Art Recognition Award

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Arts Recognition Award for Contributions in Support of the Arts

The Richland Arts Commission accepts nominations for two annual awards to recognize local contributions made in support of the arts. These awards are intended to distinguish two recipients for their outstanding contribution and support of the arts in Richland, Washington. The awards are presented to one individual and to one organization (for profit or not-for-profit) annually. The award is made for the year prior.


2018 Art Recognition Nominations

The Richland Arts Commission is accepting nominations to recognize local contributions made in support of the arts in 2018. This award will honor two recipients, one individual and one organization (for profit or not-for-profit). 

To make a submission, complete the nomination form at the link above and attach a letter of recommendation.

Thank you to all who submitted nominations for 2018!  The nomination period has closed.

For questions, please contact Julie Jackson at  or 509-942-7501.

Nominations must be received digitally or postmarked by Thursday, January 31, 2019. The Richland Arts Commission will consider submittals at their February 2019 workshop. The award recipients will be presented with an award at a Richland City Council meeting in March or April of 2019 as schedules allow.  

Note: Recipients who have been recognized in the last five years are not eligible.

Past Recipients:

Year - Organization / Individual

2007 - (not awarded) / Jerry Greenfield 
2008 - Allied Arts Association / Artis Vaughan 
2009 - Columbia Center Rotary / Fred Dixon 
2010 - (not awarded) / Tom Powers 
2011 - Battelle / Justin Raffa 
2012 - Tumbleweed Art Studio / Jo Brodzinksi 
2013 - RPBI (Market at the Parkway) / Chuck Eaton 
2014 - Tri-Cities Chinese American Association / Debra Rogo 
2015 - HAPO / Robert Waltrous 
2016 - Fox-Vance Family Foundation / Nancy Doran 
2017 - Tri-Cities Steel Band Association / Patrick Fleming