Celebrating Juneau's Creative Citizens, Organizations, and Businesses

Juneau's extraordinarily rich arts and culture environment is due to the enthusiastic, exuberant creativity of its citizens. In 2007, Mayor Bruce Botelho instituted the first annual Mayor's Awards for the Arts to highlight and honor individuals and businesses in Juneau who are notable for their contributions through the arts to our town.

Past recipients

  • Artist
    • 2007 Heather Haugland and Antonio Diaz
    • 2008 Barbara Craver
    • 2009/10 Sue Kazama
    • 2011 Della Cheney
    • 2012 Dan Hopson
    • 2013 Christy NaMee Eriksen
    • 2014 Dan Fruits
    • 2015 Pat Belec
  • Arts in Education
    • 2007Lorrie Heagy
    • 2008 Julia Bastuschek
    • 2009/10 Shona Strauser
    • 2011 MK MacNaughton
    • 2012 Nancy Lehnhart & Mimi Mendica
    • 2013 Shgen George
    • 2014 Jan Niemeyer (Posthumously)
    • 2015 Heather Ridgway
  • Arts Organization
    • 2013 Alaska Folk Festival
    • 2014 Juneau Symphony
    • 2015 Juneau Lyric Opera
  • Business Leadership in the Arts
    • 2007 Annie Geselle and REACH/The Canvas
    • 2008  Candy and Dick Behrends, Behrends Mechanical
    • 2009/10 Alaska Litho
    • 2011 Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, LLC
    • 2012 Alaskan Brewing
    • 2013 Amy Fletcher (Professional Leadership in the Arts)
    • 2014 Alaska Airlines
    • 2015 Annie Kaill’s
  • Innovative Application of the Arts
    • 2007 Alberta Aspen, Our Auntie’s House
    • 2008 Alice Tersteeg
    • 2009/10 Adele Hamey, Taku Graphics
    • 2011 Theatre in the Rough
    • 2012 Lucid Reverie
    • 2013 Guo Hua Xia (Visionary Application for the Arts)
    • 2014 Mudrooms (Visionary Application of the Arts)
    • 2015 Ron Giles, Juneau Photo Group
  • Lifetime Achievement in the Arts
    • 2009/10 Janice Holst
    • 2011 Susan Burke
    • 2012 Buddy Tabor (posthumously)
    • 2013 Natalee Rothaus
    • 2014 Sharron Lobaugh
    • 2015 Linda Rosenthal
  • Patron of the Arts
    • 2008 Ron and Kathy Maas
    • 2009/10 Lucy Merrell
    • 2011 Sharon Gaiptman, Missouri Smyth, Deborah Smith (King Island Christmas production)
    • 2012 Bruce Simonson
    • 2013 Bruce Botelho (Advocate for the Arts)
    • 2014 Wendy Wolf and John Osborne
    • 2015 ConocoPhillips
  • Volunteer
    • 2007 Susan Fitzgerald
    • 2008 Jim Simard
    • 2009/10 Peter Freer
    • 2011 Dan Beason
    • 2012 Bing Carrillo
    • 2013 Kathy Ruddy
    • 2014 Lyle James
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