Mayor’s Arts Awards Winners Announced

15 Nov

You may recall that I nominated my mother, Suzanne Lawrence, for a Mayor’s Arts Awards. (Read the nomination here).

While she didn’t receive an award, the letter from the Mayor explained that the City Council  already planned to honor my mother in a special way for all that she did for our community. Both Mayor Fulton and Eric Wallner, City of Ventura Creative Economy Specialist, told me in person that she was clearly someone worthy of winning, however, they want to give the awards to people who are around to receive them–and to motivate them to continue to give back to our community. Makes sense, yes? So who did win?

The very worthy 2010 Mayor’s Award Recipients are:

Helen Yunker, Arts Patron
Jack Halbert, Artist in the Community
Sylvia White, Sylvia White Gallery, Creative Entrepreneur
Margaret Travers, Arts Leader
Bob Moskowitz, Arts Educator
Chris Jay, Emerging Artist

The Mayor’s Arts Awards recognizes the artistic achievements and contributions to the cultural community by City residents, artists, educators, organizations and business leaders. Nominations for the awards were solicited from the community and the honorees were selected by a panel of leaders from the fields of art, education and business.  This program is co-presented by the Community Development and Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships Departments.

The City of Ventura celebrates its vibrant arts community at the sixth annual Mayor’s Arts Awards at a reception honoring the 2010 recipients on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Museum of Ventura County, 56 E. Main Street, Downtown Ventura Cultural District. Everyone welcome.

See you there Thursday!


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One Response to “Mayor’s Arts Awards Winners Announced”

  1. Gwendolyn Alley = Art Predator November 19, 2010 at 7:24 am #

    I had 4 people tell me tonight that they thought I should be getting one of these awards and three of them said they’d nominate me for one next year! Wow, did that make me feel good!

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