Over 100 artists, arts educators, art organizations, businesses, and philanthropists, plus a handful of finalists of last year’s event, from 22 communities statewide, were nominated for the 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards!

THE ARTISTS:

BILL CARTER Sedona

BOBBY ZOKAITES Tempe

DOUGLAS MILEY Prescott

ELAINE KESSLER Gilbert

GARY VULCANO Gilbert

GEORGE AND NEELY TOMKINS Yuma

IGNACIO GARCIA Tucson

IRIS ORGEGA Scottsdale

JAMES B HUNT Phoenix

JAMES E GARCIA Phoenix

jeremie bacpac franko Phoenix

JOSEPH L BOURNE Tucson

KAREN ODDEN Scottsdale

KRISTIN ATWELL FORD Scottsdale

LEX GJURASIC Tucson

LUIS MENA Tucson

MARILUZ BURR Nogales

MICHAEL N VAX Dewey

MIKE UPP Cornville

SAREYA TAYLOR Maricopa

SEAN AVERY MEDLIN Phoenix

STELLA POPE DUARTE Phoenix

THE LADIES Phoenix

GALINA MIHALEVA Phoenix

JOHN SUTTMAN Winslow

LUCY WONG Gilbert

 

ART IN EDUCATION – INDIVIDUALS:

ANDRE LICARDI Peoria

ASHLEY MARIE GOLDEN Surprise

CANDACE GREENE Phoenix

CHRISTOPHER S JOHNSON Flagstaff

DANIELLE WOOD Tempe

DEBORAH HARGADON Tucson

DR JULIAN ACKERLY Tucson

DR PAULA ARTAC Phoenix

JOHN CONTRERAS Tucson

JOHN ERWIN Phoenix

JOSHUA LYNCH Scottsdale

KATHERINE FIZZ Black Canyon City

KRISTEN GRIPPO Chandler

LAURAN STANIS Phoenix

LAUREL RUFF Surprise

LISA FALK Tucson

MARK LARUBIO San Tan Valley

MATT DELLER Glendale

MILES DENNY Mesa

PRESTON MACDONALD Surprise

RANDALL BADSGARD Surprise

SMT. NIVEDITA MALLYA Chandler

STEVE WALLGREN Surprise

SUE HUNTER Scottsdale

THEODORE BUCHHOLZ Tucson

VIVI ERICKSON Phoenix

VANESSA ASLAN-BLAIR Glendale

 

LARGE ARTS & CULTURE ORGANIZATIONS

AZ CONSERVATORY FOR THE ARTS AND ACADEMICS Phoenix

ARIZONA OPERA Phoenix

ARTLINK Phoenix

BLACK THEATRE TROUPE Phoenix

CHANDLER MUSEUM Chandler

DESERT CABALLEROS WESTERN MUSEUM Wickenburg

FLAGSTAFF SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Flagstaff

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TUCSON Tucson

SAACA Tucson

SCOTTSDALE ARTS Scottsdale

SHEMER ARTS CENTER Phoenix

SOUTHWEST SHAKESPEARE COMPANY Mesa

THE NASH JAZZ CLUB AND EDUCATION CENTER Phoenix

PRESCOTT CENTER FOR THE ARTS Prescott

ON MEDIA Phoenix

 

LARGE BUSINESSES:

COSANTI ORIGINALS Paradise Valley

ARTS IN MEDICINE/CYNTHIA STANDLEY Phoenix

FOOTHILLS ELEMENTARY Glendale

MAYO CLINIC/DAVID L HAFF Fountain Hills

 

THE PHILANTHROPISTS:

ERIC JUNGERMANN Phoenix

MOLLY DEFILIPPIS Phoenix

PRICILLA BALDWIN Tucson

MCKIVERGAN FOUNDATION Yuma

 

SMALL ARTS & CULTURE ORGANIZATIONS:

ASU KERR Scottsdale

BALLET YUMA Yuma

CHANDLER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Chandler

DANCING IN THE STREETS ARIZONA Tucson

DANSENSE-NRTYABODHA Scottsdale

DESERT SOUNDS Mesa

FLAGSTAFF SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Flagstaff

GILBERT VISUAL ART LEAGUE Gilbert

GROOVISM Phoenix

KINGMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS Kingman

MASTER CHORALE OF FLAGSTAFF Flagstaff

METROPOLITAN YOUTH SYMPHONY Mesa

MUSICANOVA ORCHESTRA Phoenix

SCOTTSDALE PHILHARMONIC Scottsdale

SOUNDS ACADEMY Phoenix

SOUTHERN ARIZONA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Tucson

SPOTLIGHT YOUTH THEATRE Glendale

THE SAGRADO GALLERIA Phoenix

YOUNG ARTS ARIZONA LTD Phoenix

FLAGSTAFF COMMUNITY BAND Flagstaff

LEAD GUITAR Tucson

RISING YOUTH THEATRE Phoenix

SONORAN GLASS SCHOOL Tucson

YUMA ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION Yuma

 

SMALL BUSINESSES:

DAVISSON ENTERTAINMENT Phoenix

DURANT COMMUNICATIONS Phoenix

EMANCIPATION ARTS Phoenix

LDVINCI ART STUDIO Chandler

PARTRIDGE & ASSOCIATES Scottsdale

PSYKO STEVE PRESENTS Phoenix

WICKENBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Wickenburg