This presentation, originally shown at the 2019 SNAG conference in Chicago, showcases the creativity, skill and hard work of students studying metalsmithing and jewelry in institutions across North America. Coordinated by Danni Xu.
Jim Cohen was recently the subject of an article and video regarding his Judaica. Jim works in Durham, where he has a studio at Liberty Arts. He describes his work as taking items and “slightly change their appearance, so that you would not expect it, but nonetheless find it interesting, beautiful, intriguing.” Read the article here
Congratulations to Luci Jockel for being selected as a shortlisted artist for the 2019 American Craft Council Emerging Voices Awards. Luci is located in Philadelphia. Her work explores the memorialization of nonhuman animals through the intimate format of jewelry.
Debbie Sheezel was awarded Best of Show in the 2019 Saul Bell Design Awards. Debbie’s piece “Lineal Alchemy” is shown at the right. Debbie is an Australian enamel artist.
Work by Matt Lambert is included in the exhibition “PRIED,” being held at the Society of Arts + Crafts April 25-June 30, 2019. Matt is interested in exploring the body’s potential to push the traditional preconceptions of jewelry and adornment. Matt collaborates with an array of multi-media artists to reconfigure the current cultural systems of queerness and body politics, while challenging the boundaries of craft.
Rosario Garcia was awarded 2nd Place Design Excellence (4+ Years in Business) in the 2019 MJSA Vision Awards. Rosario’s Yellow and Green Gold Ring (at right) features a natural sphene at the center of a unique ring that the 18k yellow and green gold was hand-forged and engraved, and then soldered to add the granulation. Dewdrops of diamonds added the finishing touch.
Congratulations to Cassandra Adame and Galen Boone for receiving 2019 Windgate Fellowships. Each year, the Center for Craft awards ten graduating college seniors with exemplary skill in craft a Windgate Fellowship. Awardees receive $15,000 — one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students.
Anna Johnson was recognized by the 2019 Smithsonian Craft Show for focusing on sustainability and the environment. Anna creates nature-inspired jewelry with ethically sourced stones, recycled metals, and found material in a conscious effort to shift cultural values toward respect for the planet.
SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Clara Williams, Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, and Steven Jacob, Inc.
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 2019 Educational Endowment Student Scholarship recipients:
Lauren DelBrocco, Rhode Island College
Xun Liu, Savannah College of Art and Design
Vicki Cook, Western Michigan University, Frostic School of Art
SNAG also awards three scholarships for emerging and mid-career artists to use toward a workshop of their choice in North America.
Congratulations to the 2019 Educational Endowment Emerging/Mid-Career Artist Scholarship recipients:
SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, and Steven Jacob, Inc.
The Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS) is SNAG’s annual survey of jewelry and metals in contemporary art, architecture, craft, and design created in the previous year by emerging and established artists, as well as students, selected by a jury of experts including curators, artists, designers, gallery owners, and historians. In showcasing approximately 200-juried objects, each publication highlights the wide range of current ideas and making practices in the field of jewelry and metals.
SNAG invites artists, craftspeople, designers, public artists, and architects worldwide to submit images of new works focusing on metal and/or jewelry for the 2019 JAMS. Everyone from any sector of the field at any level of experience is encouraged to apply. Curators are also welcome to submit recent work purchased by their institution.
Extended deadline: June 26th, 2019 11:59 pm MST.
Don’t miss SNAG’s 48th Annual Conference – The Loop: Coming Full Circle, May 22nd – May 25th, 2019 at The Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe, Chicago, IL. Check out all the detail here. If you are not yet registered, you may do so onsite. Join us for an epic 50 years celebration!