Long-time SNAG member Nancy Monkman passed away on October 2, 2018. Nancy served as the editor of SNAG News for over a decade until August 2009. Her excellent work on the newsletter while it was still a printed publication helped all of us become more informed and appreciative of what was going on with SNAG and its members.
Nancy was also a founding member of the Metal Art Society of Southern California and a member of Northern California Enamel Guild.
There will be a celebration of her life on November 3, 2018 in Pasadena, CA. SNAG members who are interested in attending can contact SNAG for more information.
October 15 through November 30, 2018 is SNAG Membership Month!
We love members! For new and expired members we have a special offer:
Join or rejoin SNAG between October 15th and November 30th and you will be entered into a drawing for one of these prizes:
- 2019 SNAG conference basic registration waiver
- 1/4 page ad in Metalsmith or Metalsmith Tech
- 1-year free membership (to be applied to your next year)
- A box of SNAG swag (apron, water bottle, sticker and more) (two boxes available)
Want to see the full list of membership benefits? Check them out here.
New members: Join Here
Expired members: Rejoin Here
And be sure to let others know about our membership month!
Are you a student?
Check out our special student membership offer: There is an additional discount when four or more students sign up at the same time. The school with the most sign-ups using this form (Sept. 1- Nov. 30, 2018) will receive a free 1-year Organization membership and a box of Metalsmith backissues. (New and expired students will also be entered in the prize drawing.)
Questions? Please contact SNAG
SNAG Editor Emily Zilber was named as an up-and-coming leader in the field by American Craft Council. You can read more about Emily in the October/November 2018 issue of American Craft.
SNAG sponsored an Award of Excellence at Peters Valley Craft Fair. Alexandra Lozier was the recipient of the award. Congratulations Alexandra!
Emily Shaffer has won the 2018 Halstead Grant for new jewelry businesses. Emily Shaffer Studio started three years ago in Franklin, Maine, and will be moving to a new location in Ellsworth, Maine, in October. Emily received her BFA in crafts – fine metal jewelry and BS in art education from Kutztown University.
Steven Brownlee and Jewelry Creations Workshop were featured in VoyageMIA. Jewelry Creations Workshop is located in North Miami and offers jewelry classes which are tailored specially to each student. Classes are taught by trained professionals, Steven Brownlee, resident instructors, and visiting instructors on a rotating basis that cater to all levels and interests.
Claudio Pino presents new creations at Where I Come From: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity in Jewelry at Aaron Faber Gallery from October 4-25, 2018. In addition, this exhibition will be presented at SOFA Chicago.
“Ariamuara,” a neckpiece by Linda Kaye-Moses, has been accepted and will be shown in the national exhibition Under Fire 2. The exhibition will be held at the Krikorian Gallery of the Worcester Center for Crafts from October 18-November 17, 2018.
Adrienne M. Grafton from Western PA, has a solo show, entitled Departed, open from October 1-26 at the Anne Rudd Galyon Gallery on the Greensboro College campus.
SNAG member Marjorie Simon and Biba Schutz have curated a show of NY artists for the NYC Jewelry Week entitled LOUD AND CLEAR: Voices from the Empire State. The participating artists, including the curators, are all studio jewelers, representing a range of age and working styles. Gallery Maison Gerard, November 12-16.
Judy Wukitsch is helping organize an Open Studio for New York City Jewelry Week, November 12-18 at Studio 135: Jewelers at Work. It will include a demo of alloying gold and silver, various fabrication techniques, stone setting and a special feature will include an enameling demo.
SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, and Shapeways.
RAW/REFINED: SNAG’s 2018 Student Slideshow
This presentation, originally shown at the SNAG conference in Portland, Oregon in May 2018, represents the talent, creativity, and hard work of students. We sought out powerful and inspirational images from students pursuing certificates, associates, bachelors and master’s degrees.
What’s old is new again. Karma. Rebirth. Revival.
Any which way you want to look at the topic of CYCLE, explore the 2019 Halstead Design Challenge theme by playing with your ideas on continuity, loops or lifecycles! 2019 is a special year for SNAG as the organization celebrates its 50th anniversary. Such occasions are a time for reflection on the past and the future. Show us your interpretations of repetition or progression, fabrication techniques and creative use of a found object – all brought to life as a neckpiece or pendant!
Help raise funds for SNAG while having fun! Proceeds from kit sales and a percentage of work sold benefits SNAG.
Kits go on sale October 16, 2018. Learn more