SNAG is seeking partners in co-producing and/or supporting exhibitions that advance SNAG’s mission to educate audiences about the historical, artistic and cultural importance of jewelry, metalwork and design. The exhibition partners program has up to $2,500 for support of one proposed exhibition for 2013 with an application deadline for proposals of October 15th 2012. In 2012, this award helped support the exhibition, Transformation 8: Contemporary Works in Small Metals (Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize series), at the Society for Contemporary Craft. More information and guidelines for applying are located on SNAG’s Exhibitions page.
I have a strong desire to be of service and I saw an opportunity to help that could be mutually beneficial. My “former life” could be of service to a fairly large organization and that interested me. I would now be able to meet some of my jewelry heroes and make a difference at the same time.
The 2012 Hoover & Strong Scholarship recipient:
Hoover and Strong $3,000 Award for production jewelry design
Jolee Mickesh graduate student, Bowling Green University
The 2012 Educational Endowment Scholarship recipients:
SNAG $2,000 Award
Erica Meier, graduate student, University of Wisconsin, Madison
SNAG $1,500 Award
Lindsay Fisher, undergraduate student, Grand Valley State University
SNAG $1,000 Award
Bongsang Cho, graduate student, Savannah College of Art and Design
I took my first metals class as a junior in college at Miami University with Lin Stanionis in 1983. I was not a very talented student and really struggled with technique but something clicked while making my final piece of the semester and I enrolled in a second class. I have been hooked ever since.
Hilary Jones-Wujcik – Volunteer Spotlight
Educated at Indiana University, I have lived and worked in Tucson, AZ since 1974. In my studio, I design and create jewelry working in gold, silver, copper, brass, bronze, diamonds, semi precious stones and random found objects. I have participated in the amazing Tucson Gem and Mineral Show since 1975. I have a retail booth and two special display cases: one with my work and one featuring my students’ works.
Metal has always remained a challenge to me. Even though I have worked in metal since 1971, I am still discovering new ways to approach it.
I have taught classes in Art, Jewelery Design and Art History since 1973. In May 2005, I retired from public education and now I am unretired, teaching Jewelry Fabrication, Lost Wax Casting and Enameling for Pima County NR Parks and Recreation.
My accomplishments include representing CDO High School in Arizona Teacher of the Year and in the Circle K Outstanding Faculty Awards program and receiving the honor or Outstanding Art Teacher of the Year in Arizona Congressional Arts program. I enjoy volunteering for causes I believe in: Art, Art Education, Metalsmithing…to meet people and get them involved in great organizations such as SNAG.
Teaching gives me balance, increasing my creativity and pushing me to learn new techniques. In some areas of study there are questions and answers. In Art, there are only more questions….”