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Hope is Resiliency is a multi-faceted exhibition and sale that seeks to highlight SNAG’s diverse membership to several audiences. Submissions will be considered for three main components: an in-person exhibition at New York City Jewelry Week; inclusion in Metalsmith Magazine, Issue 42.3 (November); and an online exhibition. Selections will be made by jurors Angelik Vizcarrondo-Labo & Nora McCarthy for the in-person exhibition and magazine; ALL submissions will be included in the online exhibition and sale.

WE ARE SNAG: Anthology 2022

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Metalsmith Magazine

Metalsmith magazine, published by SNAG, gives you a front row seat to the world of contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing.

It is smart, beautiful and provocative, and guaranteed to inspire and invigorate. Coverage spans established and emerging contemporary makers, artists in their studios, artist-made production jewelry, cutting-edge adornment, design, fashion, hollowware, furniture, and much more. For 41 years and counting Metalsmith has brought you the best in the field.

You Asked, They Answered: Amy Weiks and Gabriel Craig

If you could choose a second career that wasn’t in the jewelry and metals field, what would you choose and why? AMY: Baker (of bread, mostly). There are a lot of variables that can go wrong with just flour, water,…

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We are an inclusive community committed to advancing the multifaceted field of metalsmithing and adornment by inspiring innovative creativity and furthering education and opportunities.

SNAG celebrates the rich diversity and history of the jewelry and metalsmithing field while valuing a variety of viewpoints through supportive, respectful and ethical interactions that nourish education and inspire innovative creativity.

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Posted withregram • armory_jewelrymetals 🔊🗣️💎 Open call for art jewelry and metal work at the Armory Art Center!!! One month left to apply!! Applications due September 16 by midnight! Link in bio and on the armoryartcenter
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Verdant Bodies is a juried exhibition open to any artist working in art jewelry, adornment, and functional metalsmithing formats. This exhibition will offer insight as to how makers of the art jewelry and metalsmithing field interpret their environments. Considerations of environment include, but are not limited to, physical “natural” or curated spaces, sociopolitical environments, and spaces within which various relationships occur. The intent of Verdant Bodies is to raise topics such as ecology, evolution, species relationships, botanical, and cultural implications. This in-person exhibition will be juried by contemporary jewelry artist, Diane Falkenhagen.

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"Native Species Series: Crotalus Atrox." Brooch; Graphite drawings on silver panels set in silver framework. 2019.

Applications are now open and are due by September 16th at midnight. Verdant Bodies will be on view October 27-November 18 at the Armory Art Center.

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Via. pistachiosjewelry Kelly Jean Conroy sent four pieces to Pistachios for the Plan B Art Project, and only two remain! Utilizing her signature etchings into mother of pearl, Kelly depicts and labels herbs historically found in amphorae. She writes; "I see my jewelry as layered paintings- collages with dimensional elements that allude to a story. The stories are about loss, something that touches us all eventually, but also about the beauty of life. If I can make death and the subsequent feeling of loss something beautiful, I can soothe my fear of future loss. We all carry these experiences of life and loss within the inner layers of our being, and I see my necklaces as a way to wear these moments on one’s outer layer." ⁠

We're honored to be one of the galleries hosting such touching pieces in this exhibition alongside Monique Rancourt and Ombre gallery before sending it off to Heide Lowe and NYC Jewelry Week! This traveling exhibition is only at Pistachios until September 18th. ⁠

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Stone face. A weird marvelous colorful happy accident.
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Black Briolette Solitaire: this ring is of the same era and style as the 'Pearl on Pylons' which I posted a fortnight ago, and which I was making in the early 90's; I love girdling such stones, and continue to do so to this day. The gemstone is Tasmanian Spinel, which was very under-rated last century, but whose hard, black opacity is deserving of wider use. This style of ring, with the bezelled stone sitting atop two columns, looks dramatic when worn because the ring shank largely disappears, leaving the setting sitting architecturally proud...
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New Bisbee Turquoise Ring. Silver, 14K gold, Bisbee turquoise.
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Summertiiiiime, and the living is... well, a teeny bit uncomfortable actually! While summertime in Arizona always brings challenges, the Universe decided to up it's game this week! Our A/C gave up the ghost bright and early Monday morning and by midday it is a LOOOOOVELY 83 degrees in here... yikes! Fingers crossed we get new a/c installed sometime this week. But in the mean time... we're meeeellllttttinnnnngggg.... 😀

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✨ A lot more lux, just for you. I am so happy to now offer many more of my signature pieces in 14K Gold including the cuff, thin granulation, asymmetrical granulation, diamond and stingray.

✨ Check them out on my website and tell me which is your favorite.

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Australian artist Jess Dare makes these absolutely delightful powder coated flower earrings. Available on our online store, these have proven to be a favorite this summer. DM or visit our website to snatch up one of our last three pairs! ⁠
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