The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County seeks to honor individuals who have contributed their time and talents to Arts and Historic Preservation in the county with the annual Annie Awards. One of this year’s Annie winners 2017, is Wallace Treiber.
Time is running out. There is less than one week less to “pay if forward” and nominate someone you admire in the arts or historic preservation community of Anne Arundel County for an Annie Aaward. The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Annie Awards.If Nominations are lacking in a given category, the Arts Council reserves the right to postpone theAward to the following year. The Annie Awards were created in 2000 to recognize the contributions of local artists, educators, and arts patrons who reside in Anne Arundel County.
There are eight awards in eight categories: Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Historic Arts, Arts Patron, Arts Philanthropist, Performing Arts, Arts Educator and Lifetime Achievement. Nomination forms are available online at the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County website: www.acaac.org.
Many past Annie Award recipients have been artists, poets, and performers of national stature who have enriched the community by their presence. Other Annie Award recipients have quietly supported art projects and mentored students, never anticipating recognition. Past Annie recipients have included: jazz musician, the late Charlie Byrd, novelist Barbara Klein Moss, artist John Ebersberger, Maestro Jose Luis Novo, and arts patrons James and Sylvia Earl. Art educators that have been honored include: Suzanne Owens, Michael Svec, and Lori Snyder. The purpose of the Annie awards is to highlight the accomplishment of artists, educators, and art supporters to inspire and to promote the arts and historic preservation in Anne Arundel County.
Here are just a few names you may recognize: Sally Wern Comport, Patricia Barland. Jean Jackson, Celia Pearson, Bonnie Roth Anderson, Deborah Banker, Bob Levitt, J. Ernest Green, Dianna Cuatto, Hydee Schaller, Marcia Tally, Janet Luby, Maggie Sansone, Anna Greenberg, Jim and Sylvia Earl, Robert Nichols, Linnell Bowen, Donna Ware, Dennis Younger…. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 15, 2015. There is no limit on the number of people you may nominate. Multiple letters of support are encouraged.
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County provides grants and support to over forty nonprofit organizations. Providing a resource for the cultural arts community through advocacy, funding, programming, and promotions; the Arts Council supports a variety of groups that include Maryland Hall, Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation, Children’s Theater of Annapolis, and Londontown Symphony Orchestra. The Arts Council administers the Arts-in-Education Program serving both public and private Anne Arundel County Schools, which provides grant funding to bring performances and artists into auditoriums and classrooms.
Submit your nominations with letters of support to www.acaac.org.
Anne Arundel County is home to all kinds of writers. Just take a look at the list of writers who have received the Literary Annie Award, Journalists, novelists, children’s fiction, science fiction, mystery, poetry– there’s a lot of variety. While they usually work solo, writers are always striving to perfect their craft and receive feedback from colleagues and mentors. A number of classes and workshops are offered throughout the year at venues that include Maryland Hall and The Chesapeake Art Center. In order to stay current with networking and grant opportunities, artists are encouraged to register with the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. We keep a database and send e-correspondence to County Artists on a regular basis.
Coming up later this month is a full-day writer’s workshop: Summer Writing Intensive at St. John’s College organized by former Annie Award winners Laura Oliver and Lynn Auld Schwartz.
Seasoned and beginning writers alike are invited. Participants may select four workshops from seven choices to address their most challenging writing issues and will leave equipped with new skills, understanding, and motivation. In addition, Laura Oliver and Lynn Auld Schwartz will be available for a limited number of private consultations to discuss personal writing challenges. The Summer Writing Intensive at St. John’s College will take place on Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Francis Scott Key Lobby, Mellon Hall. Tuition is $165. All levels are welcome. The day will also include a continental breakfast, a box lunch with Question and Answer Forum, and a wine reception where participants can meet and talk with instructors and fellow writers.
The following workshops will be offered:
Hard-wired for Story: What Neuroscience Teaches Us about How to Hook a Reader, led by Laura Oliver
Creating Complex Characters, led by Lynn Auld Schwartz
The Poetry of Prose, led by Temple Cone
Screenwriting Tools for Writing Effective Dialogue, led by Khris Baxter
Using Fictional Techniques in Memoir and Personal Essay, led by Ron Capps
Story and Structure: Not Just for Screenwriters, led by Khris Baxter
Literary Agents: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How? led by Lauren Sharp
To register and for more information: www.sjc.edu/cefa or 410-626-2881
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2015 Annie Awards. Is there someone in your Arts or Historic Preseration organization you feel deserves recognition for outstanding accomplishments? Have you been inspired by an individual in the community who has yet to be honored with an Annie?
The award categories are: Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Arts Patron, Arts Philanthropist, Arts Educator, Historic Arts, and Lifetime Achievement Award, Give the gift of your time and submit at least one nomination. Information is online at: https://www.acaac.org/programs/annie-awards/