2023 Student Exhibition


SNAG’s 2023 Juried Student Exhibition will be held virtually with additional online programming. Selected works will showcase the diversity of students who are the future of the metalsmithing and jewelry field: in materials, aesthetics, levels of experience and background.

Prizes Include:

  • Best in Show: ¼ page ad in Metalsmith magazine and a one-year SNAG membership (new or renewal)
  • 2 Honorable Mentions: one-year SNAG membership (new or renewal)

Dates & Deadlines:

March 22, 2023  Call opens — Application form is available below
May 22nd Deadline for applications
June 9th Applicants notified of accepted work
June 14th Virtual Reception
June 15th Exhibition opens
Aug 15th Exhibition closes

Application Requirements:

Images of up to three pieces of original artwork created between January 2021 and May 2023 may be submitted for consideration. Image must be cropped to 1:1 ratio (square).

The application asks a variety of questions as to how you self-identify so that the jury may select a representative exhibition that is diverse and equitable.

There is a non-refundable entry fee: $15 for current SNAG student members; $25 for student non-members. Become a member or renew your membership.


Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Artworks included in previous SNAG exhibitions are not eligible.

Student is defined as being enrolled in any educational program including college, university, technical college, community college, non-traditional school, community arts, cultural center or non-profit. Those working through apprenticeship/assistantship paths are also included.


SULO BEE earned their BFA from Texas State University and their MFA from SUNY New Paltz. They have exhibited internationally with a variety of galleries. They were included in the One for the Future program with NYC Jewelry Week and completed a residency at Baltimore Jewelry Center in 2018. In 2020, they participated in an invitational residency, Pentaculum, at Arrowmont. SULO is featured in the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Learning Lab highlighting LGBTQIA+ artists, SNAG JaMS, Klimt 02, ARTISTAR Jewels, and Accessory Vanity Fair Magazine. SULO works with the Queer Metalsmiths organization where they seek to center and uplift queer voices in the field of craft. They were recently named one of ten artists in the nation for the Emerging Artist Cohort with American Craft Council and awarded the Marzee Graduate Prize at the Marzee International Graduate Show in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Rachel Saul Rearick
Rachel Saul Rearick has a commitment to creating inclusive spaces in the arts, and believes in providing opportunities for individual artists to find advancement within the field. She has served as the Executive Director for Contemporary Craft since 2021, having previously held the position of Assistant Director for Education at the organization.  Additional roles have included the Arts and Culture Manager for Pittsburgh International Airport and the Arts, Culture, and History Specialist for the City of Pittsburgh.  Currently, Rachel is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University, teaching in the Masters of Arts Management program.



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