Presenting the 2019 Arts Alive Award Finalists

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The community has spoken! Nearly 100 nominations for the 2019 Arts Alive Awards have been received. The selection committee will dig in and have an announcement ready for May 17, 2019.

ARTS ALIVE AWARDS were created to recognize gifted artists, talented art educators and change-making advocates and volunteers at an inspiring celebration of achievement. They bring art to life and help shape our community’s culture. 

Noor Hindi and Shane Wynn, Winners Arts Alive 2019

Noor Hindi and Shane Wynn, Winners for the Arts Alive Awards 2019

 

 The Arts Alive Awards and Fundraiser Committee and Board of Summit Artspace are proud to announce the 2019 honorees and finalists.

HONOREES

Summit Artspace Champion
Akron Community Foundation
 
Arts Alive Award
Barbara Feld
 
Lifetime Achievement Award
Joan Colbert
 
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FINALISTS

 The committee selects the winners to be announced during the event,
Tuesday, June 11, 6 p.m., at Summit Artspace on East Market.

Outstanding Visual Artist
Amy Mothersbaugh
Judith Gaiser
Micah Kraus
 
Outstanding Artist in Music
Zach Friedhof
Jane Berkner
Brad Wagner
 
Outstanding Artist in Dance
Jane Startzman
Dominic Moore-Dunson
 
Outstanding Artist in Theater 
John Dayo-Aliya
Dane C. T. Leasure
Jairo Cuesta
 
Outstanding Arts Volunteer
Brenda Schneider
Lizzie Lukens Conrad
Yoly Miller
 
Outstanding Patron 
Bounce/Hazel Tree Interiors
Dr. Saroj Sutaria
Western Reserve Hospital
 
Community Outreach 
Art of Recovery
Christa Boske – Social Justice Project
Center for Applied Drama and Autism
 
Arts Educator 
Dillon Sedar
Dara Harper
Ashlynn Schindler
 
Emerging Artist 
Nathan Prebonick
River Berry
Victoria Rose
 
Rising New Leadership 
Marissa McClellan
Courtney Cable
Karen Walters
 
Collaborative Project 
Jennifer Dale-Fox – The Penny Project
Akron Art Museum and Akron Public Library – Akron Art Library
Akron Center for Art, Music and Performance
 
Click here to see the winners from past years. See the award descriptions below.
 

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Arts Alive 2019 Award ceremony 2019

Arts Alive 2019 Award ceremony under the lights!

AWARD CATEGORIES AND DESCRIPTIONS

Arts Alive Award – recognizes an individual or individuals who give selflessly to the cause of advancing arts and culture in the community. An artist, arts manager, volunteer or patron, this individual is a true lover of all arts who gives willingly and does so without seeking recognition.

Lifetime Achievement – recognizes an individual artist, arts manager, advocate or other who strengthens arts and culture in the community through decades of service.

Summit Artspace Champion – recognizes an individual, group or organization that has been a true champion for Summit Artspace; who has provided extraordinary and ongoing support for its mission as a place for the creative.

Outstanding Visual Artist – recognizes a visual artist with at least five years working in the discipline, professionally or as an amateur, whose work makes a significant impact on his or her discipline through outstanding creativity and growth. 

Outstanding Artist in Music – recognizes an artist in music with at least five years working in the discipline, professionally or as an amateur, whose work makes a significant impact on his or her discipline through outstanding creativity and growth. 

Outstanding Artist in Dance – recognizes an artist in dance with at least five years working in the discipline, professionally or as an amateur, whose work makes a significant impact on his or her discipline through outstanding creativity and growth. 

Outstanding Artist in Theater – recognizes an artist in theater with at least five years working in the discipline, professionally or as an amateur, whose work makes a significant impact on his or her discipline through outstanding creativity and growth. 

Outstanding Arts Volunteer – recognizes an individual or group who has shared significant time and/or skills volunteering for arts and culture in the community.

Outstanding Patron – recognizes individuals and other entities that financially support arts and culture in the community.

Community Outreach – recognizes an individual or group who has helped bring a voice to underrepresented artists in the community or who has been a catalyst for bringing the arts and culture to underrepresented populations

Arts Educator – recognizes an elementary, middle school, high school or university-level educator or a private instructor who has shown exemplary dedication and commitment to teaching, advising and mentoring area art students.

Emerging Artist – recognizes an individual in the visual or performing arts with less than five years working in their discipline, who illustrates outstanding potential for making a significant impact on his or her discipline through creativity and growth.

Rising New Leadership – recognizes an individual arts contributor, manager, advocate, volunteer or patron with less than five of involvement in this role.

Collaborative Project – recognizes an original project (performing or visual arts) that illustrates the power of collaboration among organizations and/or individuals to advance and support arts and culture in the community.