Florence Regional Arts Alliance 2019 Arts Awards Night

Florence Regional Arts Alliance presents its

2019 Arts Awards on May 7th, 2019

As part of its mission to recognize those making a difference in the community through the support, development and growth of the arts, the Florence Regional Arts Alliance presents for the following four awards:

The John W. Baker Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual from Florence County who has significantly impacted the quality of life in our community through his/her activities, contributions, and/or accomplishments in the arts.

The Business and Arts Partnership Award recognizes a Florence County business for its vital commitment to the arts as evidence by operational and/or project support provided on a substantial and ongoing basis.

The Outstanding Arts Organization is presented annually to the Florence County arts organization that has a tremendous impact on the community. This may be through programming, projects, resource development, advocacy or other innovation. No organization may win this award twice in a four year period.

The Greg Fry Arts Educator Award Recipient is presented annually to an educator who either resides or works in Florence County. Public and private schools educators are eligible for this award, as well as individuals in higher education and those who teach through registered 501(c)(3) arts organizations.

Arts Awards are based on nominations submitted by the community.

Nominations may be submitted through the Florence Regional Arts Website at http://www.florenceartsalliance.org/awards/  through March 25, 2019.   The awards themselves will be a piece of artwork created by local artist Tiffany Thomas.  Thomas is the recipient for the 2018 Arts Award for Business and Partnership.

The 2019 Arts Awards will be presented at a reception on May 7th at 6pm within the Waters Building.


This year’s exhibit is now open to the public on January 27, 2017 and will remain on display through March 24, 2017 in the FCM Waters Gallery. Visitors are invited to inspect this year’s selection and cast their vote for the Jo Ann Fender Scarborough People’s Choice Award. Voting for the People’s Choice Award will be open through Friday, March 10 with the winner being announced on Monday, March 20 via a press release and the museum’s social media. The Waters Gallery is open Monday-Friday 10:00 am- 5:00 pm.

The Business of Art: The Power of Words – Artist Statements and Titles

Julie Snyder Mixon will be addressing the complexities of using words to enhance the work of an artist.
Prior to teaching at the University, Julie taught as an Art Instructor at Lenoir Community College in Kinston, North Carolina for eight years. She received her Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina in December of 2004 and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina in May of 2002.
Julie specializes in alternative photographic processes and explores the combination of analog and digital photographic processes. Her work may be viewed here: http://juliemixon.com
She is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina.
This Professional Development Series for artists is possible due to the generous support of Wells Fargo Bank.
These conversations for artists of all forms will take place on Mondays from 5:30pm to 7pm in the Waters Building located in downtown Florence at 135 South Dargan Street. All are welcome and there is no cost to attend.
For more information, call the Florence Regional Arts Alliance at 843-407-3092.