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

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

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 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…

2015 Student Exhibition

Momentum brought together a broad range of student jewelry and metalsmithing. Juried by Efharis Alepedis and Loring Taoka. Held during the SNAG conference in Boston,…

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,…

2013 Exhibition in Motion

Black+White+Pearl. A juried selection of jewellery and wearable objects in which the defining element is black, white and/or pearls.

Reflection: 100 Years of Jewelry/Metal Arts at California College of the Arts

The SNAG Exhibition Planning Committee awarded the SNAG Exhibition Partners Award to co-curators Marilyn da Silva and Curtis Arima, and California College of Arts to…

Gothic: Sinister Pleasures

An exhibition held at SOFA Chicago in November 2012, featuring work from the 2012 Metalsmith magazine Exhibition in Print, “Contemporary Gothic Jewelry” curated by Valerie…

The Body Adorned

This first SNAG online exhibition explored “adornment as experience,” art jewelry exhibited on the landscape of the body rather than in free-floating space. Thirty artists…

2012 Student Exhibition: Fusion

Fusion. As temperatures increase, materials and objects begin to melt as they change from solid to liquid under the intense heat. The process often results…

2012 Exhibition in Motion

Pomp & Swagger The participating artists show off their work under the dazzling lights of a fashion runway! Held at the SNAG conference in Phoenix,…

Transformation 8: Contemporary Work in Small Metals

“Transformation 8: Contemporary Works in Small Metals” was the 2011 edition of the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize series, which recognizes excellence in the field…

2011 Student Exhibition

State of Flux. A state of constant movement, change, and renewal brings ground-breaking concepts, materials, and technology. Jurors: Jana Brevick, Ron Ho and Karen Lorene….

2011 Exhibition in Motion

Objects Performed. This performance, hosted by Bellevue Arts Museum, brought craft artists and dancers/performers together to examine how objects are made to function and the…

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