The Cultural Center has been working closely with esteemed individuals and organizations involved in the arts to create an inspiring celebration that will recognize the artists, individuals, and organizations that use the arts to enhance our community.
This year's Beaches judges have finished reviewing all of the submitted nominations. Each submission was carefully considered, and the top nominees in each category were chosen based on a number of factors.
The top nominees in each category are listed below, and are in no specific order:
Emerging Artist Award - Awarded to an emerging artist of any age who has displayed great accomplishment with their fine art or craft medium.
Mary Ann Rosenthal
Arts Education & Advocacy Award - Awarded to an artist or arts advocate with a track record of advancing the arts and/or educating the general public, business leaders, elected officials and students on the fundamental value of arts in the community.
Dawn Wolf, Owner & Teacher at Ponte Vedra Ballet
Beaches Go Green
The Art of Giving Award - Awarded to a business, large or small, or an individual committed to funding and/or sustaining arts and culture programs within the community.
Steve and Elaine Wyman
Art with a Heart in Healthcare
Community Impact Award (Member's Choice Award) - Awarded to an individual, business or organization that has demonstrated a tangible and measurable development of arts & culture in the community.
Deck the Chairs
Tim Ellis, Organizer of the Beaches Museum Music Series
St. Augustine Art Association
Beaches Award - Awarded to an individual business or organization dedicated to ensuring that & culture are ingrained into the everyday life of the community.
Christine Hoffman, Director of the Beaches Museum
St. Johns County Cultural Arts
Kristopher Jackson, Board President of Players by the Sea
Beaches could not be possible without our community partners, Mike Wicks, Amy Crane, Diane Bradley, Barbara Colaciello, Barbara Golden, Lisa Goodrich, and Beaches Go Green.
Beaches is sponsored in part by The Lazzara Family Foundation, Pet Paradise, Google, and Morgan Stanley.
Tickets and tables for Beaches are available at Beaches.givesmart.com. Contact Angela de Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904.280.0614 X 1203 for more information.