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The Tony Award List Of Recipients

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 08/23/2010 - 12:57 PM

I have taken over this thread for Lorraine Roy as she is busy and cannot always put the names up as fast as she would like.

Please take the time when you have read this to visit her amazingly unique textile art.

For those who are new to FAA, the Tony Award is passed from artist to artist, roughly on a monthly basis, as an honor for various qualities or contributions. The winning artist gets to choose the next recipient (always a REALLY tough job).

The Award Sculpture was created by our own Tony Murray. The sculpture is shipped forward, each winner engraves his or her name on the base, and on it goes to the next artist.

This thread is to list the past and present holder of this award..

Here is the complete list in the correct order. Each new recipient chooses the next Tony Award winner. The name in bold at the bottom of the list is who holds the award at present.

Linda Mungerson
Liz Tudor
Barbara Keith
Karin Best
Angel Ortiz
Charles Peck
Lorraine Roy
Kevin Callahan
Noredin Morgan
Todd Peterson
Carmen Hathaway
Michelle Spiziri
Cher Odum
Natalie Holland
Helena Nelson-Reed
DoAn Art
Joe Triano
Tate Hamilton
Joanne Hopper
Ken Powers
Marsha Elliott
Jim Phillips
Lynda Robinson
Margaret Stockdale
Jim Clements
Baard Martinussen
Bob Salo
Zeana Romanovna
Alfred Ng
Viet Tran
Beth Edwards now Abbie Shores
Darice Machel Mcguire
Harold Shull
Marlene Burns
Patrick Anthony Pierson
Roger Swezey
Gene Gregory
Diane Daigle
Richard Rizzo
Lynn Palmer
Christina Rollo
Nikki Marie Smith
Leah Saulnier
Charlie Spear
William B Hogan



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Posted by: Darice Machel McGuire on 08/23/2010 - 1:29 PM

A very nice list of names.


Posted by: Charles Peck on 09/06/2010 - 4:57 PM

Sure am glad I found this - there have been a few names added to the list since I was last active here and they sure are fine additions to the Tony Award. Great Art.

Congratulations Tate, Joanne, and Ken. Welcome to the group.

Poor Beth, just can't get enough to do can ya? You sure are a trooper, always stepping up to plug the hole. Thanks Elizabeth for all you do. Hey did I ever mention I am afflicted with a bad case of "Yellow Hair" disease? Like your new avatar .... ;-]

And thank you Lorraine for hanging in there as long as you could, keeping this current for us. Hmmm, I gotta go check your site and see what new, incredible stuff you have posted.


Posted by: Gene Gregory on 09/06/2010 - 5:41 PM

A nice list of well deserving artists Beth!


Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 09/06/2010 - 5:48 PM

Thanks, Beth. Love your avatar!!!!!!! Glad to see the names of the worthy recipients, shall miss Lorraine, and am glad you're doing your usual by taking on yet more pleasant work for we members. Cheers.


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 09/06/2010 - 5:57 PM

aw I am pleased to have been able to help Lorraine out :)


Posted by: Chrisann Ellis on 09/20/2010 - 12:29 PM

This is fantastic.. Bravo to all the winners.. ;)


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 09/23/2010 - 1:22 PM

I have added Marsha's name late as I had not been told she had it!! So sorry Marsha but it is up now and congratulations!!


Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 09/23/2010 - 1:23 PM

Congratulations Marsha-- enjoy!   Photography Prints


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 10/28/2010 - 12:14 PM

Added Jim to the list :)


Posted by: Charles Peck on 10/28/2010 - 12:17 PM

You are always right there Beth...welcome Jim to the group - kick back and enjoy it for awhile ;-]


Posted by: Charles Peck on 10/28/2010 - 10:07 PM

Bump so Jim gets his due and notice for this Honor.


Posted by: Ken Powers on 11/06/2010 - 5:57 PM

Congratulations Jim! Very well deserved! You are a great artist!


Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 11/06/2010 - 6:17 PM

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Absolutely beautiful, Jim, are indeed a fine artist. ..Vivian


Posted by: Diane Daigle on 11/07/2010 - 12:02 AM

Congratulations Jim! Wonderful work. :>)


Posted by: Thomas Higdon on 11/15/2010 - 10:46 AM

Congratulations Jim! very nice work. And to all the past winners Congratulations! to you as well.


Posted by: Marcy Leonard on 11/15/2010 - 1:15 PM

Congratulations !!!!


Posted by: Elizabeth H Tudor on 02/20/2011 - 10:46 AM

Hi all..
Haven't been on for awhile. What happened to the Tony Award???

Beth, what did I miss!!

