Nominations & Elections

The SNAG membership elects leaders for the coming years. All SNAG members have the right to vote. This process is an important part of how you can make your voice heard, and help determine the future of the organization.

We rely on a volunteer board of people to help steer our organization. The candidates for the 2023 SNAG election are shown below. Voting took place online May 12th through June 2nd (5pm Eastern), 2023.

SNAG election results will be announced at the Annual Membership Meeting. Register through Zoom so that you can join us on Sunday, June 4th at 5:00 pm Eastern.

SNAG Board of Directors Roles + Responsibilities (pdf)

The Nominations & Elections Committee is responsible for collecting nominations, recruiting candidates, and conducting the elections for SNAG.

2023 NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

Liz Clark
Kelly Jean Conroy
Leslie Shershow
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2023 SNAG Election Candidates

There are 8 open seats for the Board of Directors. There are 1 or 3 open seats for the Nominations & Elections Committee (dependent on ballot measure passing).

Kerianne Quick & Seth Papac

SNAG Co-President Candidates Kerianne Quick and Seth Papac joined the SNAG Board in 2021 and 2022. They are running for the position of Co-Presidents of…

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Sarah Darro

SNAG Board Candidate Sarah Darro is a curator, writer, and visual anthropologist working at the nexus of contemporary art, craft, and design. She has established…

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Lori Magno

SNAG Board Candidate Lori Magno is currently the president of the Boston chapter of the Women’s Jewelry Association. She has been a part of the…

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Azita Mireshghi

SNAG Board Candidate Azita Mireshghi is an Iranian-American metalsmith and studio artist based out of Santa Monica, California. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts…

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Lyndsay Rice

SNAG Board Candidate Lyndsay Rice received an MFA from The University of Oregon in 2012 and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, in…

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Eleanor Ingrid Rose

SNAG Board Candidate Eleanor Ingrid Rose is a craft based sculpture artist, metalsmith, and toolmaker. She has a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MFA…

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Jina Seo

SNAG Board Candidate Jina Seo (she/her) is an artist and Assistant Professor at Missouri State University. Her practice explores the relationships between body, clothing, sexuality,…

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Kaytria Stauffer

SNAG Board/Student Candidate Kaytria Stauffer, SHRM-CP, holds a B.F.A. in Metals & Jewelry and Painting from Arcadia University. In 2022, she launched her brand which…

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Danni Xu

SNAG Board Candidate Danni Xu is a Chinese-born artist, who currently resides in the United States. She holds an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from…

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Brie Flora

SNAG Nominations & Elections Committee Candidate Brie Flora is an artist, jeweler, and educator living in Cookeville, Tennessee. Brie received a dual BFA from Massachusetts…

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Pasha Moezzi

SNAG Nominations & Elections Committee Candidate Pasha Moezzi grew up surrounded by furniture wares of his father, Farmand aka Louis. He took a distinct interest…

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Jess Tolbert

SNAG Nominations & Elections Committee Candidate Jess Tolbert is a craftsperson based in the El Paso, Texas borderlands of the United States. Jess received an…

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2023 Ballot Measure

The membership will also be voting on a proposed change to SNAG's Constitution:

Article VI. Committees, Section 1, d

Existing language: The Nominations and Elections Committee shall consist of three members nominated by the Board of Directors and elected by a vote of the membership. Members serve for a period of three years. Committee members will be elected in rotation with one new member elected each year. The election shall be conducted as outlined in Article VIII of the By-Laws.

Proposed change: The Nominations and Elections Committee shall consist of a maximum of five members; one member may be a Student Representative. Representatives are nominated by either the Board of Directors, members of the organization, or self-nomination and elected by a vote of the membership. Members serve for a period of three years, and two years for the Student Representative. Committee members will be elected in rotation with two new members elected each year. The election shall be conducted as outlined in Article VIII of the By-Laws.

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