SNAG Adorned Spaces

Adorned Spaces is comprised of mini pop-up exhibitions presented by curators, organizations, schools, and individuals offering a fresh look at the field of contemporary metalsmithing. This juried event highlights both established and emerging artists to celebrate innovations in metalsmithing through SNAG’s lifetime.

2022 Exhibitions

Beauty for Ashes

Work by Christine Kim. Beauty for Ashes was inspired by the Phoenix who rises from the ashes. The Phoenix obtains new life by arising from…

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Common Ground

Rho Tang and Danni Xu, two jewelry artists originally from China, share similar life experiences, utilizing jewelry objects as a canvas to capture inner emotions…

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Corporeal Threshold

Hope through JEWELRY: Many aspects of our current society have been reduced to its basic armature, as we have modeled and remodeled elements of everyday…

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Everything Considered

This Allegheny Metals Collective pop-up exhibition is a survey of material, formal, and thematic sensitivity in our studio practices. Each AMC maker will present work…

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Family Jewels: Peaches in the Apple

Using special format toy stereoscopes, the University of Georgia Jewelry and Metalwork program will be “getting the family together” in this unique imaged based exhibit….

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Forging Our Own Path: New Ornament in the African Diaspora

It is plainly apparent that black jewelers are underrepresented within dialogues of contemporary jewelry. This underrepresentation is infinitely more apparent in academia, where centuries-old barriers…

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Hold: A Curated Show of Bowls from The Enamelist Society

The Enamelist Society will present 20-25 enameled formed bowls curated by renowned metalsmith and enamelist Sarah Perkins. The classic hammered bowl form is an ideal…

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IcedoutBoujeeBoomBapFWSS2Infinity is an exhibition featuring the “diamond”-clad, Bluetooth speaker integrated wearables of Zach Mellman-Carsey. The work explores expressions of oneself through auditory means, while diametrically…

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Work by Youjin Um. Inside the Kaleidoscope ‘Memory is like a kaleidoscope. The kaleidoscope is full of beautiful little colored stones.’ I heal and find…

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Lambent (ˈlæmbənt): glowing with soft radiance.   The work of this exhibition shows the divergent approach to material, design, and technique that the students and…

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Plan B

Plan B is a group art project designed to call attention to the current state of a woman’s/and a person’s right to make choices for…

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Shelter: SNAG Board + Staff

This exhibition will showcase the variety of work created by the SNAG Board and Staff. The pandemic hit SNAG hard. The Board and Staff worked…

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Solve et Coagula

We are three artist each working in a different media, with a common methodology which emphasizes intuitive, gradual, accretion-based development of our works. Rather than…

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Structured Observation

Work by Maria Camera-Smith. Series of large-scale, hammer formed necklaces. The content within these necklaces, heavily influenced by nature, reflects the inspiring, continual growth of…

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Temporal Resonance: A Metamorphosis

Work by Jason Stein. With this new body of work I will explore the idea of transformation and discovery through the re-purposing and re-contextualization of…

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Transforming the Prototype

Transforming the Prototype, developed and hosted by Baltimore Jewelry Center, Montgomery College, and Towson University, features students, alumni, emerging and established artists. Participants will reimagine…

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You Will Always Have A Place At My Table

Work by Lauren DelBrocco. My art series “You Will Always Have a Place at My Table” is a collection of one-of-a-kind, sensory-provoking cooking and serving tools inspired…

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Register for SNAG X Providence 2022

Explore the exciting and invigorating ways regional contemporary jewelers and metalsmiths recognize the past to create hope and innovation for the future through all of our conference programs. Come to SNAG’s conference to gain new creative inspiration and foster lifelong bonds of collaboration and friendship within the jewelry and metals community.

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