2 Locals Receive 2016 Governor’s Arts AwardsDecember 13, 2016
(Wyoming) – Friday, Governor Matt Mead announced the recipients of the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2016 Governor’s Arts Awards and two locals were on the list.
The recipients are: Adam Duncan Harris, Ph.D., Petersen Curator of Art and Research at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and author/art historian/curator from Jackson; Marianne Vinich, art teacher/visual artist from Lander; Tim Sandlin, arts advocate/writer from Jackson; and a posthumous award to Forrest E. Mars, Jr., an arts patron from Big Horn.
Established in 1982, the Governor’s Arts Awards winners are selected based on their substantial contributions made in Wyoming that exemplify a long-term commitment to the arts, with special consideration given to nominees whose arts service is statewide.
“There are many nominations submitted for the Governor’s Arts Awards each year, and the selection process is quite competitive,” said the organization in a news release. “Nominations are submitted to the Wyoming Arts Council in October, and reviewed in November by the Wyoming Arts Council Board, which sends recommendations to the Governor, who makes the final decisions on which recipients are honored.”
Recipients will be honored at a dinner and awards ceremony on February 3, in Cheyenne.
Feature Photo: Adam Duncan Harris, Ph.D., Petersen Curator of Art and Research at the National Museum of Wildlife Art
December 13, 2016