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ARTS RWC: Nominations for the Diamond Awards Open!

ARTS RWC: Nominations for the Diamond Awards are open NOW! And you or someone you know, deserves one. Read all about it!

YO Redwood City!

In my relentless efforts to bring more art, art events and art consciousness to Redwood City, I have formed and become parts of several endeavors and organizations to realize my dreams.  Some you have heard me mention here before, Honeybear Prints (my own business), ARTS RWC (dedicated to making RWC a destination for the arts), RWC Parks and Arts Foundation (a new endeavor -and very exciting) and today's spotlight:  The Peninsula Arts Council (serving San Mateo County).

I am on the Board of this amazing organization,  which has a Mission to "advance the arts in San Mateo County."  The Peninsula Arts Council (PAC) has three key Areas of Focus that have long-term benefits for San Mateo County: public art, arts in education, and developing San Mateo County into a destination for the arts, parks and culture.

The Diamond Awards, our signature event, recognizes people and organizations in our community, our city, and our county that make a difference by supporting the arts and artists.  Redwood City has been well represented with multiple Diamond Award Recipients, including Parks and Rec, Redevelopment, San Mateo Credit Union, and Studio S.

And NOW is your chance to get involved and nominate a teacher, a student, an artist, a volunteer or a business that creates or supports the arts and makes our lives better for a Diamond Award.  The stories of the Diamond Award recipients are always so inspiring!  We all know someone who does amazing work and deserves to win a Diamond Award.  Read on for all the info and DO GET INVOLVED!!

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR PENINSULA ARTS COUNCIL’S 

 11th ANNUAL DIAMOND AWARDS

Awards given in nine categories - Deadline to submit 11/30/12

Peninsula Arts Council is seeking nominations for it's 11th Annual Diamond Awards. The awards recognize and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding artistic achievements and contributions to the arts in San Mateo County.

The Diamond Awards are given in nine different categories: Arts Educator, Arts Organization, Individual Artist, Ray Lorenzato Young Artist (18 and younger), Arts Volunteer, Local Business Support, Donor Support, Government Support and Special Recognition.  Last year’s recipients included:  Julia Belanoff, Woodside H.S. (Ray Lorenzato Young Artist Award)Shely Pack-Manning (Arts Educator)Art in Action(Arts Organization), Troy Paiva (Individual Artist)Bonny Zanardi (Arts Volunteer), Jerry Lee, The San Mateo Daily Journal (Local Business Support), Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee (Government Support)Francesca Eastman, Goodstein Foundation (Donor Support), and Neil and Pegi Young(Special Recognition).

All nominations to be submitted electronically via the official nomination form available atwww.peninsulaartscouncil.org.  Deadline to submit a nomination is 5 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012. Judging will take place in early December and recipients will be notified mid-December.

The Diamond Awards gala benefit and awards ceremony will take place on January 25, 2013 from 6-10 p.m. at Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos.  The celebratory evening includes a hors d’oeuvres and wine reception, silent auction, entertainment, guest speakers and presentation of the Diamond Awards.

ALSO:  Generous support from sponsors and silent auction donators are needed to help underwrite the costs of this signature county-wide event.  Sponsors to date include BramasolSan Mateo County Fair and Media Sponsor, The San Mateo Daily Journal.  To find out how to sponsor or donate, please contact Peninsula Arts Council at info@peninsulaartscouncil.org.

About Peninsula Arts Council: Peninsula Arts Council (PAC) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and advancing the arts in San Mateo County since 1992.  

For more information visit: www.peninsulaartscouncil.org or call Peninsula Arts Council at (650) 591-2101.

And remember to Always follow your H'art!

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