Governor's Awards nominations due Nov. 15 South Dakotans for the Arts is accepting nominations for the prestigious Governor's Awards in the Arts until Nov. 15.
The awards are presented biennially by South Dakotans for the Arts, a nonprofit statewide organization and the South Dakota Arts Council, and office of state government. Nominations may be made in four categories: Distinction in Creative Achievement; Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Individual; Outstanding Support of the Arts by a business and Outstanding Service in Arts Education.
Nomination forms are available from South Dakotans for the Arts, PO Box 472, Deadwood, SD 57732; (605) 578-1783 phone or (605) 578-3789 fax.
The Awards will be presented at a banquet on Jan. 25, 1999 at the Ramkota River Centre in Pierre.
Past recipients in Distinction in Creative Achievement are: Oscar Howe, Harold Spiznagel, Palmer Eide, John Milton, Arthur Amiotte, John and Alyce Berggren, Carol Hepper, Wayne Knutson, Charles and Jane Nauman, Linda Hasselstrom, Robert Penn, White Eagle and Robert Aldern.
The Outstanding Service in Arts Education award was first presented in 1994 to Florence Bruhn, Watertown and in 1997 to Kathleen West, Yankton.
Past recipients of the outstanding Support of the Arts by an Individual are: Jeanette Lusk, Arndt and Agnes Dahl, Lucile Aldrich, J. Earl Lee, Arne B. Larson, J. Laiten and Lucy Weed, Grace Beede, Usher and Barns Abell, Arthur Huseboe, Brother C.M. Simon, S.J., John Day and Juell Johnson.
Past recipients of the Outstanding Support of the Arts by Business are Dakota Ballet Association, Norwest Bank Black Hills, CitiBank South Dakota, First Bank South Dakota, US West Communications, Norwest Bank South Dakota and 1st Western Bank.
Honorary awards have been presented to Dr. Warren M. Lee, Korczak Ziolkowski, Charlotte Carver, Jim Wilson and Kevin Costner and Linda Mickelson.
Funding for the Governor's Awards in the Arts is provided by members of the South Dakotans for the Arts, the Community Arts Network of South Dakota and by Norwest Bank South Dakota.