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.
- Ras’ Ammar Nsoroma – 25th Annual - 2020
- Rosy Petri – 25th Annual – 2020
- Ray Jivoff – 24th Annual – 2019
- Rosemary Ollison – 24th Annual – 2019
- Tia Richardson - 23rd Annual - 2018
- Scott Steward - 23rd Annual - 2018
- Chris and Jane Flieller - 22nd Annual - 2017
- Sheri Williams Pannell - 22nd Annual - 2017
- Dasha Kelly - 21st Annual - 2016
- Della Wells - 21st Annual - 2016
- Dale Gutzman - 20th Annual - 2015
- John Riepenhoff - 20th Annual - 2015
- 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
22nd Annual Artists of the Year Jane (second from left) and Chris Flieller (second from right) with (left to right) Ald. Michael Murphy, MAB Member David Flores, Ald. Nik Kovac and Mayor Tom Barrett at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
22nd Annual Artist of the Year Sheri Williams Pannell (center) with (left-right) Mayor Tom Barrett, Ald. Nik Kovac, Reuben Harpole, Ald. Michael Murphy and MAB Member Mildred Harpole at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
21st Annual Artists of the Year Della Wells (center left) and Dasha Kelly (center right) with MAB members Vedale Hill and Xela Garcia.
20th Annual Artists of the Year John Riepenhoff (left) and Dale Dutzman (right) with Mayor Tom Barrett and Council President Michael Murphy, Milwaukee Arts Board Chair. Also pictured are arts board members Emilia Layden and David Flores, who submitted the nominations.
19th Annual Artists of the Year Barbara Leigh (left) and Evelyn Patricia Terry (right) with Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee Arts Board Chair Ald. Michael Murphy
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)
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.
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)