SNAG’s 2024 Juried Student Exhibition will be held both at the SNAG x San Diego Conference and virtually. Selected works will showcase the diversity of students who are the future of the metalsmithing and jewelry field in materials, aesthetics, levels of experience, and background.

Our conference programming aims to address the broad concepts of connection, community, or collaboration; to highlight work that exemplifies the impulse to unite, explores connections that transcend boundaries, exhibits acts of cooperation, or builds bridges – whether across physical or imagined borders, media or material, cultures or language.



Best in Show (two total): ¼ page ad in Metalsmith magazine and a one-year SNAG membership (new or renewal)

Honorable Mentions (two total): one-year SNAG membership (new or renewal)


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  • January 31 call opens
  • March 31 call closes
  • April 15 notifications sent
  • May 24 works due to San Diego, CA
  • June 5 online exhibition opens
  • June 5-8 in-person exhibition on view at SNAG x San Diego
  • August 31 online exhibition closes

Submission Information

A PDF preview of the full submission form can be found here. Scroll down to find the submission form.

  • Images of up to three pieces of original artwork created between January 2022 and March 2024 may be submitted for consideration.
  • Images must be cropped to a 1:1 ratio (square); jpg, jpeg, png; max. file size: 3 MB.
  • An artist statement must be submitted.
  • Artworks included in previous SNAG exhibitions are not eligible.
  • SNAG membership is not required.
  • There is a non-refundable entry fee: $15 for current SNAG student members and $25 for student non-members. To sign up or renew your membership, click here.
  • High school educators can enter the work of up to three students for free.
  • For high school submissions: A release form will be requested & if applicant is under 18, needs to be signed by a parent/guardian. (PDF can be found in the submission form.)
  • The application asks a variety of questions as to how you self-identify so that the jury may select a representative exhibition that is diverse and equitable.
  • Student is defined as being enrolled in any educational program, including college, university, technical college, community college, non-traditional school, high school course, community arts, cultural center, or non-profit. Those working through apprenticeship/assistantship paths are also included.

Shipping & Insurance

  • Work must be shipped to San Diego, CA, and received by May 24th; shipping address will be provided to accepted participants.
  • Artists are responsible for shipping costs to the exhibition and are required to include a pre-paid shipping label for the return of unsold work in the shipping box. USPS, FedEx, and UPS are all acceptable carriers.
  • SNAG will insure the work for the declared value (up to $5,000) while in SNAG’s possession.
  • Insurance during transit to and from SNAG is the responsibility of the artist. SNAG will provide documentation to support any insurance claims the artist files.


The in-person/online selection will be juried, with an emphasis on showcasing a diversity of students in materials and aesthetics, levels of experience, and background.

Laritza Garcia is an artist and educator from the South Texas/Mexico border. She integrates her vibrant cultural palate and metalsmithing techniques to create her jewelry designs. With artworks showcased internationally, her pieces reside in the permanent collections of institutions such as the Mint Museum and the Racine Art Museum. Laritza has been featured in prominent publications such as "500 Necklaces" and Metalsmith magazine and currently spearheads the Metals department at Texas State University's School of Art and Design. www.laritzagarciajewelry.com

Leslie Shershow is a jeweler and teacher, whose projects explore themes of memory, nostalgia, longing, and the souvenir. She received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and her MFA from San Diego State University. She has taught at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, New Mexico State University, Penland School of Crafts, and is currently a lecturer at San Diego State University.

Leslie has implemented various curatorial and personal projects, such as the Jewelry Generator and Hearts + Flowers Exhibition at Brooklyn Metal Works. She has written for Metalsmith Magazine, and her work was selected for the 2021/2022 Schmuck Exhibition in Munich. She is represented by Sienna Patti Contemporary, where her solo exhibition, Escape Route was on view in 2023. www.leslieshershow.com

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