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Glass Art Society Lifetime Award Recipients

Each year, the Glass Art Society honors and acknowledges the individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of the glass arts worldwide.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is the Glass Art Society's highest honor, given in recognition of significant and sustained contributions to the field of glass art to recipients over the age of 60. Achievement is construed broadly, including, but not limited to diverse endeavors such as artistic excellence, technical innovation, exemplary leadership, dedication to education, and support for and promotion of glass art.
View the complete list of Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients.

Lifetime Membership Award

The Glass Art Society honors and acknowledges the individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Glass Art Society with an Honorary Lifetime Membership Award.
View the complete list of Lifetime Membership Award Recipients.


2012 Honorary Glass Art Society Lifetime Awards

This years awards were presented at the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday June 16 in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater, at the 2012 Toledo, OH Conference "50 Years of Studio Glass-Idea-Impact-Innovation".


2012 Lifetime
Membership Award:
John Steinert

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  2012 Lifetime
Achievement Award:

Joel Philip Myers

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  2012 Lifetime
Achievement Award:

 Bertil Vallien

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GAS Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

The Glass Art Society honors and acknowledges the individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of the glass arts worldwide. This honorary award is given at the annual conference.

CHRONOLOGICALLY   ALPHABETICALLY
2012   Joel Philip Myers
2012   Bertil Vallien
2011   Ann Wolff
2010   Mark Peiser
2010   Dan Klein (1938-2009)
2009   Marvin Lipofsky
2008   Henry Halem
2007   Jìrí Harcuba
2006   Ann Robinson
2005   Richard Marquis
2004   Paul Marioni
2003   Dale Chihuly
2002   Fritz Dreisbach
2002   Finn Lynggaard (1930-2011)
2001   Thomas Buechner (1926-2010)
2000   Klaus Moje 
1999   Ludwig Schaffrath 
1998   Kyohei Fujita (1921-2004)
1998   Alice Rooney
1997   Lino Tagliapietra 
1996   Jaroslava Brychtova
1996   Stanislav Libensky (1921-2002)
1995   Erwin Eisch 
1994   Itoko Iwata (1922-2008)
1994   Sybren Valkema (1916-1996)
1993   Harvey Littleton
1993   Dominick Labino (1910-1987)
  1996   Jaroslava Brychtova    
2001   Thomas Buechner (1926-2010)
2003   Dale Chihuly
2002   Fritz Dreisbach
1995   Erwin Eisch
1998   Kyohei Fujita (1921-2004)
2008   Henry Halem
2007   Jìrí Harcuba
1994   Itoko Iwata (1922-2008)
2010   Dan Klein (1938-2009)
1993   Dominick Labino (1910-1987)
1996   Stanislav Libensky (1921-2002)
2009   Marvin Lipofsky
1993   Harvey Littleton
2002   Finn Lynggaard (1930-2011)
2004   Paul Marioni
2005   Richard Marquis
2000   Klaus Moje
2012   Joel Philip Myers
2010   Mark Peiser
2006   Ann Robinson
1998   Alice Rooney
1999   Ludwig Schaffrath
1997   Lino Tagliapietra
1994   Sybren Valkema (1916-1987)
2012   Bertil Vallien
2011   Ann Wolff

 

GAS Lifetime Membership Award Winners

The Glass Art Society honors and acknowledges the individuals who have made outstanding contributions to The Glass Art Society. This honorary award is given at the annual conference.

CHRONOLOGICALLY   ALPHABETICALLY
2012   John Steinert
2011   Scott Benefield
2010   Tom Philabaum
2009   John Leighton
2008   Laura Donefer
2007   Michael Rogers
2006   Penny Berk
2005   Lani McGregor
2005   Dan Schwoerer
2004   Robert Carlson
2003   Daniel Crichton (1946-2002)
2002   Takako Sano (1939-2006)
2001   Mark Peiser
2000   Ginny Ruffner
1999   Josh Simpson
1998   Dan Dailey
1997   Susanne Frantz
1996   David Jacobs (1939-2007)
1995   Jack Schmidt
1994   Audrey Handler
1993   Henry Halem
1993   Joel Philip Myers
1993   Sylvia Vigiletti
1992   Robert Kehlmann
1992   Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend
1988   Fritz Dreisbach
1988   O.J. Gabbert (1918-1992)
1988   Elizabeth "Libby" Labino (-2008)
1986   Marvin Lipofsky
1984   Andries Copier (1901-1991)
1982   Erwin Eisch
1982   Frances Higgins (1912-2004)
1982   Michael Higgins (1908-1999)
1980   William H. Blenko
1980   Paul V. Gardner (1908-1994)
1979   Thomas S. Buechner (1926-2010)
1977   William Brown Jr. (1923-1992)
1977   Frank M. Fenton (1915-2005)
1977   Dominick Labino (1910-1987)
1977   Harvey Littleton
  2011   Scott Benefield
2006   Penny Berk
1980   William H. Blenko
1977   William Brown Jr. (1923-1992)
1979   Thomas S. Buechner (1926-2010)
2004   Robert Carlson
1984   Andries Copier (1901-1991)
2003   Daniel Crichton (1946-2002)
1998   Dan Dailey
2008   Laura Donefer
1988   Fritz Dreisbach
1982   Erwin Eisch
1977   Frank M. Fenton (1915-2005)
1997   Susanne Frantz
1988   O.J. Gabbert (1918-1992)
1980   Paul V. Gardner (1908-1994)
1993   Henry Halem
1994   Audrey Handler
1982   Frances Higgins (1912-2004)
1982   Michael Higgins (1908-1999)
1996   David Jacobs (1939-2007)
1992   Robert Kehlmann
1977   Dominick Labino (1910-1987)
1988   Elizabeth "Libby" Labino (-2008)
2009   John Leighton
1986   Marvin Lipofsky
1977   Harvey Littleton
2005   Lani McGregor
1993   Joel Philip Myers
2001   Mark Peiser
2010   Tom Philabaum
2007   Michael Rogers
2000   Ginny Ruffner
2002   Takako Sano (1939-2006)
1995   Jack Schmidt
2005   Dan Schwoerer
1999   Josh Simpson
2012   John Steinert
1992   Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend
1993   Sylvia Vigiletti