About the 2014 Viola Awards

2014 Award Winners

2014 Nominees

2014 Event Photos & Videos

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About the 2014 Viola Awards

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The 6th Annual Viola Awards Gala was held on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff, Arizona. Over 500 artists, patrons of the arts and arts supporters came out to celebrate excellence in the arts and sciences.

Emcees Tony & Linda Sutera, both former Viola Award winners in the Performing Arts category, entertained the audience with vignettes from their previous theatrical productions. Featured performers included Sambatuque, the Brazilian drum troupe that led an energetic opening to the evening, musician and former Viola winner Tony Norris and Viola nominee Flagstaff Youth Theater.

Official 2014 Viola Award Winners

Announcing the winners of the 2014 Viola Awards for Excellence in the Arts!

The Mayor’s Legacy Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts
Baje Whitethorne, Sr.

Excellence in the Visual Arts
Shawn Skabelund
Virga: The Hunt for Water

Excellence in Storytelling
Nicole Walker
Quench Your Thirst With Salt

Excellence in Leadership
Bonnie Stevens

Business for the Arts
Brandy’s Restaurant

The Mayor’s Legacy Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts
Kay Poen

Excellence in the Performing Arts
Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra
Lost in Space

Excellence in Arts Education
Karin Hallberg

Excellence in Science Education
Josh Armstrong

Emerging Artist Award
Ben Jordan

Official 2014 Viola Award Nominees

Nominees for
Excellence in the Visual Arts

Sponsor: Jodi & David Sacco

Shonto Begay
Four Seasons Murals

Mike Frankel, John Rogers & Tom Williams
The Mars Kaleidisphere

Jenn Jones
Recycled Art Fashion Show

Mural Mice
Route 66 Phoenix Avenue Mural

NAU Art Museum
Tangibles: Beauty & Purpose in the Art of the Book

Shawn Skabelund – WINNER
Virga: The Hunt for Water


Nominees for
Excellence in the Performing Arts

Sponsor: Melissa Cripps State Farm

Alisa Davis
The Cemetery Club

Ed Kabotie
Stories To Life

Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra – WINNER
Lost in Space

Flagstaff Youth Theater
The Little Mermaid

NAU School of Music
Richard Wagner 200th Birthday Celebration Concert

Tony Norris, Season Ellison & Kathleen McGeever
Hard Times on the Mother Road

Velocity Squared
Flux

Bob Yowell
Spring Awakening


Nominees for
Excellence in Storytelling

Sponsor: Flagstaff Medical Center

Laura Gray-Rosendale
College Girl

Mike Levin
On Thinking

M.L. Lincoln
Wrenched

James Q. Martin
Streams of Consequence

Seth Muller
Convergence

James Jay & Jesse Sensibar
Narrow Chimney Reading Series

Nicole Walker – WINNER
Quench Your Thirst With Salt


Nominees for
Excellence in Leadership

Sponsor: Freeman Law Firm


Nominees for
Excellence in Arts Education

Sponsor: Full Circle Trade & Thrift


Nominees for
Excellence in Science Education

Sponsor: APS


Nominees for
Emerging Artist

Sponsor: North Country HealthCare


Nominees for
Business for the Arts

Sponsor: National Bank of Arizona

2014 Viola Event Photos & Videos

Gala Event Photos
Photos of the Awards
Photo Booth Images

2014 Viola Award Nominee Videos

Excellence in the Visual Arts

Excellence in the Performing Arts

Excellence in Leadership

Excellence in Science Education


Excellence in Storytelling

Excellence in Arts Education

Emerging Artist

Business for the Arts