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SNAG is pleased to announce that noted metalsmith and arts educator Kristin Mitsu Shiga will join its staff as Education Director. Kristin will be responsible for planning and managing SNAG’s conferences and educational initiatives. She has held a variety of positions in the nonprofit arts sector, including Gallery Director at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Extension Program Director at the Oregon College of Art & Craft, Program Director at the Donkey Mill Art Center, and Chair of the Board of Trustees for Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Kristin served as SNAG’s very first Conference Director from 2003-2006.
Kristin has taught classes and workshops in metalsmithing and enameling around the world since 1992 and established successful metalsmithing programs at art centers in Oregon, New York and Hawaii. As a maker, she is deeply inspired by her participation in various artist collaborations, including the biennial EMMA International Collaboration in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan as well as CollaboratioNZ in Whangarei, New Zealand and the Hawaii Artist Collaboration in Holualoa, Hawaii. Her work is featured in numerous publications, including Art Jewelry Today, The Art of Enameling and several of Lark Books’ 500 Series. She has shown her work internationally and is included in notable collections, such as the Kamm Artful Teapot collection and the Permanent Collection of the White House. You can learn more about her work as a maker from this Oregon Art Beat segment.
SNAG Executive Director Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith says, “Kristin brings with her a wealth of experience and skills that will allow SNAG to continue and grow our array of educational initiatives while developing new programs. As a maker, she truly understands the needs of our members and her reputation as both a teacher and artist are unparalleled. Her experience planning conferences, creating professional practices classes for artists, and developing deep and meaningful connections throughout the general craft community will truly help SNAG advance our mission and serve our members. We are very excited to welcome Kristin back to SNAG!”
above image: Kristin Mitsu Shiga, photo by Beau Jack Key
MADE: The 2018 Juried Student Exhibition highlighted student work that challenges traditional and non-traditional ways of working using new and old materials, techniques, and ideas by the next generation of makers in the metalsmithing and jewelry field. The exhibition was held in May during the SNAG conference in Portland, Oregon.
Congratulations to the winners:
Best in Show
Lenae Zirnheld, Virginia Commonwealth University
Alejandra Carrillo-Estrada, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Amanda Linn, Oregon College of Art & Craft
Give and Receive
Thank you to the Canadian Gemmological Association for sponsoring the 2018 Student Exhibition.
SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Gemological Institute of America, Halstead, Pocosin Arts, and Shapeways.
Join us next week for our annual conference!
Society of North American Goldsmith’s 47th Annual Conference
MADE: Makers Across Disciplines Engage
May 23rd-26th, 2018
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Pkwy
MADE: Makers Across Disciplines Engage focuses on materials, art, design, and interdisciplinary collaboration. While celebrating traditional and innovative techniques alike, we seek to engage makers and other creative individuals who push the boundaries of our field with a cross-media sensibility. Portland is a city that has a strong sense of community and is home to entrepreneurs and craftspeople alike. In response to this, we invite makers who work across disciplines to explore the unforeseen directions, inventiveness, and ingenuity within the metalsmithing field.
SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Halstead, Pocosin Arts, and Shapeways.
Join SNAG for a countdown of their top 10 favorite reasons to attend the 2018 #SNAGMADE conference in Portland, Oregon! You won’t want to miss a single moment of the conference after this. Register by March 8, 2018 to get the best deal on registration rates! #SNAGPDX #SNAGMember