Ewing Arts Awards
The Keene Sentinel and Arts Alive! partner to celebrate the diversity and excellence of artists in the Monadnock region. The mission of this event is to bring focus and attention to the myriad artists in this region. We have awarded over 30 visual and performing artists and creative businesses.
“We could not have hoped for a better outcome. It is an honor to showcase the treasures of this region’s creative community." - Terry Williams, President, Keene Sentinel
These awards seek to recognize excellence in the creative community, and to acknowledge how these artists give back to their communities and their professions through their work. Winners are profiled in a special glossy magazine that is published each summer. The evening prior to the publication's release, The Keene Sentinel and Arts Alive! will host a reception for the recipients to showcase their work at Redfern Arts Center on the campus of Keene State College.
2017 Ewing Arts Award Winners Announced
Judges recently selected 16 winners in the 2017 Ruth and James Ewing Arts Awards, and, for the first time, announced a special award for long and meritorious service to the arts.
The renowned theatrical group Peterborough Players will receive this year's special honor.
Judges selected winners in three categories — the visual arts, the performing arts and presenters of the arts.
Visual arts winners are:
John Roberts of Keene
Maggie Cahoon of Marlow
Jan Dolan of Peterborough
Numael Pulido of Hancock
John Traynor of Swanzey
Sam Jaffe of Marlborough
Patricia Wright of Peterborough
Charles Sheaff of North Swanzey
Koo Schadler of Alstead
Carmela Azzaro of Keene
Performing artist winners were:
Matthew Leese of Keene
Stuart Fuchs of Keene
Nicholas DeNucci of Westmoreland
In the Presenter of the Arts category, which recognizes those individuals or institutions who make the arts available to the public, the winners were:
The Walden School of Dublin
The Historical Society of Cheshire County and artist Alicia Drakiotes of Marlborough (combined award)
Judging this year’s Ewing Awards were Jessica Gelter, executive director of Arts Alive!; Brian Wallace, director for the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College; and previous Ewing Arts winners Richard Whitney (2015), Sandy Sherman (2016), Erika Radich (2016), Soosen Dunholter (2016), Rostislav Eismont (2016) and Leonard Matczynski, executive/artistic director, Apple Hill String Quartet (2015).