Quad City Arts seeks nominations for awards

Originally Posted Online: Aug. 14, 2014, 7:39 pm
Last Updated: Aug. 14, 2014, 7:58 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

Quad City Arts is seeking nominations for the annual Lloyd Schoeneman Community Impact Awards. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 1.

Recipients will be announced at Quad City Arts' annual meeting on Sept. 9 at Quad City Arts Gallery, 1715 2nd Ave., Rock Island.

The categories are:
Established artist: An artist who has made a significant contribution to the arts community in the Quad-Cities.

Emerging artist: An artist who demonstrates promise to make a significant impact in the future.

Arts educator: A person who has made contributions to the arts community through arts education; available to teachers within a school system, in after-school programs or in a community setting.

Arts supporter (individual): A person who is a role model for long-term support of the Quad-Cities arts and cultural community because of significant contributions of time, expertise, dedication and/or financial resources.

Arts supporter (business): A business that has offered significant creative, innovative, technical and/or financial support to one or more artists and/or arts organizations in the Quad-Cities throughout the past year.

Lloyd Schoeneman (1951-2001) began his career with the Quad City Arts Council in 1978 and was a driving force for art and artists in the community, according to a Quad City Arts release. In his memory, Quad City Arts recognizes exceptional leaders in the arts community.

In 2013, awards were presented to Charles Knudsen (established artist), Margaret Huling (arts educator), Marty and Don Huber (arts supporters, individuals) and Rozz-Tox (arts supporter, business).

Nominations should be no longer than 500 words and describe the nominee's impact on the arts community. Include contact information for the nominee and nominator. Email it to Jessi Black at jblack@quadcityarts.com.


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