Annie Awards

In 2000, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County began recognizing six different “Annie Award” winners for their lasting, significant, and inspiring contribution to an art form, an arts organization and/or to the wider community of Anne Arundel County. This year marks the 19th Annual presentation of the prestigious Arts award honoring one member of the community in each of 9 categories: Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Arts Patron, Performing Arts, Arts Educator, Lifetime Achievement, Arts Philanthropist,  Historic Arts, and Arts Excellence in Leadership.

Announcing the 2018 Annie Award Recipients

Arts Educator – Laurie Hays

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Arts Excellence in Leadership – Joann Vaughan

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Arts Patron – Lisa Sherwood


Literary Arts – In Memory of Wendi Winters


Visual Arts – Joe Vitek


Lifetime Achievement – Robert Benson

Images courtesy of Amy Raab and Don Dement


Nominees must primarily work in or be residents of Anne Arundel County, who contribute to enriching the arts and have achieved regional and/or national recognition for their work.


Annie Awards Nomination Form > Please submit your Nominations by June 20th 

Previous Annie Award Winners >

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