Award Recipients

2022 SNAG Lifetime Achievement Award, Jamie Bennett

The SNAG Lifetime Achievement Award Committee has selected Jamie Bennett, Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York, New Paltz, as the recipient of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. Johnathan Wahl, one of the many colleagues who nominated Bennett, wrote,…

2021 Educational Endowment Scholarships

SNAG annually awards student scholarships and scholarships for professional artists. See the 2021 recipients. (above: Jenna Corso)

2020 Educational Endowment Scholarships

SNAG annually awards three student scholarships and three scholarships for professional artists. See the 2020 recipients. (above: Sorrel Van Allen)

2020/2021 SNAG Lifetime Achievement Award, Eleanor Moty

SNAG’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Eleanor Moty. Moty’s contribution to our field as a highly regarded artist, as a teacher, and as a mentor has been exemplary and worthy of SNAG’s highest honor.

LAMAR GAYLES: 2019 Emerging Curators Grant Recipient

LaMar Gayles an Art, Craft, And Design Historian, Archaeo(gem)ologist, and Jeweler who specializes in utilizing artistic experiential practices, experimental archaeology, and historical reproduction as modes of understanding visual rhetoric and artifacts from the past. He is a recent Cum Laude…

2019 Volunteer Recognition Award

The Board of Directors is happy to announce the 2019 Volunteer Recognition Award recipient is Pam Robinson.

2019 SNAG Lifetime Achievement Award, James Wallace

SNAG’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is James Wallace. The 2019 SNAG conference, to be held in Chicago, will be dedicated to James. He will be given his award at the opening of the conference on May 23rd. Please join us in congratulating him.

2004 SNAG Lifetime Achievement Award, Imogene “Tex” Gieling

In 2004, Tex Gieling received SNAG’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Tex’s work can currently be seen in the exhibition “Tex Gieling: Sixty Years” curated by Elizabeth Shypertt at the Museum of Craft of Design in San Francisco.

2018 Educational Endowment Scholarships

The 2018 Educational Endowment Scholarship awards have been announced. Please join SNAG in congratulating these six recipients. Begun in 1992, the annual juried scholarships are among SNAG’s most competitive awards.

2018 Volunteer Recognition Award

The SNAG Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has awarded the 2018 Volunteer Recognition Award to Anne Havel. Anne will be recognized at the Membership Meeting during the SNAG Portland, Oregon conference.

2018 SNAG Lifetime Achievement Award, Sharon Church

SNAG is pleased to announce that the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Sharon Church. She will be given her award at the opening of SNAG’s 2018 MADE conference in Portland, Oregon on Thursday, May 24.

2017 Educational Endowment Scholarships

SNAG annually awards three student scholarships and three emerging/mid-career artist scholarships. These are our most highly competitive scholarship awards and are chosen by a jury. Congratulations to the 2017 Educational Endowment Scholarship recipients.

2017 Volunteer Recognition Award

The Board of Directors is happy to announce the 2017 Volunteer Recognition Award recipient is Don Friedlich. Since 1987, Don’s continued vision and investment has strengthened the core functionality of SNAG.

2017 SNAG Lifetime Achievement Award, Helen Shirk

SNAG is pleased to announce the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Helen Shirk. The SNAG conference will be dedicated to Shirk and she will receive her award during the opening remarks in New Orleans on May 24th.

SASHA NIXON: 2017 Emerging Curators Grant Recipient

ABOUT Sasha Nixon is a practicing metalsmith, curator, and jewelry historian. She obtained her Masters Degree in decorative arts, material culture, and design history from Bard Graduate Center in New York City in 2018, and her Bachelors Degree from Indiana…

2016 Educational Endowment Scholarships

Founded in 1992, this annual offering of juried, educational scholarships are our most highly competitive scholarship awards. See the 2016 recipients of the Educational Endowment Scholarships.

2016 SNAG Lifetime Achievement Award, Gary Noffke

SNAG is pleased to announce the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Gary Noffke. Known for his versatility, technical prowess, and originality, Noffke is a blacksmith, coppersmith, silversmith, goldsmith, and toolmaker.

2016 Volunteer Recognition Award

The SNAG Board has awarded the 2016 Volunteer Recognition Award to Boris Bally. Started in 2015 by the SNAG Board of Directors, the Award recognizes and publicly acknowledges a volunteer’s contribution to SNAG.

LYNDSAY RICE: 2015 Emerging Curators Grant Recipient

ABOUT Lyndsay is currently the Assistant Professor of Jewelry & Metalsmithing at the Alberta College of Art and Design EMBODIED May 26, 2016 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Using the body as the starting point the exhibition EMBODIED, seeks work that explores…

LEXIE OWEN: 2015 Emerging Curators Grant Recipient

ABOUT Lexie Owen is an emerging artist who lives and works in the unceded Coast Salish Territory known as Vancouver, BC. With a practice that bridges disciplines, Owen’s work hovers between sculpture, craft in the expanded field, social practice initiatives…

2015 Educational Endowment Scholarships

SNAG recently awarded its annual Educational Endowment Scholarships to students and emerging/mid-career artists. Congratulations to each of the recipients!

2015 Volunteer Recognition Award

SNAG is pleased to announce that the first recipient of the newly established Volunteer Recognition Award is Harriete Estel Berman. Harriete has been an active volunteer for SNAG for well over 10 years, and a SNAG member and supporter for even longer.

2015 SNAG Lifetime Achievement Award, Fred Fenster

Fred Fenster will be recognized for his accomplishments as a metalsmith artist, his influential role as teacher and educator, and his long association with SNAG as a Founding Member at this year’s SNAG conference in Boston.

Educational Endowment Scholarships 2014

SNAG recently announced the recipients of the 2014 Educational Endowment Scholarships. SNAG actively fundraises for the Educational Endowment trust and three scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate and graduate students.

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