About the 2011 Viola Awards

2011 Award Winners

2011 Nominees

2011 Event Photos

Back to Viola Awards Archives

johnrunning2About the 2011 Viola Awards

The 3rd Annual Viola Awards Gala was held on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff, Arizona. This was the first Viola Award gala to move to the larger facility, due to demand for tickets and overall attendance.

Emcee Art Babbott kept the night moving as our emcee, and musical guest Zazu performed. Cathi Borthwick created the awards. Mayor Sara Presler spoke about the importance of the arts to community.

Official 2011 Viola Award Winners

Outstanding Arts Event Award
Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture
by Museum of Northern Arizona

Performing Arts Award
Canyon Movement Company

Leadership Award
Mike Frankel

Organization of the Year Award
Heritage Square Trust

Emerging Artist Award
Joe Cornett, Jr.

Arts Educator Award
Sergio Padilla

Visual Arts Award
Bruce Aiken

Literature Award
James Jay

Music Award
Edith Copley

Mayor’s Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts
John Running

Official 2011 Viola Nominees

Mayor’s Award forLifetime Contribution to the Arts

George Averbeck
Jacob Brookins
Jon Eder
Dave Edwards
John Running

Music Award

Kari Barton
Rita Borden
Chuck Cheesman
Edith Copley
Jack Webb Jazz Band

Visual Arts Award

Bruce Aiken
Jason Bohnert
Darcy Falk
Raechel Running
Steve Schaeffer

Organization of the Year Award

Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff
Ballet Folklorico de Colores
Flagstaff Youth Theater
Heritage Square Trust
The Artists’ Gallery

Performing Arts Award

Canyon Movement Company
Gina Darlington
Human Nature Dance Theatre
NAU Theatre
Tony Sutera

Literature Award

Margaret Erhart
James Jay
Seth Muller
Bonnie Stevens
Kelly Poe Wilson

Arts Educator Award

Jacquie McGregor
NAU School of Music
Sergio Padilla
Alan Petersen
Wilson Thomas

Outstanding Event Award

Classic Film Series
(NAU College of Arts and Letters)

Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival
(Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival)

Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture
(Museum of Northern Arizona)

Recycled Art Exhibition
(Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff)

Stories to Life
(Flagstaff City – Coconino County Library)

Leadership Award

Mike Frankel
Laura Kelly
Karen Kinne-Herman
Joni Pevarnik
Julie Sullivan

Emerging Artist

Zach Beckett
Caryn Bopp
Joe Cornett, Jr.
Angela Kriese
Matagi Sorensen

2011 Viola Event Photos