2018 Governor's Arts Awards Finalists To Be Revealed Tuesday

2018 Governor's Arts Awards Finalists To Be Revealed TuesdayMore than 200 arts advocates, business leaders, patrons, artists and nominees will be at the Herberger Theater Center Tuesday evening for the announcement of the finalists for 2018 Governor's Arts Awards. 3 finalists will be announced in 7 categories as well as the honoree for the 2018 Philanthropy Award. The 2018 Shelley Award winner will be introduced. Presenting Sponsors Billie Jo and Judd Herberger will announce the Philanthropy Award winner. APS also is sponsoring the event. Winners will be announced at the 37th annual Governor's Arts Awards dinner and celebration on March 22 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort.

WHO:

• Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, Presenting Sponsors

• Jeff Guldner, APS

Tom Wilson, President, Arizona Citizens for the Arts

• Rusty Foley, Executive Director, Arizona Citizens for the Arts

• 2018 Shelley Award winner

• Finalists in 7 categories for 2018 Arizona Governor's Arts Awards for Artist, Arts in Education - Individual; Arts in Education - Organization; Community; Individual; Small Business; Large Business

• Philanthropy Award honoree

• More than 200 arts and business leaders and arts organization representatives.

NOMINEES:

Artist

Maria Isabel Delgado, Chandler; Yingxia Gao, Phoenix; Liliana Gomez, Phoenix;

Asha Gopal, Phoenix; Will Hightower, Glendale; Doug Hyde, Prescott; Carolyn Lavender, Phoenix; Lia Littlewood, Yuma; Patsy Lowry, Paradise Valley; Ann Morton, Phoenix; Dennis Rowland, Phoenix; Mike Vax, Dewey; Danielle Wood, Tempe.

Arts in Education | Individual

Julian Ackerley, Tucson; Dr. Mary Erickson, Tempe; Areya Kugler, Flagstaff; Tim McKay, Flagstaff; Dennis Ott, Sedona; Karen Rolston, Mesa.

Arts in Education | Organization/School

Center Dance Ensemble, Phoenix; Children's Museum of Phoenix, Phoenix; East Valley Children's Theatre, Mesa; Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, Flagstaff; Foothills Fine Arts Academy, Glendale; Hilltop Gallery & Arts Education Center, Nogales; Phoenix Youth Circus Arts, Phoenix; Sierra Vista Symphony Association Education Committee, Sierra Vista; SOUNDS Academy, Phoenix; Stories That Soar!, Tucson; The Invisible Theatre's Pastime Players, Tucson; The Symphony Women's Association, Tucson; Tucson Girls Chorus, Tucson;

University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson; Washington Park Neighborhood Association, Phoenix; Willcox Historic Theater, Willcox; Young Arts Arizona Ltd., Phoenix.

Small Business

Arizona Copper Art Museum, Clarkdale; Benner-Nawman, Inc., Wickenburg; Carlyle ER Metro LLC, Phoenix; Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe; LDVinci Art Studio, Chandler; Manley Films and Media, Phoenix; Partridge and Associates CPA's, Scottsdale; Versant Capital Management, Inc., Phoenix.

Large Business

Alliance Bank Of Arizona, Phoenix; Vestar, Tucson.

Community

ARTability, Phoenix; Carolyn Eynon Singers, Scottsdale; Community Performance & Art Center, Green Valley; Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, Wickenburg; Maricopa Arts Council, Maricopa; Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix; PSA Art Awakenings, Phoenix; Scottsdale Philharmonic, Scottsdale;

Sedona Gallery Association, Sedona; Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, Tucson; The Sierra Vista Community Chorus, Sierra Vista; WHAM (What's Happenin' in Art Movement), Surprise.

Individual

Oonagh Boppart, Paradise Valley; Yvonne Ervin, Tucson; Elena Kohn, Scottsdale; Lin Ling Lee, Scottsdale; Tracy Liz Miller, Tempe; Hope Ozer, Paradise Valley; Sam, Phoenix; Vincent VanVleet, Phoenix; Linda Yarbrough, Chandler.

Philanthropy

Laurie and Chuck Goldstein, Paradise Valley; Judith Hardes, Phoenix; Patricia Langlin-Brazil, Tempe; Connie McMillin, Sun City; Jerry Miles, Fountain Hills.

For more information, visit: www.azcitizensforthearts.org.

Arizona Citizens for the Arts, a 37-year-old 501 c3 organization, acts as the eyes, ears and voice of the nonprofit arts and culture sector in Arizona at the State Legislature, in local city halls and partnerships with business and community leaders involved in building and supporting quality of life in Arizona.


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