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Application deadline has passed
The 2018 Portland, Oregon SNAG conference is seeking curators, organizations, schools, and individuals to offer a fresh look at the field of contemporary metalsmithing through a multiple-exhibition and sale event called Adorned Spaces. This juried event will highlight both established and emerging artists to celebrate the innovation of metalsmithing that “engages makers across disciplines.”
The 2018 conference organizers are offering pop-up spaces to applicants interested in creating their own exhibition at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. Twenty different 100 square feet pop-up galleries will occupy a meeting room during the conference on Thursday and Friday, May 24 and 25, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. This event and participating artists will be actively featured in conference promotional materials including the conference website, advertisements, and in the conference program brochure. Additionally, a special closing reception highlighting Adorned Spaces will be held on Friday, May 25, from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
Free to apply. Fee for accepted exhibitors, see below.
Deadline has passed
Exhibitors will be notified of acceptance via email by February 27, 2018 (plenty of time for early-bird conference registration).
A $50 fee for accepted individuals, a $150 fee for groups and galleries, and $100 fee for educational institutions is due 30 days after acceptance, March 27, 2018. These fees cover a few basic event expenses for this featured SNAG exhibition event. In addition, as a benefit for Adorned Spaces exhibitors, SNAG provides insurance against damage and theft.
A detailed list of all participating artist names, addresses of artists, materials, as well as the wholesale value of all objects to be included in each exhibition will need to be provided by April 24, 2018.
Deadline has passed
Five representative images of works in the proposed exhibition, detail images are extra. All images must be of professional quality; images must be in .jpg format, and at least 1600 pixels on the longest side. Clearly label and/or caption your photos as such: LastName_FirstName_entry#, for example: Smith_John_1, Smith_John_1_detail, Smith_John_2, etc.
1. Contact Info
2. Title of Exhibition
3. Description of exhibition (limit of 500 words)
4. Explanation of relevance to conference theme “Makers Across Disciplines Engage” (limit of 500 words)
5. Description of proposed exhibition display (limit of 500 words)
Each space will be separated by removable boundaries made by masking tape on the floor. Table and chair availability will be outlined in acceptance notification. Additional materials and tools are the responsibility of the exhibitor/s. The main contact listed for the exhibition will be responsible for any or all damage done to hotel facilities. An installation method forum will be available to accepted applicants.
Schedule for Adorned Spaces Exhibition Day/Night
Installation will be: Wednesday, May 23th from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibitors are responsible for arranging exhibit set-up, must be present at the exhibition reception from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday night, and MUST take-down their exhibition from 8 p.m – 11 p.m.. Volunteers will be present during the two days to watch exhibition spaces so exhibitors may enjoy the conference.
Displayed objects are for sale, to be processed through SNAG during the closing reception. Each sale of art provides SNAG with 25% of total sale.
For questions or concerns about proposals, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Juried by SNAG Exhibitions Planning Committee Hide
*Disclaimer on Pop-Up Sales or Events* (this applies to all non-sanctioned SNAG events)
The Society of North American Goldsmiths spends a lot of time, effort, and money to put together a conference each year. We are centered around our community coming together, learning, and furthering our field of metalsmithing and jewelry. We have created dynamic programming that allows participants to view, show, and sell work in a variety of displays. We are very proud of how our community comes together and supports each other.
SNAG would like to take a moment to reinforce the hotel’s and SNAG’s policy of not allowing pop-up sales or shows in hotel rooms, this includes large events in hotel rooms as well. SNAG signs a contract that states our members will not do this because of:
- Liability – if you are hosting a pop-up show or event in a hotel room, you become liable for any potential injury that could happen in that room, including damages to the hotel room itself, its walls, and any amenities in the room. Individuals do not often carry personal liability insurance and because of that, the hotel cannot support hotel room sales.
- Noise – The Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront hotel has a variety of guests with various sleeping needs and the extra noise of having large groups in your room can be disturbing to other hotel guests. The Portland Marriott asks that we respect this and do not host large group events in our hotel rooms without their prior knowledge.
- If you host a pop-up show, the hotel security has the right to shut down your sale or event and ask you to vacate your hotel room for the remainder of your stay. You will also be responsible for any and all damages to the room and everything in it.
- Security – Selling your work or hosting an event in a hotel room can lead to security and safety issues such as money, work, and personal items being stolen, having strangers in your hotel room, etc.
SNAG does purchase a business license and liability insurance for all who participate in conference sponsored events. If you are participating in any those events, you will be covered and SNAG will handle all sales transactions. If you have any questions or need clarification on any of this, please reach out to email@example.com.