Patron of the Arts

Each year Arkansas Young Artist Association awards a Patron of the Arts award to an individual who has been identified as making positive contributions to art education in the state of Arkansas. This individual has been nominated by art educators around the state of Arkansas and then selected by the AYAA Patron of the Arts Chairperson.

2019 Recipients

  • Nomination for the 2020 AYAA Patron of the Arts is due by March 1st, 2020

  • In lieu of our 40th anniversary we chose to honor our founding members with a special AYAA Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was given to them for the legacy that they created for art all across the state of Arkansas.

  • Recipients

    • Dr. Mary Ann Stafford​

    • Cathy Porter

    • Billie Brown (Accepted by her children in her honor)

    • Betty Starks (Unable to attend)

Arkansas Young Artists Association

Flippin High School

103 Alford St.

Flippin, Ar 72634

(870) 453-2233

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