Adorned Spaces: A Pop-Up Exhibition Event
Impact: Looking Back, Forging Forward
SNAG 2015 Boston Conference
Inscrições até 19 Jan 2015


Call for Applications!

The 2015 Boston SNAG conference is seeking curators, organizations, schools, and individuals to offer a fresh look at the field of contemporary metalsmithing through a multiple-exhibition event called Adorned Spaces. This juried event will highlight both established and emerging artists to celebrate the innovation of metalsmithing that "looks back and forges forward."

 This year's conference organizers are offering pop-up spaces to applicants interested in creating their own exhibition at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Twenty different 100 square feet pop-up galleries will occupy the 4th floor meeting rooms during the conference on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.  This event and participating artists will be actively featured in conference promotional materials including the conference website, advertisements and in the Conference Program Brochure. Additionally, a special reception highlighting the Adorned Spaces celebration will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


This opportunity is an open call to all conference attendees (day-pass attendees included).

Adorned Spaces Application Form

Please fill out application form and send 3 - 5 representative images to Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar..

Exhibitors will be notified of acceptance via email by February 22, 2015 (plenty of time for early-bird conference registration!).

 A $35 fee for accepted individuals and $75 fee for institutions (including schools/organizations) is due on April 22, 2015. These modest fees cover a few basic event expenses for this new featured SNAG exhibition event. In addition, as a benefit for Adorned Space exhibitors, SNAG provides insurance against damage and theft. A detailed list of all participating artist names, addresses of artists, materials, as well as the wholesale value of all objects to be included in each exhibition will need to be provided byApril 22, 2015.

Application Details

Image submission
3 - 5 representative images. All images must approximate professional quality; Images must be in .jpg format, and at least 1600 pixels on the longest side. Clearly label and/or caption your photos as such: LastNameentry#, for example: smithentry1,smithentry1detail, smithentry2...

Gallery Presentation
Each space will be separated by defined boundaries. Tables and chairs are available for use if desired. Additional materials and tools are the responsibility of the exhibitors. Please create innovative display techniques that will not harm the hotel or the reputation of SNAG. The main contact of your exhibit will be responsible for any or all damage done to hotel facilities.  An installation method forum will be available to accepted applicants.

Schedule for Adorned Spaces Exhibition Day/Night
Installation will be Friday morning, May 22 at 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Exhibitors are responsible for arranging exhibit set-up, must be present at the exhibition reception from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., and and MUST take-down their exhibition from 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Volunteers will be present during the day to watch exhibition spaces so exhibitors may enjoy the conference as well!

Selling Work
Sale of artwork is not permitted through Adorned Spaces, but you can sell your work at our 5th annual Trunk Show.  If you want to sell the work from Adorned Spaces later - on your own terms - you may arrange to do so after the event has ended.

For questions or concerns about proposals, please contact Kelly Jean Conroy & Lindsay Miś at Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar.

About the Jurors

Lindsay Miś
currently lives in New Bedford, MA and is Exhibition Manager at New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!. Miś received her MFA in Jewelry Metals in 2013 from UMass Dartmouth and her BFA in Craft/Material Studies from VCU in 2006. She has worked at art institutions such as Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and The Visual Art Center of Richmond, VA. Miś maintains her metalsmithing practice in an old fiber mill in the SouthCoast.

Kelly Jean Conroy
lives in Boston, MA and is currently teaching high school metalsmithing at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, as well as Metalwerx, a school for jewelry and community studio in Waltham, MA.  Conroy received her MFA from UMass Dartmouth in Jewelry Metals in 2013, and her BFA from Syracuse University in Art Education in 2005.