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The Nominees for the 2013 Governor's Arts Awards

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The 2013 Governor's Arts Awards will celebrate 32 years in March by recognizing creatives who have achieved and contributed to the Arizona arts community.

The awards, presented by Arizona Citizens for the Arts, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Office of the Governor of Arizona, are given annually to artists, educators, business, communities, and individuals throughout Arizona.

We're talking creatives (and creative things) including the Alwun House Foundation, Contemporary Forum, Space 55's Shawna Franks, Ted G. Decker, Kristine Kollasch, and more.

See also: - 2012 Governor's Arts Awards Winners - Arizona Citizens Action for the Arts Names Catherine Foley Executive Director - Arizona Commission on the Arts Kicks Off Poet Laureate Nomination Process

Nominees include:

ARTIST Lee Berger, Phoenix Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Daniel Buckely, Tucson Michael Christie, Phoenix Bobb Cooper, Phoenix Barbara Dahlstedt, Glendale Maria Isabel Delgado, Chandler Shawna Franks, Phoenix Deb Gessner, Mayer Kristine Kollasch, Phoenix Bruce Marion, Chandler Fredric Myers, Apache Junction Monica Saldana, Goodyear Mike Vax, Dewey Jim Waid, Tucson

ARTS IN EDUCATION - Individual Annica Benning, Scottsdale Kathryn Blake, Phoenix Dennis Bourret, Tucson Simon Donovan, Tucson Patti Hannon, Phoenix Marion Kirk Jones, Phoenix Sherry Koopot, Paradise Valley Barbara Nueske Perez, Gilbert Charles St. Clair, Glendale Joshua Thye, Phoenix ARTS IN EDUCATION - Organization Arizona Dance Education Organization, Phoenix Copperstar Repertory Company, Chandler The Glendale Arts Council, Glendale Lovena Ohl Foundation, Scottsdale Marshall Magnet Elementary School, Flagstaff OpendanceAZ, Phoenix Phoenix Conservatory of Music, Phoenix The Phoenix Symphony, Phoenix Sonoran Glass School, Tucson UAPresents, Tucson West Valley Conservatory of Ballet, Surprise BUSINESS BMO Harris Bank, Phoenix LDVinci Art Studio, Chandler Southwest Ambulance, Mesa

COMMUNITY Alwun House Foundation, Phoenix Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, Wickenburg Flagstaff Cultural Partners, Flagstaff James E. Garcia, Phoenix KXCI Community Radio, Tucson Mesa Arts Center, Mesa Release the Fear, Phoenix Scottsdale International Film Festival, Scottsdale Virginia G. Piper Charitable Foundation, Phoenix Warehouse Arts Management Organization, Tucson Young Arts Arizona Ltd., Phoenix INDIVIDUAL Marco Albaran, Tempe Richard A. Bowers, Phoenix Ted G. Decker, Phoenix Faith Hibbs-Clark, Phoenix Kaitlyn Mackay, Glendale Constance W. McMillin, Sun City Nichole Newman-Colter, Litchfield Hope Ozer, Paradise Valley Rebecca Taylor, Yuma

Winners will be announced during Governor's Arts Awards, Wednesday, March 6, at The Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. Tickets can be purchased online.

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