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2019 SNAG Student Exhibition Awards

Congratulations to the winners selected during SNAG’s 2019 Juried Student Exhibition. The exhibition was held in May during the SNAG conference in Chicago. See the work online.

SNAG Celebrates: Taisha Carrington

SNAG is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 and is honoring its membership by highlighting different artists on the SNAG website. This news post features Taisha Carrington.

SNAG Celebrates: Komelia Okim

SNAG is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 and is honoring its membership by highlighting different artists on the SNAG website. This news post features Komelia Okim.

SNAG Celebrates: Agnes Ma

SNAG is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 and is honoring its membership by highlighting different artists on the SNAG website. This news post features
Agnes Ma.

SNAG Celebrates: Mando Bee

SNAG is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 and is honoring its membership by highlighting different artists on the SNAG website. This news post features Mando Bee.

2019 Volunteer Recognition Award

The Board of Directors is happy to announce the 2019 Volunteer Recognition Award recipient is Pam Robinson.

2019 SNAG Lifetime Achievement Award, James Wallace

SNAG’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is James Wallace. The 2019 SNAG conference, to be held in Chicago, will be dedicated to James. He will be given his award at the opening of the conference on May 23rd. Please join us in congratulating him.

SNAG Celebrates: Tabitha Ott

SNAG is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 and is honoring its membership by highlighting a different artist each month on the SNAG website. Our first artist is Tabitha Ott, who has been a member since 2007.

2004 SNAG Lifetime Achievement Award, Imogene “Tex” Gieling

In 2004, Tex Gieling received SNAG’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Tex’s work can currently be seen in the exhibition “Tex Gieling: Sixty Years” curated by Elizabeth Shypertt at the Museum of Craft of Design in San Francisco.

2018 Educational Endowment Scholarships

The 2018 Educational Endowment Scholarship awards have been announced. Please join SNAG in congratulating these six recipients. Begun in 1992, the annual juried scholarships are among SNAG’s most competitive awards.

2018 SNAG Student Exhibition Awards

“MADE”: The 2018 Juried Student Exhibition took place in Portland, Oregon during the recent SNAG conference. Congratulations to Best of Show and the Honorable Mentions.

2018 Volunteer Recognition Award

The SNAG Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has awarded the 2018 Volunteer Recognition Award to Anne Havel. Anne will be recognized at the Membership Meeting during the SNAG Portland, Oregon conference.

2018 SNAG Lifetime Achievement Award, Sharon Church

SNAG is pleased to announce that the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Sharon Church. She will be given her award at the opening of SNAG’s 2018 MADE conference in Portland, Oregon on Thursday, May 24.

2017 Educational Endowment Scholarships

SNAG annually awards three student scholarships and three emerging/mid-career artist scholarships. These are our most highly competitive scholarship awards and are chosen by a jury. Congratulations to the 2017 Educational Endowment Scholarship recipients.

2017 SNAG Student Exhibition Awards

New this year, SNAG presented awards for the annual Student Exhibition. The exhibition was held during the SNAG conference in May in New Orleans. Congratulation to the awards winners.

2017 Volunteer Recognition Award

The Board of Directors is happy to announce the 2017 Volunteer Recognition Award recipient is Don Friedlich. Since 1987, Don’s continued vision and investment has strengthened the core functionality of SNAG.

2017 SNAG Lifetime Achievement Award, Helen Shirk

SNAG is pleased to announce the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Helen Shirk. The SNAG conference will be dedicated to Shirk and she will receive her award during the opening remarks in New Orleans on May 24th.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Technical Article: “Electrolytic Etching Copper and Silver Using Copper Nitrate” by Ben Dory

The term ‘salt-etching’ or ‘salt water etching’ is often synonymous with ‘electrolytic etching’ (e-etching). This has led to the use of sodium chloride as the salt, which can be problematic and counterproductive. With this article, copper nitrate will be presented as a replacement for sodium chloride.

Technical Article: “Digital Fabrication 101” by Dani Manning

What is Digital Fabrication? Simply speaking, Digital Fabrication is the use of technology to create. Using computers, software, and strange machines may seem intimidating at first, but it does get easier the more you practice.

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