Governor’s Arts Awards

*The Governor’s Arts Awards and Visual Arts Commission grant remain suspended due to NAC budget reductions.

31st Governors Arts Award Recipients

31st Governors Arts Award Recipients

Inaugurated in 1979 as the Decade Awards, the Governor’s Arts Awards became an annual event the following year. Through this program, the Nevada Arts Council and the Office of the Governor recognize outstanding and enduring contributions to Nevada through artistic achievement and service to the arts by artists, educators, arts organizations, corporate and individual patrons, public figures, and dedicated volunteers. Through a juried application process, the NAC selects a Nevada artist to create original art for the Governor’s Arts Awards. Each award recipient is presented one of the works of art during the public ceremony, and one is placed in the Nevada State Art Collection, which is managed by the Nevada Arts Council.

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