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Join ArtsFairfax for the 2021 Arts Awards

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 the support of the arts in our community. Each year honorees are selected by their peers within the community and celebrated at an awards luncheon.

ArtsFairfax welcomes the community to celebrate the 2021 Arts Awards on October 15, 2021. More information to come or contact Brenda MacRoberts to support the Arts Awards.

Award Categories

The honorees are selected by ArtsFairfax and community representatives.

Arts Education Award

The Arts Education Award recognizes both an arts organization and individual for their efforts in providing superlative arts education opportunities and experiences.

  • Kelli Schollard-Sincock
  • Traveling Players Ensemble

Arts Impact Award

Arts Impact Award recognizes an arts organization, program, or activity which has provided a significant opportunity or impact through their transformational program and individuals served.

  • 1st Stage

Arts Philanthropy Award

Arts Philanthropy Award recognizes an individual, corporation, or foundation that has provided leadership funding or long-term monetary support to the arts.

  • Reston Town Center Association

Jinx Hazel Award

Jinx Hazel Award is ArtsFairfax’s premier award recognizing an individual or organization whose vision and commitment has helped shaped the cultural life of Fairfax County.

  • National Museum of the United States Army

Thank you to the 2019 Arts Awards Honorary Committee for your commitment and service to the arts.

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

The ArtsFairfax Arts Awards committee determines the awards categories each year

The 2019 honorees:

  • Jinx Hazel Arts Award – The Honorable Sharon Bulova
  • Jinx Hazel Arts Award – Margaret and Shashi Gupta
  • Arts Achievement Award – Foon Sham
  • Emerging Arts Award – NextStop Theatre Company
  • Arts Philanthropy Award – Stephen Roberts

The 2016 honorees:

  • Jinx Hazel Arts Award – Dominion Resources, Inc.
  • Arts Impact Award – George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • Arts Education Award – Fairfax Choral Society
  • Arts Philanthropy Award – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The 2013 honorees:

  • Jinx Hazel Arts Award – Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
  • Emerging Arts Award – Riverbend Opera Company
  • Arts Achievement Award – Kathryn Fredgren
  • Arts Philanthropy Award – Cityline Partners

The 2018 honorees:

  • Jinx Hazel Arts Award – Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
  • Arts Impact Award – Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
  • Arts Education Award – American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras
  • Arts Philanthropy Award – Virginia McGehee Friend

The 2015 honorees:

  • Jinx Hazel Arts Award – Earle C. Williams
  • Emerging Arts Award – Vienna Jammers
  • Arts Achievement Award – Rebecca Kamen
  • Arts Philanthropy Award – Richard Hausler

The 2012 honorees:

  • Jinx Hazel Arts Award – Mr. John Til Hazel and Anne Hazel
  • Arts Impact Award – IPAR
  • Arts Education Award – McLean Project for the Arts
  • Arts Philanthropy Award – EnviroSolutions

The 2017 honorees:

  • Jinx Hazel Arts Award – Dewberry
  • Emerging Arts Award – Washington West Film Festival
  • Arts Achievement Award – Dan Sheehey
  • Arts Philanthropy Award – Todd Hitt

The 2014 honorees:

  • Jinx Hazel Arts Award – Bill Reeder & Richard Kamenitzer
  • Arts Impact Award – GRACE
  • Arts Education Award – Cappies of the National Capitol Area
  • Arts Philanthropy Award – Pat & Steve Macintyre

Submit a Nomination

ArtsFairfax announces the honoree categories opens nominations in January through February each year. Arts organizations and individuals may nominate others or self-nominate. The nominiation period is currently closed.

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