As we work towards stabilizing the organization we’re looking at all the ways we can be most effective in this new landscape. Watch this video message to hear more about the initiatives we’ll be working on in 2022 to better serve SNAG’s membership and the field at large. We are so thankful for all of our community members who have stepped up to contribute to our goal of raising $25,000 by the end of the year!
Join Pocosin Arts and SNAG for the next Virtual Passport Series with artist and researcher Elizabeth Turrell.
- March 6, 2022: virtual lecture — An Introduction to Vitreous Enamel in Architecture and Public Art
- March 13, 2022: virtual workshop — Add and Subtract – The pleasures of Mark Making in Enamel
Discount for SNAG members and students. Sponsored by Lindstrom. Learn more & register
The James Renwick Alliance for Craft is partnering with the Furniture Society and SNAG for a virtual artist talk by blacksmith Rachel David. It is free and open to all on February 3, 2022 at 6:00 pm Eastern. David is a blacksmith, sculptor, designer and maker, whose work encompasses art, furniture, architectural elements, activism, and collaborations. As a part of this event, JRACraft will bestow the 2021 Chrysalis Award in recognition of Rachel David’s innovation and excellence.
David’s work is inspired by her life, the body, landscapes and the processes of metalworking that she specializes in. Her structured, organic forms and textures reference physical restraints, shibari, cellulite, valleys, hills, and crevasses. David was one of the founding members of the Society of Inclusive Blacksmiths, a small group of female, queer, transgender, people of color, and gender non-conforming metalworkers who support equity, diversity and inclusion in the field of blacksmithing.
Learn more & register at https://www.jra.org/jracraftevents/rachel-david
Save the date: We’re tentatively planning to bring back SNAG’s Annual Conference in-person June 1-4, 2022 in Providence, RI. More details to come!
Voltage: The Power of Contemporary Jewelry is an exhibition & sale that seeks to highlight SNAG’s diverse membership. There are 3 main components:
- Select pieces will be on view during New York City Jewelry Week (NYCJW) at Industry City, Makers Guild, 51 35th Street, Brooklyn, NY, November 17-21, 2021
- Select pieces will be included in Metalsmith magazine Vol 41 No 4
- All submissions will be in an online exhibition & sale November 15, 2021-January 15, 2022
The power of jewelry lies in the spark that is generated by the maker and their unique observation of the world. The ignition of the creation process unfolds into a current of energy that infuses the piece with its unique story and an enthusiasm that can transfer from the artist to an audience or individual when a connection is made. Pivotal moments reshape and shift artists’ studio practices and audience relationships. This exhibition explores the profound impact of inspiration and the different trajectorial changes that have kindled an exciting emergence of new work.