AWARDS & HONORS

 
 Chairman Portrait Artist Society Medal

Carl Samson has won both the Grand Prize and Distinguished Achievement awards at the National Portrait Competition. He participated in a first-of-its-kind Russian-American cultural exchange with fellow artists in Moscow, and as the ASOPA Distinguished Guest of Honor, was the first artist to be filmed performing a live portrait demonstration on stage at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Carl was unanimously elected Chairman of the Governing Board for the American Society of Portrait Artists’ (ASOPA), and his full length figurative piece “Triumph of Truth” was given the Best of Show award at the Butler Institute of American Art. For additional Awards and Honors, see below.

 
 
 

AWARDS & HONORS INCLUDE:

  • Judge, 2018 Indiana Plein Air Painters (IPAPA) Member Show, Hoosier Salon Gallery, Carmel, IN, November 2018

  • Mentor and Facilitator, 2018 Artist Fall Retreat, T.C. Steele Boyhood Home, Waveland, IN, October 2018

  • Judge, National Art Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, FL, February 2014

  • Portrait of Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala published in Star Wars Art: Visions, November 2010

  • Phil Desind Award for Most Outstanding Representational Painting, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, Summer 2009

  • Judge, Portraits in Michigan, Sage Center, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI, September 2009

  • Honor for Outstanding Accomplishment, State of Ohio Senate 127th General Assembly, Columbus, OH, 2008

  • Gallery of Achievers, Erie County Chamber of Commerce, Sandusky, OH, 2008

  • Who’s Who in America, 2005 to present

  • Chairman of the Governing Board, American Society of Portrait Artists, October 2002 - 2005

  • Portrait of the Artist's Infant Daughter, The Collector, Portrait Study of the Artist's Wife and several additional portrait studies featured in the movie Artworks, (2003 Arté Films)

  • Vice Chairman of the Governing Board, American Society of Portrait Artists, June 2001 - 2002

  • International Advisory Board, American Society of Portrait Artists, July 2000 - 2005

  • Judge, International Portrait Competition, ASOPA 2002 Portrait Arts Festival, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, May 2002

  • Signature Artist, American Diabetes Association Celebrity Art Gala, Cincinnati, OH, March 2002

  • Head Judge, International Portrait Competition, ASOPA 2001 Portrait Arts Festival, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, June 2001

  • Expert Commentator for the first random access Masterpiece Audio Guide of the Cincinnati Art Museum's permanent collection, January 2001

  • Expert Commentator for a random access audio guide of the traveling exhibit Masterpieces from Victoria, Australia, September 2000

  • First artist to be filmed painting a live portrait demonstration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 2000

  • Distinguished Guest of Honor, American Society of Portrait Artists 2000 Portrait Arts Festival, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 2000

  • Portrait Institute Award for Distinguished Achievement in Portrait Painting, The National Portrait Competition, New York, NY, October 1996

  • Artist Cultural Exchange, The OBEH Cultural Center and The Surikov Institute of Moscow Russian-American Cultural Exchange, one of five American artists invited to Moscow, Russia, to tour, paint and exhibit with Russian artists, Fall 1996

  • The Artist's Magazine Award, Cincinnati Art Club Viewpoint, November 1995

  • Who's Who in American Art, 1995 to present

  • Guest Artist, Plein Air Painters of America, Santa Catalina Island, CA, October 1995

  • Assistant Director, Atelier of Plein-Air Studies, Safety Harbor, Florida, 1993-1997

  • Grand Prize, The John Howard Sanden Award for Excellence in Portrait Painting, The National Portrait Competition, Atlanta, GA, May 1993