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In Remembrance: Ben Dyer

We are saddened to share the news that North Carolina goldsmith Ben Dyer passed away on July 3rd, 2022. Ben was a former member of SNAG, great friend of CERF+ and longtime American Craft Council exhibitor. In his Hillsborough, NC…

Conference Update

Dear SNAG Community, In June, SNAG x Providence “Hope & Creativity” brought fresh inspiration and renewed bonds of collaboration and friendship within our community. We are still feeling inspired by the incredible energy of those four days and hope you…

Sebastian Grant Receives ACC Award

Congratulations to Sebastian Grant, one of the recipients of this year’s American Craft Council Lois Moran Award for the article “Explorations in Black Jewelry: Politics,” published in Metalsmith magazine Volume 42 Number 1. The jurors noted that the article “…makes…

WE ARE SNAG: Anthology 2022

WE ARE SNAG: Anthology 2022 is online now! This virtual catalog of SNAG membership can be searched and used as a visual resource by fellow members, educators, retail shoppers, collectors, galleries, and museums. This online exhibition is not to be…

In Focus: LGBTQIA+/BIPOC Digital Exhibition

In Focus: LGBTQIA+/BIPOC Digital Exhibition was shown at the 2022 SNAG x Providence Conference and can now be viewed online. In Focus showcases BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ makers who create impactful sculpture and adornment. It highlights the diverse voices that make SNAG…

2022 Digital Student Slide Show

The 2022 Digital Student Slide Show was shown at the 2022 SNAG x Providence Conference and can now be viewed online. It features student work submitted by over 30 institutions.

2022 Juried Student Exhibition Winners

Congratulations to these three students who took home honors from SNAG’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition. First Place: Naomi Chicoine, “Deer Bone” Second Place: Yuta Yang, “Defensive Communication” Third Place: Yihan Yuan, “Circle of Life” The exhibition was display recently during…

2022 SNAG Lifetime Achievement Award, Jamie Bennett

The SNAG Lifetime Achievement Award Committee has selected Jamie Bennett, Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York, New Paltz, as the recipient of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. Johnathan Wahl, one of the many colleagues who nominated Bennett, wrote,…

A Letter from SNAG’s President, February 2022

SNAG’s community has always felt like family to me. I am so thankful to be serving as the President of SNAG at a time when I needed connection and community the most.

Member Update

We are excited to announce some new benefits coming your way as members of SNAG! We value your membership and it helps to make SNAG and our mission possible. Please let others know about the benefits of being a member. Thank you!

Velina Robinson Glass receives 2021 Lois Moran Award

Metalsmith magazine contributor Velina Robinson Glass receives the 2021 Lois Moran Award for Craft Writing. Velina Robinson Glass’s feature length article “Moving Beyond Acknowledgement: Systemic Barriers for Black American Metalsmiths” in Metalsmith Vol 41 No 2 was one of three…

Warren Wilson College’s New MA in Critical and Historical Craft Studies

Metalsmith Tech Vol 2 No 2 features an excerpt of a round-table discussion with students from the new MA in Critical and Historical Craft Studies at Warren Wilson College. The full text of the conversation between Director Namita G. Wiggers…

Things to Try With Arc Welding

Metalsmith Tech Vol 1 No 2 (Fall 2018) features Jeff Georgantes’ great article Precision Pulse Arc Welding and Traditional Torch Soldering: A Complementary Relationship. Click here to see a PDF that includes images illustrating the “Things to Try with Arc…

Cuttlefish Casting

In the first issue of Metalsmith Tech (Spring 2018), you’ll find Jim Bové’s fantastic guide to teaching cuttlefish casting in schools. While Jim’s article talks about the whole process, you can click here to get additional images and notes in…

Atmosphere for Enjoyment: Harry Bertoia’s Environment for Sound

Metalsmith Vol 37 No 1 includes the Exhibition Review “Atmosphere for Enjoyment: Harry Bertoia’s Environment for Sound” Watch the video to see and hear Harry Bertoia’s Sound Sculptures performed by Val Beroia.

Rethinking Tradition: June Schwarcz and Late 20th-Century American Enameling

Metalsmith Vol 37 No 1 includes the article “Rethinking Tradition: June Schwarcz and Late 20th-Century American Enameling” by Bernard N. Jazzar and Harold B. Nelson. Watch the video to learn more about how June Schwartz has used subtlety to become…

Buried Treasure: The Staffordshire Hoard

Metalsmith Vol 36 No 3 includes the article, “Buried Treasure: The Staffordshire Hoard” by Marin Ellis which brings you up close to the seventh-century Anglo Saxon trove of sumptuous warrior bling.

Tiff Massey

Metalsmith Vol 36 No 1 profiles artist Tiff Massey, whose work and studio is profiled in this video.

A Look Inside Jim Cotter’s Studio

Metalsmith Vol 35 No 5 profiled artist Jim Cotter, whose studio you can visit in the magazine and through the videos here.  

Kranitzky & Overstreet: Windows on the World

Metalsmith Vol 35 No 5 profiled the duo Kranitzky & Overstreet. This video shows the creative progression of a brooch they created.

Metalsmith Extra: “2015 Exhibition in Print: Moved by Metal”

In 2015 SNAG launched Metalsmith Extra with videos tied to the Exhibition in Print, “Moved by Metal: On Beauty as Interaction.” Curated by Wendy Steiner, the showcased works all encourage interaction and empathetic involvement. This video selection from artists in…

SNAG Technical Articles 2011

The following Technical Articles were published by SNAG in 2011. Click on the titles to view the PDFs. “Acrylic Used for Nail Enhancements as a Decoration Medium for Metal Pieces” by Mariadel Pilar Zornosa January 2011 “Mold-Making & Resin Casting…

Feedback from our Scholarship Recipients

My SNAG Educational Endowment Scholarship Experience By Bifei Cao, 2011 Recipient I came to the United States to pursue an MFA in Jewelry & Metals at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After learning about the SNAG Educational Endowment Scholarship, I decided…

Educational Endowment Scholarship Recipients 2004-2011

2011 Recipients The 2011 Educational Endowment Scholarship recipients: Bifei Cao, graduate student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania M. Anne Kilborn, graduate student at Ball State University Emily Eversgerd, undergraduate student at East Tennessee State University The 2011 Hoover & Strong…

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