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Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards

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Leadership in the Arts Awardee Delora Bertelsen accepts her award from Utah First Lady Jeanette Herbert in 2010.

The Governor’s Awards in the Arts were established in 1980 to recognize individuals and organizations that make outstanding contributions to the cultural life of Utah.

In 2007, the awards adapted to honor those who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in the arts. Today, the Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards recognize those qualities that advance the arts for the people and communities in our state and are Utah’s highest honor in the arts.


2017 Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards – Recipients Announced

The Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards recipients were honored on May 4, 2017 in conjunction with the Mountain West Arts Conference

We wish congratulations to these great arts leaders!

Organization Leadership in the Arts Award

Presented to Southern Utah University
Award Accepted by President Scott L Wyatt

Education Leadership in the Arts Award

Presented to Noemi Veronica Hernandez-Balcazar

Local Arts Agency Leadership in the Arts Awards

Presented to Murray City Cultural Arts under the leadership of Mary Ann Kirk

Individual Leadership in the Arts Award

Presented to Emma Dugal

 


We gratefully acknowledge the table sponsors for the
2017 Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards

Arts Benefactor


 
 

Arts Patron

Ballet West

Kimball Art Center

Salt Lake Acting Company

Salt Lake City Arts Council

Spy Hop

Timpanogos Storytelling Institute

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Weber State University Lindquist College of Arts and Humanities

Zions Bank

Arts Supporter

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

Utah Film Center


Past Award Recipients

Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards

2016 Utah Arts Festival
Organization Leadership in the Arts Award
James Rees
Education Leadership in the Arts Award
Zion Canyon Arts & Humanities Council
Local Arts Agency Leadership in the Arts Award
Dr. Craig Jessop
Individual Leadership in the Arts Award
2015 Plan-B Theatre Company
Organization Leadership in the Arts Award
Carrie Trenholm
Education Leadership in the Arts Award
Epicenter
Local Arts Agency Leadership in the Arts Award
Kathy Cieslewicz
Individual Leadership in the Arts Award
2014 City of St. George, Mayor Jon Pike
Community Leadership in the Arts Award
Spy Hop Productions
Education Leadership in the Arts Award
Timpanogos Storytelling Institute
Organization Leadership in the Arts Award
Shirley Ririe
Individual Leadership in the Arts Award
2013 Gunnison City, Mayor Lori Nay
Community Leadership in the Arts Award
Kim Schaefer
Education Leadership in the Arts Award
Patricia A. Richards
Volunteer Leadership in the Arts Award
Wally Bloss
Individual Leadership in the Arts Award
2012 City of Ogden,
Mayor Mike Caldwell 

Community Leadership in the Arts Award
Chris Roberts
Education Leadership in the Arts Award
Artspace
Organization Leadership in the Arts Award
Teri Orr
Individual Leadership in the Arts Award
2011 City of Kanab,
Mayor Nina Laycook 

Community Leadership in the Arts Award
K. Newell Dayley
Education Leadership in the Arts Award
Utah Shakespeare Festival
Organization Leadership in the Arts Award
A. Scott Anderson
Individual Leadership in the Arts Award
2010 Sandy City,
Mayor Tom Dolan

Community Leadership in the Arts Award
Rachel Wheeler
Education Leadership in the Arts Award
India Cultural
Center of Utah

Organization Leadership in the Arts Award
Delora Bertelsen
Individual Leadership in the Arts Award
2009 Layton City,
Mayor Steve Curtis

Community Leadership in the Arts Award
Alice Perreault, Kindred Spirits 
Support of Children Through the Arts Award
Neighborworks Salt Lake, Maria Garciaz
Organization Leadership in the Arts Award
Anne Cullimore Decker
Individual Merit Leadership in the Arts Award 
2008 Gail Bunker
Community Leadership Award
Ferron Holt
Arts Education Leadership Award
Representative Greg Hughes
Legislative Leadership Award
Ruth Draper
Lifetime Leadership Award
2007 Representative Sheryl Allen
Public Leadership in the Arts Award
Beverley Taylor Sorenson
Support of Children Through Arts Education Award
Mayor Dave Sakrison
Local Elected Official Award
Kaziah Hancock
Humanitarian Award for Compassion Through the Arts

Governor’s Awards in the Arts Recipients, 1980 to 2003

Arts Day on the Hill

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Save the date for the 2017 Arts Day on the Hill, February 14th.

