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2024 ARTS EDUCATION AWARDS

The Monmouth Arts 2024 Arts Education Awards will be held on Friday, May 3rd, 2024
at 6:00PM at Monmouth University, Rechnitz Hall - DiMattio Gallery.  

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Now accepting nominations for the 2024 Arts Education Awards!

2024 Award Categories
 

  • Community Champion of Arts Education (Organization / Business)

  • Community Champion of Arts Education (Individual)

  • Outstanding Educator in Visual Arts (Educator / Institution)

  • Outstanding Educator in Performing Arts (Educator / Institution)

  • Outstanding Educator in Literary Arts (Educator / Institution)

 

 

Click the button below to nominate your favorite Arts Educator and Community Champion of Arts Education! Deadline for nominations is April 1, 2024.

PAST HONOREES
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2023 HONOREES

Community Arts Education Organization

Axelrod Performing Arts Center

 

Arts Organization Advocate Leader

Kelly Barratt, Center for the Arts at Monmouth University

Outstanding Educators in Visual Art and Performing Arts

Scott Napolitano, Howell High School

Lawrence Edwards, Shore Regional High School & Monmouth University

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2022 HONOREES

Community Arts Education Organization

Domenica Donna Como, Color Chips

 

Arts Organization Advocate Leader

Jeremy Martin, Long Branch Public Schools

Outstanding Educators in Visual Art and Performing Arts

Brittany James, Inspired Minds Fine Arts School and art629 Gallery

Dr. Michael Penna, Ph.D., Collier High School

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2021 HONOREES

Community Arts Education Organization

Middletown Arts Center

 

Arts Organization Leaders

John Dias, Michael Hurst, & Kate Cordaro, Two River Theater

Community Champion of the Arts

Dr. Ryan Brandau, Monmouth Civic Chorus

 

Arts Education Advocate

Norma Tolliver, Main Ave Galleria

Outstanding Educators in Visual Art and Performing Arts

Jill Alexander, Wall High School

Cindy Dwyer, Mater Dei Prep

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2019 HONOREES

Community Arts Education Organization

Two River Theater

 

Arts Organization Leader

Bruce Gallipani, Rockit Live! Foundation

 

Community Champion of the Arts

Nicholas & Shayne Mishoe, Company of Dance Arts

Arts Education Advocate

Heather Brown Cadalzo, Inspired Minds Fine Art School

 

Outstanding Educators in Visual and Performing Arts

Kate Okeson, Rumson-Fair Haven High Regional High School

Benjamin Ringer, New Jersey State Youth Orchestra

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2018 HONOREES

Community Arts Education Organization

Jennifer Chauhan & Allison Tevald, Project Write Now 

 

Arts Organization Leader

Mark Hyczko, Freehold Downtown Concert Series

 

Community Champion of the Arts

Michelle Burrell, Asbury Park Technical Academy of Dance

Arts Education Advocate

July Nagy, Algonquin Arts Theatre

 

Outstanding Educators in Visual and Performing Arts

Tonya Lee, Art Instructor, Monmouth University

Eric Gross, Music Educator, Freehold High School

2016 HONOREES

Community Arts Education Organization

Belmar Arts Center

 

Arts Organization Leader

David Levy & Leslie Backlund, Co-Presidents, Guild of Creative Art

 

Community Champion of the Arts

Sarah Hilton, Arts Educator, Oasis

Arts Education Advocate

Richard McKenna, Senior Vice President of Sales, Hatteras

 

Outstanding Educators in Visual and Performing Arts

Judy Raybon, Visual Arts Educator, Collier Youth Services

Gerald Romano, Director of Bands, Monmouth Regional High School

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