The gala honoring our 2014 recipients was held February 27, 2015 at Little America in Cheyenne, and was attended by more than 400 people, including the Governor and many other elected officials. Honorees were Tom Lucas, a folk artist from Dubois; Zachary Pullen, an illustrator and educator from Casper; and Jim Wilcox, artist, inventor and educator from Jackson. Entertainment was provided by the University of Wyoming Singing Statesmen. Social hour music was provided by the Ryan Bell University Quartet. The Wyoming Arts Council is grateful for the many sponsors who make this event possible. For a complete list of sponsors and supporters, please click GAA 2015 Sponsor List.
See these videos about the winners, and of the awards. Videos of the 2014 awardees and event will be available shortly.
Any Wyoming citizen, organization, business or community may be nominated for a Governor’s Art Awards (GAA). Noted accomplishments should reflect substantial contributions, made in Wyoming, that exemplify a long-term commitment to the arts. Special consideration will be given to nominees whose arts service is statewide. Previous GAA recipients are not eligible for nomination, but nomination of previously unselected nominees is encouraged. Current Wyoming Arts Council board members, staff members, contractors and members of their families are not eligible for nomination.
Governor’s Arts Awards is a gala event celebrating the awardees and the vibrancy of the arts in Wyoming. The event includes a social hour, dinner, the State of the Arts speech by the Governor, awards ceremony, and entertainment, usually by one of the awardees.
For a look at last year’s proceedings, go to the GAA invitation 2015.
For a full list of previous winners, please go to the Governor’s Arts Awards program page. A history of the event is also available there.
There are a number of ways to help sponsor the annual Governor’s Arts Awards:
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor at the Premier, Governor’s Circle or Corporate levels, please contact Sara Needles (307) 777-2416 or Michael Lange at (307) 777-7723.