SNAG’s 50th Anniversary


SNAG is celebrating 50 years as an organization! We invite you to celebrate with us!

In 1969, seven jewelry and metal artists formed the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) after a meeting held in Chicago in 1968. They were united by a belief in the value of strengthening the jewelry and metals field through professional conferences and quality exhibitions. SNAG has since become a large creative community of artists coming from diverse backgrounds, artist-designers, makers, collectors, curators, historians, patrons, and the metalsmithing-curious.

Since the original group of smiths came together at the organization’s first conference in 1970, the impact continues to resonate in the organization as SNAG endeavors to positively influence and enhance the livelihood of its large membership. The 2019 conference in Chicago will launch SNAG into a year-long 50th anniversary celebration culminating with the 2020 conference.