Here are the finalists for this year’s Richmond Arts Awards

This year’s Richmond Arts Awards finalists have been selected for their commitment to local art. 

Now in its 11th year, the awards are put on by the City of Richmond and the Richmond Arts Coalition to recognize local artists, educators, business leaders and residents who have contributed to the arts.

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New this year, the Richmond Arts Coalition will give the winner of the youth arts category a $200 cash prize. The category “recognizes a performing, literary or visual artist, 24 years of age or younger, who has demonstrated outstanding promise and commitment to the Richmond arts community.”

Here are the 2019 finalists:

Artistic Innovation

  • Artists Rendering Tales Collective Inc.
  • Ming Yeung

Arts Education

  • Mike Booten and Donna Wilson
  • Shelly John
  • Sudnya Mulye

Business and the Arts

  • Clarkson Events
  • Lipont Place
  • TD Bank Group

Cultural Leadership

  • Jovanni Sy
  • Thomas Cannell
  • WS Immigrant & Multicultural Services Society

Volunteerism

  • Glenda Johnson
  • Ray Chin
  • Textile Arts Guild of Richmond

Youth Arts

  • Rotem Levy
  • Shawn Chang
  • Tal Mader

Seventy-five nomination applications were collected in February and winners will be announced in a ceremony hosted by Mayor Malcolm Brodie in May.

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