Board & Past Presidents

Get to know the SNAG board of directors by reading about them below. You can find a detailed history of the board by visiting the SNAG wikipedia page.


Renee Zettle-Sterling, President

Associate Professor, Department of Art and Design, Grand Valley State University

  • Foundation in Art Theory and Education
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Michigan Silversmith’s Guild
  • National Art Education Association
  • American Craft Council

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Nicole Jacquard, President-Elect

Associate Professor, School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

  • Studio Artist
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Michigan Silversmith’s Guild
  • Art Jewelry Forum
  • Crafthaus
  • American Craft Council
  • AIR Gallery
  • ARC Gallery

njacquard@snagmetalsmith.org


Anne Havel, Treasurer

Studio jeweler/enamelist

  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Enamelist Society, Treasurer
  • Enamel Guild Northeast
  • Washington Guild of Goldsmiths
  • Ohio Designer Craftsmen
  • International Society of Glass Beadmakers
  • American Craft Council
  • Vermont Hand Crafters (juried member)
  • Vermont Arts Council
  • Vermont Crafts Council
  • Studio Place Arts

treasurer@snagmetalsmith.org


Becky McDonah, Secretary

Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Design – Fine Art Metals, Millersville University

  • Visiting Artist/Lecturer, various locations
  • Co-chair SNAG 2012 conference, Phoenix/Scottsdale
  • Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • American Craft Council

bmcdonah@snagmetalsmith.org


Jim Bove

Associate Professor, California University of Pennsylvania

  • Visiting Artist/Lecturer, various locations
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths

jbove@snagmetalsmith.org


Sydney Brown

Artist, Curator

  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Organizer of Revolution Craft Show, Chicago

sbrown@snagmetalsmith.org


Angela Bubash

Full Time Faculty and Jewelry/Metalsmithing Area Head, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

  • Society of North American Goldsmiths

abubash@snagmetalsmith.org


Dianne deBeixedon

Professor, Art Department Chair, Old Dominion University

  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Michigan Silversmiths Guild
  • Washington Guild of Goldsmiths
  • Florida Guild of Goldsmiths
  • Artist Blacksmith Association of North America
  • Tidewater Blacksmiths Association
  • Art Jewelry Forum

ddebeixedon@snagmetalsmith.org


Karen Lorene

Owner and resident appraiser of Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle

  • Senior Member, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
  • Board member, Artist Trust
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • International Society of Appraisers
  • National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Art Jewelry Forum
  • Seattle Metals Guild – Lifetime Member
  • Bellevue Arts Museum

klorene@snagmetalsmith.org


Brigitte Martin

Crafthaus Creator and Editor

  • Craft Think Tank, creator and organizer
  • Former owner, Luke & Eloy Gallery
  • Author of “Humor in Craft”
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • SNAG Professional Development Seminar Committee
  • SNAG Fundraising Chair
  • American Craft Council

communityliaison@snagmetalsmith.org


Sharon Massey

Assistant professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  • One Wall Gallery
  • Art Jewelry Forum
  • Crafthaus
  • Alloy Collective
  • Klimt02
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths

smassey@snagmetalsmith.org

 


Tedd McDonah

Studio artist, educator

  • Society of North American Goldsmiths

tmcdonah@snagmetalsmith.org


Pam Robinson

Director of Educational Programming, Metalsmithing & Glass,  Lillstreet Art Center

  • Studio Artist, custom jewelry
  • SNAG Conference Liaison
  • Past SNAG Conference co-chair, Chicago
  • Visiting Artist/Lecturer, various locations
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Chicago Metal Arts Guild
  • Florida Society of Goldsmiths

probinson@snagmetalsmith.org


Lauren McAdams Selden

Associate Professor of Art Metal, Stephen F. Austin State University,  Nacogdoches, Texas

  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Visiting artist/lecturer, various locations
  • American Craft Council
  • Crafthaus member

lselden@snagmetalsmith.org


Jen Townsend

Studio Jeweler, Author

  • Visiting artist/lecturer at various locations
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Juried Member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

jtownsend@snagmetalsmith.org