The Delaware Division of the Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Awards for the Arts, which pay tribute to distinguished individuals and organizations that have had a profound and lasting impact on the state’s artistic and cultural life. The 2019 Governor’s Awards for the Arts were coordinated by the Delaware Division of the Arts in conjunction with the Delaware State Arts Council and the Office of Governor John C. Carney.
To celebrate the recipients' achievements, an award ceremony will be held on Monday, October 28, at 4:00pm at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. As part of the celebration, The Music School of Delaware’s Suzuki Academy Honors Program Student String Quartet will perform. A reception with light fare will be held prior to the ceremony from 3:00-4:00pm. The reception and award ceremony are free and open to the public.
2019 GOVERNOR’S AWARDS FOR THE ARTS RECIPIENTS
- ARTS ADMINISTRATION - Raye Jones Avery
- ARTS EDUCATION - Charles J. Conway
- ARTS PATRON, CORPORATE - M&T Bank
- ARTS PATRON, INDIVIDUAL - Carla Markell
- COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - Art Therapy Express
- PEGGY AMSTERDAM AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT - Debora Hansen
The Governor’s Awards for the Arts reception and ceremony will immediately follow the 2019 Delaware Arts Summit.