Nominees

Michele Ralston

February 22nd, 2014|Nominees, Viola Awards|

Nomination Letter: Michele Ralston, my nominee for the Viola Award has emerged from a cocoon as a butterfly since moving to Flagstaff in 2010.  Her commitment to learning new skills and perfecting many characters in supporting roles gives added depth to the entire production.  Michele was a lively Ouiser Boudreaux in "Steel Magnolias" and a [...]

NAU Photojournalism Student Group

February 22nd, 2014|Nominees, Viola Awards|

From the nomination letter: In 2010, the Center for Global Education at Northern Arizona University launched a Global Learning Inititiave, which sent a group of students through an internship experience in a Tibetan refugee camp in Mainpat, India. Students from the NAU Photojournalism group came together to organize a public lecture and exhibit/film screening in [...]

Ben Jordan

February 22nd, 2014|Nominees, Viola Awards|

Ben Jordan recommendation letter from his sculpture professor, Brian Painter: Ben Jordan started at Coconino Community College. His 1st instructors were Ellen Tibbetts and Don Bendel. He had his BFA show and graduated May, 2013. Ben puts together steel and clay better than any ever has. Most of his work deals with organic forms. He is [...]

Anam Cara Dixon

February 22nd, 2014|Nominees, Viola Awards|

Nomination letter: I am writing to nominate Anam Cara Dixon for the emerging artist category.  Anam Cara is a soon-to-be 16 year old guitarist, singer-songwriter and harpist, and has become seriously involved in the local music scene over the last 2 years.  During this time she has also been attending music camps and making connections [...]

Greg Brown

February 22nd, 2014|Nominees, Viola Awards|

In 2013 Greg Brown furiously began displaying his body of work; “Views from the Magic Carpet.” A series of aerial photographs Brown manages to transcend a form typically reserved for geography textbooks and share with viewers a perspective of a myriad of uniquely southwestern landscapes. A great beauty of Brown’s work stems from their distance, [...]

Hidden Light / The Framing Department

February 22nd, 2014|Nominees, Viola Awards|

From the nomination letter: Hidden Light was started in 2001 in a little warehouse on the east side of town by Stephen Saunders and Corey Allen. Today, they own the former church on S. San Francisco and specialize in a dying art. In a digital photographic world, the business focuses on hand-made prints made in [...]

Freeman Huber Law

February 22nd, 2014|Nominees, Viola Awards|

Freeman Huber Law's principal member, Shelton "Tony" Freeman, was previously a shareholder at Deconcini, McDonald, Yetwin & Lacy P.C. for almost two decades before leaving the firm in the Spring of 2013 to launch Freeman Law PLLC. He and his team bring a passion to their work that extends beyond their primary legal services. Freeman [...]

Criollo Latin Kitchen

February 22nd, 2014|Nominees, Viola Awards|

From the nomination letter: The arts are very important part of business at Criollo Latin Kitchen. Each month they showcase a different local artist with a professional exhibition; all pieces are for sale. Every First Friday, Criollo has an opening night for the exhibition. From April through November 2013, they have hosted live music in [...]

Brandy’s Restaurant

February 22nd, 2014|Nominees, Viola Awards|

Brandy's Restaurant has been supporting the arts for 20 years. This all started when owner Brandy Wojciak owned La Bellavia restaurant 36 years ago, and since has proudly displayed the work of local artists of Northern Arizona. Many artists have had their works featured on Brandy’s walls: Shonto Begay, Rachel Running, Catherine Sickafoose, Roberta Rogers, [...]

Jillian Worssam

February 22nd, 2014|Nominees, Viola Awards|

From the nomination letter: It is with great pleasure that I write this letter for Jillian Worssam.  I have worked with Jillian over the past three years both as a teacher and the Teacher on Assignment, and I find Jillian to be fantastic in all that she does as a teacher here at Sinagua Middle [...]

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