EVERETT — Love the arts in Everett? Nominate an artist for a city award.
The Richard Wendt Award of Excellence and the annual Mayor’s Art Awards will be bestowed in February. You still have time to submit your suggestions, which are due Nov. 6.
The 25th Richard Wendt Award of Excellence: It’s a lifetime achievement honor for a person, a group or an organization that has shown dedication and commitment to Everett’s art community through volunteering, philanthropy, leadership or education.
Mayor’s Art Awards: Think poets, dancers, fine artists and musicians who educate, inspire and work hard to make Everett a good place to live. If you know a person who has been a leader in the arts, has transformed an arts organization or has inspired creativity in adults or children, send a note that explains why he or she should win a Mayor’s Art Award.
Everett’s Cultural Arts Commission will review the nominations and select the 2017 winners, who will be honored at a public ceremony Feb. 8 at the Everett Performing Arts Center.
Online nomination forms are available at everettwa.gov/WendtNomination.
Questions should be directed to the city’s cultural arts associate, Lisa Newland, at 425-257-7107.
Previous Wendt award winners include Si Newland, Buzz and Carol Rodland, Russell Day, Diane Wright, J. Leach and Vickie Norris, Janalene Simpson, Arden Flom, Marian and Jerry Krell, Bob and Dona Anderson, Richard and Nancy Wendt, Imagine Children’s Museum, Clay and Hap Wertheimer, Terry and Cheryle Earnheart, Susan Jane Russell, Arts Council of Snohomish County, Mike Jordan, Peter Newland, John and Idamae Schack, Sanford Wright, Maryalice Salget, Paul-Elliott Cobbs, Carl Gipson, Dorothy Jayne Wright, Clyde Revord Motors, Jim Noonan and Gene Nastri.
Previous mayor’s awards have gone to Elizabeth Person, All Aboard, Erica Weir, Bob Henry, Everett Music Initiative’s Ryan Crowther, Linda Beaumont, Cafe Zippy, Jesse James Jeter, Matt Moses, Kati Nickerson, Everett Film Festival, Fauna Shade and Stan Price, among others.