Nominations are now open for Fusion 2015

ArtWorks Gwinnett will recognize the stellar contributions made in the arts in Gwinnett at the fourth annual FUSION: ArtWorks! Gwinnett Art Awards on Monday, February 2, 2015 at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.

ArtWorks Gwinnett is now seeking nominations to recognize the hard work of artists, arts organizations, arts educators, and corporate supporters of the arts. Nominations may be turned in online here:

Nominate an outstanding organization or individual for the 2015 Fusion Awards.

  • Awards, except for Lifetime Achievement, are given for efforts made between Dec. 1, 2013 to Dec. 1, 2014. Individuals who live or work in Gwinnett and organizations based in Gwinnett are eligible. All nominations will be judged by a panel of arts professionals from outside Gwinnett.
  • Please discuss, in the text box below, why you are nominating this person or organization for the category(ies) you specified. Discuss their role in the arts in Gwinnett and in the artistic field. Nominations cannot exceed 500 words. All nominations will be reviewed by our panel of judges from outside the county, so write as though the judges are not aware of your nominee. Awards will be announced at the ceremony of February 3 at the Aurora Theatre.
 

To complete your submission please follow directions to verify your entry.

 
  Nominations must be turned in by Monday, December 15, 2014.

With the exception of Lifetime Achievement, nominations should cover the period of time from December 1, 2013 to December 1, 2014, and the nominees must live in or work in Gwinnett County. All nominations will be judged by a panel of arts leaders from outside Gwinnett.

ArtWorks is seeking nominations or self-nominations in the following categories:

Lifetime Achievement Award: for an individual who has had a significant, multi-year impact on the arts in Gwinnett. (Last year’s winner: Caryn McGarity)

Vision Award: for an individual (or company) who has changed the arts in Gwinnett for the better through their vision and focus. (Last year’s winner: Nancy Harris)

Arts Educator of the Year: an outstanding arts educator. (Last year’s winner: Clayborn Knight)

Arts Volunteer of the Year: an outstanding arts volunteer. (Last year’s winner: Linda Murphy)

Corporate Arts Citizen – Individual: a member of the corporate community who has made a significant impact on the arts. (Last year’s winner: Lisa Anders)

Corporate Arts Citizen – Organization – a company in Gwinnett that has made a significant impact on the arts. (Last year’s winners: Peach State Federal Credit Union)

Community Impact – Community Partnership: a community partnership that has made a significant impact in Gwinnett this past year. (Last year’s winner: Barefoot in the Park)

Community Impact – Arts Leader: an arts leader who has made a significant impact in Gwinnett this past year. (Last year’s winner: Suwanee Public Arts Commission)

Community Impact – Community Arts Program: a community arts program that has made a significant impact in Gwinnett this past year. (Last year’s winners: Gwinnett County Public Library “Pulp Art” Exhibit)

Community Impact – Creative Business: a creative for-profit business that has made a significant impact in Gwinnett this past year. (Last year’s winner: Sign Creations)

Community Impact – Literary Artist: a literary artist who has made a significant impact in Gwinnett this past year. (Chanda Bell)

Community Impact – Performing Artist: a performing artist who has made a significant impact in Gwinnett this past year (Last year’s winner: Chuck Mason)

Community Impact – Visual Artist: a visual arts artist who has made a significant impact in Gwinnett this past year. (Last year’s winner: Sal Brownfield)

Community Impact – Visual Arts Organization: a visual arts nonprofit that has made a significant impact in Gwinnett this past year Last year’s winner: Barefoot in the Park)

Community Impact – Performing Arts Organization: a performing arts nonprofit that has made a significant impact in Gwinnett this past year. (Last year’s winner: Aurora Theatre)

Fusion 2015 tickets are now on sale, and can be purchased at

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fusion-4th-annual-artworks-gwinnett-awards-tickets-13634979591?aff=es2&rank=1