2014 Ulster County Executive Arts Award


The 2014 Ulster County Executive Arts Awards

Wednesday June 18, 2014, 5:30pm
the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory, Saugerties, New York.

The Center for Photography at Woodstock is pleased to announce that it is the 2014 recipient of the Ulster County Executive Arts Award for Arts Organization.

The distinction is granted for having made an important contribution to the growth of Ulster County’s cultural life over a significant period of time.

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein, members of Arts Mid-Hudson and civic leaders will honor this year’s recipients at a reception at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory in Saugerties, New York.

“In Ulster County, we are fortunate to have so many wonderful artists right here in our community,” said County Executive Mike Hein. “That means world-class art galleries, fairs, festivals and tours that showcase the talents of artists, artisans and crafts people right here in our own backyard. I am pleased to recognize some of the amazing individuals and arts organizations, while we promote the arts in Ulster County at our 2nd Annual Ulster County Arts Awards.”

On receiving the honor, CPW’s executive director Ariel Shanberg says “to be a part of the cultural life of Ulster County which has a deep and rich arts tradition is an honor in and of itself. We’re grateful to County Executive Hein and Arts Mid-Hudson for this recognition especially when we are surrounded by such venerable organizations whose contributions extend beyond Ulster County’s borders and it will serve to embolden CPW’s efforts to carry on the remarkable cultural legacy of Ulster County and enrich the lives of Ulster’s residents and visitors.”

In addition to CPW, the 2014 Honorees include:

Business/Corporation Award:  Chronogram
Arts in Education Award:  Linda Gillette
Individual Artist Award: Garry Kvistad
Award for Art in Public Places: O+ Festival
Special Citation Award: Benjamin Wigfall

Previous honors for CPW include the 2010 Lucie Spotlight Award for having significantly altered the landscape of photography from the Lucie Foundastion.

About Arts Mid-Hudson
Arts Mid-Hudson (formerly the Dutchess County Arts Council), founded in 1964, is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting artists and arts organizations in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. The mission of Arts Mid-Hudson is to provide vision and leadership to support thriving and diverse arts in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Programs and activities include: grants to established organizations, community based projects and Arts Education programs; folk artsresearch and presentation; technical assistance, professional development, and cultural community networking opportunities; awareness and advocacy; and community-wide fundraising efforts. Programs are funded by the Counties of Dutchess and Ulster; the New York State Council on the Arts; and private donors. To learn more about Arts Mid-Hudson, click here.

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