(Bev and Monte Paddleford visit with Lennie Poitras and Amy Russian from Lander PALS at a Governor’s reception prior to the Arts Awards Banquet in early 2012. Bruce Richardson, Casper, Wyoming Arts Council Board member is in the background.)
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Applications for the Wyoming Arts Council’s Governor’s Arts Awards (GAA) are accepted until the postmark deadline of October 7.
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 forms will soon be sent to those on the WAC mailing list. Download a form by going to the WAC web site at http://wyoarts.state.wy.us/
Find a complete list of past GAA recipients on the nomination form and at http://wyoarts.state.wy.us/