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.
Click here to see the 156th Anniversary Celebration - Salmagundi Club
~ October 21, 2015 ~
Honoring: Richard Haas and MTA Arts & Design/Sandra Bloodworth
Click here to see the 155th Anniversary Celebration - Manhattan Penthouse
~ October 15, 2014 ~
Honoring: Faith Ringgold and The Norman Rockwell Museum
Click here to see the 154th Anniversary Celebration - Manhattan Penthouse
~ September 10, 2013 ~
Honoring: William Bailey and Yale University Art Gallery
Click here to see the 153rd Anniversary Celebration - Manhattan Penthouse
~ October 24, 2012 ~
Honoring: Knox Martin and Storm King Art Center
Click here to see the 152nd Anniversary Celebration - Manhattan Penthouse
~ September 21, 2011 ~
Honoring: Stanley Bleifeld and The Stobart Foundation and John Stobart
Click here to see the 151st Anniversary Celebration - Manhattan Penthouse
~ September 22, 2010 ~
Honoring: Robert Kipniss and Milton Esterow
Click here to see the 150th Anniversary Celebration National Arts Club
~ September 23, 2009 ~
Honoring: Will Barnet, Everett Raymond Kinstler, and Pamela Singleton