SNAG’s 2020 Juried Student Exhibition, entitled “Grit to Gold,” focuses on the future of the field. Due to the cancellation of SNAG’s 2020 conference, the exhibition is only being shown online this year. Exhibition juried by Leila Cartier and Lindsay Ketterer Gates.
A Letter from SNAG’s Board of Directors
Dear members, sponsors, friends and colleagues,
As an organization whose mission is to foster community, SNAG believes that Black Lives Matter. We stand in solidarity with black, indigenous, people of color, LGBTQI, and all underrepresented communities in the fight for racial justice and equality.
SNAG acknowledges that expressions of solidarity are insufficient without action. We want to not only state our support, but also ask our friends and supporters to step forward with us.
As a board, we commit to increasing the diversity of the voices that guide this organization and participate in our programming. In 2017, SNAG developed a written policy on diversity, equity and inclusion because we recognized that these values are integral to fulfilling our organizational mission and vision and would help to guide our way forward.
This policy is not meant to stand in place of action, or absolve us from doing the work necessary to create a more inclusive and equitable organization. Some of that work was invested in developing a new programming model for the now canceled 49th annual conference. Though we were not able to gather face to face, it feels more urgent than ever that we engage in conversations that move toward a more equitable future for both SNAG and our individual communities.
As allies our first job is to listen and ask how we can lend support in the fight to end racial bias and systemic injustice. We will announce dates and details soon for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Dialogues that will take place as part of our In Conversation Series, we hope you will join us.
These are only small steps in what we recognize is a long journey. We are committed to accountability, listening, learning, and working together toward a more just and equitable future, both in our communities and our organization.
To provide space for the voices of those calling for justice now, we are rescheduling the J. Fred Woell Movie Nights and Panel Discussion originally planned for this week. The movies will now be available June 25 and 27 with a live Q & A on June 28th.
SNAG Board of Directors
The SNAG Board is pleased to present this feature documentary by Richard Kane about the history and significance of J. Fred Woell, a metalsmith, jeweler and political artist. Woell made satirical commentary on the dark side of history. Woell had profound beliefs in our democratic ideals yet saw the flaws in our politics. An inspiring, humble and humorous artist and teacher, Woell opened the door to seeing anew. Originally scheduled to be shown at the SNAG conference, this documentary will be available online for limited screening and will be free to all SNAG members. Please also join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with the filmmaker Richard Kane, Woell’s wife Patricia Wheeler and metalsmith Eleanor Moty.
Online Screenings – June 25th and 27th
Information on how to view the film has been emailed to members. If you have not received this information please contact us.
Panel Discussion | Q&A – June 28th at 4:00 pm Eastern
Panelists: Richard Kane (filmmaker), Patricia Wheeler (Woell’s wife), Eleanor Moty (metalsmith) and Moderated by Nicole Jacquard.
Zoom link has been emailed to members. If you have not received this information please contact us.
DVDs of Documentary
Copies are available for purchase at SNAG//SPACE for Institutional use, Library use and Personal/Home use.
Handouts from the 20th Century
A Collection of Teaching Aids Created and/or Gathered by J. Fred Woell During his 20 Years of Teaching are also available to purchase at SNAG//SPACE.
SNAG’s Membership Meeting, normally held in person during the annual conference, will now be a virtual meeting on Saturday, August 29th, 2020 at 6:00 pm Eastern. Additional details will be posted here and sent out to the membership soon.
Online voting will take place in August. Voting information will be available here and will also be sent out to the membership starting late June.
We look forward to seeing our members virtually this summer!
The 2020 Halstead Design Challenge online exhibition and sale is here!
The theme for the 2020 challenge, CONNECTION, was inspired by the city of Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love.
Be sure to check out the amazing creations. All purchases support the makers and SNAG.
Thank you to Halstead for partnering with SNAG on this annual event.