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Member Achievements – August 2021

Aaron Decker

Aaron Decker recently held a solo show, it’s (not) all fun and games, at Ornamentum. Decker earned an MFA in metals at Cranbrook (2015), and his works can be found in many collections, including the recent acquisition of several pieces by the Enamel Arts Foundation. Enameled grimaces, floppy fish, and medieval maces clip together assembling necklaces, brooches, and lockets in the newest works by Decker. A body of work inspired by difficult experiences growing up queer in a military household, Decker skillfully sources and recontextualizes those memories into jewelry. Each piece its own micro narrative with titles such as mace face, cut my teeth, and luke, a flying fish, these new enamels combine a deep curiosity for the material and its history in military medals and regalia with the fascination of toys and play to make pieces that come apart, and reconfigure into an array of different wearable possibilities. More toy than jewelry, these new wearable works by Decker are a strong and confident turn in the artist’s practice.

Linda Kaye-Moses

Linda Kaye-Moses was an invited artist for The Fuller Craft Museum exhibition, Makers and Mentors: The Art and Life of Snow Farm—The New England Craft Program. This exhibition (Nov 2020-July 2021) was a tribute to Snow Farm, a beloved arts education institution and craft community. This nonprofit residential craft school in Williamsburg, MA, brings people together “who share a belief that creating is powerful, and creating with others can be life-changing.” The Fuller Craft Museum celebrated the numerous ways contemporary craft has been impacted through Snow Farm. The invitational exhibition highlighted the work of multiple generations of artists who have been part of the school; makers, including Kaye-Mose who have been an enormous influence on those in the classroom, workshop, and studio.

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Kathleen Nowak Tucci’s jewelry makes appearances in several episodes of Grace and Frankie on Netflix. Tucci was also just featured in SNAG’s Metalsmith magazine. See more @kathleennowaktucci

Members: Send your achievements to SNAG!


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America and Halstead.

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WE ARE SNAG: Anthology

 

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WE ARE SNAG: Anthology is the seventh member exhibition in our WE ARE SNAG series. It is not a juried exhibition, but rather a virtual catalog of some of the SNAG membership in 2021, created as a visual resource. 500+ members are included.

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Lifetime Achievement Award Design: Competition 2022

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SNAG’s Lifetime Achievement Award Design Competition is open to all members. This Award is the highest honor SNAG can bestow upon an individual.  It is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of contemporary metalsmithing throughout their career. The design may be a vessel, jewelry or object.

Deadline: September 30, 2021

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2021 Educational Endowment Scholarships

SNAG awards five student scholarships with at least one scholarship awarded to a student attending a 2 year institution and at least 1 additional scholarship awarded to an undergraduate student. These scholarships are to be applied to tuition or course fees for the students’ educational programs.

Congratulations to the 2021 Educational Endowment Student Scholarship recipients:

Jenna Corso 2021 EES
$2000 Award
Jenna Corso
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
“Inheritance Neckpiece,” 2020, brass, hair, bone, teeth, garnet, pearls, paint, 12″ x 7″

Sean Eren Rutledge 2021 EES

$1750 Award
Sean Eren
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
“Warp,” (brooch), 2020, cast bronze, silver plate, bloodwood, spring steel wire (box) white oak, walnut, nylon, velvet, 3” x 1 1⁄2” x 3⁄4”

Lauren Darrouzet 2021 EES

$1500 Award
Lauren Darrouzet
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
“Bejeweled I,” 2020, sterling silver, acrylic, resin, vintage Swarovski crystals, cubic zirconia, 1” x 2.5” x 0.5”

Vicki Branagan 2021 EES

 

$1250 Award
Vicki Branagan
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
“I Know You Mean Well,” 2021, copper, brass, cotton yarn, powdercoat, 4” x 4” x 1”

Amy Solis 2021 EES

$1000 Award
Amy Solis
Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
“Undocu Unafraid,” 2020, brass, copper, silver, 2 .75” x 2.875”


SNAG also awards three scholarships for professional artists to use toward a course of study related to the jewelry and metals field in North America.

Congratulations to the 2021 Educational Endowment Professional Artist Scholarship recipients:

Luci Jockel 2021 EES

$2000 Award
Luci Jockel
“Untitled Basalt,” 2020, silk thread, honey bee wings, archival glue, 29” x 1 ½” x ¼”

Sarah Holden 2021 EES

$1500 Award
Sarah Holden
“Married to the Game,” 2021, mild steel, yellow brass, 11″ x 11″ x 2″

 Everett Hoffman 2021 EES

$1000 Award
Everett Hoffman
“Flower Power Cup,” 2020, vintage rhinestones, stainless steel, light components, 7” x 4” x 4”


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America and Halstead.

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Member Achievements – July 2021

Annapolis_Table_13 (Medium)Maynard Studios Inc. won a Gold award in the 2021 Ernest Wiemann Top Job Competition for Outstanding Craftsmanship, administered by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA).

SorrelAcacia_Tulip Necklace GCDCSorrel Acacia is the recipient of The Podolsky Award and a Silver in the Junior Jewellers 3D Craft Section at the 2021 Goldsmiths Craft and Design Awards Ceremony in London, England.

1LBBucheitFourElementsBridalCrownLiz Bucheit presented in the exhibition “Nordic Crowns & Beyond: In Praise of Women” at the Duluth Nordic Center in Duluth, MN.

John Teal CrutchfieldMetallic Art Graphics was selected for the 2021 Best of Richmond Award in the Museum/Art Gallery category by the Richmond Award Program.

unnamedOlivia Shih was awarded the 2020 Cindy Edelstein Jewelry Design Scholarship by the The Women’s Jewelry Association.

Robert Schroeder created the new ceremonial mace for Purdue University Fort Wayne graduates. View the article about Robert and the ceremonial mace here.

IMG_20210701_124217_473Wayne Werner is presenting in the exhibition “Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age” curated by Elyse Zorn Karlin at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA.

 

 

 

Members: Send your achievements to SNAG!


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America and Halstead.

GIA_Logo_CMYK Halstead