2012 “Emerging Artist” Lumie Award Nominee

I’m very excited to report that I’ve been nominated for the Tucson Pima Arts Council’s 2012 “Emerging Artist” Lumie Award! It came as a complete surprise and I feel so blessed to be nominated. Emerging Artist This award will be presented to an emerging artist for her or his outstanding innovation in a chosen field of art.

The Tucson Pima Arts Council invited residents of Pima County to
nominate their favorite local artist, arts educator, arts organization,
and arts-supporting local business for a 2012 Lumie Award. The Tucson Pima Arts and Business Awards, affectionately known as the
“Lumies,” recognize outstanding contributions to the arts by Pima County
residents whose work nurtures our community, our economy, and Pima
County’s unique identity.  The Awards began in 2001 as the Mayor’s Arts
Awards under the leadership of Beth Walkup. In 2005, it was renamed the
Tucson Pima Arts and Business Awards to emphasize the relationship
between the arts, artists, and local commerce.

The Awards ceremony will be on Friday, June 15, 2012 at the El Casino Ballroom. If you’d like to join me and Melissa at the event, Tickets for the general public can be purchased at http://lumies2012.eventbrite.com