Lifetime Achievement Awards
NWDC Lifetime Achievement Award
Whether in a board position or behind the scenes, for over four decades, artist/member Larry Metcalf has brought the marvelous to NWDC through his leadership and vision, his connections, his extraordinary talent in exhibition design, his commitment to NWDC hospitality (parties!), his own artwork, and his compassion.
NWDC Honorary Member Lifetime Achievement Award
Lloyd Herman is the Founding Director Emeritus of the Renwick Gallery (the branch of the Smithsonian focused on American craft.) Lloyd has been an Honorary Member of NWDC since 1988.
Lloyd not only brought his national reputation to NWDC, he’s offered his expertise for over twenty-five years. Lloyd has curated NWDC shows, written about NWDC, lectured for NWDC, and been very accessible to the membership. We honor Lloyd for the generosity of his participation.
Living Treasures Videos
As the pioneers of the contemporary craft movement reach an advanced age, it has become an urgent task to make a record of their lives, their work and their achievements. The Living Treasures Project is an ongoing series of video profiles documenting the Northwest's most important and influential elder craft professionals. These are individuals with lifelong involvement in the arts and a history of personal generosity and outstanding leadership. They built institutions, taught fellow artists, and created important works that affected the direction of their fields. They are an inspiration to us all.