Honors

With such unique expression and powerful messages present in all of Sheila Lichacz' art, it's unsurprising that she and her pieces have received world-wide acclaim. From everyday art lovers, to historians, cultural and religious leaders, all who have felt the impact of her work have also felt the desire to recognize her for her achievement and her dedication. Several of Lichacz' most notable distinctions appear below:

Honors
2005 Lichacz renamed Ambassador-at-large (extraordinary and plenipotentiary) by the new President of the Republic of Panama.
2000 The mayor of Austin, Texas presented Lichacz the key to the city and commissioned her 'honorary citizen' for life.
1999 Lichacz renamed Ambassador-at-large (extraordinary and plenipotentiary) by the new President of the Republic of Panama.
1996 Lichacz honored with the 1996 Hispanic Achievement Award, International Friendship Award category, (Hispanic Magazine awards program), at the sixth annual Hispanic Achievement Awards gala ceremony, Chicago, IL.
1995 Lichacz named Ambassador-at-large (extraordinary and plenipotentiary) by the President of the Republic of Panama.
1993 Lichacz honored by the prestigious Latin American publication 'Vanidades Continental' as a woman who has triumphed ('íHan Triunfado!') in her career field (May issue, 32d Anniversary).
1992 Lichacz asked to inaugurate the North-South Center's Art Gallery, University of Miami, Florida, with a solo exhibition.
Lichacz asked by the Government of Nicaragua (Minister of Culture) to 'close out' its annual 'Women's Week,' Managua, Nicaragua.
The mayor of Surf Side presented Lichacz the key to the city of Surf Side, Florida.
 
1989 Lichacz asked to inaugurate the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center (National Academies of Sciences and Engineering) Art Exhibition Gallery with a solo exhibition, Irvine, CA.
1985 Our Lady of the Lake University at San Antonio, Texas selected Lichacz as "The Outstanding Alumna of the Year - Awarded for Service to the Profession."
1983 Lichacz named 'Meritorious Citizen of Chitre, Panama.'
Lichacz appointed 'Cultural Ambassador-at-large' for the Republic of Panama by the Director of the National Institute of Culture, Panama City, Panama.
1982 Mayor Henry Cisneros of San Antonio named Lichacz 'Honorary Mayor of San Antonio,' San Antonio, Texas.
Mayor Henry Cisneros of San Antonio asked Lichacz to address the City Council about the importance of Latin American art in the United States, San Antonio, Texas.
Lichacz presented the state flag of Texas by Governor William Clements for her contribution to the arts.
1981 Lichacz asked to inaugurate the Benson Latin American Collection's Art Exhibition Gallery, University of Texas at Austin with a solo exhibition.
1980 President of Panama named Lichacz 'Pride of Panama and theAmericas.'