President’s Medal

Back in 1999, it was decided that a special medal should be awarded annually for outstanding work by members. It was to be named the President’s Medal. A list of the recipients is shown below.

Our major exhibition for the year was used to determine the winner, as it was an ideal opportunity to view a large collection of our members’ work in the one place.

As we boast that the leading practitioners of Marine Art in Australia are members of the ASMA it has always been difficult to select a winner. It occurred to me that another benchmark was needed, that not only exemplified excellence in marine painting, drawing, modeling or scrimshandling but reflected an unseen dedication to the subject and genre or an acknowledgement of outstanding contribution to the workings of the ASMA.

Robert Carter OAM, President ASMA (2001 – 2016)

Holders of the Society’s ‘President’s Medal’

  • Karen Bloomfield — 2019
  • Mary Hyde — 2018
  • Ian Hansen — 2017
  • Bill Thomas — 2016
  • Don Talintyre — 2015
  • Jan Harrington-Johnson — 2014
  • Marijke Greenway — 2012
  • Jane Bennett — 2011
  • Dean Claflin — 2010
  • John Sweaney — 2010
  • Don Talintyre — 2009
  • Jeff Rigby — 2008
  • Warwick Webb — 2007
  • Christine Hill — 2006
  • John Downton — 2004
  • Dean Claflin — 2002
  • Derek Morgan — 2000
  • Ross Shardlow — 1999