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The Klaus Wellman Memorial Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Rock Art Research

In 1989 at the business meeting of ARARA, the members attending voted to establish the annual Klaus Wellmann Memorial Award for Distinguished Service in the field of rock art research, conservation, and education. The award was created to honor both the memory and service of the Association's first president and to honor the continuing and future service of the many fine members of ARARA.

This award is for distinguished service to ARARA and in the field of rock art research, conservation, and education.

Consideration will be given to a member's cumulative service to ARARA through membership on committees, in elected offices, or in volunteer service for association-sponsored activities such as the annual conference, field recording projects, and educational activities. Consideration will also be given to a member's service outside the association, including such things as the cumulative impact of a member's scholarly research, outstanding paid or volunteer conservation work, or the cumulative impact of a member's contribution to public education.

A written nomination summarizing the contributions of the proposed recipient shall be signed/approved by no less than five members in good standing or members of ARARA's Advisory Council. The Officers shall be free to consider any other names they deem worthy. No previous recipient of this award can be re-nominated.

Nominations will be accepted any time prior to January 31 by the Awards Committee Chair.

An award recipient will receive a personalized reward and certificate at the ARARA conference.

This award was created to honor both the memory and service of the Association's first president and to honor the continuing and future service of the many fine members of ARARA.

Past recipients include (award not given in years not listed):

  • 1989: Frank and A.J. Bock

  • 1990: Dr. Kenneth B. Castleton

  • 1991: Dr. John Cawley

  • 1992: Pat and Jack McCreery

  • 1993: Helen Michaelis

  • 1994: Helen and Jay Crotty

  • 1995: Esther and Jack Schwartz

  • 1996: Georgia Lee

  • 1997: Stuart Conner

  • 1998: Paul Steed

  • 2002: Fred Coy

  • 2002: Donna Yoder

  • 2003: Jane Kolber

  • 2005: Alvin McLane

  • 2006: Ken Hedges and Don D. Christensen

  • 2007: Larry Loendorf

  • 2008: Daniel McCarthy and Polly Schaafsma

  • 2009: William Hyder

  • 2012: James Keyser

  • 2014: Mavis Greer

  • 2015: Linea Sundstrom

  • 2016: William (Breen) Murray

  • 2017: Donna Gillette

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