Editor’s note: This event is being re-scheduled to November 15th. LD
A reminder that you only have until Friday at 5:00pm to nominate an appropriate person who celebrates the arts in Everett. You can click here to fill out a nomination form and read more about the awards below…
The City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission invites nominations for the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the prestigious Richard Wendt Award of Excellence. The awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members committed to enriching the Everett community through the arts.
The Cultural Arts Commission will review the nominations and select the recipients. The awards, which are non-monetary, are presented annually. This is the 20th year of the Richard Wendt Award of Excellence, a lifetime achievement award given to those individuals whose strong support of the arts has been ongoing through philanthropic and volunteer service.
In recognition of Everett’s growing arts community, the Cultural Arts Commission has created the Mayor’s Arts Awards which in its third year will honor those in the field of arts education, artists in the community and young artists demonstrating promise and commitment to the Everett arts community.
Mayor Stephanson will honor recipients of the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the Richard Wendt Award of Excellence at a public ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 8.
Past Wendt award recipients include: 2011: Janalene Simpson; 2010 Arden Flom; 2009: Marian and Jerry Krell; 2008: Bob & Dona Anderson; 2007: Dr. Richard and Nancy Wendt; 2006: Imagine Children’s Museum; 2005: Clay and Hap Wertheimer; 2004: Terry and Cheryle Earnheart; 2003: Susan Jane Russell; 2002: Arts Council of Snohomish County; 2001: Mike Jordan; 2000: Peter Newland; 1999: John and Idamae Schack; 1998: Dr. Sanford Wright; 1997: Maryalice Salget; 1996: Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs; 1995: Dr. Richard Wendt; 1994: Carl Gipson; 1993: Dorothy Jayne Wright, Clyde Revord Motors and Jim Noonan; and 1992: Gene Nastri.
Winners of previous Mayor’s Arts Awards included: 2011: 20 Riverside, Young Artist; Henrietta Wilson, Arts Educator; Tami Walker and Roxy Gesler, Artist in the Community; 2010: Josey Wise, Young Artist; Shannon Danks, Arts Educator; Liz Geiger, Jane Steele-Meagher and Janet Wold of the Corner Studio and Gallery and Cheri O’Brien, Shari Osti and Evelia Sanchez of the Red Door Gallery, Artist in the Community.