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Fall Virtual Symposium 2023: Fresh Focus Presentations & Discussion

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Fall Virtual Symposium 2023: Exploring Education Presentations & Discussion

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Fall Virtual Symposium 2023: Matthieu Cheminée Presents

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Fall Virtual Symposium 2023: Beyond the Bench Presentations & Discussion

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In Remembrance: Janet Maddox

We would like to honor Janet Maddox, who passed away in September 2023. She was a longtime Washington Guild of Goldsmiths (WGG) and SNAG member and friend to many. Jan helped to establish WGG  in its early days, and her…

In Remembrance: Karen Chesna

We are saddened to hear that Karen Chesna passed away August 10, 2022. Karen was a SNAG member and was an Online Coordinator for the School of Jewelry & Metal Arts at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA….

In Remembrance: Phillip Baldwin

With much sadness, we regret to announce that master metalsmith and founder of Shining Wave Metals, Phillip Baldwin passed away in August. We celebrate and honor Baldwin’s life, along with his many accomplishments and contributions to our field. He will…

Annie Cyrus

Introduce Yourself:   Hello! My name is Annie Cyrus. I’m a queer, Asian American artist from Northeastern Ohio and am currently attending Kent State University for a BFA in Jewelry, Metals, and Enameling. I love taking care of my cats…

LM deLeon

Introduce Yourself: I’m a queerdo living my best life dancing in the liminal space between dichotomies. During one fateful semester in college, I fell in love with hammering metals in Dawn Nakaishi’s class. I’ve since built a home studio in…

Dawn Cheung

Introduce Yourself:   Dawn Cheung is a third-year student in the Jewellery Arts program at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, where she is learning to become a well-rounded goldsmith and artist. A frequent traveler to Asia, particularly Japan, she…

Nicholas Hesson

Introduce Yourself: Nicholas is an MFA candidate in Metal Design at East Carolina University graduating in the Spring of 2023. He utilizes traditional metalsmithing and enameling techniques alongside modern additive manufacturing and production methods. He received his Associate of Fine…

Tyler Young

Introduce Yourself: Tyler Young is a Portland based artist that received his BA in ceramics and jewelry and a minor in philosophy from San Diego State University in 2021. Tyler’s philosophical interest has caused him to look at the art…

Mark Mcleish

Introduce Yourself: Mark Mcleish graduated from Loughborough University in Silversmithing and Jewellery and has since exhibited globally as an art jeweler. He then returned to studies for an MA in Craft Jewellery at Manchester School of Art. Mark is now …

SNAG’s 2023-2025 Strategic Plan

We’re excited to share our new Strategic Plan with you! This document was developed by an internal task force of members of SNAG’s Board and its director who reflected on previous strategic plans to establish a current direction that addresses…

Shuoran Zhou

Introduce Yourself: Shuoran Zhou was born in Beijing, China, and is an artist currently located in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated with a BFA in Oil Painting from China Academy of Art in 2019, and an MFA in Studio art from…

Rowena Katigbak

Introduce Yourself: My journey has led me through various media and disciplines such as jewelry making, encaustic painting, kinetic sculpture and carving. My practice has now circled back to jewelry making and carving to honor the memory of my ancestors….

Virtual Conversation with Kelly Jean Conroy

Kelly Jean Conroy joined SNAG Managing Director Brienne Rosner on Zoom to talk about the inspiration behind her piece “& to hold,” a necklace she donated to our June Raffle Fundraiser. She also discussed her experiences as an artist and…

SNAG 2023 Juried Student Exhibition

SNAG’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition showcases the diversity of students who are the future of the metalsmithing and jewelry field. This year’s exhibition is virtual. This video is a recording of the virtual reception held on June 14, 2023 and…

2023 SNAG Election Results

Thank you to all the members who voted in this year’s election. The results are as follows: Co-Presidents: Kerianne Quick and Seth Papac Board of Directors: Sarah Darro, Lori Magno, Azita Mireshghi, Lyndsay Rice, Eleanor Ingrid Rose, Jina Seo, Kaytria…

2023 Educational Endowment Scholarships

The SNAG Educational Endowment Scholarships exist to further educational opportunities for students and professionals looking to broaden their education in the metalsmithing and jewelry field. For 2023 there was a total of $10,000 awarded. This year’s selection committee members were…

In Remembrance: Jeffrey Herman

Jeff Herman was a preeminent silver conservator and wonderful human being. After being drawn to jewelry in high school, Jeff attended the Portland School of Art, now Maine College of Art. While at PSA, Jeff was influenced by two master…

Celia O'Kelley, enamel on copper, sterling silver.

SNAG Slide Archive

In 2004, SNAG donated a slide archive to The Metal Museum. It contained the portfolios of over 330 metalsmiths of national and international significance. The Metal Museum then partnered with the American Craft Council Library to make the collection available…

Linking Our Lineage

This is a series of three instructional eBooks featuring tutorials by the 2015-2017 SNAG Links artists, edited by Victoria Lansford. Available in the iBooks Store on your iPad or Mac for $12.99 each. All proceeds from the books benefit SNAG….

In Remembrance: Sharon Church

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of Sharon Church’s passing on December 25th, 2022. Because Sharon has touched the lives of so many people it feels impossible that a single one of us could capture…

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