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For Immediate Release
Contact: Nancy Worden (206) 725-2338
August 9, 2004

SNAG Awards 2004 Minority Outreach Grants to High Schools

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) is pleased to
announce the 2004 recipients of the Minority Outreach Grants for
High Schools. Eleven schools from around the United States applied
and grants were awarded to three schools. Each school will receive
$1,300 for tools and supplies and each Guest Artist will also
receive $1,300. This year’s awards are double the amount that SNAG
awarded in previous years, due to a generous grant from an anonymous
foundation.

We also gratefully acknowledge the New York Silver Society for
donating $1000 to help us in matching funds, and the MJSA Education
Foundation for its $750 annual contribution.

The three high school grant recipients and their corresponding Guest
Artist aRe:

Hoover High School, San Diego California and guest artist Lisa
Slovis Mandel

Lathrop High School, Fairbanks, Alaska and guest artists Judie Gumm
and Carol Wilbur

Canutillo High School, Canutillo, Texas and guest artist Helen
Dorion

The jurors for the 2004 awards weRe: Kristin Beeler, Long Beach City
College, Daniella Kerner, Tyler School of Art, Temple University,
and Nancy Worden, studio jeweler.

The increased awards will also be available for the 2005-2006 school
year. Applications and Guidelines for the 2005 awards will be
available in mid-fall on SNAG’s website,
www.snagmetalsmith.org/snag/ snagprograms.asp, as well as in hard
copy. Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Malec-Kosak is currently on
maternity leave and Nancy Worden is the Interim Coordinator for one
year.

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), the association of
jewelers, designers and metalsmiths, provides a range of programs
and services to its 3,600+ members. SNAG publishes Metalsmith
magazine and a 16-page newsletter, each 5 times a year. The next
conference is “Intersections,” in Cleveland featuring Keynote
Speaker Gijs Bakker, June 22-25, 2005. For more about
SNAG and Metalsmith, visit us at www.snagmetalsmith.org, or contact
the SNAG/Metalsmith Business Office at (630) 852-6385