SNAG’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Brienne Rosner as Managing Director beginning July 1st, 2021. Brienne is currently working with acting Managing Director, Kat Cole, to transition into the leadership role at SNAG. Please help us welcome her to the staff!
With 12 years of non-profit experience, Brienne is bringing her resourceful and energetic leadership to SNAG. As an engaged and committed advocate of the craft community, we are confident in her ability to take on the challenge of leading our organization into the next 50 years.
Brienne is an artist and administrator dedicated to nonprofit leadership in the field of craft, with a specific connection to jewelry and metalsmithing. She brings her background as the Gallery & Craft Fair Director at Peters Valley School of Craft, where she served twelve years in management positions. Brienne has a diversified, multifaceted skill set, with particular strength in artist and audience relations.
Brienne received a BFA (Painting) from Boston University and learned techniques in metalsmithing and various mediums through Craft Schools. She has exhibited her mixed media wall pieces and jewelry nationally, including at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show, where, at the 40th Annual, she was awarded the Louise K. Binswanger Prize for Best Artist New to the Show. Residing in the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Brienne enjoys moments of fresh air, gardening, and cooking when she’s not in the office or studio.
SNAG members will be asked to vote for positions on the Board of Directors. Each Board member will serve a 3 year term beginning in July 2021. There are 3 elected positions available on the Board; due to this, all candidates are running unopposed this year. The candidates are: Jessica Andersen, Kerianne Quick and April Wood (re-election). Online voting runs June 23rd through July 14th. Learn more
Results will be announced during the annual Membership Meeting, which will be held virtually on July 17th.
SNAG 2021 Inspire/Aspire: A Virtual Convening, June 24-27th, will include an online student exhibition. This is open to all 2020 graduates AND current students enrolled in: undergraduate programs, graduate programs, community colleges, craft schools, technical colleges, community arts centers, or cultural centers. Those working through apprenticeship/ assistantship paths are also included.
Exhibition will debut at the conference and then be included on the SNAG website. Select work will also be featured on SNAG’s social media accounts before, during and after the conference.
More Information can be found HERE
SNAG is pleased to announce its 2021 conference Inspire/Aspire: A Virtual Convening.
June 24th-27th, 2021
Early-Bird tickets will be available starting May 3rd
2020 marked a significant and difficult chapter in the organization’s history. But out of those challenges new perspectives and opportunities have risen. As the world begins to turn the corner on the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, SNAG is confident and eager to mark the 50th anniversary of SNAG’s first conference in 1970 with its first virtual conference.
Although the conference will look different this year, SNAG is enthused by what a virtual platform has to offer around broadening the access, inclusivity and diversity of our community. It will include variations on many favorite programs:
These milled hardwood forming blocks made by Kee-ho Yuen, an artist and professor of Metalsmithing and Jewelry at University of Iowa, can be purchased from the SNAG Store on SNAG//SPACE.
Thank you to Kee-ho for the virtual workshop he just presented on Using a CNC Mill to Produce Forming Blocks in Hardwood.