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.
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.
2020 Committee: tba
Coordinator: Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith
2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
SNAG’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is James Wallace. James was honored at the SNAG conference in May 2019. Read more
Pages honoring all past award recipients are in progress and will be posted when complete.
Heikki Seppä (2008)
Mary Ann Scherr (2007)
Kurt Matzdorf (2006)
Helen Drutt English (2003)
Arline Fisch (2002)
Philip Morton (2001)
Oppi Untracht (2000)
Margaret Craver (1999)
Nathan Winkler (1997)