For Immediate Release: March 5, 2014
Contact: Mikki Lane, Coordinator of Events, at (802) 443­–2309 or

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.— The Friends of the Middlebury College Museum of Art are seeking nominations for their 2014 Arts Awards recognition program, now in its sixteenth year. The Awards program, which was redesigned last year in an effort to reach out farther into the community, focuses this year, and in subsequent even numbered years, on recognizing teachers, volunteers, artists, and supporters of the visual arts in the county for their achievements. This year and every year the program will also honor a Middlebury College student whose achievement in the field of the visual arts deserves special recognition.

Nominations for awards in both categories are due by Thursday, March 20. This year the nomination process has been moved to a fully digital format. Nomination forms can be accessed on the museum’s Web site at

Next year, and in subsequent odd numbered years, recognition will focus on students in elementary, middle, and high-school and will be coordinated with district-wide school art exhibits such as “Spring into the Arts,” in the Addison County Supervisory Union. The awards will alternate annually thereafter between the adults in the community and the school population.

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee of Friends’ members, and the awards will be presented at the Friends’ Annual Dinner on Sunday, May 4 at 5:30 at the college’s Kirk Alumni Center on Route 30. For more information about the Arts Awards program or the Annual Dinner please contact Mikki Lane, Coordinator of Events, at (802) 443-2309 or mlane@middlebury.