Arts Awards Nominations

Congratulations to the 2018 Arts Awards Nominees:

Business + Arts Philanthropy Award –                                                                           

  Five Star Bank – Mike Rizzo, Chief Banking Officer

                                                                                      The McKinley Village Partnership – comprised of

The New Home Company & Riverview Capital Investments

              Sacramento Municipal Utility District, SMUD

Outstanding Service Award                                                                                                                      

 Laurie E. Nelson – President of the Sacramento Arts Alliance – home of the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera

                             James Wheatley – Celebration Arts

                                                                                                    Verge Center for the ARTS – Liv Moe, Executive Director

Leadership in the Arts Award –

 Shaun Burner – Artist, co-founder of M5 Arts, co-owner of 1810 Gallery

                                                                                                                                 Dennis Mangers –  Community Leader, Founder “Dennis Mangers Fund for Young Performing Artists”

                                                                                                                         Maya Wallace – Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Member

Emerging Artist                                                                                                                        

 Delgreta E. Brown – Artist

                                                                                                                                 Lindsey M. Dillon – Artist

                                                                                                                                 Natalie McKeever – Artist

Emerging Arts Leader –

 Mima Begovic – Gallerist, Artspace 1616

                                                                                          Veronica Delgado – Public Affairs/Communications, Sac State

                                                                                                                      Andru Defeye – Poet, Sol Collective

Arts Educator of the Year Award –

 Kathleen S. Lynch – Poet/Essayist/Artist

                                                                                                                                                          Deidre Trudeau – Arts Educator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Suzanne Adan & Michael Stevens –                                                                                                                                  Artists and Art Professors, Sacramento City College

“Oh Yes! I Remember That” Award –

    “Behind the Barre” – Capital Dance Project

                                                                                                                                 PorchFest – Musical Community Event

                                                                                                                                  Wide Open Walls – Mural Festival

Visual Artist of the Year –                                                                                                       

  John Yoyogi Fortes – Artist

                                                                                                                                  Marc Foster – Artist

                                                                                                                                  Julia Couzens – Artist

Performing Artist of the Year

 Capital Dance Project – Independent Collective of Professional Dancers

                                                                        JAMBALAYA – Musical and Performance Collective

                                                                                                                                 Sequoia – Performance Art Dance Group

Arts Journalism Award –                                                                        

       Comstock’s Magazine – Winnie Comstock

                                                                                                                                 Jamila Khan – Visit Sacramento/Sac365

                                                                                                    Sacramento Magazine – Joe Chiodo, Publisher

Muriel Johnson Award for Arts Advocacy

      Ron Cunningham & Carinne Binda – Artistic Directors, Sacramento Ballet

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To learn more about the awards offered this year –

 Announcement, celebration of nominees
& Panel review:

November 6 – 10, 2017

Award Winners Announced at The Art Awards Gala:

  The Arts Awards Gala is an annual celebration of the Arts & Business program, managed by Blue Line Arts