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2004 Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities Announced


November 01, 2004

The 2004 Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities were presented by Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski and First Lady Nancy Murkowski at a dinner held Friday at the 4th Avenue Theater in Anchorage, Alaska. The awards event is a project of the Alaska Humanities Forum and the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Those receiving awards are:

Governor's Awards for the Arts

Arts Advocacy Award
Janel Thompson, Fairbanks, former director of the Fairbanks Arts Association

Arts Business Leadership Award

Arts Education Award
Roger Schmidt, Director, Sitka Summer Fine Arts Camp, Sitka

Arts Organization Award
Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage

Individual Artist Award
Rie Munoz, Juneau

Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Native Arts & Languages
Oscar Kawagley, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Alaska Native Artist
Teri Rofkar, Sitka

Lifetime Award for the Arts
Kesler Woodward, artist and art historian, Fairbanks

Governor's Awards for the Humanities

Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award
Katherine Hurley, Wasilla, former state legislator and Chief Clerk of the Alaska State Constitutional Convention

Humanities Civic Advocate Award
Arliss Sturgulewski, Anchorage, former state legislator, Board member Alaska 20/20

Humanities Distinguished Cultural Service Award
Pratt Museum, Homer
Sealaska Heritage Institute, Juneau

Humanities Alaskan Muse Award
Colonel Norman Vaughan, Anchorage
Father Michael Oleksa, Anchorage


Source of News:

Alaska State Council of the Arts
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