Arts, Beautification and Culture Awards

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The Arts, Beautification & Culture Awards are an annual opportunity
for the City of Bend to recognize individuals, organizations and businesses that
have made significant contributions to the celebration, promotion, beautification or
preservation of the City’s arts, culture, natural environment or public spaces.

2016 Awards
Susan Luckey Higdon, Tumalo Art Co.
Rochelle Rose-Schueler and Justyn Livingston, Wild Rose Artworks - ReStore
Beth Basham, Youth Choir of Central Oregon

2015 ABC Awards
Cari Dolyniuk and Stuart Breidenstein, The Workhouse
Jason Heffner, Bend Baseball Fields Volunteer
Michael Gesme, Central Oregon Symphony, Conductor and Professor of Music at COCC and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts

2014 ABC Awards
Pamela Hulse Andrews - Cascade A&E
Bill Hoppe, Central Oregon Community College
Ray Solley, Tower Theatre
Doug LaPlaca – Visit Bend Cultural Tourism Fund

2013 ABC Awards Award winners with Mayor and Co-Chairs
Dillon Schneider, “Cascade School of Music”;
the Environmental Center for the Kansas Ave. Garden;
Joe Rohrbacher, “Just Joe's Music”.

2012 ABC Awards
For ARTS the ABC Award 2012 winners are:
Cricket Daniel - playwright;
Pillars of Art at the Visit Bend Welcome Center;
John Forsen -“Violin Masters” video promoting High Desert Chamber Music.
For BEAUTIFICATION the winners are:
Betsy Warriner - Volunteer Connect;
Paul Stell - Bend Parks and Rec;
COIC Transit Center building Remodel on NE Hawthorn Ave.
For CULTURE the winners are:
LessonPlan - Tower Theatre Foundation;
Patty Stell - retired City Recorder and champion of the ABC Commission;
Jill Rosell -“I Love Bend, OR” Facebook page;
YU! Yogis Unite - event for all who love yoga.


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