THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE PAINTING
LIVING TREASURE AWARD ...

From time to time, the National Museum of Decorative Painting wishes to recognize a nationally known artist who has devoted his or her life to the Decorative Arts and has made an outstanding and selfless contribution to the Decorative Arts Community and to the public. This person is one who has upheld and promoted the mission statement of The National Museum of Decorative Painting throughout their career.

To this end, The National Museum of Decorative Painting created the LIVING TREASURE AWARD to pay tribute to these outstanding professionals in the field of Decorative Art.

The Living Treasure Award

  • Celebrates the practitioners of the art form and their talents along with their contribution to education and the preservation of the art form.

  • Recognizes the value and rarity within the artist's hands, which hold a knowledge of excellence, and an exceptional skill.

  • Acknowledges the artist's mission to ensure that this invaluable heritage is passed on, and that their techniques are renewed and forever reinvented.

  • Spotlights the artists who are true creators and whose works shine brightly as a standard for all to aspire to.

  • Seeks to honour those few, whose talents, educational contributions, and adherence to a high standard of excellence place them in a position of utmost respect and admiration,

The LIVING TREASURE Designees of
The NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE PAINTING

Are to date:

JO SONJA JANSEN
Jo Sonja Jansen
Jo Sonja at work in her studio
February 19, 2012
Jo Sonja Jansen
Jo Sonja - "A Life in Folk Art"
Mary Jo Leisure
Mary Jo Leisure
Mary Jo signing her new book
August 8, 2013
Mary Jo Leisure A Painted Garden
Mary Jo - "A Painted Garden"