ArtsGreensboro Accepting Nominations for 2016 Betty Cone Medal of Arts
Nominations due by Friday, May 27, 2016
Greensboro, N.C., May 3, 2016 — ArtsGreensboro is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Betty Cone Medal of Arts. First awarded in 1999, the Betty Cone Medal of Arts is the most prestigious local award presented to artists. It recognizes artists who have achieved clear excellence in their disciplines and/or have made extraordinary contributions to their field or to the community at large through their artistry or expertise.
The award will be presented at ArtsGreensboro’s Annual Meeting on June 15, 2016.
In 2015, Stephen Hyers, former Managing Director of Greensboro City Arts Drama Center, received the Medal of Arts posthumously.
Other past recipients include: Laurelyn Dossett, Elvira Green, Jim Gallucci, Henry and Lucy Ingram, Elissa Fuchs, Richard Cox, Barbara Britton, Mitchel Sommers, James McMillan, Maryhelen Mayfield and John Dennis, Preston Lane, and James Barnhill.
Nominations for the 2016 Betty Cone Medal of the Arts, including up to five letters of support, are due to ArtsGreensboro no later than 5 pm on Friday, May 27, 2016.
Nominations recognizing arts teachers in Guilford County School must be submitted by May 6, 2016
ArtsGreensboro, in partnership with Guilford County Schools, is accepting nominations for the 2016 Arts Educator of the Year. Established in 2006, this award recognizes an outstanding arts educator in the Guilford County School System. The award will be presented at a upcoming Guilford County Board of Education meeting.
To be eligible, the nominee must be employed by Guilford County Schools in a primary role as an arts educator—one who teaches the visual or performing arts including drama, music, and dance. The 2016 recipient will receive $1,000 to use for professional development.
For the first time, two teachers were named Arts Educators of the Year in 2015: Donnie Walter, of Northwest Guilford Middle, and Cassy Whitley, of The Academy at Lincoln. Other previous recipients include Ed Kimbrough, Julie Rachlin, Michaela Hafley, Brian McMath, Wade Billesen, Andy Mock, and Paula Owens.
Nominations for the 2016 Arts Educator of the Year Award are due to ArtsGreensboro no later than 5 pm on Friday, May 6, 2016.