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SNAG Conference Opportunities

Be sure to take advantage of these great SNAG 2014 conference opportunities!

Conference Registration

super saver registration rates available through March 17, 2014
SNAG members save $100, students save $65. Registration rates increase after March 17. Learn more>>>

Pre- and Post- Conference Workshops

early bird registration rates available through February 15, 2014
Five Pre & Post Conference workshops offered at Quench Jewelry Arts & Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center. Learn more>>>

Trunk Show

Interested in being a participant in SNAG’s 4th Annual Trunk Show? You can sign up at the same time that you register for the conference. Space limited. Learn more>>>

VIP Trunk Show Preview Party

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to beat the crowds and preview this year’s amazing collection of one-of-a-kind works by regional, national and international jewelry and metal artists. Learn more>>>

Red Carpet Call for Entry

deadline March 15, 2014
On the closing night of the 2014 conference, this SNAG fundraiser offers a twist on the traditional Exhibition in Motion – with an Interactive Red Carpet Exhibition. Attendees become the models and are invited to select stunning jewels and wearable sculptures from the exhibit to wear down the red carpet and have their photo taken during this juried, interactive exhibition. Learn more>>>

Education Resource Room

registration for educational programs continues through April 15, 2014
The Education Resource Room connects students with representatives from universities, colleges, schools, art centers and other programs across the United States. Learn more>>>

Portfolio Review

registration: March 24-April 18, 2014
Portfolio Reviews are for emerging artists and students. Gallery representatives, curators, artist/professors, entrepreneurs, and other professionals in the metals field will be available by appointment to review portfolios and provide professional advice and guidance. Learn more>>>


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Be sure to take advantage of these great SNAG 2014 conference opportunities!

SNAG/crafthaus Conference Scholarship

deadline January 10, 2014
Application for the scholarship is open to all SNAG and crafthaus members (must be a member of both organizations), regardless of location or background. The recipient must have finished their education and be in the field of jewelry or metalsmithing. The recipient will receive a SNAG conference fee waiver and more. Learn more>>>

Conference Student Scholarships

deadline January 21, 2014
Educators may request a scholarship for a student. Scholarships are limited to Jewelry/Metals degree-seeking students, full-time or part-time, and including community colleges. Each scholarship covers the registration fee for the conference. Students are responsible for their travel, accommodations and other expenses. Learn more>>>

Juried Student Exhibition: “Open Field Running”

deadline February 1, 2014
The 2014 Juried Student Exhibition will showcase the best student work from college and university metalsmithing and jewelry programs across North America.  To be held onsite in conjunction with the 2014 SNAG conference. Learn more>>>

Annual Presentation of Student Work: “Alchemy in the Digital Age”

deadline February 1, 2014
Educators: Represent the talent, creativity, and hard work of your students at this year’s conference in a riveting, digital presentation of powerful and inspirational images. Learn more>>>

Education Resource Room

registration for educational programs: February 1-April 15, 2014
The Education Resource Room connects students with representatives from universities, colleges, schools, art centers and other programs across the United States. Learn more>>>

Portfolio Review

registration: March 24-April 18, 2014
Portfolio Reviews are for emerging artists and students. Gallery representatives, curators, artist/professors, entrepreneurs, and other professionals in the metals field will be available by appointment to review portfolios and provide professional advice and guidance. Learn more>>>


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Member Achievements – December 2013

 

WendyMcAllister_AtollWendy McAllister exhibited her newest one-off enameled brooches at the SIERAAD International Jewellery Art Fair in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in November.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAClaudio Pino’s rings are worn by Stanley Tucci and Lenny Kravitz in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie. Pino is known for his sculptural rings that showcase colored gemstones in mixed metal with mechanical moving parts. Read more>>>

Mensa_RoseRebecca Rose’s work is featured in the American Mensa Bulletin.

Stephen_YuskoStephen Yusko is the subject of the article “Industrial Strength” in the December/January American Craft magazine. Yusko works with forged and fabricated steel.

Todd Reed is included in MJSA Journal’s December article “Fashion Forecast: Key Jewelry Trends That Will Shape 2014.” Belle Brooke Barer is in the same issue, as part of the “2014 Trends Watch: Silver is Here to Stay.”

Boris Bally and Harriete Estel Berman are among the semi-finalists of the 2013 Eco Arts Awards in the Repurposed Materials in Arts and Design category.

AmandaPacker_RecollectAmanda Packer has been awarded the Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP) Award by the Society for Contemporary Craft. The LEAP Award honors exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field. Packer, who recently received her MFA in Jewelry and Metals from San Diego State University, explores memory, nostalgia, and the power of objects in her work. Other finalists include Ashley Buchanan, Tara Locklear, and Laura Wood.

