Arts Council Seeks Nominations for 2017 Annie Awards


The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Annie Awards.

The Annie Awards recognize Anne Arundel County artists, educators, and arts patrons for their contributions to inspire and promote the arts and historic preservation in the County. There is an award in each of eight categories: Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Historic Arts, Arts Patron, Arts Philanthropist, Performing Arts, Arts Educator and Lifetime Achievement.

Some Annie Award recipients have been artists, poets, and performers of national stature who have enriched the community by their presence. Others have quietly supported art projects and mentored students, never anticipating recognition. Past Annie recipients include the late jazz musician Charlie Byrd, former Annapolis Mayor Ellen Moyer, novelist Lucia Clair Robson, artist Lee Boynton, musician Maggie Sansone, historian and journalist Janice Hayes Williams, and arts patron and community volunteer Anna Greenberg. Art educators honorees include Rick Malmgren, Deborah Banker, and Diane Bragdon.

Nomination forms are available online at the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County website: The forms are easy to fill out by going to   You can use additional links to share images, writing and articles that will support your nomination. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 15, 2017. There is no limit on the number of people you may nominate. Multiple letters of support are encouraged.

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