Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is SNAG’s highest honor and is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of metalsmithing.


LAA 400Criteria for the award include:
•    Sustained, long term commitment to the metal arts
•    Significant contributions to the field
•    Noteworthy achievements through creative work, teaching, research, scholarship, exhibition and curatorial work, and/or other meaningful activities in support of contemporary practice

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

SNAG is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017 is Helen Shirk. She will be honored at SNAG’s ‘NEXUS’ conference in New Orleans in May 2017. The conference is dedicated to her and she will she will receive her award during the opening remarks on May 24th. Read more about Helen Shirk>>>

This award is SNAG’s highest honor and is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of metalsmithing. Selection of the award recipient is made by a committee of 3 members, and the makeup of the committee changes each year. Any member of SNAG may nominate someone for the Lifetime Achievement Award. The nominees do not have to be SNAG members.

Once nominated, an individual’s name remains under consideration for 5 years, after which time, if not selected, he or she must be re-nominated to stay eligible for consideration.

2017 Committee: Bruce Pepich (Chair), Kim Cridler, Diane Falkenhagen
Coordinator: Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith

The Award is the work of metalsmith Cynthia Eid, who won a design competition sponsored by SNAG. Her design is a stunning Argentium silver vessel on a black marble base. All honorees also receive Lifetime Membership in SNAG.


 

Past Recipients

Pages honoring all past award recipients are in progress and will be posted when complete.

Gary Noffke

Fred Fenster

Robert Ebendorf

Gary Griffin

J. Fred Woell

L. Brent Kington

Lois Etherington Betteridge

Stanley Lechtzin

Heikki Seppä

Mary Ann Scherr

Kurt Matzdorf

Harry Bober

Margaret Craver

Helen Drutt English

Arline Fisch

Imogene “Tex” Geiling

John Paul Miller

Philip Morton

Oppi Untracht

Nathan Winkler