Annie Libertini Awarded the 2023 Al Stohlman Award

Elktracks Instructor Annie Libertini Honored with Prestigious "Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft"


At the 2023 Rocky Mountain Leather Show in Sheridan, Wyoming, leather artist Annie Libertini was recognized with the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft. This award honors and highlights the achievements of leather craftsmen and women, recognizing their contributions towards the growth, advancement, and teaching the art of working with leather. 

“When aspiring leather workers have the chance to receive instruction from an Al Stohlman Award recipient, they know that they are being taught by one recognized among the elite in leathercraft.” said Jim Linnell, a past Al Stohlman Award honoree. “The value of the inspiration that students leave those classes with is priceless.” 

Annie Libertini has gained recognition for her exceptional artistry in leather, unique style, and passion for teaching. Annie’s achievements include numerous blue ribbons for artistic creativity and her leather masks have been showcased on popular television shows, in photo shoots, and with theater productions across the United States. Most recently, her masks were featured in the Encanto At The Hollywood Bowl special for Disney+.

She continues to share her knowledge and skills to generations of leathercrafters through teaching in-person workshops and online. Many of her digital workshops on painting, carving portraits, and three-dimensional leather flowers are available here at Elktracks Studio.

“Working with leather is an endless challenge and inspiration to me” said Annie Libertini. “I am lucky to be able to share my love of leatherworking with both my in person and online students”. 



About Annie Libertini 

Annie Libertini, an acclaimed leather artist based in Spokane, WA, has gained recognition for her exceptional leather masks and other leather creations. Her work has been showcased on popular television shows like Once Upon a Time, Z Nation, and Gotham as well as a concert presentation based on Disney’s hit film, “Encanto'' and other various theater productions worldwide. In addition to her impressive portfolio, Annie shares her expertise by conducting in-person workshops across the county and teaching online classes through Elktracks Studio. Visit for more information.  

About the Al Stohlman Foundation 

The Al & Ann Stohlman Foundation was established in 1980 to honor two of the most significant and impactful contributors to leatherworking in the history of the craft. In 1983, the first Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft was awarded. More information is available at

About Elktracks Studio 

Founded by Jim Linnell, Elktracks Studio emphasizes its dedication to promoting the artistry of leathercraft through immersive classes, exclusive interviews, and sharing the invaluable leather history. Elktracks offers digital classes taught by a roster of acclaimed instructors making the studio the go-to online destination for both aspiring and seasoned leather workers around the world. Visit for more information.