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


SNAG membership offers exclusive benefits and fulfilling connections for anyone interested in the art and craft of jewelry, adornment and metalsmithing.

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This gathering convenes our diverse community to engage with speakers, exhibitions, events, and each other.

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Metalsmith magazine gives you a front row seat to the world of studio art and design in contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing.

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Hope is Resiliency

This SNAG Member Exhibition explores how the participants define the resiliency of hope through their creative practice. The in-person exhibition was juried by Nora McCarthy, owner of Gallery 2052, and curator Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy with an emphasis on showcasing SNAG’s diverse membership: in materials and aesthetics, levels of experience and background. Both one-of-kind statement pieces and production-style work are included. The online exhibition features 251 works by 148 artists.


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We're raising $25,000 by year's end to sustain SNAG's infrastructure and operations. We want to continue bringing you quality SNAG programming, gathering our community together, providing resources for all levels of makers, and supporting the future of the field. These are the four prongs that support the many facets of our vibrant community. Together we can secure our brilliant gem!

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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.

Stephen Yusko: Forging Content

On October 8, 2021, Stephen Yusko’s solo show, The Way Things Go, opened in the Sculpture Center in Cleveland’s University Circle neighborhood. The curated collection included a tiny chapel, one that would fit perfectly in a miniature town situated around…



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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🚨 Open Call Alert 🚨
"Metalsmith" magazine is seeking submissions for our first editorial photography call 📷 What does photography have in common with adornment?
"The way artist-made objects are documented and presented continues to evolve. Beyond technological developments, the ubiquity of social media and the necessity of presenting work to online audiences has shifted the style and range of presentations of jewelry, adornment, and metalwork."
Submit your creatively styled images of artist-made jewelry, adornment, and metalsmithing in all forms and materials that tell a story and present works outside of the typical white background by May 1st, 2023.
For more details and the application visit the link in our bio.

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SNAG welcomes anyone with an interest in the art and craft of jewelry, adornment, and metalsmithing. Join our community to learn, make connections, and support a vibrant global network.

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