2017 Richmond Arts Awards

The City of Richmond congratulates the six winners of the ninth annual Richmond Arts Awards, announced at a ceremony on Tuesday, May 16, at Richmond City Hall Council Chambers.

Established to recognize the achievements and contributions to the arts by Richmond residents, artists, educators, organizers and business leaders, the Richmond Arts Awards are administered by the City of Richmond, developed in partnership with the Richmond Arts Coalition, and are sponsored by the Richmond News.

And the winners (bolded) of the 2017 Richmond Arts Awards are …

 

Artistic Innovation  
Recognizes an individual artist or organization that is producing visionary creative work, exhibiting innovation within in their arts discipline and/or bringing a new cultural experience to the City of Richmond.   

  • Border Free Bees
  • Plaza Projects
  • Robin Eder-Warren

Arts Education 
Recognizes an individual or organization whose achievements and contributions to arts education have been significant and far reaching.  

  • Melanie Devoy
  • Shelley John
  • Tony Bowden

Business and the Arts   
Recognizes a business that has made a significant contribution to the arts in Richmond by supporting a Richmond-based artist or arts organization through sponsorship, philanthropic and/or volunteer service.

  • Gilmore Gardens and Courtyard Gardens
  • Jason Ko/Viva Pharmaceuticals
  • Lansdowne Centre

Cultural Leadership 
Recognizes an arts professional or organization as a leader in their arts discipline, their organization stewardship and/or their contribution to Richmond’s cultural development.    

  • Cathy Bayley
  • Community Arts Council of Richmond
  • Ming Yeung

Volunteerism   
Recognizes an individual that has made a significant contribution to the arts in Richmond by supporting a Richmond-based artist or arts organization through volunteer service.

  • Dale Bailey
  • Nan Baardsen
  • Ray Chin

Youth Arts 
Recognizes a performing, literary or visual artist under the age of 25 who has demonstrated outstanding promise and commitment to the Richmond arts community. 

  • Anna Toth
  • Emily May
  • Tal Mader