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Halstead Design Challenge

Design kits go on sale October 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. PST

2017 HDC Memento

A picture is worth 1000 words. What does your image reveal? The 2017 Halstead Design Challenge “Memento” asks you to incorporate a photo into a brooch constructed primarily from materials in the Halstead challenge kit. A juried selection from all entries will be exhibited at the SNAG New Orleans Conference in May 2017. Proceeds from entry fees directly benefit SNAG.

Receive a 50 pc kit of sterling silver, copper and brass supplies from Halstead to get your creative juices flowing. Your kit will include sheet metal, chain segments, wire, blanks, links, rivets and a few fun beads. Add a photo to create a brooch.  Only 200 Halstead Challenge kits are available, get your hands on them before they are gone. Design kits go on sale October 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. PST. Kit price/entry fee is $39 (includes shipping*).

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Halstead Design Challenge Online Exhibition & Sale

Gabrielle Gould_HDCAn online exhibition of select brooches can be viewed here.

Make it Shake, Rattle & Spin! This call-for-action was made to 100 lucky recipients of the 2016 Halstead Design Challenge kits. Each kit contained 50 components. Artists were asked to create a kinetic brooch using the supplies and a found object.

HDC-Final-011Select brooches were featured in an exhibition during SNAGneXt in May 2016. Some of the brooches are available for purchase in a new online exhibition. A portion of the proceeds goes to SNAG.

at right: Gabrielle Gould


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Halstead Design Challenge Video

HDC Final-01Make it Shake, Rattle & Spin! This call-for-action was made to 100 lucky recipients of the 2016 Halstead Design Challenge kits. Each kit contained 50 components. Artists were asked to create a kinetic brooch using the supplies and adding a found object.

Selected brooches were on display and for sale at Blue Spiral 1 gallery in Asheville, NC in May 2016. Winners of the contest were announced at the exhibition. Unsold work from the exhibition will be featured in an online sale on SNAG’s website soon.

Be sure to watch this amazing not-to-be-missed video of some of the brooches in action!


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Halstead Design Challenge Winners

HDC Final-01Make it Shake, Rattle & Spin! This call-for-action was made to 100 lucky recipients of the 2016 Halstead Design Challenge kits. Each kit contained 50 components. Artists were asked to create a kinetic brooch using the supplies and adding a found object.

Selected brooches are on display and for sale at Blue Spiral 1 gallery in Asheville, NC, through May 20, 2016. Unsold work from the exhibition will be featured in an online sale on SNAG’s website after the SNAGneXt conference.

Announcing the Halstead Design Challenge winners:

1st Place: Gabrielle Gould
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2nd Place: Stacy Heptig Rodgers
Stacy Heptig Rodgers

3rd Place: Kirsten Denbow
Kirsten Denbow

Runners Up: Matt Smith, Jessica Todd, Erin Cora Turner

Matt Smith_HDC Jessica Todd Erin Cora Turner

Congratulations!


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Aaron Faber Gallery, Halstead, NextFab, and Pocosin Arts.

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Make it Shake, Rattle & Spin!

HDC Final-01Make it Shake, Rattle & Spin! This call-for-action was made to 100 lucky recipients of the 2016 Halstead Design Challenge kits. Each kit contained 50 components. Artists were asked to create a kinetic brooch using the supplies and adding a found object.

When the results came in, the jury was impressed by the diverse work created. Every artist put their own spin on things! Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, NC will exhibit the top twenty juried-in pieces during the SNAGneXt conference in May. Look out for some very creative surprises!

Brooches will be for sale during the gallery exhibition. Unsold work from the exhibition will be featured in an online sale on SNAG’s website after SNAGneXt.

Here is a sneek peek at some of the brooches:

Gabrielle Gould_HDC  Matt Smith_HDC

Kathryn Osgood HDC  Kirsten Denbow_HDC

Jessica Todd_HDC

top to bottom:
Gabrielle Gould,
“Spring Garden View,” copper, brass, sterling, shells, feathers, 4 x 4  x 1 inches
Matthew Smith, “Atom Smasher,” sterling silver, copper, brass, laminate, glass, resin, paper, steel, nail polish, 4 x 3 x .5 inches
Kathryn Osgood, “Yellow Tidepool Brooch,” copper, enamel, sterling, brass, found object, 4 x 2.5 x 1 inches
Kirsten Denbow, “Freedom,” silver, copper, enamel, found pewter pig, 6.5 x 1.5 x 1 inches
Jessica Todd, “Traces,” sterling silver, copper, brass, found glass, charcoal and graphite shavings, spray paint, 4 x 4 x 1 inches


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Aaron Faber Gallery, Halstead, NextFab, and Pocosin Arts.

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