STOCKTON, CA – Plans are underway for the 2012 Arts Awards Celebration, an annual event
presented by the Stockton Arts Commission honoring Stockton-area artists, arts
organizations and contributors to the arts.
Nominations for the awards will be taken until the 5 p.m. March 22nd
deadline, according to event Chair and Arts Commissioner Judy Caruso Williamson.
A packet of materials, which includes the nomination form and instructions, is
available on the Commission’s website,
The packet details categories of awards, such as the STAR (Stockton’s Top
Arts Recognition), where the nominee should “be of notable reputation, having
exhibited long-time dedication, and having made a measureable impact on the
The Commission gives awards for Patrons of the Arts, Volunteers, Career
Achievement, Arts Education, the Mayor’s Award and the new Comet, which
recognizes an individual, business or organization demonstrating inspiring,
enthusiastic and innovative promotion of the arts in a relatively short term with
lasting effect. Not every category may be awarded each year.
“We want to celebrate Stockton’s artists and arts groups in as many ways as
we can,” Caruso Williamson said, “and we’d like to note those organizations and
individuals that achieve anniversary milestones this year. Please include a page or
two of major accomplishments and historic information, and we’d like for you to
submit a photograph or logo, too.”
Submissions must be made in the Community Services office of the Cesar
Chavez Library to the Stockton Arts Commission, 605 N. El Dorado St., Stockton
95202 on or before Thursday, March 22 at 5 p.m. Nomination and anniversary
packets will not be accepted after this date.
information provided by the City of Stockton Arts Commission