The WILLIAM MCGARVEY BEARDLESS IRIS AWARD 


The William McGarvey Beardless Iris Award was established by the Empire State Iris Society Board of Directors in October 1994.  The purpose of the award is to foster interest in the beardless iris cultivars and to encourage growing of beardless irises.  The award is named in honor of the late Dr. William G. McGarvey, a member of the Central New York Iris Society and a well-known Region 2 hybridizer who specialized in Siberian Irises.  

The award is given to the highest placed beardless iris of an official show.  A Best of Section rosette must be earned to meet the minimum requirements of the award.  The award is both a Perpetual Award and an Individual award. The Perpetual Award is retained by the winner for a year and passed on to the new winner at the annual Region 2 Fall Banquet.  The Individual Award is a marble paperweight engraved with the name of the award, the year, the award winnerís name, and the name of the winning iris.  This award is also presented at the Fall Banquet.


List of Winning Iris and Exhibitors

 

 Year
 Affiliate
Exhibitor
Cultivar
  1995
 CNYIS
 Maggie Lou Smith  Roy Davidson (SpecX)
 1996
STIS
 Show Cancelled - not awarded  
 1997
CNYIS
 Robert Keup  Percheron (SIB)
 1998
CHIS
 Robert Keup  Dotted Line (Sino-Sib)
1999
 
 No Information  
 2000
 
 Robert Keup  Mysterious Monique (Laev)
 2001
CHIS
 Euthemia Matsoukas
 Blue Burn (SIB)
 2002
AFIDS
 Robert Keup  Jewelled Crown (SIB)
 2003
HVIDS
 Robert Keup  Ally Oops (SpecX)
 2004
CNYIS
 Robert Keup  Bedford Lass (SIB)
 2005
STIS
 John Colley  I. pseudacorus (Spec)
 2006
WNYIS
 George Eisenhardt  Snow Queen (SIB)
 2007
CHIS
 Patricia Salhoff  I. graminea (Spec)
 2008
HVIDS
 Frank & Rosemary Sorbello  Salamander Crossing (SIB)  
 2009
CNIS
 Donna James  Oriental Elegance (JI)
 2010
 
 Not Awarded  
 2011
CNYIS
 Janette Smith  Crystal Halo (JI)
 2012
CNYIS
 M.J. Urist  Lone Star (LA)
 2013
 
 Not Awarded  
 2014
CHIS
 Joanne Maier  Springs Brook (SIB)
 2015
WNYIS
 Wendy Roller Creme Carmel (SIB)
 2016
CHIS
 Virginia Dorwaldt  Seneca Butterfly (SIB)
 2017
 WNYIS
 Joanne Bassett
 Coho (JI)
 2018
 CHIS
 Not Awarded