The Society of North American Goldsmiths is an organization for artists, designers, jewelers and metalsmiths.
SNAG also puts on Metalsmith Magazine, which is one of the premier publications on art jewelry. (I highly suggest subscribing to it if you have interest in the arts!) This magazine does not just show traditional jewelry, it shows provocative, unique and hand-made art. It also contains interviews, exhibition reviews and numerous articles on concepts, techniques and artists.
SNAG puts on conferences and exhibitions around the country and is very supportive of students in the field. As a student, I was almost always a member. They advertise awards and scholarships to support those of us who are still emerging.
The SNAG website has loads of member profiles, including llyn’s…
It is a great resource to learn more about artists around you. Anyway, llyn is a proud member and highly encourages you to check out their site and learn more about them!