2016 Mayor’s Awards for the Arts Nominations being accepted

Juneau – Juneau Arts & Humanities Council calls for nominations for the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council invites nominations for the 2016 Mayor’s Awards for the Arts.

Awards will be presented in these categories:

  • Volunteer For the Arts: Recognizes individuals whose support for the arts through significant contributions of time, services, or financial support 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, and set them apart as model corporate citizens.
  • 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 improve our community.
  • Arts in Education: Recognized individuals, programs, or businesses whose efforts advance the arts in education.
  • Arts Organization: Recognizes a local arts and culture organization for significant contributions that help to make Juneau the vibrant and creative community it is.
  • Lifetime Achievement: Recognizes individuals whose long-standing commitment and dedication in the community has been outstanding. Note that this award may not be awarded each year

Nominations are being accepted through July 15. Nomination forms are available at the Council offices or on-line. Winners of the awards will be announced in August, and the awards presented by Mayor Koelsch on August 19, 2016 at the JACC, at the annual membership and season kick-off celebration.

Previous awardees:

  • Artist:
    • 2007 Heather Haugland and Antonio Diaz
    • 2008 Barbara Craver
    • 2009/10 Sue Kazama
    • 2011 Della Cheney
    • 2012 Dan Hopson
    • 2013 Christy NaMee Eriksen
    • 2014 Dan Fruits
    • 2015 Pat Belec
  • Arts in Education:
    • 2007Lorrie Heagy
    • 2008 Julia Bastuschek
    • 2009/10 Shona Strauser
    • 2011 MK MacNaughton
    • 2012 Nancy Lehnhart & Mimi Mendica
    • 2013 Shgen George
    • 2014 Jan Niemeyer (Posthumously)
    • 2015 Heather Ridgway
  • Arts Organization:
    • 2013 Alaska Folk Festival
    • 2014 Juneau Symphony
    • 2015 Juneau Lyric Opera
  • Business Leadership in the Arts:
    • 2007 Annie Geselle and REACH/The Canvas
    • 2008 Candy and Dick Behrends, Behrends Mechanical
    • 2009/10 Alaska Litho
    • 2011 Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, LLC
    • 2012 Alaskan Brewing
    • 2013 Amy Fletcher (Professional Leadership in the Arts)
    • 2014 Alaska Airlines
    • 2015 Annie Kaills
  • Innovative Application of the Arts:
    • 2007 Alberta Aspen, Our Auntie’s House
    • 2008 Alice Tersteeg
    • 2009/10 Adele Hamey, Taku Graphics
    • 2011 Theatre in the Rough
    • 2012 Lucid Reverie
    • 2013 Guo Hua Xia (Visionary Application for the Arts)
    • 2014 Mudrooms (Visionary Application of the Arts)
    • 2015 Ron Giles
  • Lifetime Achievement in the Arts:
    • 2009/10 Janice Holst
    • 2011 Susan Burke
    • 2012 Buddy Tabor (posthumously)
    • 2013 Natalee Rothaus
    • 2014 Sharron Lobaugh
    • 2015 Linda Rosenthal
  • Patron of the Arts:
    • 2008 Ron and Kathy Maas
    • 2009/10 Lucy Merrell
    • 2011 Sharon Gaiptman, Missouri Smyth, Deborah Smith (King Island Christmas production)
    • 2012 Bruce Simonson
    • 2013 Bruce Botelho (Advocate for the Arts)
    • 2014 Wendy Wolf and John Osborne
    • 2015 Conoco Phillips/Gin Luckey
  • Volunteer
    • 2007 Susan Fitzgerald
    • 2008 Jim Simard
    • 2009/10 Peter Freer
    • 2011 Dan Beason
    • 2012 Bing Carrillo
    • 2013 Kathy Ruddy
    • 2014 Lyle James

For more information, contact Nancy DeCherney at 586-2787

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