Halstead Design Challenge

HDC Cycle 2019The 2019 exhibition was held as part of Adorned Spaces, at the 2019 SNAG conference in Chicago, IL.

What’s old is new again. Karma. Rebirth. Revival.

CYCLE was the 2019 Halstead Design Challenge theme. Neckpieces and pendants were created to help raise funds for SNAG. The online exhibition and sale can be seen here.

HDC 2019 Cycle Kit


Questions? Contact Halstead at HDC@halsteadbead.com

Jurying Process
The jurying process ensures that the work submitted is of the highest quality and follows the curatorial mission outlined in the proposal. Craftsmanship, dedication to the concept of the show, diversity, intrigue, and interpretation of the call will be considered.

2019 Jury

Hilary Halstead Scott
Scott is the President of Halstead, a wholesale supplier of jewelry chain and materials that was established in 1973. The family owned and operated firm supplies thousands of jewelry artists around the globe. Scott is passionate about helping small jewelry businesses and entrepreneurs. To that end, she founded the Halstead Grant in 2005. The Halstead Grant is a business development program that awards start-up cash and recognition to an emerging jewelry artist each year. The rigorous application process is designed to encourage sound business practices in the jewelry industry. Scott has an MBA and a Masters in International Management. She worked in Madrid, Spain prior to returning to the family business. She is an active member of The Society of North American Goldsmiths and the Women Presidents Organization.

Jim Bové
Bové is a practicing artist, educator and former board member of SNAG. He has organized and curated several international exhibitions and lectures between the United States and Japan, including the cross-cultural exchange, Metalsmiths Linking. He recently completed an artist residency in Portugal where he explored landscape inspired forms. Jim’s artwork was selected for Metalsmith magazine’s Exhibition in Print, ‘Fresh’. His artwork has been featured in several books, Humor in Craft, 500 Art Necklaces, On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets and most recently in Cast. His artwork resides in collections in the United States, Japan and was awarded Honorable Mention in the Cheongju Craft Biennale, South Korea and was accepted into Schmuck as well as being exhibited in the Taiwan International Metals Crafts Competition.

Brigitte Martin
Martin is currently the Executive Director of The Furniture Society. She created the online social network CRAFTHAUS in 2008 to foster camaraderie and professional exchange within the international craft community. As the site’s editor she connects the membership with the larger craft world while offering a place to show work and discuss thoughts and ideas about craft. Martin founded a Craft Think Tank in 2011 and continues to organize the convenings in cooperation with the American Craft Council. Martin published Humor in Craft, which won the Finalist award at the 2012 USA Best Book Awards and a Gold Medal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards in 2013. Martin curates and juries exhibitions nationally and she is a regularly contributing writer for American Craft Magazine. Martin is a past-president of SNAG and a public speaker on topics of social networking, online community, artist development and art entrepreneurship.

Questions? Contact Halstead at HDC@halsteadbead.com

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The past exhibitions and sales can be viewed at SNAG//SPACE.

Read a 2017 interview with Halstead President, Hilary Halstead Scott