Arts Quincy is excited to announce the recipients of the 2020-21 George M. Irwin Art Awards.
These awards are designed to recognize the hard work and dedication of these outstanding individuals and organizations. This year, new categories were added to recognize the many roles each person or organization played in the promotion of the fine arts during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Winners of the George M. Irwin Art Awards are chosen by a committee based on criteria that demonstrates impact, leadership, engagement, and innovation throughout the community.
George M Irwin Art Awards: Sponsored by WGEM, The Quincy Herald Whig and the Oakley Lindsay Foundation.
Arts Access Leader of the Year
Quincy Herald Whig: This award is given to a person or business making a significant effort to increase fine arts access and connect existing programs with people in underserved parts of the community including those who are living below the poverty line, the differently-abled, military veterans, the elderly and minorities.
Philanthropic Leader of the Year
Lee Lindsay: This award is given to an individual or local business making a financial commitment to the arts in Adams County.
Arts Nonprofit of the Year
Quincy Art Center: This award is given to a nonprofit organization that has made a substantial impact on the cultural development of this area demonstrated through exceptional artistic achievement, outstanding programming or other leadership activities.
Arts Quincy Award for Community Vision
Anne St. John and Trees for Tomorrow: This new award is given to a volunteer or organization in recognition for outstanding contributions to the aesthetic vision for Quincy, including projects that have special artistic merit, contribute to community beautification and elevate the quality of life for residents of Quincy and Adams County.