Exhibitions

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

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WE ARE SNAG: Anthology 2022

Now online! WE ARE SNAG: Anthology 2022. A virtual catalog of SNAG membership, created as a visual resource for fellow members, educators, retail shoppers, collectors, galleries, and museums.

WE ARE SNAG: Appropriated Adornment

The fourth juried member online exhibition in the We Are SNAG Membership Series. History has inspired artists for thousands of years. Rather than simply borrow…

Exhibition in Print at Contemporary Craft

Showcased outstanding metal artworks by over 20 artists. As an annual feature of Metalsmith magazine, the 2017 Exhibition in Print focuses on the metalwork tradition…

Halstead Design Challenge 2017

The 2017 Halstead Design Challenge “Memento” asked artists to incorporate a photo into a brooch constructed primarily from materials in the Halstead challenge kit. A…

Exhibition in Motion 2017

Makers highlighted large-scale wearable pieces that incorporated an element of transformation.

Student Exhibition 2017: Nexus

Nexus highlights student work that challenges traditional and non-traditional ways of working using new and old materials, techniques, and ideas by the next generation of…

WE ARE SNAG: (Up)Setting the Stone

As the third juried member exhibition in the We Are SNAG series, (Up)Setting the Stone is an online exhibition focused on the setting. Stone setting…

Exhibition in Motion 2016

Xchange: Fashioning Intersections was the theme of the 2016 Exhibition in Motion, a live fashion show and fundraising event featuring models wearing cutting edge jewelry.

Student Exhibition 2016: Into View

Into View highlighted a range of student work from colleges and universities across North America. Jurors: Marthe Le Van and Barbara Minor.

Halstead Design Challenge 2016

For SNAG’s very first Halstead Design Challenge, 100 artists created kinetic brooches from “design challenge kits.” Some of the brooches were featured in an exhibition…

WE ARE SNAG: Contemporary Smiths

The second juried member online exhibition in the We Are SNAG Membership Series. From “blacksmith” to “goldsmith,” “silversmith” to “bladesmith,” the term “smith” denotes connotations…

Exhibition in Print at CCCD

On view at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) in Asheville, NC was a collection of work from SNAG’s annual Exhibition in Print:…

2015 Student Exhibition

Momentum brought together a broad range of student jewelry and metalsmithing. Juried by Efharis Alepedis and Loring Taoka.

2015 Exhibition in Motion

Rapid Jewlery: a Design Competition of Rapid Prototyping. SNAG partnered with the Design Museum Boston to present an exciting and alternative Fashion show of 3D…

WE ARE SNAG: Identity

This is the first in a series of juried exhibitions featuring SNAG members and celebrating the breadth and diversity of their field. The exhibition was…

2014 Exhibition in Motion

An interactive Red Carpet Exhibition at the 2014 SNAG conference in Minneapolis. See additional photos here!

2014 Student Exhibition: Open Field Running

Open Field Running showcased the best student work from college and university metalsmithing and jewelry programs across North America. Jurors: Brooke Marks-Swanson and Gary Schott.

Contemporary Goldsmithing: Tradition & Excellence

SNAG’s second virtual exhibition featured the art of the goldsmith. For centuries, master goldsmiths worked with precious metals, gemstones, and pearls, delivering highly desired jewelry…

2013 Student Exhibition: Confluence

Confluence means a coming together, a gathering point, and this exhibition will bring together student work from a broad range of metal and jewelry work,…

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