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Art Smith Scholarship Fund at FIT

Art Smith

Named in honor of NYC-based Black jewelry designer Art Smith (1917-1982), a group of 50 jewelry industry brands have joined forces to fund a $50,000 endowed scholarship at The New York Fashion Institute (FIT). It will create scholarships and mentorships to support Black students attending the school’s Jewelry Design program. Learn more

above: Jewelry designer Art Smith (photo courtesy of For Future Reference)


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2020 SNAG Election Information

Election 2020

The SNAG membership elects leaders for the coming years. All SNAG members have the right to vote. Online voting begins August 10th. Information about the candidates is available on the website. By-Law changes will also be up for vote.

 2020 Slate of Candidates:

President – Kat Cole

Board of Directors – Ben Dory, Stacy Rodgers, Demitra Thomloudis

Nominations & Elections Committee – Liz Clark


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2020 Educational Endowment Scholarships

SNAG awards three student scholarships with at least one award given to a student that is currently an undergraduate. These scholarships are for tuition towards the students’ degree granting programs.

Congratulations to the 2020 Educational Endowment Student Scholarship recipients:

VanAllen_BractSeriesNo.1Brooch_03 - Sorrel Van Allen

$2000 Award
Sorrel Van Allen
Received BFA, Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax NS Canada; Enrolled in Silversmithing Certificate Program at Bishopsland Educational Trust, Oxfordshire, UK
“Bract Series No. 1,” Nu-Gold, powdercoat, steel pin, 2 x ¾ inches, 2020

Yuan_CutBirch_2 - Yihan Yuan

$1500 Award
Yihan Yuan  

BFA in progress, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metal, State University of New York at New Paltz, NY
“Cut Birch,” Copper, silver, enamel, 2.5 x 5 x12 inches, 2020

Choi_Fetch!_5 - Jiho Choi

$1000 Award
Jiho Choi
BFA in progress, Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS Canada
“Fetch!,” Silver, bronze, stainless steel wire, ball bearing, 4 3/4 × 1/3 × 1 1/3 inches, 2019

SNAG also awards three scholarships for professional artists to use towards a course of study of their choice in North America.

Congratulations to the 2020 Educational Endowment Professional Artist Scholarship recipients:

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$2000 Award
Bridget Parlato

“Reliquary for My Father’s Hair 2,” Items from Father’s desk, copper sheet, hair, 5 x 2 x 9″, 2019

Kosker_CTCluster_4 - Adorned Spaces

$1500 Award
Joshua Kosker
“CT Cluster”, Tangelo peel, plywood, sterling silver, 2 1⁄2 x 4 x 2” (30” chain), 2016

Tolbert_Greater Than Series _2b - Jess Tolbert

$1000 Award
Jess Tolbert
“Greater-Than Series” (brooch), Fused steel staples, steel, 14K gold pin wire, 3.875” x 3.875” x .625”, 2019


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Clara Williams, Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, Pepetools, and Steven Jacob, Inc.

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As Good As Gold

As Good as Gold 2019
The sixth juried member online exhibition in the We Are SNAG Membership Series.

On view at SNAG//SPACE

2019 marked 50 years since the inception of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. From traditional goldsmiths to alternative material-smiths, from bench jewelers to educators, SNAG’s membership spans an extensive population of makers. The 2019 virtual membership exhibition celebrates the diversity and growth of the organization over the last 50 years. Juried by Sienna Patti and Taisha Carrington.


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Clara Williams, Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, Pepetools, and Steven Jacob, Inc.

Clara WilliamsGIA_Logo_CMYK Halstead
pepetoolsSteven Jacob Inc


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2020 SNAG Student Exhibition Awards

SNAG’s 2020 Juried Student Exhibition, entitled “Grit to Gold,” focuses on the future of the field. Due to the cancellation of SNAG’s 2020 conference, the exhibition is only being shown online this year. Exhibition juried by Leila Cartier and Lindsay Ketterer Gates.

View the exhibition online

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