The 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts Ceremony took place on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. NDCA would like to congratulate the 2017 Governor's Awards for the Arts recipients!
Arts in Education:
The North Dakota Governor’s Awards for the Arts program is presented by the Governor’s Office and NDCA to recognize organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the arts in the state. Awards are presented in: Individual Achievement (artist, staff, or volunteer); Arts Organization; Arts in Education (educator, school, or administrator); and/or Private Business. Criteria for the awards include: Expanding arts opportunities to new audiences; Improving the quality of arts experiences; Creating an appreciation for North Dakota’s cultural heritage; Making the arts more central to education and an integral part of community life; and Length of service. The Governor’s Awards for the Arts are biennial awards presented to individuals, organizations, educators, and businesses who consistently strive to better their communities through their commitment to the arts.
|The NDCA would like to thank the North Dakota Legislative Chorus (Senate and House Choirs) for collaborating on a joint performance during the awards ceremony.|
|NDCA would also like to thank Matt Fern, Owner of The Creative Treatment, for filming and creating this wonderful video of the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts Ceremony. The video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gATmrhAEZFM&t=4s; or click on the intro image to the left.|
2017 was an especially significant celebration as it fell within the 50th Anniversary of the North Dakota Council on the Arts. The awards reception and ceremony honoring this year’s recipients took place on Tuesday, March 28, at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck. A social hour/reception started at 5:00 p.m. in the Northern Lights Atrium, followed by the awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. in the Russell Reid Auditorium.
The general public was invited to attend this wonderful celebration of the arts in North Dakota, but reservations were required.
All attendees at the Governor’s Awards for the Arts ceremony (and even those who did not attend) were encouraged to invite a state legislator to attend the ceremony and to serve as his/her sponsor for the evening. This offered an opportunity to involve your legislator with the arts and the important role they play in our state. The cost of sponsorship was only $15 and the sponsor’s name appeared on the legislator’s name tag. You were able to use the registration form include your information regarding sponsoring a Legislator(s). To find your Legislator visit http://artsnorthdakota.com/votervoice/?vvsrc=%2fAddress and type in your zip code.
Registration for only attending the Governor’s Awards for the Arts Ceremony was $30, due on or before March 13, 2017.
The registration form for the Governor's Awards for the Arts Ceremony was available via this link. (www.nd.gov/arts/sites/default/files/PDFs/ndcaregistration17.pdf)
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Complete the registration form and print.
Please make checks out to Arts North Dakota, and mail your check(s) and registration form(s) to the following address:
804 Canyon Road SW
Mandan, ND 58554
For registration questions call Renee from Signature Events at 701-226-1640.
A limited number of rooms were reserved at the Sleep Inn & Suites. Call (701) 751-4860 and mention that you are with the North Dakota Council on the Arts to reserve a room at the state rate of $81.90. Rooms are available at this rate on a first come, first-serve basis.
Please contact the North Dakota Council on the Arts with any questions about the Ceremony or the conference at (701) 328-7592; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Statewide Arts Conference visit www.nd.gov/arts/programs/statewide-arts-conference.
Previous Governor's Awards for the Arts Recipients
1977: John Hove (Fargo), Nellie Solberg (Bismarck), Merton Utgaard (Bottineau), Sheyenne Valley Arts and Crafts Association (Fort Ransom)
1978: Alene Larson (Fargo), Arlene Saugstad (Minot), Prairie Arts and Humanities Council (Hettinger)
1979: Mary Gray (Valley City), Belle Mehus (Bismarck), Plains Art Museum (Fargo)
1981: Anne-Marit Bergstrom (Devils Lake), Phyllis Frelich (New York City), Anne W. Ness (Fort Ransom), Fargo-Moorhead Orchestral Association (Fargo)
1982: Fritz Scholder (Scottsdale, Arizona)
1983: Winifred B. Stump (Dickinson), The Straus Company of North Dakota
1985: Vern Bennett (Fargo), Rose and Francis Cree (Dunseith)
1987: Frederick Walsh (Fargo), The Grand Forks Herald (Grand Forks)
1989: Alma Studness (Devils Lake), Catherine Mulligan (Fargo)
1991: Rosemary Landsberger (Bismarck), Peter Schickele (New York City)
1993: David Hanna (Fargo), Jean Waldera (Dickinson), Fargo-Moorhead Civic Opera (Fargo)
1995: Cando Arts Council (Cando), Hal and Kathy Gershman (Grand Forks), James D. Ployhar (Fargo)
1997: Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre (Fargo), Wayne and Bernice Stroup (Garrison)
1999: Linda Whitney (Valley City), Rebecca Engelman (Bismarck), Gwinner Junior Players (Gwinner), Summer Performing Arts Company (Grand Forks), Hornbacher’s Foods (Fargo-Moorhead)
2001: Dr. Timothy J. Kloberdanz (Fargo), Sue Jacobson (Bottineau), David Hamilton (Fargo-Moorhead), Nelson County Arts Council (Pekin)
2003: Mary Louise Defender Wilson (Shields), Jack Dyville and B. Michael Quale (Williston), Grand Forks Public Schools (Dr. Mark Sanford, Superintendent), Trollwood Performing Arts Schools (Fargo)
2005: Bill Eckroth (Bismarck), Gene Okerlund (Fargo), Glory Monson (Rugby), Walter Piehl (Minot), International Music Camp (Minot/International Peace Gardens)
2007: Beth Gigante Klingenstein (Valley City), Little Country Theatre/NDSU Theatre (Fargo), Laurel Reuter (Grand Forks), Cynthia Schumaier-Jelleberg (Belcourt)
2009: Bradley Bachmeier (Fargo), Scott Prebys (Bismarck), Agnes Palanuk (Dickinson), Dakota Prairie Regional Center for the Arts (New Rockford), Tom and Frances Leach Foundation, Inc. (Bismarck)
2011: North Valley Arts Council (Grand Forks), Northern Lights Arts Council (Langdon), Sleepy Hollow Summer Theater (Bismarck), Hardy Lieberg (Minot), The Hotel Donaldson (Fargo)
2013: Taylor Barnes (Jamestown), Eddie “King” Johnson (Rolla), Dr. Thomas Porter (Bismarck), North Dakota Art Gallery Association (Minot), Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre (Grand Forks)
2015: Keith Bear (New Town), Linda Christman (Bismarck), Chuck Suchy (Mandan), Marilyn Johnson (Bismarck), Annette Rorvig (McVille)
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