Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (AC5) to Bestow Arts Recognition Awards
The public is invited to attend and honor the 2012 AC5 Arts Recognition Awards recipients on January 15, 2013, at the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors meeting, at 9:30 AM in the County Administration Building at 651 Pine Street, Martinez, CA, Board Chambers, first floor. AC5 will present the 2012 Arts Recognition Awards to The St. Mary’s College Museum of Art, Michele Seville, Arts and Culture Manager for the City of Richmond and Hershell West, artist, muralist and community organization leader. The Board of Supervisors will present a Resolution honoring these County leaders who have made significant contributions to the arts and culture of Contra Costa County over a sustained period of time. Each Honoree will receive from AC5 a commemorative glass sculpture created by local artist Randy Strong of the R. Strong Glass studio in Berkeley, CA.
For seventeen years AC5 has been recognizing arts leaders in our communities through the Arts Recognition Awards. The award honors individuals, institutions, businesses, or charitable organizations (501(c)(3)s) that have made significant artistic or philanthropic contributions to Contra Costa’s arts and culture over a sustained period of time. Each year the AC5 solicits nominations from the community through their ARTBEAT electronic newsletter and through their web site, www.ac5.org, where the nomination period is announced and the guidelines and forms can be downloaded. Anyone is eligible to nominate, and any individual or organization within Contra Costa County may be nominated. The Commission as a whole selects three honorees to be recognized for their contributions past and future to the arts and culture of Contra Costa County its families, schools, and communities.