Past Honorees

National/International Artist Award Recipients
2018: Ai Weiwei
2017: Wangechi Mutu
2016: Carrie Mae Weems
2015: Frank Stella
2014: Theaster Gates
2013: Bill Viola
2012: Kara Walker
2011: Laurie Simmons & Carroll Dunham
2010: Betty & George Woodman
2009: Cindy Sherman
2008: George Condo
2007: Enrique Martínez Celaya
2006: No award given
2005: Vik Muniz
2004: Laurie Anderson
2003: Maya Lin
2002: Elizabeth Murray & Robert Holman
2001: Christo & Jeanne-Claude
2000: Peter Voulkos
1999: Betye Saar
1998: Sam Maloof
1997: Paul Soldner

Service to the Arts Award Recipients
2018: Bunny and Charles Burson
2017: Jan and Ronnie Greenberg
2016: Domenico & Eleanore De Sole
2015: Jennifer & David Stockman
2014: Debra & Dennis Scholl
2013: Marc & Jane Nathanson
2012: Soledad & Robert Hurst
2011: Melva Bucksbaum & Raymond Learsy
2010: Garth Clark & Mark Del Vecchio
2009: Dan Cameron
2008: Mera & Don Rubell
2007: Kay & Matthew Bucksbaum
2006: Michael Govan
2005: Nancy & Bob Magoon
2004: Betty & Lloyd Schermer

Extraordinary Leadership Award Recipient
2017: Ann Korologos

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
2014: Lee Lyon

National Service Award Recipients
2003: John H. Bryan
2002: Mary & Jim Patton
2001: Evelyn & Leonard Lauder
2000: William Strickland
1999: John Brademas
1998: Alanna Heiss
1997: Joan Mondale

Community Service Award Recipients
2003: Diane Anderson
2002: Harry Teague
2001: Evelyn & Martin Siegel
2000: Betsy & Jim Chaffin and Dianne & Jim Light
1999: Joanne & Lee Lyon
1998: Dee & Charles Wyly
1997: Joan & Irving Harris