The annual Interior Mayors’ Awards for the Arts is an event that recognizes the efforts and achievements of those individuals and organizations who strive to increase awareness, opportunities, and quality of life in Interior Alaska through the arts.
Arts and Leadership Award: recognizes individuals or organizations that have contributed to the promotion of the arts in the Interior.
Volunteer Award: recognizes individuals or organizations, whose support of the arts through volunteer service, has made a significant impact on the arts in the Interior.
Arts Advocacy Award: recognizes individuals or organizations who champion the arts with advocacy that supports the development of arts programming within the Interior.
Youth Arts Award: recognizes individuals (regardless of age) or organizations whose efforts advance arts among young people.
Lifetime Achievement Award: recognizes a lifetime of endeavors in the field of arts.
The 2016 Interior Mayors Awards for the Arts will take place on Friday, June 3rd at 5:30 PM in the Pioneer Park Theater (1st Floor, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Rd.) Join Alaska’s Interior mayors and Fairbanks Arts Association in celebrating this year’s recipients for their dedication to improving our community through the arts. This event is free and open to the public.
Arts and Leadership – Dr. Eduard Zilberkant, Fairbanks
Volunteer – Jack Morris, Fairbanks
Arts Advocacy – Cassandra Tilly, Fairbanks
Youth Arts – Peggy Swartz, Fairbanks
Lifetime Achievement – Melinda Mattson & Richard Ussery, Fairbanks
ELIGIBILITY: Awards are open to all individuals or groups, residing in the interior of Alaska who have made significant contributions to contemporary and/or traditional arts within Alaska’s Interior.
A person or organization who receives an award is not eligible to receive the same award within the next four years; however, they may be nominated for a different category within that time frame. Wondering if your preferred nominee is eligible? A list all previous Mayors’ Awards winners is available at the bottom of this page.
Fairbanks Arts Association staff are not eligible to be nominated or to make nominations.
****NOMINATIONS HAVE CLOSED FOR 2016****
PAST MAYORS’ AWARDS FOR THE ARTS RECIPIENTS
Arts and Leadership – Jaunelle Celaire, Fairbanks
Volunteer – Doris Callaway, Fairbanks
Arts Advocacy – Vanessa Jackson, North Pole
Arts Advocacy – Jamie Smith, Fairbanks
Youth Arts – Susan Perry Jordan, Fairbanks
Youth Arts – Alayah Brunty, North Pole
Lifetime Achievement – Theresa Reed, Fairbanks
Arts and Leadership – Dick & Hoa Brickley, Fairbanks
Volunteer – Michael Kingston, Delta Junction
Volunteer – Margo Klass, Fairbanks
Arts Advocacy – North Pole Grange & John Poirrier
Youth Arts – Healy Tech Team, Denali Borough
Lifetime Achievement – Norman Shelburne
Lifetime Achievement – Harold ‘Doc’ South
Arts and Leadership – Marvilla Davis, Fairbanks
Volunteer – Sue Cole, Fairbanks
Arts Advocacy – Denali Arts & Humanities Alliance, Denali Borough
Youth Arts – Amy Reisland-Speer
Lifetime Achievement – Dr. Suzanne Summerville
Arts and Leadership – E. Maya Salganek, Fairbanks
Arts and Leadership – Fairbanks Watercolor Society – Tom and Nelda Nixon, Fairbanks
Volunteer – Phyllis Pendergrast and Chuck Lemke, Fairbanks
Arts Advocacy – Peggy Ferguson, Fairbanks
Youth Arts –Bill Stevens, Fairbanks
Lifetime Achievement – Ree Nancarrow, Denali Park
Arts and Leadership – Nikki Kinne, Fairbanks
Volunteer – Theresa Reed, Fairbanks
Volunteer – Stefani Boreggo, Fairbanks
Arts Advocacy – Anne Biberman, Fairbanks
Youth Arts -Norman Shelburne, North Star Dance Foundation, Fairbanks
Lifetime Achievement – Barry McWayne, Fairbanks
Lifetime Achievement – Helen Atkinson, Fairbanks
Arts and Leadership- Jo Scott, Fairbanks
Volunteer- Penny Wakefield, Fairbanks
Arts Advocacy- Sonja Schmidt, Healy
Youth Arts- Ilah Reynar, Denali Park
Lifetime Achievement- Neville Abbott Jacobs, Fairbanks
Special Recognition in the Arts- Jinx Whitaker & Gloria Fischer, Fairbanks
Arts and Leadership – Design Alaska, Fairbanks
Volunteer – Sandra Trumbower, Anderson
Arts Advocacy – Kris Capps, Healy
Youth Arts – Melissa Downes, Fairbanks
Lifetime Acheivement – Jean Carlo, Fairbanks
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