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[Press Release] SNAG Workshop Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joan Dulla, Coordinator, (480) 963-2965
September 28, 2004

SNAG AWARDS SECOND ROUND OF WORKSHOP GRANTS IN 2004

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) is pleased to
announce the two recipients of its most recent round of grant
awards, chosen by jurors Sally Heath-Lloyd, Barbara Minor and Joan
Dulla.

This fall, Georgian College in Ontario, Canada, will host expert
Steve Midgett teaching “Mokume Gane.” The Extended Campus Program
at Southern Oregon University, in Ashland, received a grant for
Marcia Macdonald to present, The One-of-a-Kind Object versus the
Edition." The grant recipients receive $750 and complimentary
copies of Metalsmith; each artist presents a public lecture in
addition to teaching their workshop.

“First established in 1987, the primary goal of this program remains
singularly focused: to support and strengthen hands-on workshops
that local guilds and schools can offer,” said SNAG’s Executive
Director, Dana Singer. “Consistent with SNAG’s mission, it enables
SNAG to be involved in providing educational opportunities all
around the country, extending beyond our membership rolls.”

These competitive grants are available to local and regional jewelry
and metalsmithing groups, craft organizations, and educational
institutions to sponsor Guest Artists to present workshops and
lectures to the general public. A different group of jurors look at
each cycle of applications. The grant application guidelines and
forms are available through SNAG’s website at
www.snagmetalsmith.org/snag/snagprograms.asp. The application
postmark deadlines are May 1 and November 1, each year.

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), the associa-tion of
jewelers, designers and metalsmiths, provides a range of programs
and services to its 3,600+ members. SNAG publishes Metalsmith
magazine, produces an annual conference, publishes SNAG News, and
hosts a comprehensive website. Our next conference is June 22-25,
2005, in Cleveland, featuring Keynote Speaker Gijs Bakker. For more
about SNAG, visit our website at www.snagmetalsmith.org,
or contact the SNAG/Metalsmith Business Office at
info@snagmetalsmith.org, (630) 852-METL [6385].