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
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.
Nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award
We are now taking nominations year-round. Nominations submitted by December 1st will be considered for the following year. 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.
Any member of SNAG may nominate someone for the Lifetime Achievement Award. The nominees do not have to be SNAG members. Along with filling out the nomination form, there must be letters of support from 3 additional SNAG members.
2018 Committee: Kim Cridler (chair), Diane Falkenhagen, Perry Price
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.
2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017 is Helen Shirk. She was honored at SNAG’s ‘NEXUS’ conference in New Orleans in May 2017. The conference was dedicated to her and she received her award during the opening remarks. Read more about Helen Shirk>>>
Pages honoring all past award recipients are in progress and will be posted when complete.
Mary Ann Scherr
Helen Drutt English
Imogene “Tex” Geiling