2014 Sport Artists of the Year
(L-R) Charles Billich, Australian Painter & Edward Eyth, American Sculptor

Sport Artist of the Year / He Culture Medallion Award

Medallion Awards

Sport Artist of the Year / Dr. Zhenliang He Culture Award

by
Anne Kent Rush with Tobin F. Terry

CRITERIA: The Sport Artist of the Year Award is presented to an individual who captures the spirit and life of sport so that future generations can relive the drama of today’s competition. The recipient may use a variety of art media including film, video or sculpture to depict the breadth and scope of both the agony and the ecstasy of sport.

Previous Recipients:

2015
Gail Folwell, American Sculptor
Miriam Cabello, Australian Painter
2014
Edward Eyth, American Sculptor
Charles Billich, Australian Painter
2013
Primo Angeli, American Graphic Artist
Martin Linson, American Sculptor
2012
Ferenc Németh, Hungarian Sculptor
2011
Rick Rush, painter, Tuscaloosa, AL
Harry Webber, sculptor, St. Louis, MO
2010
TAFA, painter, Ghana & New York
2009
Bruce Larsen, sculptor, Fairhope, AL
Kadir Nelson, painter, San Diego, CA
2008
Gu Gan, calligrapher, Beijing, China
Xikun Yuan, sculptor, Beijing, China
2007
LeRoy Neiman, painter, New York City, NY
2006
Opie Otterstad, painter, Austin, TX
2005
Daniel Moore, painter, Birmingham, AL
2004
Ernie Barnes, painter, Los Angeles, CA
Sergey Eylanbekov, sculptor, Russia & NY
2003
Arman, sculptor, France & New York
Roald Bradstock, painter, England
2002
Mina Papatheodorou-Valyraki, painter, Athens, Greece
2001
Daniel You, painter, Paris, France
Richard MacDonald, sculptor, Monterey, CA
2000
Charles Billich, painter, Croatia & Australia
1999
Aldo Luongo, painter, Argentina & CA
1998
James Rizzi, painter, Brooklyn, NY
1997
Paul Goodnight, painter, Boston, MA
1996
Dr. Liston Bochette, III, painter, Fort Myers, FL
1995
Murray Tinkelman, illustrator, NY
1994
Robert Riger, illustrator, New York, NY
1993
Stephen Holland, painter, Santa Barbara, CA
1992
Cristóbal Gabarrón, painter, Valladolid, Spain
1991
Bernie Fuchs, painter, West Port, CT
1990
Blair Buswell, sculptor, Salt Lake City, UT
1989
James Ridlon, sculptor, Cazenovia, NY
1988
Hans Erni, painter, Lucerne, Switzerland
John Robinson, sculptor, North Cadbury, United Kingdom
1987
Sheila Wolk, painter, New York, NY
1986
Bart Forbes, painter, Dallas, TX
1985
Donald Moss, painter, Ridgefield, CT
1984
Ernie Barnes, painter, Los Angeles, CA

Founded in 1984, the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of more than 1,500 pieces across all media, including paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints, posters and photography.

The museum is open to the public, free of charge, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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ASAMA – American Sport Art Museum & Archives
One Academy Drive
Daphne, Alabama 36526