MFCA Grand Masters
A unique institution of the MFCA is the Grand Master
. By the early 70s, it was noted that certain artists were winning a lot of awards at MFCA Shows, due to their excellent and unique work. It was thought that this might be discouraging to others who wanted to exhibit their work but were intimidated. It was decided to declare these multiple winners Grand Masters and make them ineligible for regular awards, thus giving the average person a better chance. Once a few Grand Masters were picked, the MFCA decided that the best judges to award this accolade to others were the previous winners themselves. So, over the last thirty years, a member of the MFCA and all the Grand Masters attending the Annual Show gather and debate and discuss the merits of the artists present and their work, and the uniqueness of their contribution to the hobby. Sometimes the Grand Masters cannot decide between two unique individuals; in others years, there was no artist or work that stood out. The MFCA Grand Masters represent a diverse group of artists from many countries, each with a unique style. They can be recognized by just looking at their work. The title MFCA Grand Master
has become an honor in the hobby, recognized by many other hobby organizations around the world.
The Grand Masters