The Society of North American Goldsmiths, or SNAG as it’s known, consists of metalsmiths who work in both wearables and non-wearable art forms. There are many jewelers and designers who are members of SNAG, and they embrace artists who work in metals other than gold too. This is a professional organization well worth your while to check out if you are serious about working in metals.
Whether or not you decide to become a member and receive the journal Metalsmith, there are resources on the website that are available for all. The Professional Guidelines page has an amazing amount of information to download on topics from taking better pictures of your work to inventory and legal advice. There are sample contracts that you can use, and information on fundrasing auctions and open studios. Want to get into a juried show? Read the Top Ten Tips first!
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