Cheers and hugs! xo


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 02/20/2011 - 2:39 PM

Elizabeth it has recently been sent to another person but as yet I have not heard from them


Posted by: Angel Ortiz on 02/21/2011 - 8:15 AM

I think it be should taken back to Tony sure he can make an other one to keep going
by now I think it will be hard to find a place to sign.


Posted by: Tony Marquez on 02/23/2011 - 8:32 PM

This is my first visit here, nice work, Tony.


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 03/04/2011 - 3:12 AM

The latest recipient has now received the award :)

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Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 03/04/2011 - 4:08 AM

Whoo, hooooooo, Lynda, Congratulations, and all Australian members salute you, how fabulous, and how deserving you're a fine artist indeed and Australia is proud of's been a good year for the Aussies so this one especially:::::::

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Posted by: Marsha Elliott on 03/04/2011 - 7:38 AM

Gimongous congrats, Lynda, on being the latest recipient of the Tony FAA award........couldn't happen to a nicer lady who can handle pastels like no one else I know. Enjoy!


Posted by: Dan Daugherty on 03/04/2011 - 8:18 AM

Awesome... Beautifull!!! Congratulations!!


Posted by: Tony Murray on 03/04/2011 - 2:06 PM

Congrats to Lynda !


Posted by: Darice Machel McGuire on 03/04/2011 - 3:38 PM

Congratulations Lynda. your pastels are beautiful.


Posted by: Chrisann Ellis on 03/06/2011 - 1:33 PM

Congratulations Lynda.... Your work is very beautiful!! You use your medium with outstanding excellence..


Posted by: Natalie Holland on 03/06/2011 - 5:01 PM

Congratulations Lynda!

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Posted by: Elizabeth H Tudor on 03/06/2011 - 9:15 PM

Congratulations Lynda........ fabulous work!!

It is so amazing to think that, that little sculpture has traveled miles in its lifetime! Enjoy it and
now the hard part, figuring out who to pass it on to next. My very best!!!


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Posted by: Ken Powers on 03/10/2011 - 9:44 AM

Congratulations Lynda! You deserve it!!


Posted by: Lynda Robinson on 03/17/2011 - 3:46 AM

WOW! Thank you ALL so much for these amazing comments! I was totally unaware of this award's existence until Jim nominated me! I couldn't believe the trophy travelled all the way from Up Over to Down Under!!!! This 'Aussie Sheila' is thrilled beyond words! I don't know how you people posted those images of my works, but I am stunned with your warmth and your comments! I have nominated another Aussie for the award. I think seeing as the 'Tony' has got this far, it would be nice to keep down this end of the planet for awhile! However, I will let Beth or Tony do the big announcement!!!!! In the Aussie vernacular - "I love youse all"!!!!!!


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 06/08/2011 - 8:22 PM


Posted by: Tony Murray on 06/08/2011 - 10:50 PM

Way cool...thanks for posting the link Beth !


Posted by: Darice Machel McGuire on 06/08/2011 - 10:50 PM

That is fantastic!!! What a fun way to get the "Tony" award known. Thanks for sharing the article with us Beth.


Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 06/08/2011 - 10:50 PM

Lovely Link. Thanks, Beth


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 06/09/2011 - 7:36 AM

Added Jim to the list of winners :)


Posted by: Diane Daigle on 06/09/2011 - 9:45 AM

WOW,,, congrats Jim,,, beautiful and masterful work!

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Posted by: Natalie Holland on 06/09/2011 - 9:57 AM

Thanks Beth, for posting the link to a great article! :)


Posted by: Chrisann Ellis on 06/09/2011 - 11:16 AM

Cow Hand is breath taking! ~~ SENDING YOU A BIG CONGRATS JIM!!


Posted by: Kevin Callahan on 06/09/2011 - 12:12 PM

How fun is this? We must all remember to thank Tony for this wonderful idea. And each of the artists for keeping it alive.


Posted by: Roxy Riou on 06/09/2011 - 12:22 PM

Amazing work!!! Congratulations Jim!


Posted by: Tony Murray on 06/09/2011 - 10:28 PM


Posted by: Elizabeth H Tudor on 06/10/2011 - 9:52 AM

Don't get back too often these days, but have to always check out the Tony!!

Congratulations Jim! It is a fine upstanding, sometimes sober, fabulously talented, sexy, artistically spirited, slightly weathered gang you

just joined. Welcome and enjoy the award you well deserve it! It is an honour to be on the list with you and all the other fine, fine artists. And,

yes as Kevin says, many thanks go to "the" Tony for the award and idea, and continued praise for all the winners! Thanks Beth for the hard work

you do for FAA and all of us. (No wonder Charles likes that new headshot.....don't think it's your head he's admiring!! ;-) Love ya' )

Have a great weekend all........ as always.. HUGS!

