•  Chairman Sharon Bulova, Board of Supervisors
    Chairman Sharon Bulova, Board of Supervisors Former Fairfax County Executive J. Hamilton Lambert with Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Sharon Bulova at the 2014 Arts Awards. Photo Copyright: Capitol Media USA
  • The Macintyres
    The Macintyres 2014 Arts Philanthropist Awardees Patricia Macintyre and Steve Macintyre. Photo Copyright: Capitol Media USA
  • The late Bob Simon at the 2014 Arts Awards
    The late Bob Simon at the 2014 Arts Awards Robert E. Simon Jr. and guests at the 2014 Arts Awards. Photo Copyright: Capitol Media USA
  • Til Hazel
    Til Hazel Mr. John T. “Til” and Mrs. Anne Hazel received the 2012 Jinx Hazel Arts Award; Photo Copyright: Kaveh Sardari
  • Over 300 guests attended the 2014 Arts Awards
    Over 300 guests attended the 2014 Arts Awards The 2014 Arts Awardees were honored by a big crowd at the Fairview Park Marriott . Photo Copyright: Capitol Media USA
  • Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins
    Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins Initiative for Public Art Reston Executive Director Anne Delaney and Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins at the 2014 Arts Awards. Photo Copyright : Capitol Media USA
  • 2012 Arts Awards
    2012 Arts Awards Angel Cabrera, President of George Mason University, and Linda S. Sullivan President & CEO of the Arts Council of Fairfax County; Photo Copyright: Kaveh Sardari
  • 2012 Arts Awards
    2012 Arts Awards Angel Cabrera, President of GMU, Hector Alcade, Chairman of Alcalde & Fay, Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross, and Congressman Gerry Connolly, 11th District of VA; Photo Copyright: Kaveh Sardari

Arts Awards

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Next year's Arts Awards will be on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 12:00pm  – 2:00pm at the Fairview Park Marriott Hotel in Falls Church, VA. For more information about the 2018 Arts Awards, call (703) 642-0862 x2 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The sixth annual Arts Awards were held on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at the Fairview Park Marriott Hotel in Falls Church, VA. The Arts Awards recognize the visionary contributions the arts bring to Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. Through these awards, we bring together the arts, business, civic communities, and our elected leadership to celebrate artistic excellence, outstanding achievements, and dedication to the cultural life in our community.

2017 Honorees

Jinx Hazel Arts Award Honoree, Dewberry

The Jinx Hazel Arts Award is named in honor of Mrs. Til (Jinx) Hazel, whose love and dedication to the arts was unflagging, greatly contributing to the cultural life in our region. The award recognizes an individual or organization who exhibits substantial dedication to the arts and community and whose vision as well as commitment has played an important role to the quality of life in Fairfax County.

The 2017 Jinx Hazel Arts Award was presented to Dewberry for its ongoing support of the arts, education, and contributions to engineering, planning, and design in Fairfax County.

The 2017 Jinx Hazel Arts Award was sponsored by Dominion Energy.

Arts Philanthropy Award Honoree, Todd Hitt

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 the Fairfax community.

The 2017 Arts Philanthropy Award was presented to Todd Hitt for his committment to enhancing the economic and cultural vibrancy of the Northern Virginia region, where he works after growing up in the area.

The Arts Philanthropy Award was sponsored by Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello at the 2017 Arts Awards.

Arts Achievement Award Honoree, Daniel Sheehy

The Arts Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievements of an artist in any discipline who has produced unique, creative, innovative concepts, and made a lasting contribution to his or her discipline.

The 2017 Arts Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Daniel E. Sheehy, a local musician, musicologist, educator, historian, and author who has devoted his life to ethnomusicology and to helping the world understand itself better by experiencing its diverse music and cultures.

The 2017 Arts Achievement Award was sponsored by the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation.

Emerging Arts Award Honoree, Washington West Film Festival

The Emerging Arts Award recognizes a new or young arts organization that presents quality arts programming and engages a broad sector of the community.

The 2017 Emerging Arts Award was presented to the Washington West Film Festival, an organization that emerged in 2011 as Fairfax’s first professional film festival organization with a mission to celebrate the transformative power of film.

The Emerging Arts Award was sponsored by the Reston Community Center for the 2017 Arts Awards.

2017 Arts Awards Honorary Committee

U.S. Senate

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

U.S. House of Representatives

  • Congressman Donald S. Beyer, Jr.
  • Congressman Gerald E. Connolly
  • Congresswoman Barbara J. Comstock

Virginia Executive Office

  • Governor Terence R. McAuliffe
  • Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam

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
  • Senator Jennifer T. Wexton

Virginia House of Delegates 

  • Delegate David B. Albo
  • 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 James M. LeMunyon
  • 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

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

  • Supervisor Sharon Bulova, Chairman
  • 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

  • Edward L. Long, Jr. 

Acting Fairfax County Executive

  • Kirk Kincannon

City & Town Mayors

  • Mayor David L. Meyer, City of Fairfax
  • Mayor David Tarter, City of Falls Church
  • Mayor Laurie DiRocco, Town of Vienna
  • Mayor Lisa C. Merkel, Town of Herndon
  • Mayor William R. Hollaway, Town of Clifton

2017 Arts Awards Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello

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Arts Community Sponsors

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Table Sponsors

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