The recipients are Anne Mason, artist and arts administrator from Laramie; The Actor’s Mission, a community theater from Rock Springs; and a posthumous award to Clarene Law, a legislator, businesswoman, and arts patron from Jackson.
Friday, Feb. 24, 2023
Little America Hotel & Resort
Social hour: 6 PM
Dinner: 7 PM
Awards ceremony: 8 PM
Dress: Cocktail attire
Why sponsor the Governor’s Arts Awards? Contributions make this prestigious event possible and provide complimentary seating for elected officials. It also highlights the importance of arts and culture in Wyoming; which strengthens the economy, improves academic performance in our schools, drives tourism, creates social engagement, and sparks creativity and innovation. Governor’s Arts Awards Sponsorship levels can be found here. If you’re interested in sponsoring please fill out the Governor’s Arts Awards Sponsorship Commitment form.
For sponsorship information please get in touch with Brittany Howell at email@example.com or 307-214-2701.
To purchase a Governor’s Arts Awards table or individual tickets click here. The Wyoming Arts Council is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact accessibility coordinator Josh Chrysler at 307-256-2010 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request any disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accommodations.
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 35 Wyoming communities and statewide organizations have been honored for their dedication to the arts in Wyoming. Nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Arts Awards have closed. They will open again in September 2023.
Bronwyn Minton, Jackson | Charles Belden (posthumous), Meetseetse |
Debora Soulé, Rock Springs | James Bama, Wapiti | Off Square Theatre Company, Jackson
Dr. Valerie Innella Maiers, Casper | John and Nancy Schiffer, Kaycee | Margaret Wilson, Laramie | Sue Simpson Gallagher, Cody
Don Butler, Sheridan | Duane Evenson, Gillette | Naoma J. Tate, Cody | Louise Wesswick, Rock Springs | Wyoming Educators of Secondary Theatre
Candra Day, Jackson | Razmick Sarkissian, Sheridan | Barbara Smith, Rock Springs | Creative Arts Program, Ark Regional Services, Laramie
All City Children’s Chorus, Cheyenne | Gaydell Collier, Sundance | Dr. Jane Leland Iverson, Cheyenne | Holly Turner, Casper
Jo Crandall, Pinedale | John S. Giarrizzo, Powell | The Honorable Stanley K. and Mrs. Roberta “Bobby” Hathaway, Cheyenne
Arts in Action, Riverton | Dr. Sloan and Anna Marie Hales, Cheyenne | The National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson | Ronald Steger, Laramie
Dancers Workshop, Jackson | Sara Wiles, Lander | Lynne Livingston Simpson, Laramie
Susie Dowler, Gillette | David Romtvedt, Buffalo | Dr. Patricia Tate, Laramie
Janet Ahlquist, Casper | Earl Sams Lightner, Jackson | Sophie Pelissier, Sheridan | Sublette County Artists Guild, Pinedale
Hands in Harmony, Cheyenne | Tom Empey, Casper | Joffa and Bill Kerr, Jackson | Platte Valley Arts Council, Saratoga
David B. Anderson, Douglas | Elizabeth Guheen, Clearmont | D. Michael Thomas, Buffalo
Jo Campbell, Gillette | Jackson State Bank | Bud Boller, Dubois | Wyoming Writers, Inc.
Ronnie Bedford, Powell | Jean Paulene Goedicke, Casper | Margaret Small Mains, Laramie | Washakie County Museum and Cultural Center, Worland
William D. Weiss, Teton Village | ARTCORE, Casper | Wyoming Secondary Art Educators Association
Margery Barber, Lander | William Dubois, Cheyenne | Albany County Elementary Art Program, Laramie | Key Bank of Wyoming, Cheyenne
Peter H. Hassrick, Cody | Donald L. King, Sheridan | Ann Simpson, Cody | Cheyenne Little Theater Players
Margaret Coe, Cody | George Hufsmith, Jackson | Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper | Powder River Arts Council, Gillette
Mary Back, Dubois | Mountain Bell Foundation, Cheyenne | James Boyle, Laramie | Arts Edition, Casper Star Tribune
Gertrude Krampert, Casper | Elizabeth (Betsy) Taggart, Cheyenne | University of Wyoming Art Mobile, Laramie | Western Arts Trio, Laramie
Symphony and Chorale Society of Cheyenne | James T. Forrest, Laramie | Harmon Watt, Riverton | KUWR Wyoming Public Radio, Laramie
Casper Symphony Assocation | Rock Springs/Sweetwater County | Pamela McCool – Jackson | Stagehands of Cheyenne
Union Pacific Foundation, Cheyenne | Pinedale Fine Arts Council | Charles Levendosky, Casper
Unicover Corporation, Cheyenne | Fine Arts Council of Saratoga | Historical and Cultural Association | Tonia Burnette, Riverton
Contact: Brittany Howell