Celebrate! 2012 Mayor's Arts Awards winners

Each year we look forward to celebrating the accomplishments and contributions that the arts have made to our city at the Mayor’s Arts Awards - Lincoln’s opportunity to acknowledge and reward our best artists, funders and patrons. Save Monday, June 18th, from 5:30 to 9:00pm at the Lied Center for a celebration of Lincoln’s amazing arts community. And the winners are... 

  • 2012 Mayor's Arts Awards WinnersArts Organization Award: Friends of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery
  • Mayor's Choice Award: Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
  • Artistic Achievement Award - Visual: Janice Stauffer
  • Artistic Achievement Award - Youth: Rebecca Denell
  • Artistic Achievement Award - Performing Arts: Steven Gaines
  • Gladys Lux Arts Education Award: Christin Mamiya
  • Heart of the Arts Award: Claire Hoppe
  • Outstanding Event Award: Flatwater Shakespeare's, "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"
  • Halcyon Allsman Benefactor of the Arts Award: Robert & Vicki Northrop
  • Oliva Family Arts for Kids Award: Sarah Lahr
  • Literary Heritage Award: Joe Starita
  • ArtScene Backstage Award: Nancy Dawson
  • Kimmel Harding Nelson Emerging Writer Award: Marie Thurmer
  • Kimmel Harding Nelson Emerging Visual Artist Award: Trudie Teijink

We extend our congratulations to the winners, and our sympathy to the judges, who had to make some very difficult choices among the many nominations. Join us in June for a fine meal and the presentation of the awards.

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In 2009 the Lincoln Arts Council received a generous gift from the estate of Ken Good, a portion of which was used to redevelop our website and establish an endowment. We offer our heart-felt thanks to Kenneth J. Good for his generosity and vision for a beautiful future.


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