Koa Award

The KOA Award annually recognizes a master artist who has, throughout their lifetime, been an inspiration: both to the community they serve and through the art he/she creates. The KOA Award is given to an outstanding artist who represents lifetime achievement in the visual arts.

Koa Award Recipients

2011 Victor Kobayashi
2007 Reiko Brandon
2006 Dodie Warren
2005 Harry Tsuchidana
2004 Claude Horan
2003 Bumpei Akaji
2002 Helen Gilbert and Ken Bushnell
2001 Clarence Lee
2000 Tadashi Sato
1999 Murray Turnbull
1998 Tseng Yu Ho (Betty Ecke)
1997 Satoru Abe
1996 John Young
1995 Toshiko Takaezu
1994 Lucille Cooper