Florida Artists Hall of Fame
Established by the Florida Legislature in 1986, the Florida Artists Hall of Fame recognizes persons, living or deceased, who have made significant contributions to the arts in Florida either as performing or practicing artists in individual disciplines.
The artist may be a native of the state or one who adopted Florida as home. Recipients of this award demonstrate the diversity of artistic accomplishment that comprises the rich cultural tapestry of this state.
The State of Florida recognizes that the individual artist and benefactor are paramount and fundamental to cultural development. These individuals contribute to Florida's national or international reputation as a state with a strong and sustained commitment toward the development of cultural excellence.
The Florida Artists Hall of Fame Wall is located on the Plaza Level in the rotunda of the Capitol building. There is also a framed image of this year's Artist's Hall of Fame inductees on the Hall of Fame Wall.
The Florida Council on Arts and Culture reviews nominations annually and makes recommendations to the Secretary of State.
You must submit nominations online by 11:59 pm on June 30. Mailed items must be postmarked by June 30. If June 30 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the postmark deadline will be the next following day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.
To nominate an individual, please complete the online nomination form.
Inductions to the Florida Artists Hall of Fame are made each March during the Florida Heritage Awards. Inductees receive a commemorative bronze sculpture commissioned by the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The sculpture, La Florida, was created by Enzo Torcoletti, an artist residing in St. Augustine.
Linked names will take you to more information about that artist.
|2004||Alfred Hair and the Florida Highwaymen||Fort Pierce|
|1993||Abbott, George||Miami Beach||1887 – 1995|
|1993||Backus, A. E. "Bean"||Fort Pierce||1906 – 1990|
|2012||Brice, Jacqueline||Jupiter||1935 –|
|2012||Broward, Robert C.||Jacksonville||1926 –|
|2012||Browning, Ricou||Tallahassee||1930 –|
|2000||Buffett, Jimmy||Key West||1946 –|
|2002||Bujones, Fernando||Miami||1955 – 2005|
|1998||Butcher, Clyde||Ochopee||1942 –|
|1992||Charles, Ray||Greenville||1930 – 2004|
|2009||Crews, Harry||Gainesville||1935 – 2012|
|2003||Cunningham, Earl||St. Augustine||1893 – 1977|
|2010||Diddley, Bo||Archer||1928 – 2008|
|1993||Douglas, Marjory Stoneman||Coconut Grove||1890 – 1998|
|2013||Estefan, Gloria||Miami||1957 –|
|1988||Firestone, George||Miami||1931 –|
|2003||Foster, William P.||Tallahassee||1919 – 2010|
|1992||Hanson, Duane||Davie||1925 – 1996|
|1995||Heade, Martin Johnson||St. Augustine||1819 – 1904|
|1987||Hemingway, Ernest||Key West||1899 – 1961|
|1990||Hurston, Zora Neale||Eatonville||1891 – 1960|
|2011||Hutchinson, James F.||Stuart||1932 –|
|2002||Jacobs, Lou||Sarasota||1903 – 1992|
|2000||Johnson, James Weldon||Jacksonville||1871 – 1938|
|2006||Johnson, John Rosamond||Jacksonville||1873 – 1954|
|2005||Kennedy, Stetson||Beluthahatchee||1916 – 2011|
|2000||Konigsburg, Elaine L.||Ponte Vedra Beach||1930 – 2013|
|1999||Leeper, Doris||New Smyrna Beach||1929 – 2000|
|2007||Locklin, Lawrence Hankins "Hank"||McLellan||1918 – 2009|
|1991||MacDonald, John D.||Sarasota||1916 – 1986|
|1996||McLean, Will||Chipley||1919 – 1990|
|2001||Mizner, Addison||Boca Raton||1872 – 1933|
|1994||Norton, Ralph Hubbard||West Palm Beach||1875 – 1953|
|2008||Nunez, Victor||Tallahassee||1945 –|
|2004||Polasek, Albin||Winter Park||1879 – 1965|
|2006||Proctor, W. Stanley "Sandy"||Tallahassee||1939 –|
|1991||Rauschenberg, Robert||Captiva||1925 – 2008|
|1987||Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan||Cross Creek||1896 – 1953|
|1993||Reynolds, Burt||Jupiter||1936 –|
|1987||Ringling, John N.||Sarasota||1866 – 1936|
|1998||Rogers, Gamble||St. Augustine||1937 – 1991|
|2012||Roney, Louis||Winter Park||1921 –|
|2001||Rosenquist, James||Aripeka||1933 –|
|2008||Savage, Augusta||Green Cove Springs||1892 – 1962|
|1999||Smith, Patrick D.||Merritt Island||1927 –|
|2010||Still, Christopher M.||Tarpon Springs||1961 –|
|2013||Thomas, Frank||Lake Wales||1943 –|
|2009||Tillis, Mel||Silver Springs||1932 –|
|2011||Tillotson, Johnny||Jacksonville||1939 –|
|1994||Uelsmann, Jerry N.||Gainesville||1934 –|
|1997||Villella, Edward||Miami||1936 –|
|1994||Williams, Hiram D.||Gainesville||1917 – 2003|
|1989||Williams, Tennessee||Key West||1911 – 1983|
|2013||Woodward, Laura||West Palm Beach||1834 – 1926|
|1994||Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe||Miami||1939 –|
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