Student Membership

Student is defined as being enrolled full time or part time in a matriculating program.

Saving You Money

  • Student membership – discounted rates; includes Metalsmith subscription (choose digital only or print & digital)
  • Special membership offer – an additional discount when four or more students in North America sign up at the same time
  • Conference registration fee student discount – another 25% discount for students who are SNAG members
  • Conference Student Work Exchange – 40% more off your SNAG conference registration fee in return for working six hours during the conference
  • Conference Student Scholarships – free admission to the conference for students selected by the chairs of their departments, underwritten by donations from businesses and individuals
  • Educational Endowment Scholarships – graduate and undergraduate educational scholarships
  • Discounted entries to juried SNAG exhibitions
  • Discounted registration to Forging Entrepreneurs annual business symposium
  • BB&T Bank and SNAG merchant services giving program


  • Access to all member pages on website, including Technical Articles and weekly news posts
  • Maker Profile Page
  • Listing in online membership directory
  • Riveting News e-newsletter every week
  • SNAG Juried Student Exhibition – on display during the conference
  • SNAG Presentation of Student Work – multimedia presentation shown during the conference
  • Eligible to sell work at Trunk Show Sale
  • UNIQUES, an online auction of art jewelry and small metal items by SNAG members
  • American Craft Council Show invitation program
  • Social networking – connect with other SNAG members on Facebook, flickr, crafthaus, Twitter, and LinkedIn

Professional Development

  • Mentoring program, Road 2 Success
  • Professional Development Seminar – part of the conference, the foundation of practical education necessary to succeed as artists
  • Portfolio Review – meet gallery representatives, curators and artists in the metals field at the conference, to review your portfolio and provide advice
  • Education Resource Room – representatives from universities, schools, and art centers talk about their programs and answer questions at the conference
  • Volunteer – people make SNAG thrive, get involved with the conference, project coordination, staffing table at shows, and more…we need you!

Questions about any of these things? Please contact SNAG!