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The Society of North American Goldsmiths Sponsors the 4th Edition of Triple Parade: "Three Times" Exhibition in Shanghai, China

Eugene, OR, September 25, 2018 --( The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2018 Triple Parade exhibition in Shanghai, China. The Triple Parade is a prestigious nonprofit biennial international cultural project that has become one of the leading contemporary applied art and design exhibitions for expanding cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world. This year’s theme is, “Three Times: Dialogue Across the Past, the Present, the Future.” The exhibition takes place October 19, 2018 through January 6, 2019 at the HOW Art Museum. Shanghai, China.

The event will consist of exhibitions, symposia, lectures and workshops. The Triple Parade comprises four sections: Intimate Encounter, Like Attracts Like, Arty Game, and Viva La Different, and will display 500 pieces of artworks created by nearly 300 artists from 34 countries and regions. The website for the event is

Central to the concept of the Triple Parade is the desire to establish and foster a dynamic dialogue between three parties. This idea was inspired by the philosophy of Confucius (551 BC–479 BC), China’s most famous educator, philosopher, and political theorist, whose ideas have widely influenced the civilization of East Asia. Confucius said: “Even when walking in a party of just three, I can always be certain of learning from those I am with.”

“SNAG is delighted to be a sponsor of the 2018 Triple Parade exhibition,” said Executive Director, Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith. “The Triple Parade perfectly aligns with our mission of supporting a diverse international jewelry and metals community by fostering critical discourse through the exchange of artworks. We are proud to have 12 SNAG members represented at the HOW Art Museum.”

SNAG Board member Ezra Satok-Wolman, a Canadian jewelry artist and master goldsmith, was an early advocate of SNAG’s involvement in the event and has been focussed on developing new partnerships for SNAG who share the organization's values and goals.

“To date, our mission has been focused primarily on North America,” says Satok-Wolman. “As the world becomes more connected, our desire to enrich our understanding of the field in a broader sense has led us to seek out new partners. In doing so, we hope to not only develop a better understanding of the field from new international and cultural perspectives, but also collaborate with other countries and their institutions to cultivate a broader dialogue and bring forth new exhibitions, enrich our publications, and encourage new members and contributors to join us in those efforts.”

SNAG is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance jewelry and metalsmithing by inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community. SNAG envisions a diverse jewelry and metals community engaging in thoughtful conversation and critical discourse while preserving tradition and embracing innovation. SNAG publishes the award-winning Metalsmith and Metalsmith Tech magazines, hosts conferences, exhibitions, professional development education, and a wide range of programming to elevate and promote the work and careers of its members. SNAG is online at
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