2020 Community Achievement in the Arts Award Ceremony

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:00pm

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts Community Achievement in the Arts Awards honor those who have made significant, selfless, and ongoing contributions to the development of the arts in Southside Virginia (Albemarle, Amelia, Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Goochland, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Powhatan, and Prince Edward Counties). Such contributions to the visual, performing, or literary arts may include work in areas such as:

• festivals and events
• program development
• volunteering
• presentations, workshops, lectures
• youth and/or adult services
• educating, advocating, mentoring*
• music or theatre

Nominations will be accepted through March 6, 2020, via e-mail at lcvainfo@longwood.edu or the LCVA located at 129 N. Main St, Farmville.

You may submit multiple nominations, and self-nomination is allowed.

Previous awardees will be considered if their award was received before 2010.

The list can be found at http://lcva.longwood.edu/engage).

If you have any questions, please contact Noelle Prince Shear, Chair, CAA Nominating Committee at noelles@hsc.edu or call 434-395-2390. The CAA award ceremony will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020, at the LCVA.


North Main Street

The LCVA is a 20,000-square-foot exhibition center featuring two rotating galleries that have shown works of worldwide importance, including the award-winning Reflecting Centuries of Beauty: The Rowe Collection of Chinese Art, the nationally traveled Pre-Columbian Art from the Mississippi Museum of Art, and a steady stream of solo and group exhibitions for nationally known artists such as Faith Ringgold, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Lesley Dill, David Macaulay, and Kojo Griffin.

The LCVA also dedicates one gallery to a permanent exhibition of stunning African art, part of the Ziegler and Brumfield Collections of African Art. In 1997 Robert Ziegler, a longtime resident of Africa, established this collection with twenty-six important pieces. In 1999, Thomas and Donna Brumfield donated an additional eighty-eight works of African art. The collection includes an impressive array of statues, masks, drums, baskets, and garments, covering four geographical areas, twelve countries, and twenty-seven cultures. A catalog of this collection, Telling Objects: African Art from the Permanent Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, is available.

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