We invited a handful of artists to create a unique, handmade brooch, necklace, or pair of earrings in support of SNAG's 2016 Annual Appeal.
Make it Shake, Rattle & Spin! This call-for-action was made to 100 lucky recipients of the 2016 Halstead Design Challenge kits. Each kit contained 50 components. Artists were asked to create a kinetic brooch using the supplies and adding a found object. Selected brooches were featured in an exhibition at Blue Spiral 1 gallery during SNAGneXt in May 2016 and some are still available for purchase in this online exhibition. A portion of any proceeds is used to raise funds for SNAG.
The SNAG Links Project is based on the fundraising project, created by Linda Kaye-Moses in the 1990’s. Victoria Lansford brought it back beginning in 2015 and included a technical ebook along with the sale of links at the annual SNAG conference and online. In keeping with Linda’s concept, Victoria, invited 12 artists to create links, which were exhibited at the conferences and a few of which are still available online.
The third juried member exhibition in the We Are SNAG series,(Up)Setting the Stone is an online member exhibition focused on the setting. Juried by George Sawyer and Laura Wood, this collection of work expands to jewelry, objects, vessels, and sculpture.
From “blacksmith” to “goldsmith”, “silversmith” to “bladesmith”, the term “smith” denotes connotations of skill and mastery. This online exhibition embraces the work of contemporary smiths and highlights some of the extraordinary works created by members of SNAG using traditional or contemporary smithing processes including, but not limited to: vessels, objects, sculpture, jewelry, and architectural works.
Jurors: Sue Amendolara, Greg Gehner, and Tom Muir
WE ARE SNAG: Identity includes images of traditionally crafted, contemporary, and experimental new works from any current member of SNAG. This online juried exhibition represents the incredibly diverse work and making practices of our membership including jewelry work, metals work, smithed objects, body ornamentation and the like.
Jurors: Tim McCreight, C.James Meyer, and Stacey Lee Webber
SNAG invited 22 artists to create a unique, handmade brooch or pair of earrings in support of SNAG's Indiegogo Campaign: Help SNAG Support Artists
For centuries, master goldsmiths worked with precious metals, gemstones, and pearls, delivering highly desired jewelry and hollowware to courts and churches. The traditional techniques and skills needed to produce extraordinary pieces have changed little over time. Shown in museums, acquired for private collections, sold at esteemed auction houses, and universally revered, the finest examples of contemporary goldsmithing continue to astound viewers with their timeless beauty and skillful execution.