Patrons and leaders of the arts and humanities will meet and talk with their state senators and representatives in the Capitol Rotunda. Be among the arts-interested individuals and organizations that will gather to celebrate the arts and meet with their state representatives. Contact David Wicai at 801-236-7547 for more information.

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Mondays in the Park

Free concerts of folk and ethnic music and dance are presented selected Monday evenings in July and August. Performances are held starting at 7:00 p.m. in front of the Chase Home Museum in the middle of Liberty Park (enter from 900 South or 1300 South at about 600 East in Salt Lake City). Beginning in 1987, Mondays in the Park has featured performances from various cultural communities in Utah.

Local traditional craft artists also participate and display their work for audience enjoyment and to enrich the performances. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, family and friends of all ages for these fun, free outdoor concerts.

Mondays in the Park is presented in partnership with Excellence in the Community. Check out our photo gallery of past Mondays in the Park concerts HERE.

 

Our 2017 Concert Season has ended. Check back for updates!

 


Directions and Parking

Mondays in the Park is presented on the front porch of the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts, located in the middle of Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park. Gated entrances to the park are located at 600 East on 900 South and 1300 South.

Chase Home Museums of Utah Folk Art mapParking Options

Free parking is available inside the gates along the perimeter of the park, as well as on the side streets surrounding the park grounds.

Public Transportation Options

Use the UTA’s Trip Planner to get to Mondays in the Park. UTA bus routes 9, 205, 307, and 320 all pass within one or two blocks of Liberty Park. Click here to view UTA’s system map.

For more information on the Mondays in the Park Concert Series, contact Adrienne Decker via email or at 801.245.7286.

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Museums Advocacy Day

The Utah Museums Association and the Office of Museum Services Board of Directors will hold Museums Advocacy Day on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in the Utah State Capitol Rotunda.

This is a great opportunity to meet with your state representatives. You do not need to have any special training or prior experience to participate.

We encourage you to reach out to your legislators now and introduce yourself before the session begins. Let them know you’ll be coming to the Capitol on February 28th and you hope to meet with them. Click here to find your legislator. 

To register for Museum Advocacy Day, please click here. Registration is required to attend this day. 

For more information, please contact the Utah Museums Association Administrative Assistant, Ruth White, at 202.251.0549 or info@utahmuseums.org

Events

Arts Day on the Hill

Join Utah Arts Council Board of Directors, Utah Cultural Alliance, and Friends of Art Works for Kids! for Arts Day on the Hill. Patrons of the arts will meet and talk with their state senators and representatives in the Capitol Rotunda. Be among the arts-interested individuals and organizations that will gather to celebrate the arts and meet with their state representatives. Contact David Wicai at 801-236-7547 for more information.


Museums Advocacy Day

Utah Museums Association LogoJoin the Utah Museums Association and Office of Museum Services Board at Museums Advocacy Day at the Legislature. It is an excellent day for participating museums to present displays that reflect the number and diversity of museums in Utah and have the opportunity to connect with their elected officials. Learn more and register on the UMA web site.


Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards

2014 Recipients - Timpanogos Storytelling Institute - Adrian Selle, Spy Hop Productions - Missy Greis, City of St. George - Mayor Jon Pike, Shirley RirieThe Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards are presented annually in conjunction with the Mountain West Arts Conference. The awards recognize those qualities that advance the arts for the people and communities in our state and are Utah’s highest honor in the arts.

 


Mountain West Arts Conference

The Mountain West Arts Conference is designed to help individuals and organizations in the arts community access essential resources and create community connections throughout Utah and the Mountain West. It is also part of a long-term effort to sustain the creative industry by providing opportunities, education, tools, information and resources that serve all contributors to the arts.


Mondays in the Park

Monday's in the ParkThe Mondays in the Park concert series, produced in partnership with Excellence in the Community, is a free concert held on Monday evenings in July and August at 7 p.m. at the Chase Home Museum in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park.


Galleries

We maintain and operate three exhibition spaces. Please visit our Galleries to find out what is showing.