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SNAG is Looking for Help at SOFA

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Every year SNAG hosts an information table at SOFA Chicago. This year we are looking for someone to oversee the volunteers and the table display.

SOFA Volunteer Coordinator assignments:

  • Set up the SNAG table between 9 am-12 pm on Thursday, October 31st, 2019.
  • Be the volunteer who sits at the table during the VIP Hour on Thursday evening from 5- 9 pm.
  • Oversee the table and volunteers during the rest of the weekend from 10 am-7 pm Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd, and Sunday, November 3rd from 12-6 pm.
  • Pack up the materials and banner at 6 pm on Sunday and label them for FedEx pickup.

This position does not require you sit at the table the whole time. It does give you access to SOFA each day, plus VIP access to many special activities and the VIP Lounge. SNAG will cover your parking while at SOFA and you can record your volunteer hours with SNAG, earning hours towards a free membership, conference waiver, and more! You will be the official badge holder for SNAG during the weekend and the on-site point person for all volunteers. Typically we fill all volunteer slots, but we do need a person on-site in case something comes up or a volunteer misses their shift.

If you are interested in this volunteer coordinator position for SOFA, please email SNAG’s Executive Director Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith by October 15, 2019.


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Conference Volunteer T-Shirt Competition

SNAG Volunteer T-shirt exampleSNAG is bringing back conference Volunteer T-Shirts! We need YOUR help to create a fun and engaging design to help identify SNAG volunteers at the conference. The t-shirts are a way to thank our volunteers for their countless hours of help.

T-shirt design contest is open to SNAG members.

The winner will receive:

  • A $300 stipend for their design
  • Recognition for the design and award through SNAG social media and Riveting News
  • A t-shirt of their design
  • A shoutout during the 2018 conference in Portland, Oregon

Deadline: February 8, 2018

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Are you a SNAG Volunteer?

SNAG Volunteer logoSNAG has always been a volunteer-based organization. Because our volunteers do so much for us, we want to do a better job of recognizing and rewarding them. SNAG VOLUNTEERS is a new program to track volunteer hours and to say “Thank You!” for all the hard work you do!

Are you currently a SNAG volunteer or interested in being one? Find all the details here>>>


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SNAG’s 50th Anniversary Planning

SNAG 50 years logoCall for Volunteers:  SNAG’s 50th Anniversary Planning Committees

Did you know that SNAG’s 50th anniversary is coming up in 2019? We want to celebrate this event BIG TIME and are looking for people like you who would enjoy helping us plan. No prior knowledge necessary, we are looking for YOUR ideas on any of these committees:

Exhibitions + Events – This committee will think about and plan special events and exhibitions taking place during the 2019 and 2020 conferences.

Fundraising – This is a big birthday for SNAG and we are hoping it will also be a big year to help our organization be financially stable for the next 50 years.

Print – We will be putting together a booklet which will detail SNAG’s history. It’s a wonderful opportunity for a SNAG history buff and  those with writing and editorial skills.

Digital Activities –  In addition to the conference activities we would like to post several web-based projects such as stories from past presidents or interviews with current members about what they envision the future of SNAG to be. If you are digitally savvy or a good social media person, we would love to have you on board!

Interested in volunteering for a 50th Anniversary Committee?  Email our Executive Director Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith. We can’t wait to have you join the team and hear your ideas. Thank you!


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Jeanne Jerousek-McAninch – Volunteer Spotlight

Jeanne Jerousek-McAninch – Volunteer Spotlight

After earning an MFA at Kent State in 1974 in painting and jewelry, Tucson became my home base. For several years I taught Basic Design and Drawing classes at Pima Community College. In 1976 teaching jewelry, enameling and photography at Tucson Parks & Recreation I started doing chain making demonstrations at Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. My self-published book, a compilation of these demos, Chain Making Link By Link appeared in 1977. At that time we started offering City Visiting Artists workshops. Our first was Eleanor Moty’s Photo Etching Workshop. She is our Patron Saint of Workshops!

Volunteering since 1978 for several non-profits (Arizona Designer Craftsmen, Tucson Visiting Artists Consortium, Friends of Yuma Symposium, and most recently SNAG) morphed into grant writing, doing publicity, being statutory agent but mainly coordinating lectures and workshops by visiting artists. Hundreds of workshops later, ADC, an “all volunteer” organization, currently offers 10 to 12 visiting artists lectures and workshops a year. In 2012 ADC hosted the SNAG conference. Multi-faceted educational venues, lectures, exhibitions, and networking in epic proportions. Tucson and Mesa Arts Center pre-conference workshops followed by Demo Days made possible by many volunteers from ADC and MAC resulting in ties to an exquisite venue for future workshops. Frequently, my personal projects have taken a back seat to my “non-profit obligations.” And currently, Historic Chain Making is nearly done.