Tom Philabaum in the studio circa 1982. Last night Tom Philabaum was awarded the 2018 Ambassador Circle Lifetime Achievement Award for his extensive involvement in arts organizations and causes in Tucson as well as his impressive career as an artist. Congratulations again,
The Ambassador Circle is a component of TMA’s Leadership Circle, the museum’s foremost philanthropic membership group. The Ambassador Circle Lifetime Achievement Award, first presented in 2017, celebrates the career of an artist, patron or community member, who, among other distinctions, has demonstrated a particular commitment to the advancement of the Southern Arizona arts community.