Trinity Rep Announces Call for 2014 Rhode Island Pell Awards Nominees
Trinity Rep invites the public to nominate outstanding local artists for the 2014 Rhode Island Pell Awards for Excellence in the Arts. Nomination criteria require the artist's name, contact information, and a brief description of his or her work and the contributions that they have made to Rhode Island. Nomination forms are available online at www.trinityrep.com.
Rhode Island Pell Awards' criteria include excellence in the artist's chosen field; work that significantly advances the art form; and contribution to the betterment of the community and the world at large through artistic presence and community service.
Trinity Rep's Annual Pell Awards honor Senator Claiborne Pell and recognize artistic excellence in Rhode Island, the New England region and nationally. Throughout his life, Senator Pell has worked to support the arts and provide new opportunities for artists. He sponsored the landmark legislation that established the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities in 1965, and chaired the Senate Education and Arts subcommittee.
Nominations are due by February 17, 2014. Mail completed forms to: Rhode Island Pell Awards, ATTN: Attn: Selection Committee - RI Pell Awards. Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903. Or fax to (401) 751-5577, Attn: Attn: Selection Committee - RI Pell Awards.
Past Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts honorees include John Benson, Howard BenTré, Dan Butterworth, Bob Colonna, Robert Coover, Umberto "Bert" Crenca, Richard Cumming, Ruth Frisch Dealy, Tony Estrella, Richard Fleischner, Peter Geisser, Malcolm Grear, Michael Harper, Bunny Harvey, Dorothy Jungels & the Everett Dance Theatre, George Kent, Eugene Lee, David Macaulay, Salvatore Mancini, Dave McKenna, Barbara Meek, Denny Moers, Timothy Philbrick, Duke Robillard, Thomas Sgouros, Sr., Consuelo Sherba, Gretchen Dow Simpson, Maria Spacagna, Judith Lynn Stillman, Chris Van Allsburg, Paula Vogel, Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop, William Warner, Rose Weaver, Steven Weinberg, and Toots Zynsk.