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. The 2015 awards will be presented at the Opening Ceremonies during the 2015 San Jose, CA Conference Interface: Glass, Art, and Technology.
 

Lifetime Achievement Award - View Full List

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 65. 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.

Lifetime Membership Award - View Full List

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.

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: PAUL STANKARD

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Paul J. Stankard is an internationally acclaimed artist-in-glass and is considered a living master in the art of flameworking. He is known for his small-scale botanical themes encapsulated in clear glass. His work is represented in over 60 museums around the world. Stankard has received two honorary doctorate degrees and numerous awards such as the Masters of the Medium from The James Renwick Alliance, The American Craft Council College of Fellows class of 2000 and Honorary Professor/Artist-in-Resident at Salem Community College in southern New Jersey. He is the author of two books; an autobiography titled No Green Berries or Leaves: The Creative Journey of an Artist in Glass and most recently, an educational resource titled Spark the Creative Flame - Making the Journey from Craft to Art.  

 

2015 Lifetime Membership Award Recipient: MARY B. WHITE

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Mary B. White is a sculptor and arts educator. She is an adjunct instructor at St. Mary’s College, Ghost Ranch and Chair of the Board of WEAD: Women Environmental Artists Directory. From 1985 to 2005, she was Head of San Jose State University Glass Program and was Co-Head of Glass at the Crucible from 2002-2013. White co-chaired the 1994 GAS conference and California Glass Exchange in 2002 and 2012. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin from 2009 -2010. One year later, she completed a collaborative Flood Level Marker in Boulder, Colorado. Mary has lead many workshops, including California College of the Arts, Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, the Corning Glass Museum School and Pilchuck Glass School. She has BFA/ Ceramics, MFA/ Glass from CCA, Oakland, CA.




List of GAS Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

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
2014   Dan Dailey
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 (1928-2013)
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 (1924-2011)
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 (1922-2013)
1993   Dominick Labino (1910-1987)
 
1996   Jaroslava Brychtova    
2001   Thomas Buechner (1926-2010)
2003   Dale Chihuly
2014   Dan Dailey
2002   Fritz Dreisbach
1995   Erwin Eisch
1998   Kyohei Fujita (1921-2004)
2008   Henry Halem
2007   Jìrí Harcuba (1928-2013)
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 (1922-2013)
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 (1924-2011)
1997   Lino Tagliapietra
1994   Sybren Valkema (1916-1996)
2012   Bertil Vallien
2011   Ann Wolff

 

List of GAS Lifetime Membership Award Recipients

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
2014   Shane Fero
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 (1922-2013)
 
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)
2014   Shane Fero
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 (1922-2013)
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

The Glass Art Society reserves the right to deny applications for Technical Display, advertising participation, GAS membership or the conference from anyone for any reason.