Nominations Being Accepted for ‘2018 Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award’

This is a press release from the Humboldt Arts Council:

The Humboldt Arts Council, the State-Local partner to the California Arts Council, announced today that nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award are now open. Since 1970, 85 distinguished Humboldt artists, arts organizations, businesses, educators and individuals have been recognized for their passion, creativity and devotion to the excellence and diversity of Humboldt’s arts and cultural community. Each year nominations are open to the public to insure that artists, arts organization, educators and community organizations and arts supporters from all over the county have an opportunity to be honored for their outstanding contributions to the arts in Humboldt and the cultural life of the North Coast. Nominees will be recognized at the Celebration of the Arts on October 6, 2018. Now is the time for you to tell the HAC who you believe is worthy of recognition in 2018. Nomination can be made by letter and returned to the HAC at 636 F Street, Eureka. Deadline for nominations is Friday, August 24th.

Nomination Categories:

ARTIST A living Humboldt County artist active in the field of literature, visual arts, performing arts, folk arts, architecture, design or film.

ARTS IN EDUCATION – Individual An educator, teaching artist, school administrator or school volunteer who has demonstrated significant support or participation in fostering excellence in, appreciation of, or access to arts education in Humboldt.

ARTS IN EDUCATION – Organization A nonprofit arts organization or school that has demonstrated significant support or participation in activities which foster excellence in, appreciation of, or access to arts education in Humboldt.

BUSINESS A business or corporation that has made a significant contribution to support arts/culture in Humboldt.

COMMUNITY A Humboldt community organization or institution for an outstanding arts-based community program or project. Schools and school districts are not eligible in this category.

INDIVIDUAL A living Humboldt individual who has made a significant impact on arts/culture in the county through philanthropy, leadership and/or direct involvement.

The Morris Graves Museum of Art, located at 636 F Street, Eureka is open to the public noon-5p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for seniors (age 65 and over) and students with ID; children 17 and under free; Museum members are free. Admission is always free for everyone on the first Saturday of every month, including First Saturday Night Arts Alive!, 6-9 p.m. and KEET’s Kids Club at the MGMA.

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