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2014 Arizona Governor's Art Award Winners Announced in Mesa

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.

See also: The 2013 Arizona Governor's Arts Awards Winners

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

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

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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