The 2019 AGG Nicholas Parrendo Lifetime Achievement Award
The 2019 AGG Nicholas Parrendo Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Vic Rothman. With more than four decades of active involvement in the Stained Glass Field, Vic Rothman has developed a reputation for unwavering commitment craftsmanship, intelligence and integrity. Vic had graduated with a degree in marketing and management and was happily entrenched in the Greenwich folk music scene when he discovered stained glass. After a stint managing the Glass Masters Guild, he took an entry level position at legendary Greenland Studio and within a couple of years he was shop foreman. When Greenland closed in 1991 Vic launched his own studio where he continues to approach the business of stained glass on his own terms and with the same dogged authenticity he exhibits in each his life encounters. Vic has been awarded three Lucy G. Moses preservation awards by The New York Landmarks Conservancy.
The 2019 AGG Joseph Barnes Award
Kathy Jordan was presented with the Joseph Barnes Award. This award was established specifically to celebrate individuals who serve the glass community with a “kindness toward others and an enthusiasm for the glass industry”. Anyone who’s had the pleasure of spending even the briefest of moments with Kathy can attest that her enthusiasm for all things Art Glass is evident and palpable. Her career has spanned three decades, she has been fabricating, conserving and restoring stained glass projects of all sizes across the country since 1987. Kathy Jordan is an established glass painter and instructor who specializes in historic vitreous paint replication. She has trained with internationally respected glass artisans for more than a quarter of a century while exploring and acquiring both traditional and contemporary approaches and techniques. Kathy committed decades her professional life to acquiring a specialized and nuanced art glass education and now in recent years has been sharing that acquired knowledge with leagues of glass friends and colleagues through casual mentorship and intimate workshops. Sincere in her willingness to pass on this specialized knowledge, she continues to develop a pathway for the future for the art glass industry.
Judith Schaechter was awarded the first ever Joint Presidents’ Award from both the AGG and SGAA for all she has done and continues to do for the industry and for both organizations. The award was presented by Tony Glander, AGG president and David Judson, SGAA president.