Arts Awards

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.

Join us for the Arts Awards!

Friday, October 18, 2019
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fairview Park Marriott Hotel
Falls Church, VA 22042

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.

Support the arts and this year’s honorees through the ARTSFAIRFAX 2019 Arts Awards by becoming a sponsor, purchasing tickets or making a donation.

For more information about the 2019 Arts Awards, call Brenda MacRoberts at (703) 642-0862 x2 or email bmacroberts@artsfairfax.org.

2019 Honorees
  • Emerging Arts Award:  NextStop Theatre Company
  • Arts Achievement Award: Foon Sham
  • Arts Philanthropy Award: Stephen Roberts
  • Jinx Hazel Award:  The Honorable Sharon Bulova and                                                     Shashikant and Margaret Gupta

Award Categories

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 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 or the Cities of Fairfax or Falls Church.

The Arts Achievement Award recognizes outstanding 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 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, or significant investment in the arts in Fairfax County, or the Cities of Fairfax or Falls Church

The Jinx Hazel Arts Award is named in honor of Mrs. Til (Jinx) hazel, whose love and dedication to the arts greatly contributed to the cultural life in Fairfax County. The award recognizes an individual or organization who exhibited dedication to the arts, and whose vision and commitment has played a significant role in the cultural life and enhancement of Fairfax County.

Learn more about our 2019 Arts Awards

2019 Honorees

2019 Honorary Committee

U.S. Senate

  • Senator Mark R. Warner
  • Senator Timothy M. Kaine

 

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 Gerald E. Connolly
  • Congresswoman Jennifer T. Wexton

 

Virginia House of Delegates

  • Delegate David L. Bulova
  • Delegate Karrie K. Delaney
  • 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 Ibraheem S. Samirah
  • Delegate Mark D. Sickles
  • Delegate Mark Simon
  • Delegate Richard C. Sullivan, Jr.
  • Delegate Vivian E. Watts

Virginia Executive Office

  • Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax
  • Attorney General Mark R. Herring

 

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

  • Bryan Hill

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