Nominators and Judges

2024 Nominators for Visionary Award in Glass

Carolyn Swan Needell, Ph.D., Curator of Glass, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk VA

Susie J. Silbert Curator of Postwar & Contemporary Glass, The Corning Museum of Glass

Davira S Tarnagin   Consulting Curator to the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami; Former Curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Toledo Museum of Art

2022 Nominators for Visionary Award in Metal and Metal Jewelry

Emily Zilber, Director, Wharton  Esherick Museum, Malvern, PA

Gail M. Brown,  Independent curator

Patrick Benesch-Li, Editor, Ornament Magazine

Emily Zaidem, Director, Craft in America

2021 Nominators for Visionary Award in Wood Furniture and Turned Wood

Bebe Pritam Johnson  Past owner of Pritam and Eaves; Studio Furniture Gallery.
Professor Edward S. Cooke Professor of American Decorative Arts in the Department of the History of Art at Yale University

Mark Leach Founding Director of the Mint Museum of Craft & Design. Founder and past director of the Center for Art in Wood

2020  Nominators for Visionary Award in Ceramics (Clay) 

Jo Lauria, Independent curator,former curator Los Angeles County Museum of Art, adjunct Curator of the American Museum of Ceramic Art (Pomona, CA) 

Bruce Pepich,     Executive Director and Curator of Collections, Racine Art Museum

Lee Eagle, Attorney and Art Appraiser specializing in Craft Art

Michael Monroe, Past Director of Curatorial Affairs of Bellevue Arts Museum, past Curator-in-Charge of The Renwick Gallery, Washington, EC, past Executive Director of the American Craft Council

2019  Nominators for Visionary Award in Jewelry

*Carolyn Benesch, Editor, Ornament Magazine

Jane Milosch, Past Renwick Curator

Barbara Paris Gifford,  Curator, Museum of Art and Design, New York City

Cindi Strauss, Curator, Houston Museum of Art, Houston,Texas

SMITHSONIAN WOMEN’S COMMITTEE DELPHI AWARD NOMINATORS AND CURATOR JUDGES

2024 Delphi Nominators

Douglas Heller, Owner, Heller Gallery, New York City

Leslie Ferrin, Owner, Ferrin Contemporary Gallery, Cummington, MA

Michael Manes, Director & Co-Owner Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC 

2024 Delphi Curators Judges

Jennifer Sudul Edwards, Ph.D., Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art, The Mint Museum
Beth C. McLaughlin,  Fuller Craft Museum, Artistic Director and Chief Curator
Bruce Pepich, Executive Director and Curator of Collections, Racine Art Museum

2023 Delphi Curators Judges

Jordan Ahlers, Owner, Momentum Gallery, Asheville, NC

Lee Eagle, Attorney and Art Appraiser specializing in Craft Art

Debbie Link, Director, Museum of Glass, Takoma, WA

James Zemaitis Curator, R&Gallery.  NYC.  

2023 Delphi Curator Judges

Elissa Auther, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and the William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design
Stefano Catalani, Executive Director, Chief Curator, Museum of Northwest Art, Seattle WA

Davira S. Taragin, Consulting Curator to the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami; Former Curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Toledo Museum of Art

2021 DELPHI Nominators

Duane Reed of Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Lewis Wexler of Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Mark Leach, past curator Mint Museum; Charlotte, NC

Lee Eagle, Attorney and Art Appraiser specializing in Craft Art

2021 Delphi Curator Judges:

Glenn Adamson, Past Director of Museum of Arts and Design, New York City

Mary Savig, Assistant Curator Renwick Gallery; Washington, DC

Anna Walker, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Craft,  Houston Museum, Texas

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