Saxe Emerging Artists Award

Our Saxe Emerging Artists Award provides artists with promising talent an opportunity to introduce their work to a broad audience of established artists, educators, peers, collectors, art historians, and critics. Their work is highlighted in a virtual exhibition and catalog, and they are invited to present at the annual conference.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Established in 1993, the Lifetime Achievement Award is GAS’s highest honor. The award recognizes exceptional achievement in glass art and acknowledges individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of the glass arts worldwide.

2020   Richard Meitner
2019   Ginny Ruffner
2018  Livio Seguso
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)

Lifetime Membership Award

Established in 1977, the Lifetime Membership Award recognizes outstanding service to GAS.

2020   Pamela Koss
2019   Robert Mickelsen
2018   Durk Valkema
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)

Lifetime Visionary Award 

The Visionary Award is offered occasionally and recognizes individuals who made pioneering efforts in the field of studio glass. 

2020  Bertil Vallien
2018  Benjamin Moore

Lifetime Technical Achievement Award 

The Lifetime Technical Achievement Award is offered occasionally and recognizes exceptional skill and technical ability in studio glass. 

2018 Pino Signoretto