Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

Cultural Council for Palm Beach County announces 2020 Muse Awards Recipients

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County recently announced the winners of its 2020 Muse Awards – the county’s premier awards ceremony honoring individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to arts and culture.

Recipients will be honored at the 2020 Muse Awards: Step Right Up ceremony on April 2, 2020 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Proceeds support the Cultural Council’s ongoing programs, including services for artists and musicians, arts education, outreach, professional development for teachers and advocacy for cultural funding. The Muse Awards will also feature performances by some of the county’s most talented artists.

The 2020 Muse Awards recipients are:
Rolando Chang Barrero (Outstanding Cultural Leader)
Armory Art Center (The Legacy Award)
Dalhia Perryman (The Thalia Award)
Jennifer Love Gironda (Liman Excellence in Arts Education)
Palm Beach Symphony (Outstanding Community Engagement)
Florida Power & Light Company (Outstanding Corporate Support)
No More Starving Artists Foundation (Outstanding Creative Professional Support)
Historical Society of Palm Beach County (Cultural Impact Award)

“We are thrilled to announce the 2020 Muse Award recipients,” said Dave Lawrence, president & CEO. “Each one has demonstrated a passion for Palm Beach County’s cultural community and a commitment to growing its impact. On behalf of our team of board members, staff and volunteers, we congratulate the winners and look forward to honoring them this April.”

Each Muse Award nominee was evaluated and scored by a selection panel comprised of cultural peers. Selected winners were then approved by the Cultural Council’s board of directors. The Cultural Impact Award winner was chosen after a public vote conducted by The Palm Beach Post.

The 2020 Muse Awards Committee includes Grand Benefactor Chair Roe Green; Jeffrey and Frances Fisher; Ted and Ruth Baum; Bruce Beal; Cressman Bronson; Herme de Wyman Miro; Donald M. Ephraim; Mr. and Mrs. Rick Gonzalez; Priscilla Heublein; Sherry and Stephen Jacobs; Peggy and Rick Katz; Rene and Daryn Kirchfeld; Leonard and Norma Klorfine; Bert and Sallie Korman; Laney and Gordon Lewis; Milton and Tamar Maltz; Jo Anne Rioli Moeller; Suzanne Niedland; Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Parker; Luann and Bill Parmelee; Whitney Pettis-Jester; Jean Sharf; Bob and Christine Stiller; and Sandra Thompson.

2020 sponsors include Grand Benefactor Roe Green of the Roe Green Foundation; Producing Benefactor The Frances and Jeffrey Fisher Charitable Foundation; Premier Benefactor Bert and Sallie Korman; Florida Power & Light Company; Ellen Liman; Northern Trust; PNC Bank; The Maltz Family Foundation; Luann and Bill Parmelee; The Ted & Ruth Baum Charitable Foundation; Bruce Beal; Jean Sharf; The Fine Arts Conservancy; Sherry and Stephen Jacobs; J.A.R. Moeller LLC; Peggy and Rick Katz; REG Architects; Stella Art Conservation; Bob and Christine Stiller; Sandra Thompson; Gil Walsh Interiors; Banyan Printing; The Gardens Mall; The Palm Beach Post; The Special Event Resource and Design Group.

The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County is the only organization solely dedicated to supporting arts and culture in The Palm Beaches, Florida’s Cultural Capital®. In its sustaining effort to foster growth of the cultural sector, the Council provides support services to cultural organizations and creative professionals, administers public and private grant programs, advocates for cultural funding, enhances local arts education, and promotes cultural tourism.

The Council serves as a venue highlighting works by Palm Beach County visual and performing artists at its headquarters in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in Downtown Lake Worth Beach. The building is also home to the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store featuring items by local artisans; the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Information Center; and the outdoor Project Space, offering the best view of the building’s iconic Martin Luther King Jr. mural by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra.
The Council is open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, including a comprehensive calendar of cultural events in The Palm Beaches, visit The Complete Guide to West Palm Beach, FL!

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