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The Medallic Art Society of Canada
is dedicated to the creation, promotion, appreciation and education
of the fine art of the medal.

  • MASC is a non-profit organization with members located throughout the world. 
  • In accordance with the MASCs mission statement, the Society serves both the artists who create art medals and also those who appreciate and collect medallic art.
  • The Society issued a newsletter three times a year for its membership called behind the MASC.

We would be very pleased to receive your e-mail at info@medallicart.ca.

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     For the years 2007 through 2010 the Medallic Art Society of Canada conducted a Student Medal Competition open to art medal students from across Canada. The objective was to encourage potential new artists in the medallic art medium. To promote participation, a monetary prize was awarded to the top three medals: $1000 for first, $300 for second and $100 for third place. A jury composed of members of the MASC Council made the winning selections and the top medal became the property of MASC.

     For 2011, the MASC Council decided to change the Student Medal Competition to the Student Recognition Program. Recognizing the work of all of the students and including their medals in a MASC exhibition, without singleing out specific works, seemed to be a better way to encourage participation and submission. The results of the 2011 Student Recognition Program were the subject of a special issue of behind the MASC. The issue is available for download by clicking here.

MASC is proud to present the winning entries from 2007 through 2010. The winning medals are now held in the MASC archives:
2007 WINNER:
Venessa Pica, Artistemma
(obverse & reverse), Bronze
Click below to download
the press release

2008 WINNER:
Antonio Louvado, Ancient Memories (obverse & reverse), Bronze, 85mm x 85mm x 10mm
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the press release

2009 WINNER: Jane Juda, Freedom (obverse & reverse), Bronze
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the press release:

2010 WINNER: Florance Tsai, Tobermory Summer (obverse & reverse), Bronze
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the press release:

As an aid to the students, the late Del Newbigging prepared a guide to the creation of an art medal. This guide continues to be a source of much useful information:

Information on the making of an art medal is available at Del Newbigging's web site.
here to view.