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Hi all,

I have been away for a few days, and have only gotten to skim my
mail, but I wondered if my inquiry about the Seattle SNAG
conference had gotten lost amidst my other remarks. Is anyone
planning to attend SNAG and or the workshops that preceeds it?
I saw a few comments (thanks, all) about the workshops, that they
are demos, but not hands on, but didn’t get a feel about whether
I might see any of you there. If this is attended by Orchid
members, maybe we could all wear some sort of Orchid ID’s ?!?

Thanks all for your suggestions regarding the gems set in
pearls. I can’t wait until I find the gems and pearls on my messy
bench (just kidding) so I can get started!


ruth- I am going to SNAG but not the workshops. I should think
we should be able to get any Orchid folks together at some point
in time. After we get the registration info back maybe we will
know the schedule of events.


I am going!! Of course, I live in Seattle too! It will be a
great conference with fabulous exhibitions and lectures etc.
Hope to see you there! Amy

I am planning to attend the snag conference for the first time.
I think it would be a great opportunity to get a few "Orchids"
together to meet. Badges are a dgood idea, all we need is a


What are the dates of the SNAG coference. Lloyd

What are the dates of the SNAG coference. Lloyd

here’s a somewhat complete about the conference.

Society of North American Goldsmiths in Seattle, Washington, march 25-28,
Madison Renaissance Hotel, on 6th avenue at Madison, downtown Seattle.

Kenneth Trapp : "Things Go Better With Art"
Kiff Slemmons : a lecture on her own work
Clive Dilnot : "Dispised, Cherished, Ignored"
Karen Sinszer : "Pearls of the World"
Charles Lewton:Brain : "Safety in the Small Studio"
Phillip Baldwin : "A Romance of Metal"
Jeffrey Herman : "The 21st Century Silversmith"
Myra Mimlitsch Gray : a lecture on her own work
Seymour Rabinovitch : "Silver Cutlery, 15th:18th Century"
Toni Greenbaum : "Aesthetics and Adornment"
Lane Coulter : "The View From Here: Metalsmithing in the 70’s"
Debate Topic: “It’s Not Personal,; or Is It?” The role of the object
in our culture and it’s capacity to
carry meaning. Keith Lewis and Jamie Bennett with Kate Wagle as moderator
Otto Kunzli : "Back on Stage"
Lori Talcott : "Northern European Folk jewelry"
Dawn Nakanishi : "Asian Roots, Western Soil: Visual Poetry in Metal"
Barbara Jons : “The Tacoma Art Museum Collection of Contemporary Jewelry”

There will be at least 12 special exhibitions around town :
flatware, holloware, lighting, student work, work in aluminum,
with pearls, with unusual stone settings, British jewelry, another
of European jewelry…




March 25-28, 1998 Call Marcia Bruno for more at
206-937-8845 for more On March 29 Bellevue
Community College is sponsoring hands-on workshop in enamelling
call Amy McBride at 425-641-2954 or email me for more info.
Thanks, Amy

What are the dates of the SNAG coference.   Lloyd

March 25-29, Seattle, WA.

Karen Christians

Fly Fish Design
282 Lexington Street
Woburn, MA 01801


I’ll be there and looking forward to the events. And yes, I
hope to meet other Orchidians. –

Karen Christians

Fly Fish Design
282 Lexington Street
Woburn, MA 01801


Due to a conflict with an ICA Board meeting, Tim Roark Imports
will not be at the SNAG Conference this year. I know many people
on this list are used to seeing us in the supplier’s room, and I
have been receiving some inquires about being in Seattle.

We will, however, be in Tucson in the AGTA Gemfair booth

If you aren’t going to Tucson and normally see us at SNAG, just
let us know what you are looking for. We will be happy to send
out a memo of colored stones for you to pick from (that goes for
new people too, needless to say, we always want new customers!)

BTW we have lots of new bullets, tongues and unusual cabs in

Tim Roark Imports
toll free at 888-TIM-ROCK @TRimports


We will miss you all at SNAG this year. Hope to see you the
following year. Best of luck to you and Tim at Tucson. Wish I
was going…sigh.

-k –

Art is an absolute mistress; she will not be coquetted with or slighted;
she requires the most entire self-devotion, and she repays with grand

Karen Christians

Fly Fish Design
282 Lexington Street
Woburn, MA 01801


Dear All - Sam would like to know which of fellow Orchidians are
going to be at the SNAG conference in San Francisco at the end of
May. Let me hear from you, please at @Patania_s. Thanks, Pat
@ Patania’s

Hello all, As I will be in the US next March, I’m debating wether I
should attend the Snag conference in St Petersburg. Could some of
you give me some feedback on past experiences? Thank you, Linda

Many Orchidians will join together at SNAG Orchid Dinner, St.
Petersburg, FL - February 6, 2004. More at:

Hi Linda:

This year will be my 13th SNAG Conference. It is my time to reunite
with old friends, make new ones and get my infusion of great art.
Best of all, it’s great to hang out with like minded art types.
Where else can you hang out with around 700 other metalsmiths, see
great lectures with terrific visuals, and look at drop dead art
jewelry. Besides the “Pin Swap” where I come home with great pins
(they are all over my studio), visit galleries and go shopping at
the vendor room, I get to sit with a friend whom i see only once a
year and hear of the great things they are doing and thinking.

Yeah, it’s worth it.


Karen Christians
50 Guinan St.
Waltham, MA 02451
Ph: 781/891-3854
Fx: 781/891-3857
email: @Karen_Christians

Remember to also join us at the Orchid Dinner in St. Petersburg
during the SNAG conference.

Orchid Dinner, St. Petersburg, FL

Friday, March 19th, 2004
8:30 pm Dinner 

The Columbia Restaurant
800 2nd Ave. N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 8212-8000

Joel Schwalb