GENVAS Icon of the Arts Award

“Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.”
– John Ruskin

In 2014, our organization began honoring performing artists from across genres whose careers
are the personification of excellence in the creation and presentation of fine art.
Each year we select another virtuoso to add to our list of honorees.
We are truly grateful for the inspiring performances they have shared with the world.
Their interpretations have created beautiful and lasting  memories for all patrons of the arts.

GENVAS Icon of the Arts Honorees

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

2023 – Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

2022 George Shirley, tenor

2022 – George Shirley, tenor

2021 – Nilda Comas, sculptor

2020 – Grace Bumbry, soprano

2019 – Edward Villella, dancer

2018 – Sherrill Milnes, baritone

2017 – Renata Scotto, soprano

2016 – Vic Damone, crooner

2015 – Leona Mitchell, soprano

2014 – Virginia Zeani, soprano