Mel Wacks forwarded this press release about the new American Medal of the Year
award. Thanks. -Editor
American Medallic Sculpture Association Announces the First American Medal of the Year (AMY)
The American Medallic Sculpture Association (AMSA) is very pleased to announce the establishment
of the American Medal of the Year (AMY) Award. Mel Wacks, Head of the Planning Committee, indicates
that “AMSA hopes that medalists and mints will enthusiastically participate—to help advance the
appreciation of an art form that was born during the Renaissance, and that still offers collectors
the opportunity to acquire and enjoy superb art medals at surprisingly affordable prices.”
Nominations for the first AMY Award are invited from medalists, mints, judges, AMSA members, or
anyone else by March 1, 2015 for medals created in the United States by an American medalist in
2014. There is a limit of 3 entries per medalist per year, and once someone wins, they will not be
eligible for the next 2 years.
Nomination should include name, address, email and phone number of medalist, material, size,
weight, mint or foundry, maximum size of edition, actual number made, and-- if applicable--present
availability, price and how to order. 300dpi color pictures of both sides, or one side if uniface,
are required. Nominations for the 2014 AMY should be submitted by March 1 to email@example.com.
The pleiade of distinguished jurors are: Philip Attwood, Curator of Medals, Department of Coins
and Medals, British Museum and editor of The Medal; Cory Gillilland, Member of the
Consultative Committee of Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art and formerly Curator
and Deputy Director of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution; Barbara
Gregory, editor of The Numismatist; Arthur Houghton, former curator of antiquities at the J.
Paul Getty Museum and president of the American Numismatic Society; Steve Roach, editor of Coin
World, and formerly paintings specialist at Christie's; Dr. Alan Stahl, Curator of
Numismatics, Princeton University, and one of the founders of AMSA; and Ben Weiss Ph.D., medal
collector and author, member of the board of directors of Medal Collectors of America and its
Further information about AMSA, established by leading American medalists and collectors in
1982, can be found at www.amsamedals.org.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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