SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2019 ARTS AWARDS BY CLICKING HERE
ARTSFAIRFAX will hold its eighth annual Arts Awards to recognize the visionary contributions that the arts bring to Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. The Arts Awards bring together the arts community, business community, and civic and elected leaders to celebrate the extraordinary contributions of artists, arts organizations, and the private sector for their support of the arts in our community.
Each year ARTSFAIRFAX presents four awards to honorees who strive to make Fairfax County a place where the arts thrive. On October 18, 2019 we will gather for a luncheon to acknowledge and celebrate the future of our creative community.
Call for Nominations
The nomination period for ARTSFAIRFAX’s Arts Awards is open from January 11 through February 14, 2019. After the window closes, ARTSFAIFAX will convene a selection committee to review and choose honorees representing the criteria set forth in the award. Nominations are open to the public.
Nominations close Thursday, February 14, 2019.
Click here to submit your nomination for the 2019 Arts Awards.
Emerging Arts Award:Click here to submit your nomination.
Arts Achievement Award: Click here to submit your nomination.
Arts Philanthropy Award: Click here to submit your nomination.
The honorees are selected by ARTSFAIRFAX and community representatives. Nominations are open to the public.
The Emerging Arts Award recognizes a new or young arts organization (up to 6 years in operation) that has presented quality arts programming and engaged a broad or specific sector of the general community in the arts. This award will be given to an organization in any arts discipline, or multi-discipline, in Fairfax County and/or the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.
The Arts Achievement Award recognizes outstanding career achievements of an artist in any discipline, who has produced unique, creative, innovative concepts in their work, and has made a lasting contribution to their discipline. The artist must currently reside in Fairfax County and/or the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.
The Arts Philanthropy Award acknowledges private sector support of the arts in Fairfax County and/or the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, by honoring an individual, corporation or foundation that has provided leadership funding or long-term monetary support to an arts organization or arts program in the community.
Mark Your Calendars for the 2019 Arts Awards
Friday, October 18th noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church. More information coming soon.
Jinx Hazel Arts Award: Claude Moore Charitable Trust Foundation
The Jinx Hazel Arts Award is named in honor of Mrs. ‘Til’ (Jinx) Hazel, whose love and dedication to the arts was unflagging and significantly contributed to the cultural life in Fairfax County. The award recognizes an individual or organization that exhibits the same commitment to the arts and community and whose vision and commitment have played a significant role in the quality of life in Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.
The 2018 Jinx Hazel Award was presented to the Claude Moore Charitable Trust Foundation for being a consistent leader and funder of the arts for more than 31 years. The foundation is recognized for creating programs and partnerships aimed at increasing academic competence and encouraging leadership abilities with an emphasis on the underprivileged.
The 2018 Jinx Hazel Arts Awards was sponsored by Dominion Energy.
Arts Education Award: American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras
The Arts Education Award recognizes an arts organization or individual arts educator in Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church that has provided superlative arts education opportunities, experiences or training for youth, students or emerging artists.
The 2018 Arts Education Award was presented to the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras for its commitment to under-served students, its dedication to first-class training, and its philosophy that music extends to success in the classroom and beyond.
Arts Impact Award: Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
The Arts Impact Award recognizes an arts organization, of any discipline, for an arts program or activity that has provided significant opportunity or impact for citizens in Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church based on the quality and/or transformational nature of the program and breadth of individuals served.
The 2018 Arts Impact Award was presented to Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts for its service as a pillar of art and culture while serving as a national model for children’s art education, community involvement, and a summer destination for all ages.
The 2018 Arts Impact Award was sponsored by Reston Community Center.
The Arts Philanthropy Award acknowledges private sector support of the arts by honoring an individual, corporation or foundation that has provided leadership funding or long-term monetary support to an arts organization or arts program in Fairfax County and Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.
The 2018 Arts Philanthropy Award was presented to Virginia McGehee Friend for her tireless dedication and immense generosity to the arts in Fairfax County and across the region.
2018 Honorary Committee
Senator Timothy M. Kaine
Senator Mark R. Warner
Senate of Virginia
Senator George L. Barker
Senator Adam P. Ebbin
Senator Barbara A. Favola
Senator Janet D. Howell
Senator David W. Marsden
Senator John “Chap” Petersen
Senator Richard L. Saslaw
Senator Scott A. Surovell
City & Town Mayors
Mayor David L. Meyer, City of Fairfax
Mayor David Tarter, City of Falls Church
Mayor Lisa C. Merkel, Town of Herndon
Mayor Laurie DiRocco, Town of Vienna
U.S. House of Representatives
Congressman Donald S. Beyer, Jr.
Congresswoman Barbara J. Comstock
Congressman Geral E. Connolly
Virginia House of Delegates
Delegate Jennifer B. Boysko
Delegate David L. Bulova
Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn
Delegate Timothy D. Hugo
Delegate Mark L. Keam
Delegate L. Kaye Kory
Delegate Paul E. Krizek
Delegate Mark Levine
Delegate Alfonso H. Lopez
Delegate Kathleen Murphy
Delegate Kenneth R. Plum
Delegate Mark D. Sickles
Delegate Mark Simon
Delegate Richard C. Sullivan, Jr.
Delegate Vivian E. Watts
Virginia Executive Office
Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
Chairman Sharon Bulova
Supervisor John C. Cook
Supervisor John W. Foust
Supervisor Penelope A. Gross
Supervisor Pat S. Herrity
Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins
Supervisor Jeffery C. McKay
Supervisor Kathy L. Smith
Supervisor Linda Q. Smyth
Supervisor Daniel G. Storck
Fairfax County Executive
Arts Community Sponsors
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