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mARTies Awards

Save the Date: November 14 at the Historic Lyric Theatre!

Since 2003, the mARTies have been the premier celebration of the arts – performing and visual, and the people who help make them alive in our community. It takes a mix of artists, philanthropists, volunteers and leaders weaving together that gives the community a more vibrant, rich and colorful texture.

Beyond the nominees, the Arts Foundation and the mARTies committee also has several awards that are announced and named in advance of the ceremony. The categories were selected by the founding committee of the mARTies to recognize key elements that make an arts community vibrant and sustainable. The named awards represent a legacy of commitment to things such as arts education, corporate leadership and philanthropy. Visit our blog ( to see past recipients of all the awards – a legacy that has grown to over 140 award recipients!

The mARTies are a signature event of the Arts Foundation for Martin County honoring outstanding artistic, voluntary and philanthropic achievement in Martin County which inspire a passion for and participation in the arts in our community. The event could not be possible without hours of volunteer time from our dedicated committee members and with the financial support of our sponsors.

2019 mARTies Named Award Winners:

Lawrence A. Sanders Lifetime Achievement in the Arts 

Guy Coheleach 

Excellence in Arts Education

Cindy Kessler 

Philanthropy in the Arts

Jerome & Phyllis Rappaport

Arts Leadership

Karen L. Barnes

Corporate Leadership

PNC-Arts Alive!

Special Recognition

MCHS Visual Arts Team - Amanda Jones & Bryan Johnson and student artists and Kim Jones, Prescription Shop, for the Martin County Historical Mural

Arts Service

Mary Ann Loomis

2019 mARTies Award Nominees:

Adult Literary

  • Betty Jo Buro

  • Linda Aileen Miller

  • June O'Brien

  • Nicki van Vonno

Adult Performing

  • Lorrianna Colozzo

  • Anna Preston

  • Tasha Shirley    

Adult Visual

  • Betty Brain

  • Suzanne Connors

  • Amanda Jones

  • Rosalind Neilen

  • Roni Rottner                 

Student Performing Music

  • Zoe Beaton

  • Abigail Bracken

  • Sophie Bracken

  • Aliya French

  • Brandon Gunter

  • Lucas Pereira

  • Courtney Stanford

Student Performing Theatre

  • Kaitlyn Conboy

  • Julia Cuccurullo

  • Glenna Dull

  • Eliza Levy

  • Mollie Saum

  • Gina Saxton

  • Leelou Ziehm

Student Visual

  • Crystal Aguilar

  • Teagan Carregal

  • Dina Coletti

  • Isabella Gallese

  • Miguel Paes

  • Raymundo Ramirez

  • Allison Sanchez

  • Amelia Stebbing

  • Aleesia Wise

What Do The Arts Create In Martin County?

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