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 AN ELEGANT EVENING HONORING THE ARTS IN SACRAMENTO WITH ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, AND FUN! 

 Prelude to the Season is the Arts & Business Council of Sacramento’s premier annual awards celebration and fundraiser. We’ll be honoring the companies, organizations and individuals contributing to the arts, culture and commonwealth in the Sacramento region. Hundreds of guests will mix and mingle with artists, arts organizations, elected officials, community leaders and entrepreneurs for dinner, entertainment and presentation of the coveted Prelude Awards. This year’s emcee is KVIE’s popular Rob “On the Road” Stewart, great friend of the arts and people everywhere. The keynote speaker is Sacramento Business Journal columnist, artist and art collector Ed Goldman. Entertainment performances by the College Fund Street BandMind X, Dinorah Klinger, Sunny Mitchell’s production of CASH: The Life and Music of an American Legend and Sacramento Ballet. Dress nice!

Funds raised at the Prelude to the Season help to finance SacABC’s programs, including the Flywheel Incubator. Through ticket sales and donations, the organization can fulfill its mission of investing in the region’s creative vibrancy by providing artists and organizations with a map for success.. A single donated dollar raised at Prelude to the Season can be leveraged into as much as three dollars in support to Sacramento’s artists, arts groups and non-profits. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Double Tree by Hilton Sacramento
2001 Point West Way • Sacramento, CA 95815
5:00 pm • Reception and Live Music
6:00 pm • Dinner, Award Presentation and Entertainment

TO MAKE A RESERVATION
email: prelude@sacabc.org  call: 916.442.2005  register: HERE
 RSVP ON OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 FINALISTS!

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for the Prelude awards; this year the ABC received over 50 amazing submissions. A carefully selected panel of art enthusiasts, business owners, civic leaders and board members of the ABC convened to meticulously review each nominee and after careful consideration, the finalists were chosen.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Honoring artists who have made a recent significant contribution to the cultural life of the Greater Sacramento Region including impacting lives either inspirationally or economically.

  • Christopher Max Thompson – Winner!
  • Stephanie Gularte
  • Tony Natsoulas 

ARTS EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Honoring outstanding arts educators in the region in recognition of the development or execution of a curriculum or program that has demonstrated outstanding results by their students.

  • Carrie Markel – Natomas Charter School’s Performing and Fine Arts Academy
  • Lynn Stevens – Sacramento Children’s Chorus
  • Sally West – Natomas Middle School - Winner!

ARTS EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Honoring arts executives and managers who have demonstrated managerial effectiveness, community involvement and artistic excellence and in doing so, provides leadership to the arts/cultural community.

  • Connor Mickiewicz – New Helvetia Theatre Company
  • Julie Hirota – Blue Line Arts - Winner!
  • Liv Moe – Verge Center for the Arts 

ARTS/BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP
Honoring successful partnerships between business and arts organizations which exemplify cooperation, collaboration and creativity to mutually benefit both organizations.

  • Power Inn Alliance “Art of the Dumpster”
  • Sacramento Public Library and The Capital Film Arts Alliance
  • Sacramento State University College of Arts & Letters, Crocker Art Museum, and I Can Do That! - Winner!

ARTS MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE
Honoring nonprofit arts or cultural organizations that have demonstrated significant achievement in arts management.

  • Developmental Disabilities Service Organization  (DDSO) - Winner!
  • Ohana Dance Group
  • Viewpoint Gallery 

ARTS JOURNALISM
Honoring journalists for covering the regional arts scene, during the past year with accuracy, vigor and relevance.

  • Hector Navejas – Vida en el Valle
  • Jen Picard – Capital Public Radio
  • Victoria Dalkey – Sacramento Bee - Winner!

BUSINESS SUPPORT OF THE ARTS
Honoring businesses, business owners and executives who have shown outstanding support of one or more arts or cultural organizations in the Greater Sacramento Region.

  • LowBrau
  • Trumpette
  • University Art - Winner!

INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP
Honoring individual businesses and civic leaders who have greatly contributed to one or more arts or cultural organizations in the region and demonstrated dedication above and beyond professional responsibilities, making a measurable impact on the region’s cultural landscape.

  • Burnett and Mimi Miller - Winner!
  • Jason Silva
  • Shonna McDaniels

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Honoring volunteers to one or more arts organizations in the region for service, include consulting, fundraising, organization or hands-on contributions.

  • Arlen Orchard - Winner!
  • John Iniguez
  • Nan Mahon 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Honoring an individual artist, volunteer, supporter or advocate who has made a long term commitment to and impact on arts and culture.

  • Barbara Crockett - Winner!
  • Crystal Olson
  • Ron Cisneros 

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