Winners of the 2014 Arizona Governor's Art Awards were announced Tuesday, March 25, during a ceremony held at Mesa Arts Center.
Presented by Arizona Citizens for the Arts in partnership with the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Office of the Governor, the awards honor both individuals and businesses who have made substantial and outstanding contributions to arts and culture in Arizona.
Of 84 nominees, six winners received custom awards made by Arizona artists (including Phoenix's Monica Aissa Martinez, Cindy Schnackel, and Steve Bunyard) during the 33rd annual ceremony. The eighth annual Shelley Award also was presented.
The 2014 winners are . . .
Artist Award: Daniel Buckley
Individual Award: Anni Beach
Community Award: University of Arizona Poetry Center
Arts in Education - Individual: Dr. Robert Benson
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Arts in Education - Organization: Rosie's House: A Musical Academy for Children
Business Award: BMO Harris Bank
Shelley Award: John P. and Helen S. Schaefer