Quick Papac 2023 SNAG Board

Kerianne Quick & Seth Papac

SNAG Co-President Candidates
Kerianne Quick and Seth Papac joined the SNAG Board in 2021 and 2022. They are running for the position of Co-Presidents of SNAG.

SNAG is a beautiful and complex community, and we are eager to reflect and embody this dynamism as Co-Presidents. Together we believe we can better serve our multifaceted community through regionally focused programming and partnerships, and by centering collaborative initiatives that connect our members. We are committed to facilitating fresh programming, deepening our investment in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and affirming the resilience and growth of the organization.

Kerianne Quick – Statement of Interest
I am a nationally recognized craftsperson and educator based in Southern California. In my two years as a SNAG Board member I have worked to help the organization diversify its programing and reach broader audiences. My goal as co-president is to ensure that SNAG continues to:

  • Lift up aspiring craftspeople from all backgrounds and professional interests.
  • Connect our diverse constituencies through education and critical dialog.
  • Preserve our field’s activity for future scholarly work.

I am currently Associate Professor of Jewelry and Metalwork at San Diego State University, co-founder of Secret Identity Projects, and co-editor of the zirnal Craft Desert. I love working collaboratively and bring a wealth of educational, curatorial, grant writing, and publishing experience to the role of co-president.

Seth Papac – Statement of Interest
I see SNAG as a connective tissue that supports and links the diversity of practitioners, educators, administrators, writers, curators, and entrepreneurs which constitute the multifaceted field of jewelry. I believe in, and want to continue to contribute to, the important role SNAG plays in supporting the health, vitality, and diversity of our field. Since joining the Board of Directors in 2022, I have invested my energy in expanding SNAG events that engage with new communities, helped to define our strategic planning, and updated and clarified structural and foundational documents that will help to ground and guide the organization. Alongside Keri, I am confident we will capitalize on the power of teamwork to collaborate with the Board of Directors, and the community, to nurture a healthy and vital trajectory.

My trifurcated practice involves teaching and mentoring students; researching and producing conceptual one-of-a-kind jewelry; and owning and operating a limited production jewelry company. Before joining the faculty in Jewelry + Metalsmithing at Rhode Island School of Design, I served as Department Head of Metal at The Oregon College of Art and Craft and previously taught full-time at San Diego State University. I received a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the University of Washington and an MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art. I have, and continue to nurture, personal and professional experience and networks across the branches of my practice, and will certainly utilize them in service to supporting and advancing the organization.

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