Sasha Nixon Receives SNAG Emerging Curators Grant

Award giving  /  Curating   CriticalThinking  /  09 Mar 2018
Published: 09.03.2018
SNAG. Society of North American Goldsmiths
Nicole Jacquard

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SNAG’s Emerging Curators program offers grants up to $2,500 to assist an emerging curator or curators in executing an exhibition focused on jewelry and/or metalwork.
Eugene, OR – The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) is pleased to announce that its Emerging Curators Grant has been awarded to Sasha Nixon. Nixon is completing the Masters program at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City.

Nixon’s proposed exhibition is A View from the Jeweler’s Bench: Jewelry, History, and the Craft. It will highlight the contemporary jewelers who add their voice to a developing self-referential jewelry vernacular, using ancient and historical antecedents. A View from the Jeweler’s Bench differentiates itself from recent jewelry exhibitions by focusing on the role of the maker in determining the form of the final jewel. Traditional and current processes employed by jewelers will be displayed in tandem with contemporary and historical jewels and artifacts. In this way the exhibition will illustrate the influential role that ancient and historical jewelry archetypes play in the development of jewelry styles and technique. A View from the Jeweler’s Bench is scheduled to be presented in 2019 at a venue still to be announced.

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SNAG is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance jewelry and metalsmithing by inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community. SNAG envisions a diverse international jewelry and metals community engaging in thoughtful conversation and critical discourse while preserving tradition and embracing innovation. SNAG publishes award-winning Metalsmith magazine, holds conferences, and a wide range of programming to elevate and promote the work and careers of its members.