By now all SNAG members and Metalsmith subscribers should have
received the conference brochure for the Society of North American
Goldsmiths 34th A nnual Conference, Making It in Metal, May 21-25,
2003, at the Westin St. Francis, on Union Square in San Francisco.
This conference features 12 speakers from 5 countries, keynote
speaker Javi er Mariscal from Barcelona, and 14 concurrent
exhibitions, including an Oak land Museum and Gallery Tour.
Member and non-members alike are WELCOME.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! We encourage you to register TODAY! AND
NOTE: Late fees apply to registrations postmarked after April 9,
2003, and our room b lock cannot be guaranteed after this same date.
REMEMBER that SNAG members pay $65 less than the non-member
conference regi stration fee. [SNAG membership costs only $69, so if
youre coming to the conference, it pays for itself immediately.]
Register online with Visa or Master Card:
http://www.snagmetalsmith.org, an d click on 2003 Conference
Registration in the lower right-hand corne r of our home page.
To obtain the current program schedule, click on “About SNAG” on
SNAGs h ome page. Then click on “Conferences” in left hand column,
and then under the far right-hand column, click on “Daily Program
Please also check out the website of Velvet da Vinci Gallery (the
host of t his year’s conference) for more detailed conference
Complete Conference Coordinators is handling all conference
registrations A ND hotel reservations. A registration form can also
be sent via mail and b y fax, however we do not take registrations
over the phone. If you wish to receive these materials, have
questions, or can suggest others you think w ould be interested in
the conference, please contact CCC at: info@cccmeetin gs.com or call
PRE- AND POST-CONFERENCE EVENTS ******The conference officially
begins with our traditional Pin Swap Openin g Night Reception,
Wednesday evening May 21. Earlier that day there are pr e-conference
events you can participate in, and there are also pre- and pos
t-conference workshops. See
www.snagmetalsmith.org/snag/snagconferences.as p, lower right-hand
corner, for links to more
Educators Dialog (free, no reservations required)
Professional Practices Workshop featuring Boris Bally, Andy
Cooperman, Donald Friedlich, and Alan Revere (free, no reservations
Ceremonial Metalwork Tour ($50, space limited to 35, and
reservations r equired).
On Sunday May 25, there is an all-day bus tour, Art on the
Peninsula ($35, space limited to 110, and reservations required).
Fantastic pre- and post-conference workshops coordinated by the
Metal A rts Guild (contact email@example.com, 415-407-5389).
SNAGs SILENT AUCTION Please consider making a donation to SNAG silent
auction. To obtain a do nation form, send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds are divided between SNAGs
Educational Endowment our SNAGs educational pr ogramming.
****** The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) is a nonprofit
organization whose purpose is to advance education, support the
community of artists wh o work with metal, and promote the
appreciation and development of the meta l arts. The SNAG/Metalsmith
Business Office can be reached at (630) 852-ME TL  or
SNAG Executive Director