Year: 2016

Member Achievements – September 2016

Niki Grandics is the recipient of the 2016 Halstead Grant, recognizing jewelry design excellence and business strategy acumen amongst enterprising new jewelers. Read more member news in this week’s post.

In Remembrance: Betsy Douglas

We are saddened to announce that long-time SNAG member Betsy Douglas passed away on September 2, 2016. Douglas was an Arizona icon in the metals field with an illustrious career and she served on the SNAG board from 1992 to 1994.

Member Achievements – August 2016

American Craft Week has announced their 2016 Rising Stars which includes these SNAG members: Anna Johnson, Emily Shaffer, Alice Scott, Amber Harrison, and Cate Richards. Congratulations!

Compelling Questions: Nanz Aalund

This is SNAG’s third installment of “Compelling Questions.” We pose a question to one or more people in the field of jewelry and metals and post their answer(s). This month we hear from Nanz Aalund about “Paradigm.”

Technical Article: “Mary Lee Hu’s Cookie Project, Made by Wei Zeng”

Welcome to SNAG’s new Collaborative Technical Articles Program. This inaugural article features a forming and soldering project made by Wei Zeng, following Mary Lee Hu’s “Cookie Project.” Learn and enjoy!

Rosette Series, Linda Threadgill

2016 Educational Endowment Scholarships

Founded in 1992, this annual offering of juried, educational scholarships are our most highly competitive scholarship awards. See the 2016 recipients of the Educational Endowment Scholarships.

Compelling Questions: Linda Kaye-Moses

This is our second installment of a new feature called “Compelling Questions.” This month we hear from Linda Kaye-Moses on “How do you make work for sale without selling out?”

Technical Article: “Art, History, and Processes of Guilloché Engraving, part 2″ by G. Phil Poirier

SNAG has a strong commitment to preserving and sharing technical information such as this article by G. Phil Poirier of Bonny Doon Engineering. Guilloche, also known as engine turning, is an exquisitely beautiful, highly technical, historical process that has unlimited applications in contemporary metalwork.

Technical Article: “Art, History, and Processes of Guilloché Engraving, part 1” by G. Phil Poirier

SNAG has a strong commitment to preserving and sharing technical information such as this article by G. Phil Poirier of Bonny Doon Engineering. Guilloche, also known as engine turning, is an exquisitely beautiful, highly technical, historical process that has unlimited applications in contemporary metalwork.

Compelling Questions: Kate Wolf

Welcome to a new feature called “Compelling Questions.” Every month SNAG will feature a question that is posed to one or more people in the field of jewelry and metals and post their answer(s). We start with jeweler Kate Wolf.

2016 SNAG Lifetime Achievement Award, Gary Noffke

SNAG is pleased to announce the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Gary Noffke. Known for his versatility, technical prowess, and originality, Noffke is a blacksmith, coppersmith, silversmith, goldsmith, and toolmaker.

In Remembrance: Mary Ann Scherr

Mary Ann Scherr, recognized as one of America’s most prestigious and influential designers, died at her home in Raleigh, NC on March 1st. She was 94 years old. Mary Ann’s voluminous resume includes seven decades of work as a designer, metalsmith, jeweler, educator and studio artist.

2016 Volunteer Recognition Award

The SNAG Board has awarded the 2016 Volunteer Recognition Award to Boris Bally. Started in 2015 by the SNAG Board of Directors, the Award recognizes and publicly acknowledges a volunteer’s contribution to SNAG.

In Remembrance: Cindy Edelstein

The Jewelry Industry Loses A Rare Gem, A Legend, A Friend…Cindy Edelstein Passes Away At Age 51. Edelstein, entrepreneur, author, editor and long time consultant to the jewelry industry, died suddenly January 24, 2016.

Member Achievements – January 2016

Lynn Batchelder and Aric Verrastro were named as two of the five finalists for Art Jewelry Forum’s 2016 Artist Award. This and more member achievements in this week’s news post.

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