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

Barry Ace "Thunderbird in the Digital Age - Two Concepts of Power"

On View | November 15 - January 15

Hope is Resiliency

This SNAG Member Exhibition explores how the participants define the resiliency of hope through their creative practice.  The online exhibition featured below has 251 works by 148 artists. A portion of the sales go towards supporting SNAG. Pieces are on sale through January 15th, 2023. The in-person exhibition featuring select…

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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.

Halstead Design Challenge 2018

The 2018 Halstead Design Challenge “Hidden” asked artists to play with the ideas of secrecy and mystery to create a brooch or convertible pendant constructed…

2018 Juried Student Exhibition: MADE

MADE: The 2018 Juried Student Exhibition highlighted student work that challenges traditional and non-traditional ways of working using new and old materials, techniques, and ideas…

Exhibition in Motion: Objects of Protection

The 2018 Exhibition in Motion – Objects of Protection challenged artists to create works that would offer protection, either defensively or offensively, to the wearer….

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!

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