Wyoming Arts Council

Postmark deadline Oct. 7 for 2013 Governor’s Arts Awards

The Wyoming Arts Council now is accepting nominations for the 2013 Governor’s Arts Awards.

Any Wyoming citizen, organization, business or community may be nominated for a Governor’s Art Award. 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.

Established in 1982, the Governor’s Arts Awards recognize excellence in the arts and outstanding service to the arts in Wyoming. These awards were first made possible by an endowment from the Union Pacific Foundation in honor of Mrs. John U. Loomis, a lifelong patron of the arts. Over the years, individuals and organizations from more than 21 Wyoming communities and statewide organizations have been honored for their dedication to the arts in Wyoming.

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.

Nominations must be postmarked no later than October 7, 2013.

Nominations forms will soon be sent to those on the WAC mailing list. You may find complete application info, including a downloadable form and a complete list of recipients from 1982-2012, by going to the WAC web site at https://wyoarts.state.wy.us/wac-program/test-grant-12/

For more information, contact Camellia El-Antably, 307-777-5305, camellia.el-antably@wyo.gov

Photo on home page: Casper artist and arts educator Lynn Munns (center) receives a 2012 Governor’s Arts Award from Gov. Matt Mead (left) and State Parks and Cultural Resources Director Milward Simpson.

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