Wyoming Arts Council

Governor’s Arts Awards

The annual Governor’s Arts Awards gala and dinner to honor the 2015 recipients was held on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at Little America in Cheyenne.

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Governor Matt Mead delivers his State of the Arts speech at the 2015 event.

Governor’s Arts Awards ceremony, Feb. 26, 2016

The gala honoring our 2015 recipients was held February 26, 2016, at Little America in Cheyenne, and was attended by more than 450 people, including the Governor and many other elected officials. Honorees were Cedric Reverand and Paul Taylor of Laramie, Chris Navarro and Brian Scott Gamroth of Casper, Sarah Rogers of Sundance and the Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation of Thermopolis as the recipients of the 2015 Wyoming Governor’s Arts Awards.

The Wyoming Arts Council is grateful for the many sponsors who make this event possible.

See these videos about previous winners, and of the awards.

Sarah Rogers

Sarah Rogers (right) with Governor Matt Mead.

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Chris Navarro (right) with Governor Matt Mead.



Brain Scott Gamroth (right) with Governor Matt Mead.

Paul Taylor


Paul Taylor (right) with Governor Matt Mead.

Cedric Reverand

Cedric D. Reverand (right) with Governor Matt Mead.



Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation with Governor Matt Mead.



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 full list of previous winners, please go to the Governor’s Arts Awards program page. A history of the event is also available there.