Sally Barton, Tamarack Foundation executive director, said her organization is especially grateful to Fetty for his continued dedication to helping young artists.
"While the Tamarack Foundation has helped Jeff, he has given back in so many ways," Barton said. "He is always an inspiration and a mentor for up-and-coming artists."
Barton said Fetty has attracted students and buyers from around the world to his studio in rural West Virginia.
Fetty said after the ceremony, he'll return to his day-to-day routine.
"After the satellite truck leaves, I'm probably going to go dig a ditch," he said with a laugh.
Copies of the 2012 International Metal Design Annual are available for purchase at Jeff Fetty Designs and Taylor Books in Charleston. Fetty will attend a book signing at Taylor on April 19.
Read an in-depth interview with Jeff Fetty and see more photos of the artist's works in the Life & Style section of this week's Sunday Gazette-Mail.
Reach Sara Busse at sara.bu...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1249.