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Honors

  • Inclusion in "History Through a Glass Lens", Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA February 2016
  • Inclusion in Washington State History Link, Notable Figures, historylink.org, November 2015
  • WA State Centennial Time Capsule Ceremony, includes original artwork by Ginny Ruffner, Olympia WA, Feb 22, 2015
  • Inductee, International Women's Forum - Washington State, 2014
  • Silver Award Winner and South Sound Magazine Editor's Choice Award, Seattle Arboretum Foundation Northwest Flower & Garden Show, February 5th, 2014
  • Honorary Member, American Institute of Architects
  • Honorary Chair, 5th Annual Brain Injury Association of Washington Gala Auction & Dinner, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Elected Fellow, American Craft Council, 2010
  • Seattle International Film Festival, 2010 Golden Space Needle Award, Best Documentary, “Ginny Ruffner: A Not So Still Life”
  • One of the Honored Artists, “International Flameworking Conference”, 10th Anniversary, Salem Community College, Salem, NJ, 2010
  • "Master of the Medium Award," James Renwick Alliance, 2007
  • "Seattle 100: The People, Places and Things That Define Seattle Design," Seattle Homes and Lifestyles, 2006
  • Featured Artist, “International Flameworking Conference”, Salem Community College, Salem, NJ, 2006
  • Artist Image Series, University of Washington Library, 2003
  • King County Arts Commission Honors Award, 2003
  • "Honorary Lifetime...," Glass Art Society, 2000
  • "The Artist Series Award," Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville, WA, 1999
  • "The Libensky Award," Pilchuck Glass School, 1999
  • "Woman of the Year", Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA, 1996
  • "The First UrbanGlass Award for Outstanding Contribution..." UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY, 1995
  • Glass Eye Scholarship, Seattle, WA, 1993, 1994
  • Visual Artist Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C., 1986
  • National Endowment for the Arts/Southern Arts Federation Grant, 1985
  • Georgia Business Committee for the Arts Award, Atlanta, GA, 1985