The MJSA Education Foundation recently awarded scholarships to students pursuing degrees related to jewelry making and design. Two of the recipients are SNAG members. Melis Agabigum of Ann Arbor, Michigan, who received a $2,450 scholarship, is working toward her MFA in Metalsmithing/Jewelry and Intermedia (integrated/mixed mediums and installation) at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. William Yang, who also received a $2,450 scholarship, is completing a BFA in Jewelry at the Pratt Institute in New York City.
Melis-Agabigum     William-Yang


SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Halstead, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, K.M. Paulson Goldsmith Ltd., and Tim Roark Imports.

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TIM ROARK IMPORTS


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Announcements

 

SOFA_logoUpcoming SNAG sponsored lectures at SOFA Chicago are Dukno Yoon, Heather Bayless, and Yong Joo Kim; Daniel Pošta and Zdenek Vacĕk; and Rob and Jaap Thalen. Lectures are November 1-2, 2013. Learn more>>>

SNAG is looking for volunteers to work one or two 3-hour shifts at our resource table at SOFA Chicago. In exchange for working a shift you will receive a free entry ticket to the SOFA Chicago event October 31-November 3, 2013.  If you sign up for two or more shifts, you will get a VIP pass to the whole weekend. Contact grukenbrod@snagmetalsmith.org to sign up for a slot.

The SNAG Nominations and Elections Committee is seeking assistance in identifying potential members to serve as one (1) President-Elect, three (3) members of the Board of Directors, and one (1) member of the Nominations & Elections Committee (NEC). SNAG leadership is created by the membership through this process. Learn more>>>

Chelsea-Fay-NecklaceSNAG’s new virtual exhibition, “Contemporary Goldsmithing,” is now online. Juried by Judith Kinghorn, Tom Herman and George Sawyer, this show features incredible works in traditional materials. View the exhibition>>>

We are excited to announce a new opportunity for members to make a little money for yourself and SNAG! The UNIQUES Holiday Sale on eBay, December 2-16, 2013, will be a silent auction of one-of-a-kind, limited edition, unusual, and other handmade contemporary art jewelry and small metals that will help you gain exposure and sell some work while helping SNAG to raise some money as well. Participation is on a first come first serve basis and only the first 35 artists will be accepted. SNAG members only. Deadline November 15, 2013. Learn more>>>

Grains_to_Gold“From Grains to Gold,” SNAG’s 43rd annual conference, takes place April 23-26, 2014 in Minneapolis! This conference will explore the relationship between the maker and the materials at a time when the materials, techniques, and processes are rapidly changing, and examine the growing trends of consumers’ desire for the ‘hand-made’ and – most importantly – what it really means to be “hand-made” in the 21st century. Learn more>>>

R2Slogo250The SNAG Road 2 Success pilot mentoring project is beginning! Free registration is open now. You’ll need to have a current SNAG membership and be signed in to your account on the website in order to sign up. Visit the Road 2 Success page to see the list of incredible mentors and register.

grains-sponsor-halsteadWelcome New SNAG Corporate Member: Halstead
Supplying professional artists with wholesale jewelry supplies for 40 years. Source quality chain, findings and metal for all your creations in sterling silver, gold-filled, rose gold-filled, copper and brass. $100 minimum order. Free catalog with your first purchase. Shop online today. www.halsteadbead.com


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Member Achievements – October 2013

KroizShana Kroiz has been working on new pieces of her sensuous jewelry and will be at the American Fine Craft Show NYC, Facets in Baltimore, One of a Kind Show and Sale Chicago, and American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn.

Jillian_MooreJillian Moore will be returning to Amsterdam for the international jewellery art fair SIERAAD with nine other American jewelry makers. They will make up the largest single group of Americans at the fair, all participating for the first time excluding Moore. The organizer of SIERAAD, Astrid Berens, has been working to help promote this year’s influx of Americans with the additional post-fair event “American Monday.” This is a first for SIERAAD, and it will help further showcase the work of ten Americans, five from Moore’s group as well as five others, to the jewelry community of Amsterdam through a series of lectures and demonstrations.

Pajak-ReynoldsMichelle Pajak-Reynolds’ haute couture jewelry has been featured on Entrenous by Le Noeud. Entrenous is a website that features a love for art and design and aims to bring artists and designers closer to you. www.enbyln.com/michelle-pajak-reynoldss-haute-couture-jewelry-collection/

Claudio_PinoClaudio Pino has announced that The Museum of Decorative Arts of Santiago, Chile is presenting a few of his one-of-a-kind rings during the contemporary jewelry exhibition Delirio y Cordura. Pino’s work will also be at Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h in Montreal, Canada; the collective exhibition of 14 jewelers in Quebec will present his new trilogy, which was designed with the theme of transparency, as well as his Collection made in Platinum.

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