Adorned Spaces Set-Up

First-Timers Welcome

Join us for this special pre-conference meet-and-greet hosted by members of SNAG’s Board of Directors. This fun, casual gathering is a great way for first-time attendees to get to know each other and hear recommendations…

Pin Swap & Shop

Kick-off SNAG’s 50th Conference with the return of the annual Pin Swap & Shop on opening night! Held in the Vendor Room, Pin Swap attendees will have the opportunity to meet new people, collect some…

Portfolio Reviews

Portfolio Reviews are a free resource for emerging artists, students oranyone in need of feedback. Gallery representatives, curators,artists, educators, entrepreneurs and other professionals in the field willbe available by appointment to review portfolios and provide…

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Silent Auction Drop-Off

Information on how to donate a piece here

Silent Auction Open For Viewing

The Silent Auction is a robust fundraising element of the conference. Auction items range from contemporary jewelry made by SNAG Members to tools and books. Items will be available for in-person viewing but bidding will…

Vendor Booths Open

Come shop all of your favorite vendors in one convenient spot! Watch demonstrations and receive discounts from participating exhibitors. Full Vendor list coming soon, but here’s a sneak peek: Rio Grande, Pepetools, Garg Gems, Charon…

Adorned Spaces

Break-Out Session Over Lunch

Join Keynote Speaker Michelle Millar Fisher and participating Rapid Fire Presenters for an informal conversation over lunch. Have the chance to have your specific questions answered!

Demo with B&D

Laser Demonstration Watch common laser welder jobs demonstrated by Rich Contestabile on-screen. Jacob Dupuis will provide narration, educate the audience about the uses and benefits of laser welders, and open the floor for questions. Jacob…

Demo with PEPETOOLS

Highlights of Soldering Bootcamp with Karen Christians A mini-dive into hot topics of tips and tricks of soldering techniques highlighting Karen’s Titanium Soldering Pick sold through Pepetools and fusing/soldering Argentium. Tips on efficient heat transfer,…

Gallery & Studio Visit Night

Explore Providence’s galleries and maker studios on this self-guided tour. Participating artists will open their studios for you to visit. Find a map in your conference tote bag.

Historical Inspiration

Emily Banas, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the RISD Museum, along with jeweler and hand engraver Valerie James discuss the RISD Museum’s recent contemporary jewelry acquisitions, how they respond to the existing…

In Focus: LGBTQIA+/BIPOC Digitial Exhibition & Discussion

In Focus is SNAG’s first digital exhibition dedicated to elevating the voices of our BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ community members. The breakout session provides a safe space for attendees to connect, discuss, and learn about the…

Juried Student Exhibition

Keynote Speaker

We welcome Michelle Millar Fisher as SNAG’s Keynote Speaker, to address the conference theme of Creativity & Hope, setting the tone for three days of inspiring dialogue about how we can come together to build…

Live Demonstration

In this live demonstration with Ben Dory, we will look at how special effects software can be utilized as a powerful modeling and ideation tool. By building non-destructive systems, your designs can come to life…

Meeting Points: Community Engagement

Gallerist and Educator Kendall Reiss and Associate Director of the Steel Yard and jeweler Islay Taylor in conversation about how an engaged creative practice can strengthen community bonds, challenge societal views, and foster learning and…

Opening Remarks | Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor that SNAG can bestow upon an individual and is reserved for leaders in the field who made significant contributions to contemporary metalsmithing throughout their careers. The SNAG…

Presentation with Rio Grande

A Survey of Hydraulic Forming Techniques in Metalsmithing John Sartin will present a number of hydraulic forming techniques with examples of how these techniques are used in manufacturing jewelry and hollow form pieces John Sartin…

Rapid Fire Presentations

Five presenters will each give a 20-minute quick-paced and inspirational talk about their work and career.

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Silent Auction Open For Viewing

The Silent Auction is a robust fundraising element of the conference. Auction items range from contemporary jewelry made by SNAG Members to tools and books. Items will be available for in-person viewing but bidding will…

Student Slideshow | Part 1

All submissions for this presentation must come from faculty, not from individual students. This presentation is not juried. Each school may submit up to five images of student work. Digital Student Slide Show Details &…

Student Slideshow | Part 2

All submissions for this presentation must come from faculty, not from individual students. This presentation is not juried. Each school may submit up to five images of student work. Digital Student Slide Show Details &…

Vendor Booths Open

Come shop all of your favorite vendors in one convenient spot! Watch demonstrations and receive discounts from participating exhibitors. Full Vendor list coming soon, but here’s a sneak peek: Rio Grande, Pepetools, Garg Gems, Charon…

Adorned Spaces

Adorned Spaces Breakdown

Location: Jr. Ballroom

Advocacy & Activism

Erin Genia (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), a multidisciplinary artist, and Elizabeth James-Perry (Aquinnah Wampanoag), an artist, illustrator and researcher who specializes in wampum adornment, will discuss centering environmentally-minded indigenous ways of working and indigenous contemporary life.

