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

February 3 - March 31

Bring on the Gems

Select works on view in-person during the Tucson Gem Show February 3-4, plus more online February 3-March 31. Bring on the Gems showcases pieces by SNAG members 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 to be featured in this exhibition & sale.

WE ARE SNAG: Anthology 2022

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.

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 on-line exhibition explores “adornment as experience” on the landscape of the body. Juried by Gail M. Brown.

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

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…

Dichotomies in Objects

SNAG partnered with U.S. curator Lauren Kalman and South African curator Carinne Terreblanche on their exhibition, “Dichotomies in Objects, Contemporary South African Studio Jewelry from…

Realizing the Neo-Palatial

Work featured in Metalsmith’s 2010 Exhibition in Print, curated by Garth Clark, was on view at The Metal Museum in Memphis, TN. The Museum’s exhibition featured opulent and lavish objects…

2010 Student Exhibition

2009 Student Exhibition


Metalsmith’s 2008 Exhibition in Print, “Equilibrium,” presents art that engages the body as site and alters sensorial experience by impacting one or more of the…

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