CHICAGO, IL — Dan Dailey was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday as the Glass Art Society began their 43rd Annual Conference. The ceremony honoring Dailey at the Palmer House Hilton featured presentation from Dailey on his body of work, and a keynote address by Chicago artist Theaster Gates. Three days of workshops, seminars, demonstrations, exhibits and other events began Thursday and continued through Saturday, March 22.
Albert Paley delivered the Willson Lecture, focused on the melding of glass and steel in his work. Paley is a Philadelphia native who began his career as a jeweler and began working with iron in 1970. Paley's ironwork pays homage to European art nouveau and American abstract expressionism. He is recognized in the metalsmithing community for his extraordinary work with ferrous metals.
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, technical innovation, exemplary leadership, dedication to education, and support for and promotion of glass art.