Brienne Rosner

We’re Hiring! SNAG Communications Coordinator

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR Position Overview SNAG seeks a motivated, energetic individual to serve in the role of Communications Coordinator. This remote, part-time position reports to the Managing Director (MD), works closely with the Operations Manager (OM). While the Communications Coordinator will…

Presentation with Rio Grande

A Survey of Hydraulic Forming Techniques in Metalsmithing Shane Hendren will present a number of hydraulic forming techniques with examples of how these techniques are used in manufacturing jewelry and hollow form pieces Shane Hendren In the jewelry industry since…

Demo with B&D

Laser Demonstration Watch common laser welder jobs demonstrated by Rich Contestabile on-screen. Jacob Dupuis will provide narration, educate the audience about the uses and benefits of laser welders, and open the floor for questions. Jacob Dupuis, born in Lafayette, LA,…

Demo with PEPETOOLS

Highlights of Soldering Bootcamp with Karen Christians A mini-dive into hot topics of tips and tricks of soldering techniques highlighting Karen’s Titanium Soldering Pick sold through Pepetools and fusing/soldering Argentium. Tips on efficient heat transfer, choosing the right flux for…

Student Slideshow | Part 1

All submissions for this presentation must come from faculty, not from individual students. This presentation is not juried. Each school may submit up to five images of student work. Digital Student Slide Show Details & Entry Form

In Focus: LGBTQIA+/BIPOC Digitial Exhibition & Discussion

In Focus is SNAG’s first digital exhibition dedicated to elevating the voices of our BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ community members. The breakout session provides a safe space for attendees to connect, discuss, and learn about the diversity of SNAG. All are…

Closing Reception

Trunk Show

General Admission – Free and open to the public and conference attendees  

VIP Trunk Show

VIP Tickets – $50 per person online registration (or edit your order if you’ve already signed up)/ $60 on-site Beat the crowds and enjoy access to SNAG’s Annual Trunk Show an hour before other shoppers with this VIP pass (2:00-3:00)….

Trunk Show Set-Up

Learn more about selling in the Trunk Show here

Adorned Spaces Breakdown

Location: Jr. Ballroom

Reflections & Closing Remarks

Jamie Bennett, Jessica Calderwood, Cathryn Jasterzbski, and Andrew Thornton give their impressions of the conference followed by Closing Remarks by SNAG’s Board President Stacy Rodgers.

Meeting Points: Community Engagement

Gallerist and Educator Kendall Reiss and Associate Director of the Steel Yard and jeweler Islay Taylor in conversation about how an engaged creative practice can strengthen community bonds, challenge societal views, and foster learning and understanding. They will address ways…

Tech Talk

Three experts share technical tips and tricks, advice on efficient and safe studio practices, and ways to create work with an ethical mindset as well as answering your questions live. Get amazing information to improve your studio practice and maybe…

Gallery & Studio Visit Night

Explore Providence’s galleries and maker studios on this self-guided tour. Participating artists will open their studios for you to visit. Find this map in your conference tote bag as well View SNAG Gallery Night Map

Community Resource Room

SNAG’s new Community Resource Room is an expansion of the popular Education Resource Room. This is a great opportunity to connect with representatives from universities, colleges, schools, art centers and other educational institutions, industry representatives, and job opportunities. Each institution…

Education Dialogue

This annual program addresses the future of jewelry & metals education from multifaceted perspectives. Sarah Turner, Kelly Jean Conroy, Patrick McMillan, and Tracy Steepy will share the various models and institutions in which they work and join in a discussion…

Advocacy & Activism

Erin Genia (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), a multidisciplinary artist, and Elizabeth James-Perry (Aquinnah Wampanoag), an artist, illustrator and researcher who specializes in wampum adornment, will discuss centering environmentally-minded indigenous ways of working and indigenous contemporary life.

Lunch with Metalsmith Editor Adriane Dalton

Please join Adriane Dalton, Editor-in-Chief of Metalsmith magazine, for an open conversation. This is an opportunity to share and discuss  ideas, provide feedback, and help shape future content for the publication.    

Membership Meeting | Raffle Winners Announced

As a member organization, SNAG is an incredible, diverse community. We can’t make SNAG what you want it to be without your input, and we want to hear it! Attending the annual membership meeting is your opportunity to ask questions…

Early Career Artists

Early Career Artist presentations are an opportunity for SNAG to introduce emerging artists and their work to a wider audience.  Five presenters will each give a 10-minute quick-paced and inspirational talk about their work and career.

Live Demonstrations

Intuitive Engraving with Valerie James Engraving demands patience and concentration. However, the effort required is more than justified by the intricate detail it produces. In this brief introduction, we will explore traditional engraving tools and techniques while considering their applications…

Meeting Points: Curators Chat

Join Ariana Bishop, Fashion and Jewelry Historian, and John Stuart Gordon, Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery, as they share insights into the legacy of the jewelry industry in Providence, the unique opportunities jewelry presents…

Historical Inspiration

Emily Banas, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the RISD Museum, along with jeweler and hand engraver Valerie James discuss the RISD Museum’s recent contemporary jewelry acquisitions, how they respond to the existing collection, and ways that historical…

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