Love .........

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Posted by: Laurette Escobar on 06/10/2011 - 9:58 AM

i never win nothin!



Posted by: Tony Murray on 06/10/2011 - 10:10 AM

That's a double negative Laurette....That means you win all the time.


Posted by: Chrisann Ellis on 06/10/2011 - 12:03 PM

Tony that is so COOL!


Posted by: Tony Murray on 07/03/2011 - 4:45 PM

Congratulations Baard Martenussen !


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 11/03/2011 - 9:31 AM

Added Zeana. See her thread here Tony Award Has Arrived!


Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 01/27/2012 - 6:57 AM

Congratulations, Alfred, and your successor, Viet Tran.


Posted by: SAIGON De Manila on 01/27/2012 - 8:41 AM

who are the new nominees?


Posted by: Alfred Ng on 01/27/2012 - 9:08 AM

Well, you just have to wait for Viet to deceide. he email me a couple of days ago, he received the award.


Posted by: Tony Murray on 01/27/2012 - 9:37 AM

I will try to upload pics of the "Hard Copy" block with all the new names on it today.


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 04/30/2012 - 1:59 PM

Hal's name will be here soon :)


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 07/19/2012 - 8:57 PM

Patrick's name will be here when it arrives with him :)


Posted by: Patrick Anthony Pierson on 07/31/2012 - 9:39 AM


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 12/10/2012 - 5:21 PM


Posted by: Mo T on 12/10/2012 - 5:44 PM

Great Idea...Amazing Artist - Congratulations :):):)


Posted by: Gene Gregory on 12/21/2012 - 8:53 PM

It arrived today... Thank you Roger !


Posted by: Lori Lovetere on 12/21/2012 - 9:05 PM

What an amazing list of talented artists!! To maybe one day be one of the crowd!! yay lol :)


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 12/23/2012 - 9:12 AM

Gene, excellent! I will add your name shortly xx

Let me know in a month your choice :)


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 01/05/2013 - 12:41 PM

I forgot to add Gene's name :-O


sheesh put the wrong name in for a moment.... hope not too many people spotted that although I know how quick you all are to spot wrong things LOL



Posted by: Gene Gregory on 01/18/2013 - 6:31 PM

I have been a bit under the weather...... in other words, sick like a big dog. So, I have not been able to go to the post office lately and mail the coveted Tony Award to the next recepient. I will do so as soon as I am able.


Posted by: Darice Machel McGuire on 01/18/2013 - 6:48 PM

I hope you feel better soon Gene.


Posted by: Elizabeth H Tudor on 01/18/2013 - 11:43 PM

Always have to drop in for this one... congratulations Gene and welcome to the club!
And yes, sorry your under weather, or anything, hugs and get better soon.


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 05/18/2013 - 1:20 PM

Christina has her award :)

We just want to see the photo now!!!

Lynn put hers in her gallery

It seems to have grown since Tony first started it :)

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Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 05/18/2013 - 1:26 PM

Congrats Christina -- enjoy!

I like the double decker aspect of the piece. Ever onward, and upward :)


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 06/11/2013 - 7:29 PM

Added Nikki's name to the list :D


Posted by: Leah Saulnier The Painting Maniac on 08/31/2013 - 10:28 AM

For the month of September I picked Charlie Spear as the FAA award winner if you would like to add him. Thanks :)


Posted by: Elizabeth H Tudor on 08/31/2013 - 10:39 AM

Hi darlings..... haven't been on FAA for ages!

Wow the list is sure growing... wonderful job Beth/Liz/Isabella (like Brian/Sean name thingie ???)

Us old timers do appreciate all the work you do for us.. thanks a bunch dear! Great job!

Hope everyone's art is growing, blooming and life is good!

As always .. Cheers and Hugs,


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 08/31/2013 - 12:27 PM

ELIZABETH!!!! ((((hugs)))) Yes, just like the Brian/Sean thing lol

LEAH You need to give him STRICT instructions to contact me when he receives it and only then does he go up. We also need photos


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 02/15/2014 - 6:37 PM


If you see this, I have tried to contact you four times over the last 3 months

Please will you let me know what is happening to the TONY

It needs to be with its new member

Also please make sure to send the details Charlie sent you on what to do when your nominee receives it

It has now been four months with no word.



Posted by: Andee Photography on 03/22/2014 - 11:40 PM

Was this ever recovered? I looks like it has been 5 months now.


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