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Halstead Design Challenge: CONNECTION

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The 2020 Halstead Design Challenge online exhibition and sale is here!

The theme for the 2020 challenge, CONNECTION, was inspired by the city of Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love.

Be sure to check out the amazing creations. All purchases support the makers and SNAG.

Thank you to Halstead for partnering with SNAG on this annual event.


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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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Halstead Design Challenge 2018 Online Exhibition

2018 HDC Hidden logoThe 2018 Halstead Design Challenge “Hidden” asked artists to play with the ideas of secrecy and mystery to create a brooch or convertible pendant constructed primarily from materials in the Halstead challenge kit. A juried selection from all entries was exhibited during the SNAG Portland, Oregon conference in May 2018. The work is on view in our online exhibition.


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2017 Halstead Design Challenge Online Exhibition

2017 HDC MementoThe 2017 Halstead Design Challenge “Memento” asked artists to incorporate a photo into a brooch constructed primarily from materials in the Halstead challenge kit. A juried selection from all entries was exhibited at RHINO Contemporary Crafts Gallery during the SNAG New Orleans conference in May 2017. Seventy-one brooches are now on view in our online exhibition and sale.


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2017 Halstead Design Challenge Winners

2017 HDC MementoThe 2017 Halstead Design Challenge “Memento” asked artists to incorporate a photo into a brooch constructed primarily from materials in the Halstead challenge kit. Only 200 challenge kits were available. A juried selection from all entries was exhibited at the SNAG New Orleans Conference in May 2017. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated!

2017 Winners

1st Place: Jim Bové, Mnemosyne at the Waters of Lethe
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2nd Place: Thomas Mann, Nude with Wings
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3rd Place: Kelly Jean Conroy, Elipse
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Runners-up: Renee Zettle-Sterling, Xinhao Yang, Jill Tower
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