Thursday June 6th

Meeting Points: Linking History & Place

Presentations that illuminate regional history. Jean Radakovich + Rose Pfanner | Forging Love – The Art and Romance of Ruth and Svetozar Radakovich Jean, daughter, and Rose, filmmaker tell the story of Svetozar and Ruth Radakovich’s forbidden romance and successful…

In Focus: LGBTQIA+/BIPOC Digital Exhibition & Discussion

In Focus: LGBTQIA+/BIPOC Digital Exhibition showcases BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ makers who create impactful sculpture and adornment. It highlights the diverse voices that make SNAG a unique and inclusive organization. Join us for a breakout session during the conference that provides…

Student Slideshow | Part 1

Over 40 schools showcase their student work in this rotating slideshow Participating schools: George Brown College Downingtown High School West Metropolitan State University of Denver Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Arapahoe Community College Missouri State University Mission Hills…

Demos #1

2 30-minute process/methods demos Motoko Furuhashi | Gem Cutting Experience from Thailand Motoko Furuhashi has traveled to Thailand to learn traditional gem cutting technique in Summer 2023. In this presentation, she will demonstrate basic cutting techniques, experience, and resources that…

Gallery & Studio Visit Night

Explore specially curated jewelry and metalwork exhibitions in San Diego’s museums, galleries, and maker studios on this exciting self-guided tour. View a google map of the locations here Find a map in your conference tote bag as well. Current Gallery…

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.    

Snapshots

Five presenters will each give a 20-minute quick-paced and inspirational talk about their work and career. Adam Atkinson | Codes of Conduct Heteronormative narratives of the American West became a catalyst for strict gender binaries still experienced today. Atkinson’s research…

Student Slideshow | Part 2

Over 40 schools showcase their student work in this rotating slideshow Participating schools: George Brown College Downingtown High School West Metropolitan State University of Denver Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Arapahoe Community College Missouri State University Mission Hills…

Opening Remarks

The conference sessions kick off with a warm welcome from SNAG leadership and local dignitaries, including a land acknowledgement from the SDSU tribal liaison, and the introduction of our keynote speaker.

Juried Student Exhibition

Adorned Spaces

Vendor Booths Open

Come shop all of your favorite vendors in one convenient spot! Watch demonstrations and receive discounts from participating exhibitors.

Registration

Keynote Speaker: Ronald Rael | The Expanded Borderlands

Rael will discuss how the hybrid culture of the historic and contemporary borderlands between the United States and Mexico is a productive laboratory for art and design when one understands their fraught histories and imagines their productive futures.

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