4th Annual ArtWorks Gwinnett Fusion Award Nominees Announced

ArtWorks Gwinnett has announced the 2015 Fusion Award nominees. We received over 70 nominations this year, so our judging panel had to reduce the number to no more than three in each of our 15 categories. The finalist list is below.

The Awards Ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Aurora Theatre and will feature performances from Gwinnett artists from across the county. The Ceremony will be followed by a champagne and dessert reception in the lobby. This year’s sponsors include Primerica, Andersen Tate & Carr, Jackson EMC, Gwinnett Village CID, Aurora Theatre, The McGarity Group, and the ArtWorks Gwinnett Board of Directors.

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Fusion Award 2015 Nominees

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Anna Balkan
  • “Art” Lee Bivens
  • Lynn Urda

Vision Award

  • Sherry Ingbritsen
  • Teresa Osborn
  • Anthony Rodriguez and Ann-Carol Pence

Arts Educator of the Year

  • Jaclyn Hofmann
  • Kyle Lineberry
  • Eleanor Neal

Arts Volunteer of the Year

  • Meredith Jones
  • Scott Piehler

Corporate Arts Citizen- Individual

  • Anna Balkan
  • Keisha Cameron
  • Ray Stanjevich

Corporate Arts Citizen- Organization

  • AGCO Corporation
  • Salude – the Art of Recovery

Community Impact- Community Partnership

  • Duluth Fine Arts League, City of Duluth, and AGCO
  • Duluth Matters, Duluth Fine Arts League, and City of Duluth
  • Hudgens Center for the Arts

Community Impact-Arts Leader

  • Anna Balkan
  • Kay Montgomery
  • Wade Walthall

 Community Impact – Community Arts Program

  • Barefoot in the Park
  • Fine Arts Leadership Team – Peachtree Ridge High School
  • Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Fortitude Foundation

 Community Impact- Creative Business

  • Biscardi Creative
  • Eagle Rock Distributing Company
  • Loudfund

 Community Impact- Performing Artist

  • James Beck
  • Jay Croft
  • Rebecca Parker

 Community Impact- Visual Artist

  • Donna Biggee
  • “Art” Lee Bivens
  • Paul Ingbritsen

 Community Impact- Visual Arts Organization

  • Barefoot in the Park
  • Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
  • Hudgens Center for the Arts

 Community Impact-Performing Arts Organization

  • Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Live Arts Theatre
  • Red Clay Music Foundry