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JUNEAU — The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council has announced the Seventh annual Mayor’s Award for the Arts and is currently inviting nominations for the awards, which will be presented at Sunday’s Wearable Art Extravaganza, on Feb. 9.
Awards will be presented in six categories:
• Volunteer For the Arts/Patron of the Arts: Recognizes individuals whose support for the arts through either volunteer work or donations has made a significant impact on our community.
• Business Leadership in the Arts: Recognizes businesses (profit or nonprofit) or individual business leaders whose efforts enhance and sustain the arts in Juneau, through donation or participation.
• Artist: Honors individuals for their creative contributions to the community
• Innovative Application of the Arts: Recognizes individuals, businesses or programs whose work uses the arts in new and inspirational ways to in some way improve our community.
• Arts in Education: Recognized individuals, programs, or businesses whose efforts advance the arts in education.
• Lifetime Acheivement the Arts: Honors individuals who make significant contributions of services and/or money to further the arts in the community.
Nominations are being accepted through Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. Nomination forms are available at the council offices or online at http://jahc.org/concerts-and-events/mayors-awards-for-the-arts.
For more information, contact Nancy DeCherney at 586-2787.
Previous Mayor’s Award recipients:
o 2007 Heather Haugland and Antonio Diaz
o 2008 Barbara Craver
o 2009/10 Sue Kazama
o 2011 Della Cheney
o 2012 Dan Hopson
• Arts in Education:
o 2007Lorrie Heagy
o 2008 Julia Bastuschek
o 2009/10 Shona Strauser
o 2011 MK MacNaughton
o 2012 Nancy Lehnhart & Mimi Mendica
• Business Leadership in the Arts:
o 2007 Annie Geselle and REACH/The Canvas
o 2008 Candy and Dick Behrends, Behrends Mechanical
o 2009/10 Alaska Litho
o 2011 Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, LLC
o 2012 Alaskan Brewing
• Innovative Application of the Arts:
o 2007 Alberta Aspen, Our Auntie’s House
o 2008 Alice Tersteeg
o 2009/10 Adele Hamey, Taku Graphics
o 2011 Theatre in the Rough
o 2012 Lucid Reverie
• Lifetime Achievement in the Arts:
o 2009/10 Janice Holst
o 2011 Susan Burke
o 2012 Buddy Tabor (posthumously)
• Patron of the Arts:
o 2008 Ron and Kathy Maas
o 2009/10 Lucy Merrell
o 2011 Sharon Gaiptman, Missouri Smyth, Deborah Smith (King Island Christmas production)
o 2012 Bruce Simonson
o 2007 Susan Fitzgerald
o 2008 Jim Simard
o 2009/10 Peter Freer
o 2011 Dan Beason
o 2012 Bing Carrillo
For more information, contact Nancy DeCherney at 586-2787