2010, Jack Markell, Governor

The Music School of Delaware (Organization Category)
William M. Shea (Individual Category)
University of Delaware Art Conservation Department and Winterthur Museum and Country Estate (Collaboration Category)
Michael Kalmbach (Peggy Amsterdam Outstanding Achievement Award)

2004, Ruth Ann Minner, Governor

Charles Allmond, Sculptor and former attorney
Donald Parks, Painter and professor of art at Delaware State University
Reuben Salters, Director, Inner-City Cultural League; youth educator; and founder, Sankofa African Dancers and Drummers
Marie Swajeski, Founder, Delaware Children's Theatre
Cab Calloway School of the Arts, Wilmington
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington
Stephen Bruni, Special "Ambassador for the Arts" Award

2002, Ruth Ann Minner, Governor

Congressman Michael N. Castle, Arts Advocate
Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education, Arts Organization
Longwood Foundation, Inc., Funding Support for the Arts
Gonzalo Martinez, Esq., Arts Advocate
Lynn Herrick Sharp, Patron and Advocate of the Arts
Stephen Tanis, Visual Artist

2000, Thomas R. Carper, Governor

Christina Cultural Arts Center, Inc., Arts Organization
DuPont, Corporate Patron of the Arts
E. Jean Lanyon, Artist
C. Lawler Rogers, Sr., Arts Educator
Howard Schroeder, Artist Legacy Award

1998, Thomas R. Carper, Governor

The Brandywiners, Ltd., Arts Organization
Philip Corrozi, Former Legislator and Arts Advocate
Hercules Incorporated, Corporate Sponsor of the Arts
Edward L. Loper, Sr., Visual Artist
Cleveland Morris, Founder, Delaware Theatre Company
Mrs. Helen Farr Sloan, Visual Artist and Patron of the Arts

1988, Michael N. Castle, Governor

Pamela C. Copeland, Patron of the Arts
Delaware Art Museum
Mildred Thornhill McGowan, Musician and Arts Educator

1984, Pierre S. du Pont, IV, Governor

Delaware Symphony
William Winder "Chick" Laird, Patron of the Arts
Eugenia Eckford Rhoads, Visual Artist and Patron of the Arts

1981, Pierre S. du Pont, IV, Governor

Beatrice "Bebe" Coker, Playwright and Poet
Jack Lewis, Visual Artist
Wilmington Opera Society (now OperaDelaware)

1973, Russell W. Peterson, Governor

Charles Parks, Gold Medal for Exemplary Contributions to the Arts

1970, Russell W. Peterson, Governor

Louise Chambers Corkan, Governor's Award for Merit in the Arts