Artist of the Year
This award is a once in a lifetime honor which is awarded to a member of JWS who has contributed their time and energy to keep the organization going and growing, as well as entering JWS juried shows and winning awards.
This is not a monetary award. The candidates must be good artists who have donated their time to help the board by accepting a position on the board, chairing shows, chairing committees or other service to JWS.
The Artist of the Year Award consists of a special show of the artist's work, a plaque expressing the gratitude of JWS, and a unique lapel pin. In 2016, the Board of Directors reviewed the original guidelines and processes for AOTY which were in place from 1997 through 2003, updated and approved them for AOTY for 2016 and later years. Click here for guidelines and information form for potential AOTY candidates.
The Artist of the Year honor was awarded to 15 JWS members from 1997 to 2003 and 21 from 2008 to 2022. It was reinstated in 2008 to recognize outstanding service to JWS as well as outstanding art work. Additional information about honorees is available by clicking on the name below.
Congratulations to Pablo Rivera
Artist of the Year - 2023
more details coming soon
Congratulations to Pablo on his accomplishments, and earning the honor of being the Artist of the Year for 2023.
Artist of the Year 1997 - 2003, 2008 - 2022
This page is still a work in process --with miscellaneous images in place of Show cards available and links to information about each honoree.
The Artist of the Year honor was awarded to JWS members from 1997 to 2003 and from 2008 to 2022. It was reinstated in 2008 to recognize outstanding service to JWS as well as outstanding art work. Additional information about honorees is available by clicking on the image and/or name below.
Mary Borshard & Martha Finger
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