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SWEEPS is Back!

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Do you have metal scraps or old/broken jewelry just sitting around? Did you know you could do good with that stuff just cluttering up your jewelry box?

SNAG and Ethical Metalsmiths are again teaming up for SWEEPS! Just toss those scraps or broken jewelry (refine-able metals like gold or silver) in a bag and bring it to the SNAG conference in New Orleans. Or you can ship it to us during the month of May (see donation form instructions). Hoover and Strong will refine the metals and donate the money back the two organizations equally. Good for you and good for the organizations that support our field!

Every little scrap helps — look for the drop off site at the conference or ship it! Thank you!


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Register Now for the 2017 SNAG Conference

NexusWe are thrilled to announce that registration for our 2017 conference, NEXUS: A Connection of Ideas, is now open! We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans, May 24-27.

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Adorned Spaces Call for Entry

NexusThe 2017 SNAG conference is seeking curators, organizations, schools, and individuals to offer a fresh look at the field of contemporary metalsmithing through a multiple-exhibition event called Adorned Spaces. This juried event will highlight both established and emerging artists to celebrate the innovation of metalsmithing that “Connects Ideas.”

copy-of-adorned-spaces-3This year’s conference organizers are offering pop-up spaces to applicants interested in creating their own exhibition at The Sheraton, New Orleans. Twenty different 100 square feet pop-up galleries will occupy a conference room during the conference on Thursday and Friday, May 25 & 26, 2017 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. A special closing reception will be held on May 26, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. This opportunity is an open call to all conference attendees.

Deadline: February 14, 2017

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2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

LAA 400The Lifetime Achievement Award is SNAG’s highest honor and is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of metalsmithing.

SNAG is seeking nominations for its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.  The recipient will be honored at SNAG’s ‘NEXUS’ conference in New Orleans in May 2017. Any member of SNAG may nominate someone for the Lifetime Achievement Award.  The nominees do not have to be SNAG members.

Deadline for nominations is January 13, 2017.

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SNAG 2017 Conference Planning Intern

NexusPosition: SNAG 2017 Conference Planning Intern
Hours: 15+ Hours per week
Appointment of Internship: September 19th, 2016 June 1, 2017
Deadline for applications has passed

*Must be able to travel to New Orleans for the SNAG conference from May 23rd-May 28th, 2017*

Job Description: The Conference Planning Intern will play an integral role in the planning, execution and evaluation of SNAG’s annual conference activities. As Conference Planning Intern, he/she will work with the teams responsible for putting together detailed plans to execute a full lineup of events. The candidate must be able to work independently. The CPI is hands-on and will require working as part of a team. You will need to complete a wide range of activities requiring clear, effective communication, critical thinking, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

You must be able to work well under pressure, make decisions and ensure the smooth and efficient running of an event. Additional responsibilities will include, but are not limited to fundraising, communication with sponsors, vendors, and event staff, and other duties as assigned. This is a remote position and you will be required to work independently and meet deadlines as needed. Access to internet and use of your own computer is required. There will be weekly phone calls with the Conference Program Manager to update and check in. You will report to the both the Conference Program Manager and Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:
● Planning, coordination, and management of SNAG conference and events
● Plan, coordinate, and execute communication about the conference and other events through Constant Contact, Social Media, and other media outlets.
● Coordination with partners and partner staff
● Managing a budget
● Working with a team to obtain proper permits
● Working with a team to plan and execute all logistical items for the SNAG Conference
● Working with a team to organize logistics of conference
● Working with a team to coordinate staffing and volunteer requirements
● Prepare logistic documents for all vendors
● Conference event management – asked to attend conference and be point person for
all conference staff.
● Post event evaluation
● All other duties approved by supervisor.

Compensation: While this is not a paid position, the Conference Planning Intern will receive transportation to and from the conference, a comped conference waiver, and hotel accommodations paid for by SNAG.

Interested applicants please email your resume and cover letter to Alaina Clarke.