Member Achievements – April 2014

April 14, 2014

Kristin Diener


Kristin DienerKristin Diener’s “Eyeball Pendant” is featured on the cover of the book On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets by Suzanne Ramljak. The exhibition Protective Ornament, in conjunction with the book, opens in May at The Metal Museum in Memphis, TN.

John DoddsJohn Dodds, an Alamosa, CO artist and high school art teacher, was recently acclaimed in Metalsmith for his anti-trophy artwork. An article related to this was published in the Valley Courier newspaper in Alamosa.

Kaminer HaislipKaminer Haislip is receiving the Samuel Gaillard Stoney Conservation Craftsmanship Award on Historic Charleston Foundation Charter Day. Haislip is a contemporary silversmith located in downtown Charleston, SC.

Barbara HeinrichBarbara Heinrich is featured on the Joia Gems blog. Joia Gems offers an exclusive look into Heinrich’s passion for design with a beautiful, illustrated collaborative article written by jewelry industry professionals Patricia Syvrud and Christine Webb.

WendyMcAllister.Grand BoisWendy McAllister’s enameled brooch “Grand Bois” was acquired by the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC for their permanent collection. It is included in their exhibition, Allure of Flowers: Botanical Motifs in Craft, Design, and Fashion until August 10, 2014.  She received the Award of Excellence at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, MD.

Komelia OkimKomelia Okim has been recognized for her four decades of work as an artist and educator with a month-long retrospective show of her work in the Montgomery College – Rockville Campus this fall. Spring 2014 will be her final teaching semester before she retires.

x_LIVRE PINO.inddClaudio Pino has unveiled his first hardcover monograph, The Power of the Rings. His designs can also be found in the new book Steampunk Jewelry by Spurgeon Vaughn Ratcliffe. And his new rings have recently been in JOYAS Magazine, Canadian Jeweller Magazine, ELLE Quebec, and on the cover of ELLE Canada.

Ezra_Satok-WolmanEzra Satok-Wolman had two brooches, “The Mathematical Fingerprint of God” and “The Perpetual Motion of the Universe,” selected for the 2014 Friedrich Becker Prize.  The Exhibition of Selected Works will run from May 24 to July 20, 2014 at the Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, and then travel to the German Goldsmith’s House, Hanau from July 26 to September 14.

The 2014 NICHE Awards winners list includes several SNAG members: Elizabeth & Jack Gualtieri – Gold with Stones; Frances Solar – Metal: Fabricated/Forged; Makiko Maeda – Jewelry: Fine; and Lauren Mapes – Jewelry: Fashion.

The 2014 Saul Bell Design Award finalists include SNAG members: Chelsea Fay – Silver/Argentium Silver; Linda Kaye-Moses – Metal Clay; Nicolette Absil – Enamel; Merry-Lee Rae – Enamel; Marcus Synnot – Enamel; Janet Huddie – Alternative Metals/Materials; and Elysha Roberts – Alternative Metals/Materials. The Saul Bell Design Award is presented by Rio Grande.


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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