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Register Now for the 2019 SNAG Conference

Society of North American Goldsmith’s 48th Annual Conference – The Loop: Coming Full Circle
May 22nd – May 25th, 2019
The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL

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Register by March 7th for early bird rates! Online registration closes April 25th.

SNAG is celebrating 50 years as an organization. To talk about where we are going, we must talk about where we have have been. SNAG’s 48th Annual Conference, The Loop: Coming Full Circle will celebrate SNAG’s first 50 years by focusing on the history of our field and SNAG’s vital place within that history. Along with presentations that look backward to explore significant moments and concepts in our history, both personal and collective, we will emphasize space for critical discourse, concepts/ideas, and technical presentations that speak to current questions and issues that exist in the field today.

SNAG is delighted to announce that noted curator, educator and writer Namita G. Wiggers will be opening our 2019 conference with a Keynote presentation entitled “Bending the Notes” that synthesizes histories of jewelry and craft in North America in a broader socio-cultural narrative that includes those who make and the work they make in conversation with those who write, curate, and sell.

Learn more about all of the activities that will take place at the 2019 conference and register today!


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2019 SNAG Conference Opportunities

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The 2019 SNAG conference will be in Chicago, IL from May 22-25. Many conference-related opportunities are already happening:

Conference Student Scholarships
Deadline: January 21, 2019

Juried Student Exhibition
Deadline: January 31, 2019

Conference Volunteer T-Shirt Design Contest
Deadline: February 8, 2019

Watch for more!
Conference registration opens January 17, 2019.


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Apply now for Adorned Spaces

Adorned-Spaces-1The 2019 Chicago SNAG conference is seeking curators, organizations, schools and individuals to offer a fresh look at the field of contemporary metalsmithing through a multiple-exhibition and sale event called Adorned Spaces.

 

SNAG Loop Chicago Concept Proof 3This juried event will highlight both established and emerging artists to celebrate innovations in metalsmithing through SNAG’s lifetime. Deadline: December 15, 2018. Learn more and apply


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2019 Halstead Design Challenge

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

Any which way you want to look at the topic of CYCLE, explore the 2019 Halstead Design Challenge theme by playing with your ideas on continuity, loops or lifecycles! 2019 is a special year for SNAG as the organization celebrates its 50th anniversary. Such occasions are a time for reflection on the past and the future. Show us your interpretations of repetition or progression, fabrication techniques and creative use of a found object – all brought to life as a neckpiece or pendant!

Help raise funds for SNAG while having fun! Proceeds from kit sales and a percentage of work sold benefits SNAG.

Kits go on sale October 16, 2018. Learn more


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2019 Exhibition in Motion Call for Entries

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SNAG will celebrate its 50th Anniversary next year at the 2019 Chicago conference, The Loop: Coming Full Circle. The Exhibition in Motion (EiM) committee is seeking works that reflect this milestone. The EiM is a runway-type live exhibition event that takes place at the conference.

How do you see gold? Glitz, glam, indulgent, excessive, subtle or even demure? Gold goes beyond a material, it is a color, a signifier and a feeling. Translate the idea of gold literally, or let it transport you to a golden place.

Learn more and enter

Deadline: October 18, 2018