The Lifetime Achievement Award is SNAG’s highest honor and is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of metalsmithing.
Criteria 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
The 2017 recipient will be honored at SNAG’s ‘NEXUS’ conference in New Orleans in May 2017. 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.
Deadline for 2017 nominations has passed.
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.
Pages honoring all past award recipients are in progress and will be posted when complete.
Mary Ann Scherr
Helen Drutt English
Imogene “Tex” Geiling