We want to thank everyone that submitted nominations for these wonderful individuals and organizations that do so much for arts and culture in Arizona and deserve to be recognized.
This award recognizes an Arizona artist of significant merit, leadership or reputation whose creations or contributions enrich the state and the field of the arts. This category is open to artists of all artistic disciplines.
Craig Bohmler, Scottsdale
Yvonne Montoya, Tucson
Scott Spenner, Phoenix
Michael Vax, Dewey
Rashaad Thomas, Phoenix
Julia Chacon, Inspiracion Flamenca, Phoenix
Bobb Cooper, Valley Youth Theatre, Phoenix
Liliana Gomez, Liliana Gomez Dance, Phoenix
Ron May, Stray Cat Theatre, Phoenix
Bobby Zokaites, Tempe
Arts in Education | Individual
This award recognizes, educators, teaching artists, school administrators or school volunteers that have demonstrated significant support or participation in activities which foster excellence in, appreciation of, or access to arts education in the State of Arizona.
Julian Ackerley, Tucson Boys Chorus, Tucson
Eli Burke, Tucson
Jennifer Cafarella, Convergence Ballet, Phoenix
Heidi Cocco, Greenway Middle School, Phoenix
Edith Eubank, Scottsdale
Milagros Zingoni, Mesa
Erica Herman, Casa Grande
Aldie Lopez, Rosie's House, Phoenix
Rich Tate, Bisbee
Karen Rolston, Mesa
Monica Sauer Anthony, Arizona School for the Arts, Phoenix
Marianna Pegno, Tucson
Arts in Education | Organization
This award recognizes a nonprofit arts organization or a school that has demonstrated significant support for or participation in activities fostering excellence in, appreciation of, or access to arts education in the State of Arizona.
Act One, Phoenix
Arts for All, Inc., Tucson
Hilltop Gallery & Arts Education Center, Nogales
Phoenix Children’s Chorus, Phoenix
Scottsdale Arts; Scottsdale
Sonoran Glass School, Tucson
Sounds Academy, Phoenix
Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, Flagstaff
Young Arts Arizona Ltd., Phoenix
City of Sedona’s Artist in the Classroom Program, Sedona
Business | Small
This award recognizes small, private businesses (1-99 employees), that have demonstrated significant support locally or statewide, through a contribution of time, energy, personnel, expertise and/or financial support or by participation in activities which foster excellence in, appreciation of, or access to the arts.
Benner-Nawman, Inc., Wickenburg
Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix
Manley Films and Media, Phoenix
Business | Large
This award recognizes large, private businesses (100+ employees), that have demonstrated significant support locally or statewide, through a contribution of time, energy, personnel, expertise and/or financial support or by participation in activities which foster excellence in, appreciation of, or access to the arts.
Desert Financial Credit Union, Phoenix
The Storytellers Project – Phoenix and Tucson
This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated significant support or participation in activities which foster excellence in, appreciation of, or access to arts in the State of Arizona.
City of Yuma
East Valley Children’s Theatre, Mesa
Flagstaff Community Band, Flagstaff
Littlewood fine Art & Community Co-Op, Yuma
Peoria Arts & Cultural Festival, Glendale
Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix
PSA Art Awakenings, Phoenix
Scottsdale Philharmonic, Scottsdale
Southwest Shakespeare Company, Mesa
The Heard Museum Guild, Phoenix
Vision of Vets, Prescott Valley
WHAM Arts Organization, Surprise
This award recognizes an individual for significant contributions to the arts in Arizona in the areas of arts leadership and personal commitment of time and talent.
Ted Decker, Phoenix
Michael Fenlason, Tucson
John Fontana, Scottsdale
Mark Mettes, Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix
Hope Ozer, Paradise Valley
Georg Stangelberger, Phoenix Boys Choir; Phoenix
Vincent VanVleet, Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix
This award recognizes extraordinary philanthropic leadership through the contribution of financial resources to non-profit arts and culture organizations, and by encouraging the philanthropic support of others.
Susan and Bill Ahearn, Phoenix
James and Louise Glasser, Tucson