Maynard Studios Inc. won a Gold award in the 2021 Ernest Wiemann Top Job Competition for Outstanding Craftsmanship, administered by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA).
Sorrel Acacia is the recipient of The Podolsky Award and a Silver in the Junior Jewellers 3D Craft Section at the 2021 Goldsmiths Craft and Design Awards Ceremony in London, England.
Liz Bucheit presented in the exhibition “Nordic Crowns & Beyond: In Praise of Women” at the Duluth Nordic Center in Duluth, MN.
John Teal Crutchfield, Metallic Art Graphics was selected for the 2021 Best of Richmond Award in the Museum/Art Gallery category by the Richmond Award Program.
Olivia Shih was awarded the 2020 Cindy Edelstein Jewelry Design Scholarship by the The Women’s Jewelry Association.
Robert Schroeder created the new ceremonial mace for Purdue University Fort Wayne graduates. View the article about Robert and the ceremonial mace here.
Wayne Werner is presenting in the exhibition “Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age” curated by Elyse Zorn Karlin at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA.
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SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America and Halstead.
The Goldsmith ’20 exhibition runs June 23-July 24, 2021 at The InLiquid Gallery, 400 N. American St. Studio 314, Philadelphia, PA. 215-235-3405.
Don’t miss our virtual Gallery Crawl on June 26th during the SNAG conference.
Goldsmith ‘20 is a nod in the direction of our predecessors, with a modern twist. SNAG members were invited to look at the pieces and makers that were in the original exhibition to influence their own creation. Learn more
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