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Milwaukee Arts Board Artists of the Year Past Recipients

The Milwaukee Arts Board has recognized Artists of The Year since 1995. Two Milwaukee artists are co-winners of the annual Artist of the Year award.

  • Barbara Leigh - 19th Annual (2014)
  • Evelyn Patricia Terry - 19th Annual (2014)
  • Reginald Baylor - 18th Annual (2013)
  • Bill Theisen - 18th Annual (2013)
  • Antler - 17th Annual (2012)
  • Roy Staab - 17th Annual (2012)
  • Richard Taylor - 16th Annual (2011)
  • Debra Loewen - 16th Annual (2011)
  • 2010 - Changed from "year" to "annual to reflect skip in month the award is held
  • John Ruebartsch - 2009
  • Yevgeniya Kaganovich - 2009
  • Dinorah Marquez - 2008
  • C. Michael Wright - 2008
  • Lee Erickson - 2007
  • Ruth Schudson - 2007
  •  & Monty Davis (posthumously) - 2007
  • Sarah Price - 2006
  • Jason Yi - 2006
  • Marie Kohler - 2005
  • Ray Chi - 2005
  • JoAnna Poehlmann - 2004
  • Raoul Deal - 2004
  • Berkeley Fudge - 2003
  • Mark Bucher - 2003
  • Kevin Stalheim - 2002
  • Marina Lee Meyer - 2001
  • Ferne Yangyeitie Caulker - 2000
  • James & Rose Pickering - 1999
  • Reynaldo Hernandez - 1998
  • Jill Sebastian - 1997
  • Terese Agnew - 1996
  • John Schneider - 1995


Artists of the Year - In the News

 

The Milwaukee Arts Board honored the two recipients of its 2011 Outstanding Artists of the Year award on March 13, 2012 with a reception held at Next Act Theatre.
Pictured from left are Mayor Barrett, MAB member Anne Kingsbury, artist Roy Staab, Ald. Murphy with Maggie, poet Antler and MAB member Polly Morris. (Photo credit: MAB member Tina Klose)

 

 

 

 

The Milwaukee Arts Board honored the two recipients of its 2010 Outstanding Artists of the Year award on March 8, 2011 with a reception held in the Rare Books Room of the Central Library.


Pictured from left are Ald. Kovac, Ald. Murphy (chair of the Arts Board), artist Richard Taylor, Wild Space Artistic Director Debra Loewen and Mayor Barrett. (Photo credit: MAB member Tina Klose)

 

 

 


 View the work of the 2010 Artist of the Year - artist Richard Taylor.  

 

 


View the work of the 2010 Artist of the Year - Wild Space Artistic Director Debra Loewen.

 

 

The Milwaukee Arts Board honored the two recipients of its 2009 Outstanding Artists of the Year award on March 29, 2010 with a reception held at the Grand Avenue Club. MAB Artists of the Year
Pictured from left are MAB member Sandra McSweeney, Ald. Kovac, photographer John Ruebartsch, metalsmith artist Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Ald. Murphy, and MAB member Josie Osborne. (Photo credit: MAB member Tina Klose)