The Distinguished Artist Awards
The Distinguished Artist Award is recognition by the Council to a professional artist
who is considered a native or adopted son of Alabama and who has earned significant
national acclaim for their art over an extended period.
- Jim Nabors, Honolulu/Sylacauga
- William Christenberry, Washington, D. C.
- Frank Fleming, Birmingham
- Fannie Flagg, Fairhope/Los Angeles
- Albert Murray, New York, N.Y.
- George Lindsey, Jasper/Nashville
- Nall, Troy/Fairhope
- Beth Nielsen Chapman, Montgomery/Nashville
- Rebecca Luker, Birmingham/New York
- Rick Bragg, Piedmont
- Dr. Everett McCorvey, Montgomery/Lexington, KY