"The 1961 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture," Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2nd Prize).
"30th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Painters," The Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Washington, D.C. (Corcoran Gold Medal and William A.C. Clark Prize).
The 1975 Award for Distinction in the Arts. University Union, University of South Carolina. Columbia, South Carolina.
The Milton & Sally Avery Distinguished Professorship. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
National Academician. National Academy of Design, New York, New York.
"First Annual International Distinguished Artists Symposium and Exhibition - Caro, Noland, Olitski," Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School,
University of Hartford. West Hartford, Connecticut, April 28-June 15.
"On Making Art-a lecture by Jules Olitski," Center For the Fine Arts. Miami, Florida, January 5.
Distinguished Artist. Arkansas Celebration of the Arts. Hot Springs, Arkansas.
"The Colors of Invention: A Fall Festival," The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. National Museum of American History,
Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D.C., November 13-16. "The Artist's View: Color, Technology, and Style in Postwar Art: Jules Olitski, Mark Golden,
Harry Rand," November 16.
Honorary Doctorate of Arts. Hartford Art School, University of Hartford. Hartford, Connecticut.
Honorary Doctorate of Arts, Keene State College, University of New Hampshire.
"High and Low Culture - a lecture by Jules Olitski," The Wexner Center, Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio, November 14.
"Art and Culture," (Barley Soup and Art: High and Low), Partisan Review Symposium. Boston, Massachusetts, May 10-12.
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Southern New Hampshire University. Manchester, New Hampshire.
"Interview with Jules Olitski by Molly Barnes," Artist Talk On Art - Panel Series at 10 Waterside Plaza, New York, May 2.
"Jules Olitski - an Interview with John Walters," The Front Porch, NH Public Radio, Keene State College, September 20.
"Jules Olitski on His Work," Evening Lecture Series. New York Studio School. New York, New York, May 4.