Art Academy of Cincinnati Distinguished Alumni Award

Accepting Nominations

The Art Academy of Cincinnati Alumni Association established this award as our highest honor. The Alum who receive this honor have distinguished themselves by the contributions they have made in their particular field or profession, in service to the Art Academy and to the betterment of humanity. All graduates, other than active members of the Art Academy Board of Trustees and current employees working in the Alumni Affairs and Development departments, are eligible for consideration.

We invite you to nominate a fellow alum you find worthy of the award. We will hold all nominations and supporting materials for three years to give each nominee extended consideration.

Questions? Please contact Lynn Thompson, Development Assistant, at 513-562-6290.


Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Art Academy of Cincinnati Alumni Association established this award as our highest honor. Alumni who receive this honor have distinguished themselves by the contributions they have made in their particular field. They are professionals in their industry and are stewards of the Art Academy.

All graduates other than active members of the Art Academy Board of Trustees and current employees working in the Alumni Affairs and Development departments are eligible for consideration.

Past recipients:

2006 John Ruthven (Certificate of Fine Art 1947)
2006 Peta Coyne, (Certificate of Fine Art 1977)
2008 Michael Beeghly, (Certificate of Fine Art 1979)
2009 Thom Shaw, (Certificate of Fine Art 1970)
2009 Jason Franz, (BFA 1988)
2010 Walter Driesbach, (Certificate of Fine Art 1956)
2010 Theodore A. Gantz, (Certificate of Fine Art 1966)
2010 Chris Sickels, (BFA 1996)
2011 Ran Mullins, (BFA 1992)
2012 Tracy Kamerer, (BFA 1986)
2013 Rick Bolton, (Certificate of Fine Art 1979)
2016 Elizabeth Nourse (Certificate of Fine Art 1887)
2016 Anna Kippervaser (BFA 2003)