The fifth juried member online exhibition in the We Are SNAG Membership Series.
When considering the temporal qualities of metalwork, it is often its endurance over time that comes to mind. Jewelry is passed from one generation to the next, is tied to memory and intimacy, and historically, the stability, durability, and preciousness of its materials added value to its composition. With the Studio Craft movement coming to the fore in the 1950s, the correlation between value and material was subverted, and the possibilities of expression in the field expanded dramatically. This exhibition seeks to explore the notion of “ephemerality” in its widest definition, showcasing work that explores transience, is comprised of impermanent materials, incorporates memorabilia and “ephemera,” and/or exists through time-based performance and photography.
SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, and Shapeways.
Extended Deadline: January 1, 2019, 5:00 pm Pacific Time.
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.
- 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 email@example.com
- Please include the following application information with your design:
- Phone number:
- Brief design statement:
SNAG 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
SNAG 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
SNAG 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 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
SNAG will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2019 and would like to honor its diverse membership by highlighting a different artist each month in a dedicative blog post. In addition, a SNAG Celebrates banner with the artist’s name will be displayed on our homepage for the duration of the month. Selected members will be notified via email and asked to submit hi-res images of 3-5 works, artist statement and bio (links to online presences and portfolios also accepted.)
The purpose of this series is to celebrate how much our community has grown over the past 50 years and how metalsmithing has evolved since the time of SNAG’s conception. To emphasize this sense of community, we would like to call upon our members to nominate fellow artists that they feel deserve this recognition. We are looking for artists that represent the broad range and innovation of work being created by our membership.
To nominate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Name of nominated artist and nominator
- Brief description of nominated artist, professional and/or personal
- Link to online portfolio/website of nominated artist, OR images of their work
Deadline: December 17, 2018