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

Annual Juried Student Exhibition

SNAG’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition showcases the diversity of students who are the future of the metalsmithing and jewelry field.

In Focus

We’ve partnered with Queer Metalsmiths to showcase BIPOC and or 2SLGBTQIA+ artists from marginalized communities who are the future of the metalsmithing and jewelry field in all materials, aesthetics, levels of experience, and backgrounds.

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

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 Juried Student Exhibition

No Boundaries Juried by Brigitte Martin and Lena Vigna. Held during the 2010 SNAG conference in Houston, TX.

2009 Juried Student Exhibition

Metal Evolution Juried by Bruce Metcalf and Susan Myers. Held during the SNAG conference in Philadelphia, PA.


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…

Framing the Art of Jewelry

The genesis of this exhibition came from Metalsmith magazine’s annual Exhibition in Print, curated in 2007 by internationally known design/curator Ellen Lupton and published by…

2008 Juried Student Exhibition

Surge Juried by Kathleen Browne, Harlan Butt and Marilyn da Silva. Held during the SNAG conference in Savannah, GA.  

And How! Celebrating Art and Soul in Contemporary Metalwork

Featured were outstanding works by artists from the Pacific Northwest selected by curator Christine L. Sundt, SNAG member and Eugene jewelry artist, and Dena Brown,…

Annual Student Show: Next + Now

Juried by Sarah Perkins, Sherry Simms, and Rick Smith, “Next + Now” featured the work of students from across North America.

2006 Juried Student Exhibition

Thoughts Materialized. An international showcase of the best student work from college and university metalsmithing and jewelry programs across North America. Jurors: Gail M. Brown,…

Flatware: Fantasy + Function

In October 2005, the work from Metalsmith’s 2005 Exhibition in Print, “Flatware: Fantasy + Function,” curated by Boris Bally and Rosanne Raab, exhibited at SOFA…

The Art of Gold

“The Art of Gold” ended a successful three-year tour on January 6, 2006. The exhibition opened in January 2003 at the Crocker Art Museum in…

Contemporary Enamel

The work from Metalsmith’s 2003 Exhibition in Print, “Contemporary Enamel,” curated by Gretchen Goss and Maria Phillips, exhibited at SOFA Chicago. The work of 48 artists…

Innovative Tools

SNAG and 3M, Inc. joined resources to produce this competition and exhibition in 2001-2002. The exhibition was one of the highlights of SNAG’s 2002 conference…

Exhibition in Print

The work from Metalsmith’s juried 2000 Exhibition in Print was exhibited at SOFA Chicago. The three jurors, Ramona Solberg, Rachelle Thiewes and Tom Herman, chose…

American Revelations

New Jewellery by Members of the Society of North American Goldsmiths This exhibition, jointly produced by SNAG and the Shipley Gallery, Gateshead, England, opened at…

Goldsmith ’70

The first SNAG exhibition, Goldsmith ‘70, was held in 1970 and was curated by Stanley Lechtzin and John Prip. It took place at the Minnesota…

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