As you know, the 2020 Governor’s Arts Awards were postponed last spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are thrilled to announce the 39th Annual Governor's Arts Awards will be taking place on Wednesday October 28th live on Facebook @ArizonaCitizensfortheArts facebook.com/ArizonaCitizensfortheArts
Presented by Billie Jo & Judd Herberger, winners will be announced in four categories: Artists, Administrator/Organization, Business and Philanthropy. Thirty-seven finalists from 16 Arizona communities were announced in March.
Shelley Award winners this year are Catherine “Rusty” Foley, former Arizona Citizens for the Arts Executive Director, and Bob Booker, former executive director at the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Foley and Booker will be recognized during the event.
The 90-minute broadcast, hosted by our Executive Director Joseph Benesh, begins at 6:00pm and will include the announcement of 2020 honorees, a silent auction and a musical performance. There is no cost to view the ceremony, but donations will be accepted. A link to view silent auction items will be live the week before the event and registration is required to participate.
Even though we can’t be together physically, we’re looking forward to honoring these tremendous arts leaders and advocates. We are planning a big celebration when it’s OK to do so.
Event sponsors include Herberger Foundation, APS, SRP, Judith Hardes, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale Arts, Mesa Arts Center, Chandler Center for the Arts, Theater Works, Chuck & Laurie Goldstein, Jeffrey & Leslie Rich, and Mike & Enid Seiden. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Program Manager Sarah Cirelli at SarahCirelli@azcitizensforthearts.org
The Finalists Are...
Artist Award: Jose Dorame, Yuma; Lucy Wong, Gilbert; Such & Champ Styles, Tempe; Victor Navarro, Tucson; Quiahuitl Villegas, Tucson; Bobb Cooper, Phoenix; Tania Katan, Phoenix; Chris Hamby, Peoria; Arlene Minushkin, Prescott; Rhonda Urdang, Flagstaff; John Suttman, Winslow.
Arts Administrator/Organization: Yuma Art Center, Yuma; Border Arts Corridor, Douglas; Littlewood Fine Art and Community Co-op, Yuma; Andre Licardi, The Peoria Arts Commission, Glendale; Lead Guitar, Tucson; Sonoran Glass School, Tucson; Rising Youth Theatre, Phoenix; Scottsdale Arts, Scottsdale; Sounds Academy, Phoenix; Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix; Yuma Orchestra Association; Sonoran Arts League, Cave Creek; Prescott Center for the Arts, Prescott; Yavapai-Apache Artist Guild, Yavapai-Apache Nation; Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, Flagstaff; Flagstaff Community Band, Flagstaff.
Business: Rolls and Bowls, San Luis; Jarrod's Coffee, Tea & Gallery, Mesa; Partridge & Associates CPAs, PLC, Scottsdale; ON Media, Phoenix/Tucson.
Philanthropy: Chuck and Laurie Goldstein, Paradise Valley; McKivergan Foundation, Yuma; Victor Navarro, Tucson; Jon & Liney Jessen, Yuma; Allan Affeldt, Winslow; Dorothy Lincoln Smith, Paradise Valley.
The Governor’s Arts Awards are presented by Arizona Citizens for the Arts in partnership with the Office of the Governor. Since 1981, more than 200 distinguished artists, individuals, cultural organizations, educators, businesses and philanthropists have received Governor’s Arts Awards.
For the month of November 2020 The Mesa Art League will host a Veteran Art Show. This is open to all Veterans and those who have
taught the Zoom classes in 2020.
If you want to be part of this please send pictures of you art to MesaArtExex@gmailcom...
The One Oh One Gallery will be the location of the Art Show
Mariposa Point Assisted Living of Mesa
Art work will be on display for three months. Artist to bring one art work of your choice.
Next change out April 23 from 10:15 am to 11:30 a.m. You may bring 1 painting.
No rollovers please.
Happy Hour April 17, 3 to 4 pm
John Brewer, 602-574-7576m Director
Canyon Winds - TBD
Canyon Winds change out cancelled March 19! Another change out date to be determined
Vivian asked for 2 pieces small to medium framed
Reception March 20, 3:00-4:00 pm
Vivian Stearns-Kohler, Director
Mesa Senior Center - TBD
Next change out March 12, from 9 am to 11 am
No rollovers please!
Wilma Dilley, Director
Elizabeth Scriba needs artists. Please talk to Elizabeth at your earliest convenience if you are interested in displaying at Adalante. Send email to Measartonline@GMAIL.com attention Elizabeth.
We have a new Facebook Group:
Mesa Art League AZ
Visit us and get inspired!
Join the Group and post your art work,
artistic tips, insights, etc.
More information will be available as time goes on...