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 2014 awards were presented at the Opening Ceremonies during the 2014 Chicago, IL GAS Conference "Strengthening Community, Collaboration, Forging New Bonds". 2015 award winners will be announced later this year.
 

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.

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: DAN DAILEY

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Founder of the Glass Department at the Massachusetts College of Art (MassArt) and one of Dale Chihuly’s first graduate students at the Rhode Island School of Design, Dan Dailey is a major player in the American contemporary glass scene. His Art Deco-inspired work has been represented in 46 museum collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Louvre, Paris. He has received fellowships from the Fullbright Program, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Council on the Arts. Dan Dailey also served on the GAS Board from 1978 to 1982 (President 1980-82), and was given the Honorary Lifetime Membership Award in 1998. He now lives and works in his studio in Kensington, New Hampshire, and continues to teach in the Glass Department at MassArt.
 
 

2014 Lifetime Membership Award Recipient: SHANE FERO

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Shane Fero has been a flameworker for over 42 years and maintains a studio next to Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. He participates in international symposia and demonstrations and has exhibited worldwide. Fero is also an educator and has taught at institutions such at Penland School of Crafts, Urban Glass, the Pratt Fine Arts Center, the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, the University of Michigan, Pilchuck Glass School, Bild-Werk, Frauenau, Germany, the International Glass Festival in Stourbridge, UK, Ausglass, Tasmania, Murano, Italy and in Seto, Osaka, and the Niijima Glass Art Center in Japan. His work can be found in collections both private and public institutions worldwide. Shane Fero served on the Glass Art Society Board of Directors from 2004 - 2011, acting as Vice-President from 2005 - 2006 and held the Presidency from 2006 - 2010.




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 
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
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
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

 

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
 
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
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

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