The Ruth and James Ewing Arts Awards: Hometown recognition of world-class artists in the Monadnock region.
Ruth and James Ewing Arts Awardees are creating and presenting art of excellence and contributing to the field of arts and culture in our community and beyond. Our goals:
You will find on this website categories in which to place a nomination. Please review all rules and select the appropriate category. A nomination may be entered in more than one category, if appropriate.
Judges will make awards for Excellence in:
The contest is open to artists who reside within the area commonly accepted as the Monadnock Region and southeastern Vermont. Individual artists, as well as groups are eligible, i.e. a chorale group or a string quartet.
This form is best utilized by artists, or organization staff or board members to self-nominate so that the most up to date information and works are collected. Friends, spouses, or community members should also use this form to nominate arts advocates and artists/organizations for lifetime achievement. If you would like to recommend an artist or organization that you love, but you're lacking some of the required information, follow this link to provide some basic information about that nominee, and we will reach out to them for their information.
Nominations may be submitted via this website between May 3, 2021, and midnight, May 24, 2021.
All nominations should include Artist Statement and brief Biography or Organizational Mission and Vision Statement (500 words) about what defines the artist and the goals of the artist or organization.
Supporting information: Resume, education, exhibitions, honors, awards, reviews, press or achievements, either in list form or in PDF.
Up to five examples of the artist’s work in one of the following forms: PDF, jpeg, video link, link to website/digital portfolio. If link to online portfolio, please specify up to five pieces of work for consideration.
For Literary Artists, please limit submissions to a work or a piece of a work of no more than 2,000 words.
Presenter of the Arts nominees should be institutions, venues, organizations, businesses and individuals that or who demonstrate excellence in selection and presentation of art in the Monadnock Region.
In the case of Lifetime Achievement, Arts Advocate, Excellence in Community Engagement or Presenter of the Arts awards, please include a narrative of 500 words detailing why the artist or organization is deserving of recognition in this particular category, along with any supporting documents deemed helpful for the judges.
Lifetime Achievement nominees should have a well-documented and lengthy career of enhancing the arts in the Monadnock Region.
Excellence in Community Engagement should possess a well-documented case for spreading the value of the arts and boosting community involvement in the arts in the Monadnock Region.
If you are unable to access some of this information about the arts organization or artist you'd like to nominate, please fill out this recommendation form, and we will reach out to the artist/organization to collect the required nomination information our judges need
Awards – winners will be featured in a glossy magazine that will be published on or about July 30. An event to present awards to the artists will be held July 28, but only those winners and a limited number of guests will be able to attend the event due to restrictions required by the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be livestreamed to online attendees who can view the proceedings on www.sentinelsource.com or the Facebook page of The Keene Sentinel.
For those who would prefer to mail a printed application, include all the requested information in this form and mail to The Keene Sentinel c/o Ewing Arts Awards, 60 West Street, Keene, NH 03431
Nomination materials may not be returned. Winners agree to allow Arts Alive! and The Keene Sentinel to use at no cost to Arts Alive! and The Keene Sentinel winning images or video in promotional materials solely for The Ewing Arts Awards, on the cover of the Ewing Arts Awards magazine, and in ELF.
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