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SNAG Enamel Pin Design Contest

Extended Deadline: January 1, 2019, 5:00 pm Pacific Time.

IMAGINE Pin Boris Bally

Example work: I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now Champlevé Pin for Boris Bally’s exhibition Designed by Leslie W. LePere Logo Design by Eric McManus Manufactured by Sandy Parr

This upcoming year, SNAG will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary and is holding an open design contest among our members for a
commemorative enamel pin that will be sold at the 2019 conference.  In addition to design credit and publicity, the winner will receive a prize of $100, a one-year SNAG membership, and 5 enamel pins of their design.

What are we looking for?
Designs should be inspired by SNAG’s rich history and the evolution of our membership over the course of the last 50 years. Each entry should include the title “SNAG” somewhere in the design; allusions to our 50th anniversary are welcomed but not required.

Application Process:

  • Extended Deadline: January 1, 2019, 5:00 pm Pacific Time
  • All files must be received in pdf or jpeg-format for initial consideration; chosen pin design must be resubmitted in eps format.
  • You must be a current SNAG member to submit a design.
  • Email the files with the subject line “50th Anniversary Pin Design” along with the application information below to sfedoroff@snagmetalsmith.org
  • Please include the following application information with your design:
    • Name:
    • Email:
    • Phone number:
    • Brief design statement:

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Call for Nominations: SNAG Celebrates Blog Series

SNAG Celebrates

SNAG will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2019 and would like to honor its diverse membership by highlighting a different artist each month in a dedicative blog post. In addition, a SNAG Celebrates banner with the artist’s name will be displayed on our homepage for the duration of the month. Selected members will be notified via email and asked to submit hi-res images of 3-5 works, artist statement and bio (links to online presences and portfolios also accepted.)

NOMINATION PROCESS
The purpose of this series is to celebrate how much our community has grown over the past 50 years and how metalsmithing has evolved since the time of SNAG’s conception. To emphasize this sense of community, we would like to call upon our members to nominate fellow artists that they feel deserve this recognition.  We are looking for artists that represent the broad range and innovation of work being created by our membership.

To nominate, please email sfedoroff@snagmetalsmith.org with the following information:

  1. Name of nominated artist and nominator
  2. Brief description of nominated artist, professional and/or personal
  3. Link to online portfolio/website of nominated artist, OR images of their work

Deadline: December 17, 2018


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SNAG’s 50th Anniversary Planning

SNAG 50 years logoCall for Volunteers:  SNAG’s 50th Anniversary Planning Committees

Did you know that SNAG’s 50th anniversary is coming up in 2019? We want to celebrate this event BIG TIME and are looking for people like you who would enjoy helping us plan. No prior knowledge necessary, we are looking for YOUR ideas on any of these committees:

Exhibitions + Events – This committee will think about and plan special events and exhibitions taking place during the 2019 and 2020 conferences.

Fundraising – This is a big birthday for SNAG and we are hoping it will also be a big year to help our organization be financially stable for the next 50 years.

Print – We will be putting together a booklet which will detail SNAG’s history. It’s a wonderful opportunity for a SNAG history buff and  those with writing and editorial skills.

Digital Activities –  In addition to the conference activities we would like to post several web-based projects such as stories from past presidents or interviews with current members about what they envision the future of SNAG to be. If you are digitally savvy or a good social media person, we would love to have you on board!

Interested in volunteering for a 50th Anniversary Committee?  Email our Executive Director Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith. We can’t wait to have you join the team and hear your ideas. Thank you!