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Mayor's Arts Awards

28th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards Logo

The Mayor's Arts Awards and Mayor's Awards for Arts Teaching are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts. The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities will present the 28th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Warner Theatre. In addition to revealing winners in five arts and three teaching categories, the program will celebrate the District’s creative industries in the arts and entertainment community with Helen Hayes Award Winner 2013 Outstanding Supporting Actress, E. Faye Butler as Mistress of Ceremony.

Artists and organizations will be recognized in five categories: Excellence in an Artistic Discipline; Excellence in Service to the Arts; Innovation in the Arts; Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education and Outstanding Emerging Artist. The awards are limited to individuals and nonprofit organizations that reside in the District of Columbia.

The Mayor's Awards for Arts Teaching are limited to full-time arts teachers who are employed by a District of Columbia elementary, middle or high school. The three categories for arts teaching are Excellence in Teaching Performing Arts, Excellence in Teaching Visual Arts and Excellence in Teaching Language Arts. Teachers in all artistic disciplines (visual arts, music, theatre, dance or humanities-based) are eligible for nomination.

RSVPs are not required but encouraged. Reserve your tickets below. Seating is distributed on a first come, first served basis. For additional information on the Mayor's Arts Awards or other DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities programs, please call (202) 724-5613.


The final nominees are:

Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education

  • Critical Exposure
  • 826DC
  • Marta Reid Stewart
  • The Corcoran Gallery of Art

Excellence in an Artistic Discipline

  • The Phillips Collection
  • Bruce McNeil
  • Washington Bach Consort
  • National Hand Dance Association
  • Pan American Symphony Orchestra

Outstanding Emerging Artist

  • Caitlin Teal Price
  • Brian Wilbur Grundstrom
  • Tommy Taylor, Jr.
  • Luis Peralta

Innovation in the Arts

  • The Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • The Washington Ballet
  • Miriam's Kitchen
  • Arena Stage

Outstanding Service to the Arts

  • Carla Perlo
  • Washington Project for the Arts
  • DC Arts and Humanities Ed. Coll.
  • DC Shorts
  • Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
  • BloomBars

Mayors Arts Award for Teaching

  • Topher Kandick
  • Amylia Barnett
  • Sarah Pace
  • Paige Byrne
  • Bryan Hill
  • Mandy McCulloch
  • Andrea Perll

To reserve seats, please visit http://mayorsartsawards2013.eventbrite.com.