- February 15, 2008
- For More Information Contact:
- Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
- Deb Weber, Lincoln Arts Council, 434-2787
DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR ARTS AWARDS NOMINATIONS
The Lincoln Arts Council (LAC) has extended the deadline to submit nominations for the 30th annual Mayor’s Arts
Awards by one week. The nomination deadline is now February 22, 2008. The awards will be presented the evening of
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The Mayor’s Arts Awards program formally recognizes
artistic contributions and achievements in the Lincoln area. Union Bank and Trust Company will again be the presenting
Nomination forms are available by calling the LAC at 434-2787or printing a form from the LAC Web site:
www.artscene.org. A list of previous winners also is available at that Web site.
The award categories are:
- The Arts Organization Award recognizes an arts group that has made significant contributions to Lincoln’s arts
community over a period of years.
- The Artistic Achievement Award - Visual Arts recognizes excellence and accomplishment in any of the visual arts.
- The Artistic Achievement Award - Youth recognizes excellence and accomplishment in any arts discipline by a young
person age 18 or younger.
- The Artistic Achievement Award - Performing Arts recognizes excellence and accomplishment in any of the performing
- The Gladys Lux Education Award recognizes special initiatives or dedication to arts education.
- The Heart of the Arts Award recognizes an individual or organization for outstanding volunteer dedication to the
arts or for making a major overall impact on the arts in Lincoln.
- The Outstanding Event Award will now be presented every other year. It will rotate with the Cultural Celebration
Award, which recognizes artistic work that has fostered an appreciation of a specific culture or cultures through the
arts. (The award judges will decide which award is presented.)
- The Halcyon Allsman Benefactor of the Arts Award honors an individual, family, organization or business making
significant financial contributions to the arts in Lincoln.
- The Oliva “Arts for Kids” Award honors an individual from outside of the arts professions whose leadership has
enhanced arts activities and experiences for children.
- The Literary Heritage Award recognizes a writer or individual who promotes excellence in writing and literature in
- The Larry Enersen Award recognizes outstanding urban design in Lincoln.
A Mayor’s Choice Award will also be presented.
The year’s award will be created by jewelry artist Sydney Lynch, who won the 2007 Mayor’s Arts Award for Artistic
Achievement - Visual Arts.
The public also is encouraged to submit names of members of the Lincoln arts community who have died since the last
awards ceremony in June 2007 for memorial recognition at the event.