The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards, who will be formally honored at a gala on Oct. 21, 5-7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts’ Bank of New Hampshire Stage in Concord.
New Hampshire’s Governor’s Arts Awards recognize the contributions of individuals, organizations and communities that make a difference in quality of life in New Hampshire through the arts. To be eligible for nominations, individuals must reside in New Hampshire or have made significant contributions to the arts while living in New Hampshire; nominated organizations, cities and towns must be physically located in New Hampshire.
The 2019 Governor’s Arts Award winners are:
- Arts Education: Theo Martey, Manchester
- Arts in Health: Crotched Mountain School, Greenfield
- Creative Communities: Town of Mason
- Distinguished Arts Leadership: Bente Torjusen, Lebanon
- Folk Heritage: Jane McBride Orzechowski, Newport
- Individual Arts Champion (two awards): Stephen Duprey, Concord and Robert O. Wilson, Concord
- Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure: Sylvia Nicolas, Mont Vernon
To learn more about the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards and to see lists of previous winners, visit nh.gov/nharts/artsandartists/gaa/index.htm.
Limited tickets to the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards event, which will include a reception with light refreshments, are available online from the Capitol Center for the Arts ccanh.com or by calling their box office at 603-225-1111.
Award sponsors for the event are Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, Eversource, New England College, Northeast Delta Dental, Sanborn Mills Farm, Shannon Chandley and Tom Silvia, and Christine Dwyer. Event sponsors are Blue Orchid Interiors, Carol and Roger Brooks, the Capitol Center for the Arts, the Hotel Concord, Kelley Family Properties, O Steaks and Seafood, and WMUR.
The N.H. State Council on the Arts is a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The State Arts Council provides a wide variety of services, competitive grants, and technical assistance to not-for-profit organizations, schools, health care facilities, and individual artists, helping to ensure that the arts thrive in New Hampshire and are accessible to all. Funding for grants and services is provided by the New Hampshire Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Learn more at nh.gov/nharts.