Monday, June 16, 2008

2008 Mayor's Recognition Awards for Excellence in the Arts

City of Santa Fe The City of Santa Fe is Accepting Nominations for the
2008 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts

Santa Fe is the City of arts—every possible type and shape of art and of all ages. I know one of Mayor Coss’ favorite official duties is to present the Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts—for adults, organizations, and youth. Think about those whom you know have done outstanding work for the arts and submit a nomination by June 30.

The Arts Commission’s press release gives more details:
The City of Santa is seeking nominations of individuals or organizations which deserve an award for their outstanding work in the arts through the 2008 Mayor’s Recognition Awards for Excellence in the Arts. This award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant, ongoing or legacy contributions to the success of the arts in Santa Fe.
Nominations of youth artists (aged 21 and under) who have demonstrated artistic excellence and achievement with a deep commitment to the arts are also considered for the Melissa Engestrom Youth Artist Award. The public is invited to submit nominations of outstanding young individuals who deserve special recognition even though they are not yet well-established in their careers.

A nomination form can be obtained through or by contacting the Arts Commission office at 955-6707 or
The deadline for submitting nominations is Thursday, June 30, 2008. Current Commission members and recipients of the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts within the last five years are ineligible. Please note that there is no need to submit multiple nominations for one person or organization. One thorough nomination will ensure consideration by the selection committee.

For more information about the 2008 Mayor’s Recognition Awards for Excellence in the Arts, nomination forms, or to see a list of past recipients, go to: or contact Julie Bystrom at the Arts Commission via telephone at 955-6707 or via email at

No comments: