The Wendt & Everett Mayor’s Arts Award Winners

Wendts Artwork above by Rosemary Jones

The Wendt & Everett Mayor’s Arts Award for 2023 have been named.

The following individuals have been chosen as recipients of the 2023 Arts Awards by both the mayor and the cultural arts commission.

James MadisonRichard and Nancy Wendt Award of Excellence

We recently featured James for his Acknowledgement Art.

DanVonique Bletson ReedArts Catalyst
DanVnique is very active in a number local organizations and Leader of the Music & Performing Arts Dept at her church.

Sara CoileyArts Educator
Sara is an Everett School District Theatre Teacher

Christine MitchellArtist in the Community
Christine is a Local Musician Photographer

Ayana UriuArts Educator
Ayana is Theatre Production Manager & Everett High graduate.

Award ceremony: On April 11, 2024, at the Everett Performing Arts Center to celebrate Everett’s arts scene. Come enjoy local performers, light refreshments, and a no-host bar. The event is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. for social hour, and the awards program starts at 7 p.m.

Richard & Nancy Wendt Award of Excellence
The Richard & Nancy Wendt Award of Excellence is given annually to a person or organization that has demonstrated outstanding support of the arts throughout their lifetime. The award is named for Dr. Richard Wendt, who passed away in 2007, and his wife Nancy Wendt, who passed away in the spring of 2021. Following Nancy’s death, the decision was made by the Cultural Arts Commission – with the support of Richard and Nancy’s daughters – to rename the award to include Nancy’s name. From here forward, this lifetime achievement award will be known as the Richard and Nancy Wendt Award of Excellence to honor the legacy of these two remarkable people.

Mayors Arts Awards

The Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize the many ways a vibrant arts community is created and sustained. Each year, the Cultural Arts Commission gives out several Mayor’s Arts Awards to people or organizations that have made Everett a better place through their creative efforts, vision, or patronage.

Previous winners can be found here:

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