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

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.

Make a Nomination

Submit a Letter of Support

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


James Wallace Repair Days2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

SNAG’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is James Wallace. James will be honored at the SNAG conference in May 2019. Read more

 

Past Recipients

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

Sharon Church (2018)

Helen Shirk (2017)

Gary Noffke (2016)

Fred Fenster (2015)

Robert Ebendorf (2014)

Gary Griffin (2013)

J. Fred Woell (2012)

L. Brent Kington (2011)

Lois Etherington Betteridge (2010)

Stanley Lechtzin (2009)

Heikki Seppä (2008)

Mary Ann Scherr (2007)

Kurt Matzdorf (2006)

John Paul Miller (2005)

Imogene “Tex” Gieling (2004)

Helen Drutt English (2003)

Arline Fisch (2002)

Philip Morton (2001)

Oppi Untracht (2000)

Margaret Craver (1999)

Harry Bober (1998)

Nathan Winkler (1997)