Closing Reception & Sale | Adorned Spaces

Toast the artists, curators and coordinators who came together to create 2022’s Adorned Spaces with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Now is your chance to purchase your pick(s) from any of the twenty-one…

Community Resource Room

SNAG’s new Community Resource Room is an expansion of the popular Education Resource Room. This is a great opportunity to connect with representatives from universities, colleges, schools, art centers and other educational institutions, industry representatives,…

Early Career Artists

Early Career Artist presentations are an opportunity for SNAG to introduce emerging artists and their work to a wider audience.  Five presenters will each give a 10-minute quick-paced and inspirational talk about their work and…

Education Dialogue

This annual program addresses the future of jewelry & metals education from multifaceted perspectives. Sarah Turner, Kelly Jean Conroy, Patrick McMillan, and Tracy Steepy will share the various models and institutions in which they work…

Juried Student Exhibition

Live Demonstrations

Intuitive Engraving with Valerie James Engraving demands patience and concentration. However, the effort required is more than justified by the intricate detail it produces. In this brief introduction, we will explore traditional engraving tools and…

Lunch with Metalsmith Editor Adriane Dalton

Please join Adriane Dalton, Editor-in-Chief of Metalsmith magazine, for an open conversation. This is an opportunity to share and discuss  ideas, provide feedback, and help shape future content for the publication.    

Membership Meeting | Raffle Winners Announced

As a member organization, SNAG is an incredible, diverse community. We can’t make SNAG what you want it to be without your input, and we want to hear it! Attending the annual membership meeting is…

Raffle Ticket Sales END

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Silent Auction CLOSES

Silent Auction Open For Viewing

The Silent Auction is a robust fundraising element of the conference. Auction items range from contemporary jewelry made by SNAG Members to tools and books. Items will be available for in-person viewing but bidding will…

Student Slideshow | Part 1

All submissions for this presentation must come from faculty, not from individual students. This presentation is not juried. Each school may submit up to five images of student work. Digital Student Slide Show Details &…

Student Slideshow | Part 2

All submissions for this presentation must come from faculty, not from individual students. This presentation is not juried. Each school may submit up to five images of student work. Digital Student Slide Show Details &…

Vendor Booths Open

Come shop all of your favorite vendors in one convenient spot! Watch demonstrations and receive discounts from participating exhibitors. Full Vendor list coming soon, but here’s a sneak peek: Rio Grande, Pepetools, Garg Gems, Charon…

Closing Reception

Juried Student Exhibition

Meeting Points: Curators Chat

Join Ariana Bishop, Fashion and Jewelry Historian, and John Stuart Gordon, Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery, as they share insights into the legacy of the jewelry industry in Providence,…

Reflections & Closing Remarks

Jamie Bennett, Jessica Calderwood, Cathryn Jasterzbski, and Andrew Thornton give their impressions of the conference followed by Closing Remarks by SNAG’s Board President Stacy Rodgers.

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Silent Auction Pick-Up

Student Slideshow Recap

All submissions for this presentation must come from faculty, not from individual students. This presentation is not juried. Each school may submit up to five images of student work. Digital Student Slide Show Details &…

Tech Talk

Three experts share technical tips and tricks, advice on efficient and safe studio practices, and ways to create work with an ethical mindset as well as answering your questions live. Get amazing information to improve…

Trunk Show

General Admission – Free and open to the public and conference attendees  

Trunk Show Set-Up

Learn more about selling in the Trunk Show here

Vendor Booths Open

Come shop all of your favorite vendors in one convenient spot! Watch demonstrations and receive discounts from participating exhibitors. Full Vendor list coming soon, but here’s a sneak peek: Rio Grande, Pepetools, Garg Gems, Charon…

VIP Trunk Show

VIP Tickets – $50 per person online registration (or edit your order if you’ve already signed up)/ $60 on-site Beat the crowds and enjoy access to SNAG’s Annual Trunk Show an hour before other shoppers…

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