Paragould couple to receive state arts award | Arts & Culture
Drs. Mack and Vern Ann Shotts of Paragould have been named recipients of the 2012 Governor’s Arts Awards.
The couple received the Patron Award.
Sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council, the Governor’s Arts Awards recognize individuals and corporations for their outstanding contributions to the arts in Arkansas.
Other winners include:
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Zeek Taylor, Eureka Springs
- Arts Community Development Award: Jeff Baskin, North Little Rock
- Arts in Education Award: Christen Burke Pitts, North Little Rock, and Clayton Scott, Fayetteville
- Folklife Award: Marty Phillips, Crossett
- Individual Artist Award: John Jeter, Fort Smith
- Corporate Sponsorship of the Arts Award: TRUE Marketing, Jonesboro
- Judges’ Special Recognition Award: Jim D. Johnson, Little Rock
The recipients were nominated by the public and then selected by an independent panel of arts professionals from around the state.
The awards will be presented in the fall.