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Volume 24, Number 2 — February 2017

AAME seeks Arts Achievement Award nominations

By Leslie Grace | A! Magazine for the Arts | January 31, 2017

The Arts Alliance Mountain Empire announces the call for nominations for its third AAME Arts Achievement Awards. The awards recognize five living individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the arts in the Tri-Cities area.

The awards come from these categories: Artist — Achievement in performing, visual and literary arts; Arts Educator — Achievement in arts education at a college or university, primary or secondary school; Arts Administrators — Achievement in the management of arts institutions; and Arts Advocate — Achievement in sustaining the arts through volunteering or financial support.

The selection is based on artistic excellence, perseverance, commitment and sustained contributions to the arts and the cultural community.

The nominees should reside in the following areas: Washington and Sullivan Counties in Tennessee; Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City in Tennessee; Washington County, Virginia; Bristol, Virginia; or Abingdon, Virginia.

Previous winners include Deanne Cole-Roberts, Charles Goolsby, Val Lyle, Laura Ann Warner, Rick Rose, Amanda Aldridge, Michele Plescia, Nancy DeFriece, Betsy White and Bill and Diane Thomas.

The Arts Alliance Mountain Empire is an arts council formed as a service organization for artists, arts organizations and other cultural endeavors throughout the Mountain Empire. The mission of AAME is to nurture, advocate and celebrate the arts. AAME fulfills its mission primarily as the publisher of A! Magazine for the Arts, but it also has published an arts directory, has held workshops on arts-related topics and sponsors an annual lecture series.

The deadline for nominations is March 1. Nominations can be made in two ways: online at aamearts.org or by completing the form on page nine in this issue of A! Magazine. Mail the completed form to AAME, P.O. Box 94, Bristol, TN 37621.