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For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Dana Singer (406) 728-5248
May 7, 2004

SNAG ANNOUNCES THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) announces three new
members who were recently elected to our board of directors: Sam
Shaw, President-elect, John Cogswell, and Kiwon Wang.

Sam Shaw, SNAG’s president-elect, is a studio jeweler, designer, and
owner of Shaw Contemporary Jewelry gallery/store. His work has been
featured in publications ranging from the New York Times Magazine
Annual Design Issue to Cosmopolitan and Vogue, to Metalsmith,
Ornament and Lapidary Journal. His piece, “Endless Bracelet,” is
currently touring in the SNAG exhibition, “The Art of Gold.” In
addition to his work with SNAG, Sam is a Trustee for the College of
the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine.

John Cogswell is a studio goldsmith, silversmith and educator,
currently teaching at SUNY New Paltz. He previously taught at
Parsons School of Design and is the former Director of the Jewelry
and Metalsmithing Department at the 92nd Street Y. John’s workshops
are in constant demand all over the country. His work has appeared
in many exhibitions and publications and is included in numerous
private collections. He also serves on the Advisory Council of the
Arrowmont School Board.

Kiwon Wang is a studio jeweler, exhibiting artist in national juried
craft shows, and a frequent Visiting Artist/ Lecturer. Her piece in
the “Corporal Identity” German and American international exhibition
was featured on the cover of American Craft, April/May 04 issue.
Kiwon has been honored in “Who’s Who in the 21st Century,=94 =93200
Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century,” and was a 2001
honoree in the “International Who’s Who of Professional and Business
Women.”

"These three artists bring a wealth of experience to our board,"
said SNAG Executive Director Dana Singer. “Since 1999 SNAG has been
gradually changing to serve a broader constituency in the field
without losing its original educational foundation. These
individuals bring new ideas and resources that will keep SNAG moving
forward in fulfilling its mission.”