Arts Quincy honored Adams County’s fine arts teachers as the recipients of the 2020-21 George M. Irwin Art Award in Art Education.
“We have historically awarded a single teacher this honor, but as the Arts Quincy board talked about it, we recognized that every fine arts teacher in Quincy has gone above and beyond this year to deliver programing to area students,” said Laura Sievert, Executive Director of Arts Quincy. “It makes sense for us to say thank you and to recognize this amazing effort to keep art in our childrens’ lives!”
This award is designed to recognize the hard work and dedication of these outstanding individuals and schools. This year, the George M. Irwin Art Award was given to recognize the innovation and determination that Adams County fine arts teachers demonstrated in the promotion of the fine arts during the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to their efforts, the fine arts are still accessible and inspiring to students during this unprecedented time.
Winners of the George M. Irwin Art Awards are chosen by a board committee based on criteria that demonstrates impact, leadership, engagement, and innovation throughout the community.