Mayor’s Arts and Humanities Awards winners announced

Adam Curtis Public Affairs Press Releases

Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller and the Sierra Vista Arts and Humanities Commission are proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Mayor’s Arts and Humanities Awards.

A selection committee formed of members of the Arts and Humanities Commission determined the winners based on nominations received from the public.

The winners will be recognized at an awards reception on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m., in the Cochise College Student Union Community Room. The reception is free and open to the general public.

“These winners deserve recognition for making Sierra Vista a more vibrant place to live. Their work in the arts and humanities has touched countless people and enriched the community we call home,” Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller says.

2018 Mayor’s Arts and Humanities Awards Winners

  • Visual Arts Individual – Robert Faust, a volunteer who completed a mural project at Colonel Johnston Elementary School
  • Visual Arts Group – Mike Foster, who makes videos highlighting nature, culture, and history in our area including the San Pedro River
  • Performing Arts Individual – Edwin Deleon, a member of the Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra, the Sierra Vista Community Band, and the Desert Swing Band
  • Performing Arts Group – Sky Island Chamber Society, which hosts four free community concerts each year
  • Support of the Arts Individual – Maryann Hockstad, community liaison for Kino Hall, former Arts and Humanities Commission member, and a coordinator of the Community Hymn Festival
  • Support of the Arts Corporation/Organization – Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, a longtime supporter of many area events and programs
  • Arts in Education Individual – Ashley Ricks, founder of community choir non-profit organization Sierra Vista Sings
  • Arts in Education Group – Joyce Clark Middle School Jazz Band, which participates in and supports many community events
  • Humanities Individual – Jennifer Dorris, a volunteer music teacher at Village Meadows Elementary School and advocate for bringing the arts into schools
  • Humanities Organization – Honor Flight Sierra Vista Group, which has conducted extensive efforts to honor Sierra Vista veterans over the last 10 years