2018 SNAG Conference in Portland

We are pleased to announce that the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) will host its annual conference in Portland, Oregon in 2018.

SNAG will take over the Portland Marriott Downtown Riverfront Hotel hotel from May 23 – May 26th of 2018. Please visit www.snagmetalsmith.org to find out more information.

The 2018 conference, MADE: Makers Across Disciplines Engage, focuses on materials, art, design, and interdisciplinary collaboration. While celebrating traditional and innovative techniques, we seek to engage makers and other creative individuals who push the boundaries of our field with a cross-media sensibility. Portland is a city that has a strong sense of community and is home to entrepreneurs and craftspeople alike. In response to this, we invite makers who work across disciplines to explore the unforeseen directions, inventiveness, and ingenuity within the metalsmithing field.

Even if you don’t register for the conference, there are still some one-of-a-kind events open to the public which will feature incredible metal art from around the country.



SNAG MADE Gallery Crawl 
Thursday, May 24th
Pearl Arts District Galleries
5:00pm – 8:00pm

This year, the SNAG Gallery Crawl will be located in the Pearl District and features The Creative Metal arts Guild and Seattle Metals Guild show  “Crossings”.
All Galleries listed under the SNAG Gallery Crawl will have hours of 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, May 24th.
For a full list of the participating galleries go to: www.snagmetalsmith.org/conferences/made/programs-events/the-gallery-crawl




 8th Annual Trunk Show Sale

Saturday, May 26th
3:00 – 6:00 pm
Ballroom Level
Free and open to the public

Purchase work directly from SNAG members at the 8th Annual Trunk Show Sale. Approximately 70 artists will be on hand to show and sell their best work. You’ll have the chance to view one-of-a-kind jewelry and small sculpture and talk to the artists about their work. This is a great opportunity to purchase a handmade gift or treat for yourself. You’re sure to find something unique, fun, and even funky at the Trunk Show.
Conference goers and the public alike are welcome and encouraged to attend the Trunk Show – it’s a fun event with a lively atmosphere. 25% of all sales will be donated to SNAG.
*Major credit cards accepted. Please, no cash or checks.