Salt Lake City

Recipients for the 2017 Mayor’s Artists Awards Announced

On Friday, June 23, the winners of the annual Mayor’s Artists Awards will be formally presented at the Utah Arts Festival. Established in 1992, the Mayor’s Artists Awards program recognizes significant accomplishments and contributions of individuals and organizations to the arts and cultural landscape of Utah. Each recipient will be introduced at the awards ceremony and receive a $500 prize.

“This year’s Award winners truly represent the rich diversity of artistic talent in our community. Whether in performance or visual art, service, or art education, each winner reflects how art can reach us on many different levels and enrich our lives,” said Mayor Jackie Biskupski.

Winners are selected from a pool of nominations and represent various categories. This year’s recipients are:

Geri CordovaVisual Arts

Geri Cordova is known for her youthful, exuberant style that incorporates chalkboard art, graphic design, fine art techniques, and her own Latina style, frequently described as bold, courageous, and vocal, as a body of work that reflects her approach to life.

Lynn Hoffman-BrouseArt Education

A Utah-based photographer, Lynn specializes in environmental portraiture and documentary essay. She travels throughout the state and the world to photograph the work of various nonprofits and organizations.

Shawn Kane, Service to the Arts – Individual

Shawn Kane, owner of Kane Consulting, plays a critical role in many Salt Lake City arts events and concerts, yet his work goes largely unnoticed and unknown by hundreds of thousands of patrons—all by design.

Gifted Music School, Service to the Arts – Organization 

Gifted Music School, a nationally recognized nonprofit music school for children in Salt Lake City, implements a new national standard for comprehensive music education for young people at every level.

Susan Memmott AllredPerforming Arts

A Costume Designer for Southern Utah University, Susan has worked with the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Mormon Miracle Pageant, Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas PBS Show, and Utah Opera.

WHAT: Mayor’s Artists Awards presentation at the Utah Arts Festival

WHEN: Friday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Washington Square, Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 South State Street

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