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. 2012 awardees included Lynn Munns, ceramicist, Casper; AVA Visual Arts Center, Gillette; and Jalan Crossland, musician, Ten Sleep. Lynn Munns and AVA both had displays at the event of artwork and information; Jalan Crossland honored us with a lively, toe-tapping performance at the end. Join us for the next one to honor the 2013 awardees!
Listen to the Governor’s 2012 State of the Arts Address.
Nomination Deadline: October 7, 2013.
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.
For a list of previous winners, please go to the Governor’s Arts Awards program page. A history of the event is also available there.