Winners of the 2011 Darlington County Arts Awards were announced at an event sponsored by Black Creek Arts Council of Darlington County. Here are the results.
The Patz Fowle Arts in Education award was given to art educator Margret Carroll. This award is presented annually to a professional arts educator who demonstrates a devotion to educating young people in and through the Arts. Arts educators in all arts disciplines are considered in public and private schools.
The Rolfe Godshalk Arts in Business Award was given to Jessie Smith. This award is presented annually to the business owner(s) who promotes and or incorporates the arts through or into their business. Only for-profit entities are eligible.
The Willard Jacobs Award for Volunteerism was given to Anna Hill. This award is presented annually to an individual who has a significant impact in our community through volunteering with an arts agency (or arts-producing organization).
Darlington County’s Rising Young Artist Award was given to Dustin Moree. This award is presented annually to a young artist who demonstrates extraordinary potential and is an active participate in the arts community. Artists under the age of 22 are eligible.
The McCall-Wiggins Award for Community Support was given to Clayton Richardson. This award is presented annually by the Board of Directors of Black Creek Arts Council to an individual that demonstrates an extraordinary level of support for the arts agencies in our community. Support can be interpreted as volunteering, financial contributions and attendance at events. Nominations will come from the community.
Visual Artist of the Year Award was given to Mary Ellen Johnson. This award is presented to an outstanding visual artist from Darlington County. Artists working in any media are eligible. Awarding criteria can be for accomplishments within the previous calendar year or for lifetime achievement.
Performing Artist of the Year Award was given to Al Haynes. This award is presented to an outstanding performing artist from Darlington County. Awarding criteria can be for accomplishments within the previous calendar year or for lifetime achievement.
The Frankie Bush Arts Leadership Award was given to Judi Elvington. This award is presented to an individual who shows exemplary leadership within the arts community. Employees and volunteers of arts agencies are eligible for this award.
The Joan S. Coker Award was given to Judy Haenni.
The mission of Black Creek Arts Council is to promote and foster the Arts in Darlington County.
Black Creek Arts Council (BCAC) is dedicated to providing guidance and assistance in arts administration, funding, education, and program coordination to arts-based organizations and artists in Darlington County.
BCAC offices are housed in the Black Creek Arts Center, located at 116 West College Avenue in Hartsville. The Council offers a variety of arts classes and produces numerous arts-based events and festivals.
For further info visit (www.blackcreekarts.org).