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The Annual Medal Presentation Dinner

 
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The Artists' Fellowship Annual Medal Presentation Dinner is celebrated each year, and traditionally rotates among prominent arts clubs in New York City. This evening of fellowship honors distinguished individuals and organizations in the field of art with the presentation of the Gari Melchers Memorial Medal and The Benjamin West Clinedinst Memorial Medal.

The Gari Melchers Memorial Medal is awarded to a person or an organization that has materially furthered the interest of the profession of the fine arts. The medal was established in 1945 to commemorate the late artist's generous services to the Fellowship, his genial comradeship, and his sympathetic understanding and great goodwill for artists. The Benjamin West Clinedinst Memorial Medal is awarded for the achievement of exceptional artistic merit. The medal was established in 1947 to commemorate Benjamin West Clinedinst's dedication to the fundamental and traditional principles of art, his interest in his fellow artists and his devotion to the Fellowship.

The Fellowship's Annual Membership Meeting is held in early December. At that time, each committee chair gives reports, and the election of Officers and Trustees takes place.

159th Anniversary Celebration - National Arts Club 
October 22, 2018
Honoring: Babette Bloch and Marc Mellon &
Brookgreen Gardens and its VP and Curator, Robin Salmon

More from years past:

158th Anniversary Celebration - National Arts Club 
October 23, 2017
Honoring: Sigmund Abeles and New York Foundation for the Arts

157th Anniversary Celebration - Manhattan Penthouse
September 28, 2016
Honoring: Janet Fish and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

156th Anniversary Celebration - Salmagundi Club 
October 21, 2015
Honoring: Richard Haas and MTA Arts & Design/Sandra Bloodworth

155th Anniversary Celebration - Manhattan Penthouse 
October 15, 2014
Honoring: Faith Ringgold and The Norman Rockwell Museum

154th Anniversary Celebration - Manhattan Penthouse 
September 10, 2013
Honoring: William Bailey and Yale University Art Gallery

153rd Anniversary Celebration - Manhattan Penthouse 
October 24, 2012
Honoring: Knox Martin and Storm King Art Center

152nd Anniversary Celebration - Manhattan Penthouse 
September 21, 2011
Honoring: Stanley Bleifeld and The Stobart Foundation and John Stobart

151st Anniversary Celebration - Manhattan Penthouse 
September 22, 2010
Honoring: Robert Kipniss and Milton Esterow

150th Anniversary Celebration National Arts Club
September 23, 2009
Honoring: Will Barnet, Everett Raymond Kinstler, and Pamela Singleton