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Announcing SNAG’s 2016 Raffle

SNAG’s annual raffle supports the Educational Endowment Fund that awards scholarships each year to students and emerging and mid-career artists.

 

Raffle tickets now available online! Online sales continue through May 12th. You can also purchase raffle tickets at the SNAGneXt conference in Asheville, May 18-21, 2016.

Buy Raffle Tickets Now!


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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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SNAG in American Craft

American Craft Apr-May 2016 GRSHave you seen the April/May 2016 issue of American Craft magazine?

SNAG Executive Director Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith is interviewed about the upcoming SNAGneXt conference and other work SNAG is doing. Be sure to pick up a copy of the issue!


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Olivia Shih Receives SNAG/crafthaus Conference Scholarship

Olivia ShihCrafthaus is pleased to award the 2016 SNAG/crafthaus Conference Scholarship to Olivia Shih. Shih will use the scholarship to attend SNAGneXt in May.

Shih plans to blog about gender and jewelry by interviewing artists who do not shy away from words like “gender issues,” “feminism,” and “sex”; analyzing the work of said artists and the reach of their work, and reinvigorating conversation about gender in jewelry by putting together an online exhibition.

See more about Shih on the crafthaus website.