Rent-A-Pro: Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith

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Rent-A-Pro: Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith


45 minute phone call

Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith’s Areas of Expertise: 

  • Marketing

  • Branding

  • Pricing

  • Budgeting

  • Telling Your Story

  • Sales Strategies

Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith currently serves as the Executive Director for the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), an organization dedicated to the support and advancement of contemporary jewelry and metal artists. Before that, Gwynne was the Executive Director of HandMade in America, an economic development organization that focused on growing craft economies of small towns in Western North Carolina. From 2008 -2010, Gwynne was the first Curator of Fine Craft at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, a nonprofit organization founded to advance education about the process, product, and history of craft. She is an accomplished hot glass artist as well as an arts executive. Gwynne currently serves on the board of the North Carolina Glass Center, is a member of the Craft Think Tank, a bi-annual retreat where craft executives come together to talk about issues in the field, and participates regularly as a juror for various exhibitions, art festivals, and craft trade shows. Gwynne believes in helping artists expand their markets and create sustainable businesses. Gwynne lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, 2 dogs and a cat.


Rent-A-Pro is a component of SNAG’s Road 2 Success program that makes one-on-one consultations with subject matter experts accessible to artist entrepreneurs. Clients get a 45-minute meeting with an expert specifically focused on the goal(s) that you identify.  Potential topics include marketing, social media, sales, business plan development, branding, pricing, graphic design, web design, bookkeeping, tax prep, search engine optimization, merchandising, finding your customer segment, legal guidance and more.

Whether you are starting out or need help with an existing business, this personalized attention can be just the support you need to achieve your goals.  

  1. After payment is processed, you will be given a pre-call questionnaire to download.

  2. Complete and return downloaded pre-call questionnaire and supplemental materials listed on the form

  3. Schedule your call (Note: Your pro will reach out to you after your completed questionnaire is received.)

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