The 2019 SNAG conference will be in Chicago, IL from May 22-25. Many conference-related opportunities are already happening:
Conference Student Scholarships
Deadline: January 21, 2019
Juried Student Exhibition
Deadline: January 31, 2019
Conference Volunteer T-Shirt Design Contest
Deadline: February 8, 2019
Watch for more!
Conference registration opens January 17, 2019.
The fifth juried member online exhibition in the We Are SNAG Membership Series.
When considering the temporal qualities of metalwork, it is often its endurance over time that comes to mind. Jewelry is passed from one generation to the next, is tied to memory and intimacy, and historically, the stability, durability, and preciousness of its materials added value to its composition. With the Studio Craft movement coming to the fore in the 1950s, the correlation between value and material was subverted, and the possibilities of expression in the field expanded dramatically. This exhibition seeks to explore the notion of “ephemerality” in its widest definition, showcasing work that explores transience, is comprised of impermanent materials, incorporates memorabilia and “ephemera,” and/or exists through time-based performance and photography.
SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, and Shapeways.
Extended Deadline: January 1, 2019, 5:00 pm Pacific Time.
This upcoming year, SNAG will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary and is holding an open design contest among our members for a
commemorative enamel pin that will be sold at the 2019 conference. In addition to design credit and publicity, the winner will receive a prize of $100, a one-year SNAG membership, and 5 enamel pins of their design.
What are we looking for?
Designs should be inspired by SNAG’s rich history and the evolution of our membership over the course of the last 50 years. Each entry should include the title “SNAG” somewhere in the design; allusions to our 50th anniversary are welcomed but not required.
- Extended Deadline: January 1, 2019, 5:00 pm Pacific Time
- All files must be received in pdf or jpeg-format for initial consideration; chosen pin design must be resubmitted in eps format.
- You must be a current SNAG member to submit a design.
- Email the files with the subject line “50th Anniversary Pin Design” along with the application information below to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please include the following application information with your design:
- Phone number:
- Brief design statement:
Happy Autumn Everyone!
I hope you all are having a great start to fall and that this finds you getting geared up for the holiday season.
In October, the board had its annual fall face-to-face meeting at Arrowmont, where we worked on SNAG’s next Strategic Plan, and of course getting geared up for SNAG’S 50th Anniversaries over the next two years — when we will celebrating the founding of the organization in 2019, and the anniversary of our first conference in 2020.
So with that I want to first say many, many thanks to each and every one of you who participated in the 219 for 220 initiative!! Your generosity is wholeheartedly appreciated and all the funds will directly benefit our celebrations over the next two years.
I would like to reiterate that the significance of reaching 50 years is a huge milestone. This organization is a community that you created, it quite literally is a safe-haven for like-minded people who are generous, thoughtful, inclusive and supportive of all creative activities. And you can help SNAG continue to be a strong organization, by investing in your community before the end of the year.
As we approach the holiday season, it is the time when we will be reaching out to the entire membership with our Annual Appeal. So please reflect on what SNAG means to you — how it has benefited you personally through its events, resources, and overall comradery of the membership. And when you think of these things in addition to all the other things SNAG provides, please be generous in your giving — in whatever amount you can — to an organization that only exists because of your support.
Over the past 50 years, SNAG has helped forge a path, building the community of contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing that exists today. Our organization has created the framework that forms our international community and we want to continue bringing our traditions into the future. Your gift will allow us to continue do this. Thank you.
Again, I hope you are all enjoying the fall and being productive in all your creative endeavors.
Society of North American Goldsmiths