Ewing Arts Awards
The Keene Sentinel and Arts Alive! partner to celebrate the diversity and excellence of artists in the Monadnock region. The mission of this event is to bring 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.
We could not have hoped for a better outcome. It is an honor to showcase the treasures of this region’s creative community. - Terry Williams, President, Keene Sentinel
Each year that goes by, my appreciation and wonder grows for the rich arts community here in the Monadnock Region. Our culture is one that is steeped in art — traditional styles to boundary-pushing work, from old masters to emerging dreamers. I love that we can bring attention to these artists and organizations and celebrate this part of our region’s identity. - Jessica Gelter, Arts Alive!
These awards seek to recognize excellence in the creative community, and to acknowledge how these artists give back to their communities and their professions through their work. Winners are profiled in a special glossy magazine that is published each summer. The evening prior to the publication's release, The Keene Sentinel and Arts Alive! will host a reception for the recipients to showcase their work at Redfern Arts Center on the campus of Keene State College.
This year's ceremony will be July 24th!
Congratulations to the 2019 Winners!
In the two-dimensional arts category: Yuan Pan of Keene, Leigh Niland of Brattleboro, Edward Kingsbury 3rd of Keene, and Jane Simpson of Dublin.
In the three-dimensional arts: Julia Ferrari of Ashuelot and Erin Sweeney of Peterborough were selected.
In the presenter of the arts, given to those who make significant contributions to bringing arts to the community: Deb McWethy of Peterborough Folk Music Society
In performing arts: Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs and Ashuelot Concerts of Keene.
In the interdisciplinary arts, which includes work in several media: Amy Jenkins of Peterborough.
In the folk and traditional arts: Peter Poanessa of Keene.
Student award: ConVal Regional High School student Jaclyn Clark of Francestown.
Lifetime achievement awards will be given to Richard Hartshorne of Nelson and to Jean Nelson of Keene.
Finalists in the community engagement category are the Monadnock Folklore Society, based in Peterborough, and the River Gallery School of Art, based in Brattleboro, for its programming offered in this region. The winner in this category will be announced July 24 at Redfern Arts Center on the campus of Keene State College at the 5th annual Ruth and James Ewing Arts Awards ceremony.
Celebrate all of them at the Awards Ceremony on July 24th: