Exhibitions

SNAG’s exhibitions showcase a wide variety of medium celebrating contemporary adornment and sculpture.

Yumeng Wu - Carry the Pain of Nirvana to Be Worthy of Beauty of Rebirth - Voltage Exhibition

Metalsmith Editorial Photo Call

In 2023, Metalsmith magazine invited submissions of creatively styled images of artist-made jewelry, adornment, and metalsmithing in all forms and materials. Nearly 200 artists or groups submitted around 600 images to this call for editorial photography, which were reviewed by jurors Jill Fannon and Mazzi Odu. The jurors' selections were featured in Metalsmith Vol 3 No 3.  All of the entries are now on view as a virtual exhibition.

Image: Claire Webb, Diamond Ring & pieces from the You Rule Collection
Photo: Elisabeth Krimian

Bring on the Gems

Bring on the Gems is a multi-faceted exhibition & sale highlighting SNAG’s diverse membership. The exhibition showcases pieces that include gems, pearls, minerals, or rocks of any and all types. Traditional, non-traditional, and avant-garde uses of these materials in adornment are used.

Select pieces were on view during SNAG @ Tucson. The online exhibition & sale with additional work can viewed through March 31, 2024.

Image: Guadalupe Navarro, Santo de las drogras

Sept 2023 -Sept 2024

WE ARE SNAG: Anthology Ed. 3

A virtual catalog of SNAG membership, created as a visual resource for fellow members, educators, retail shoppers, collectors, galleries, and museums.

Image: Tami Kegley, My Lucky Cuff
Photo credit: Greg Harrison

Bring on the Gems 2024

Bring on the Gems is a multi-faceted exhibition & sale highlighting SNAG’s diverse membership. The exhibition showcases pieces that include gems, pearls, minerals, or rocks of…

Still Processing

Still Processing is a reflection on the nature of creative practice through the lens of adornment. Through finished works paired with images of process and…

2023 Student Exhibition

June 15-August 15, 2023 SNAG’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition virtually showcased the diversity of students who are the future of the metalsmithing and jewelry field….

Rev♀luti♀n

Rev♀luti♀n: Visions of women life freedom SNAG is proud to have hosted this exhibition, organized & curated by Azita Mireshghi and Siavash Jaraiedi. The current,…

Bring on the Gems 2023

Bring on the Gems was a multi-faceted exhibition highlighting SNAG’s diverse membership, with an in-person exhibition of select pieces on view February 3-4, 2023 at…

Hope is Resiliency

This SNAG member exhibition explored how the participants define the resiliency of hope through their creative practice. The online exhibition featured 251 works by 148…

WE ARE SNAG: Anthology Ed. 2

A virtual catalog of some of the SNAG membership in 2022, created as a visual resource. Below are a few images from the online exhibition.

In Focus: LGBTQIA+/BIPOC Digital Exhibition

During the 2022 SNAG Conference we launched the In Focus: LGBTQIA+/BIPOC Digital Exhibition which showcases makers who create impactful sculpture and adornment and highlights the…

2022 Student Exhibition

SNAG’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition was on display at the Rhode Island Convention Center during the 2022 SNAG x Providence Conference, June 1-4. First Place: Naomi…

Voltage: The Power of Contemporary Jewelry

Voltage was a SNAG member exhibition & sale. The power of jewelry lies in the spark that is generated by the maker and their unique…

WE ARE SNAG: Anthology Ed. 1

The seventh member online exhibition in the We Are SNAG Membership Series. This was not a juried exhibition, but rather a comprehensive virtual catalog of…

2021 Student Exhibition

An online showcase of submissions from 2020 + 2021 graduates, and the many different kinds of students or those working through apprenticeships.

Goldsmith ’20

As a continuation of SNAG’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, this exhibition paid homage to our past and looked ahead to our future. The first SNAG exhibition,…

2021 Exhibition in Motion: Future Now

The 2021 Exhibition in Motion was a virtual event during the SNAG conference. The theme was Future Now. What is important to you as we…

2020 Juried Student Exhibition

2020’s SNAG conference would have marked another historic milestone: the 50th anniversary of SNAG’s first conference. Since the original group of smiths came together at the…

Halstead Design Challenge 2020

The theme for the 2020 Halstead Design Challenge, connection, was inspired by the city of Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. Participants created a necklace…

2019 Juried Student Exhibition: Coming Full Circle

SNAG’s 48th Annual Conference, “The Loop,” celebrated 50 years of SNAG by focusing on the history of our field and SNAG’s vital place within that…

Exhibition in Motion – AURUM: The Golden Year

In homage to SNAG’s 50th Golden Anniversary, we put out the call for AURUM: The Golden Year. Gold is so much more than a color…

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