Lifetime Achievement Awards

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 2017 awards will be presented to Joyce J. Scott and Wayne Strattman at the Opening Ceremonies during the 2017 conference, Reflections from the Edge: Glass, Art, and Performance.
 

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.

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: JOYCE J. SCOTT

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Joyce J. Scott is a mixed-media sculptress who constructs sophisticated bead sculptures incorporating glass, clay, fabric swatches, and found objects that address social topics including racism, violence, and gender inequality. Her work scales from a human-worn neckpiece to a ceiling-high installation. Her work has been exhibited over sixty times in the U.S. as well as Europe, Africa, and Asia.

A lifelong Maryland native, Scott incorporates her family narratives into her art. While teaching in South Africa, Mexico, and Italy, she applied local aesthetic in her work. “My influences are generally cultural,” says Scott. “For me it’s important to impute the work with something that will resonate and follow somebody home.”

Joyce J. Scott is an active leader in Baltimore, promoting creative spaces for the local community. “There was also the fact of seeing black people in the museum – not only as guards and maintenance workers, but also showing their work, working in the education department, the curatorial department, hanging out, part of the community. It’s got to be more of a collective experience. That’s important,” says Scott.

Scott holds a bachelor of fine arts from Maryland Institute College of Art, and a master of fine arts from the Instituto Allende in Mexico. She has received honors from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2016 Baker Artist Awards, and most recently a 2016 MacArthur Fellowship. She has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Applied Arts in Helsinki, and the Meguro Museum of Art in Tokyo.

 

2017 Lifetime Membership Award Recipient: WAYNE STRATTMAN

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Wayne Strattman received the first PhD by published papers from the University of Sunderland in glass and the neon arts. The PhD recognized his many years of work making sculptures, doing research, writing, and advocating for neon and other advanced forms of lit glass sculpture.

His Boston-based company, Strattman Design, has been a world leader for decades in building museum displays, custom sculpture, and innovative lighting products for commerce and industry.

Strattman is a former Glass Art Society board member. In support of the organization, he initiated and endowed the Strattman Critical Dialogue Lecture series, co-funded the Technology Advancing Glass (TAG) grant program, and started and helped to maintain neon exhibitions at GAS conferences since 1997.




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
2017   Joyce J. Scott
2016   James Carpenter
2015   Paul Stankard
2014   Dan Dailey
2012   Joel Philip Myers
2012   Bertil Vallien
2011   Ann Wolff
2010   Mark Peiser
2010   Dan Klein (1938-2009)
2009   Marvin Lipofsky (1938-2016)
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 (1936-2016)
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)
2016   James Carpenter
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 (1938-2016)
1993   Harvey Littleton (1922-2013)
2002   Finn Lynggaard (1930-2011)
2004   Paul Marioni
2005   Richard Marquis
2000   Klaus Moje (1936-2016)
2012   Joel Philip Myers
2010   Mark Peiser
2006   Ann Robinson
1998   Alice Rooney
1999   Ludwig Schaffrath (1924-2011)
2017   Joyce J. Scott
2015   Paul Stankard
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
2017   Wayne Strattman
2016   Jutta-Annette Page
2015   Mary B. White
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
2016   Jutta-Annette Page
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
2017   Wayne Strattman
1993   Sylvia Vigiletti
2015   Mary B. White

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.