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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.

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Deadline: October 18, 2018


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SNAG-Sponsored Lectures at SOFA Chicago

SOFA_CHICAGO logoSNAG Emerging Artists 2017
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 8:30-9:30am
Three exceptional emerging artists, Kat Cole, Motoko Furuhashi and Anne-Sophie Vallée, will each speak about the development of the innovative jewelry they create.

Genesis: Life and Form Through Different Lenses
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 9:30 – 10:30am
Jewelry artists Ezra Satok-Wolman and Wendy McAllister will each present a lecture about their work and collaborative exhibition project Genesis: Life and Form Through Different Lenses. From a simple flower to complex fractals, the lectures will explore how both artists draw inspiration from the geometry of the natural world, and the vastly different ways in which they interpret it.

CAST: A New Book and the SOFA Artists It Features
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 10:30 -11:30am
CAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process by Jen Townsend and Renèe Zettle-Sterling is a new book that shines a light on the under-appreciated art of casting from the Bronze Age until today. This lecture will focus on SOFA artists who are featured in the book and who use casting in a variety of ways with incredible and varied outcomes. There will be a book signing with the authors following the lecture.

Also of interest:

Turning a Full Circle
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 2:00-3:00pm
From its inception as an artist led organization, the American Association of Woodturners has been dedicated to the open sharing, collaboration and communication of ideas, techniques, and opportunities. In this panel, moderator Gwynne Rukenbrod, Executive Director of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, will bring her experience with craft organizations to a discussion of how the AAW’s uniquely broad spectrum approach to membership has cultivated new talent and sparked creativity, as well as played a role in rapid advances in techniques and technology. Presented by the American Association of Woodturners in conjunction with the SOFA CHICAGO Special Exhibit “MATERIAL EVIDENCE.”

Reminiscence: A 45 Year Journey in the World of Contemporary Jewelry
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 2:00-3:00pm
Jewelry artist Janis Kerman will discuss her journey through the contemporary jewelry world. Kerman’s work is based on geometric shapes – their inherent strength, applicability, and timelessness. Following the lecture will be a signing of her recent book, Reminiscence: A 45 Year Journey in the World of Contemporary Jewelry at the Option Art booth. Presented by Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h and Option Art.

Luminous Vessels: An Ongoing Exploration of Form, Design and Color
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm
In this lecture, artist David Huang will consider his exploration of form, design and patina as his body of work has developed over the years. Huang’s metal vessels showcase skilled craftsmanship and explore the physicality of the material world. Presented by Kirsten Muenster Projects.

Learn more at the SOFA website

 


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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