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New Volunteer Recognition Award Brooch Design

2018 SNAG VRA BroochBowling Green State University student Michael Nashef won a design competition held by SNAG for the 2018-2020 Volunteer Recognition Award brooch. In the Middle East and surrounding countries the term “thank you” is usually verbally pronounced in one of these three main languages: “Shukran” in Arabic, “Merci” in French, and “Thank you” in English, depending on your education level and status. 2018 SNAG VRA Brooch 2However, the main symbol or motion that everyone agrees on is the motion of putting your right hand over you heart and chest area, indicating deep gratitude from the bottom of your heart to the person who you are trying to thank. This sincere motion or symbol is a sign of respect to someone who you want to show genuine and honest appreciation for their hard work, and that you are grateful for them and what they did.

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SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Halstead, Pocosin Arts, and Shapeways.

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Volunteer Recognition Award Brooch Design Contest

SNAG is looking for the next Volunteer Recognition Award Brooch design!

2015 VRA pinEach awardee receives a specially designed brooch as a thank you from SNAG. Every three years SNAG looks for a new design from a school/group of students. The first design (2015) was created by Ross Tanner and Grand Valley State University. We thank them for this first amazing design.

SNAG is now looking for a new design for the next three years. Any group of students and/or school are eligible to submit a design (drawing/CAD/3D model) for the next three awardees starting in 2018. There is a stipend of $1,200 (total) for the three brooches and a free one year organizational membership for the winning school.

Please submit your design proposals to Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith by March 9, 2018.

Learn more about the Volunteer Recognition Award>>>

 


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: AGTA, Halstead, Pocosin Arts, and Shapeways.

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Make it Shake, Rattle & Spin!

HDC Final-01Make it Shake, Rattle & Spin! This call-for-action was made to 100 lucky recipients of the 2016 Halstead Design Challenge kits. Each kit contained 50 components. Artists were asked to create a kinetic brooch using the supplies and adding a found object.

When the results came in, the jury was impressed by the diverse work created. Every artist put their own spin on things! Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, NC will exhibit the top twenty juried-in pieces during the SNAGneXt conference in May. Look out for some very creative surprises!

Brooches will be for sale during the gallery exhibition. Unsold work from the exhibition will be featured in an online sale on SNAG’s website after SNAGneXt.

Here is a sneek peek at some of the brooches:

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Gabrielle Gould,
“Spring Garden View,” copper, brass, sterling, shells, feathers, 4 x 4  x 1 inches
Matthew Smith, “Atom Smasher,” sterling silver, copper, brass, laminate, glass, resin, paper, steel, nail polish, 4 x 3 x .5 inches
Kathryn Osgood, “Yellow Tidepool Brooch,” copper, enamel, sterling, brass, found object, 4 x 2.5 x 1 inches
Kirsten Denbow, “Freedom,” silver, copper, enamel, found pewter pig, 6.5 x 1.5 x 1 inches
Jessica Todd, “Traces,” sterling silver, copper, brass, found glass, charcoal and graphite shavings, spray paint, 4 x 4 x 1 inches


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Aaron Faber Gallery, Halstead, NextFab, and Pocosin Arts.

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