What are we looking for?
Designs should be inspired by SNAG’s rich history and the evolution of our membership over the course of the last 50 years. Each entry should include the title “SNAG” somewhere in the design; allusions to our 50th anniversary are welcomed but not required.

Application Process:

  • Extended Deadline: January 1, 2019, 5:00 pm Pacific Time
  • All files must be received in pdf or jpeg-format for initial consideration; chosen pin design must be resubmitted in eps format.
  • You must be a current SNAG member to submit a design.
  • Email the files with the subject line “50th Anniversary Pin Design” along with the application information below to sfedoroff@snagmetalsmith.org
  • Please include the following application information with your design:
    • Name:
    • Email:
    • Phone number:
    • Brief design statement:

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SNAG Merchandise

Order your SNAG swag for the holidays!

Aprons, stickers, water bottles, anvil soap, books and more.

Order atSNAGSPACE.ORG


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SNAG-Sponsored Exhibitions

Aripotch-Leah-Aripotch-Snake-Bag-Detail-sm-2SNAG is pleased to be a sponsor of Uneasy Beauty: Discomfort in Contemporary Adornment, on view through April 21, 2019 at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA. It brings together 75 examples of contemporary jewelry and costume that demonstrate the power of adornment to impact us physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Curated by Suzanne Ramljak, former editor of Metalsmith magazine. (at right: Leah Aripotch, Snake Bag) Learn more

Tex GielingSNAG is proud sponsor of The Museum of Craft and Design’s exhibition Tex Gieling: Sixty Years, curated by Elizabeth Shypertt, on view November 17, 2018-February 24, 2019 in San Francisco. It features work by metal arts legend Imogene “Tex” Gieling. Learn more

Robert BainesSNAG is pleased to be a supporter of Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines, on view at the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC through March 3, 2019. The Australian artist explores the issue of fake news through the lens of jewelry. Learn more

SNAG_Triple Parade_SNAG_artists_featureSNAG is pleased to be a sponsor of Triple Parade at the HOW Art Museum in Shanghai, China through January 6, 2019. Includes 12 SNAG members. Learn more