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SNAG Invites All Artists to Apply by September 1, 2018 for Inclusion in Second Annual Jewelry and Metals Survey (JaMS) Publication

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) is announcing its call for entries for Volume 2 of its Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS) publication.

Eugene, OR, August 15, 2018 --( Due to the enthusiastic reception given to last year’s debut edition, the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) is announcing its call for entries for Volume 2 of its Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS) publication. The mission of this annual publication is to propel the field forward, highlight the best new artwork being produced in jewelry and metals, and shine a spotlight on the diverse range of work being produced. SNAG is pleased to announce that the jurors for the 2018 edition of JAMS include Hoss Haley, blacksmith and sculptor; Todd Reed, artisanal luxury jewelry maker; Jen Scanlan, Exhibitions and Curatorial Director at Oklahoma Contemporary in Oklahoma City.

JAMS is an annual survey of the jewelry and metals created over the previous year in contemporary art, architecture, craft, and design by emerging and established artists and students, showcasing around 200-juried objects. Each year, a new three-person jury made up of curators, artists, designers, gallery owners, or historians selects the work for inclusion. The objects featured can be traditional or art jewelry (including functional or non-functional pieces), sculptural or architectural works, public art, design objects, video, performance, or other forms of contemporary practice utilizing these materials and forms. Each juror writes a brief essay relating to what they see as they jury the submissions. Each artist selected for inclusion has the option of providing contact information in the Directory section of the book.

SNAG invites all artists, craftspeople, designers, public artists, and architects worldwide to submit images of their new works that focus on metal and/or jewelry. Everyone from any sector of the field at any level of experience is encouraged to apply. Curators are welcome to submit recent work purchased by their institution. For details on how to apply please visit Additional biographical details on this year’s jurors are available there as well.

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SNAG is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance jewelry and metalsmithing by inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community. SNAG envisions a diverse international jewelry and metals community engaging in thoughtful conversation and critical discourse while preserving tradition and embracing innovation. SNAG publishes the award-winning Metalsmith and Metalsmith Tech magazines, hosts annual conferences, offers the Road 2 Success online entrepreneurship program, exhibitions, and a wide range of other programming to elevate and promote the work and careers of its members. SNAG will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding in 2019, and the 50th anniversary of our first conference in 2020.
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