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SUMMIT ARTSPACE ANNOUNCES THE
WINNERS OF THE 2018 ARTS ALIVE AWARDS

 

PORCHROCKR COMMITTEE
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 managervolunteer or patron, this individual is a true lover of all arts who gives willingly and does so without seeking recognition.

COUNTY EXECUTIVE ILENE SHAPIRO
and the COUNTY OF SUMMIT

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.

MAYOR WILLIAM JUDGE and the CITY OF BARBERTON
Civic Leadership Award
Recognizes individuals, groups, organizations for long-term commitment to bringing arts and culture to citizens through civic outlets and public projects.

JANICE LESSMAN-MOSS
Lifetime Achievement Award
Recognizes an individual artist, arts manager, advocate or other who strengthens arts and culture in the community through decades of service.

SHANE WYNN
Outstanding Visual Artist Award
Recognizes individual with at least five years working in visual arts professionally or as an amateur, whose work makes a significant impact on his or her discipline through outstanding creativity and growth. 

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

KATIE BECK
Outstanding Artist in Theatre 
Recognizes individual with at least five years working in theatre professionally or as an amateur, whose work makes a significant impact his or her discipline through outstanding creativity and growth. 

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

NOOR HINDI
Emerging Artist Award
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.

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

THE BIG LOVE NETWORK
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.

ALICIA HOPKINS
Community Outreach Award
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.

THERESA MINICK
Diversity in the Arts Award
Recognizes individuals, groups, organizations or original projects that honor and showcase diversity in arts and culture in the community.

NICOLE MULLET
Rising Leader Award
Recognizes an individual arts contributor, manager, advocate, volunteer or patron with less than five of involvement in this role.

MIKE VEESART
Arts Volunteer
Recognizes an individual or group who has shared significant time and/or skills volunteering for arts and culture in the community.

Interested in attending the June 12 award ceremony at Summit Artspace? Click here to make reservations. Or call 330-376-8480 to make reservations and pay.

Can’t attend but would like to make a donation in honor of one of the artists? Click here to make a contribution to Summit Artspace that supports the galleries that feature the work local artists and programming. Thank you!