The Greenville Arts Council will celebrate 36 years at Greenville Honors Its Own 2019 on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM.

Click the following link to submit a nomination: GHIO 2019 Nomination Packet

Please have your nominations in to the office at 323 S. Main St. Greenville, MS 38701 no later than Friday, January 18th!

More details to come.

2018 year’s recipients are:

  • Bert Miller Volunteer Award: Karen Lee
  • Business Award: Delta Group
  • Arts in Education Award: Sonya Bixler
  • Special Achievement Award: Greenville Garden Club
  • Service Award: Richard Dattle
  • Artist Award: Jim Dees
  • Georgie Fisher Lifetime Achievement Award: Germany Kent
  • Chuck Jordan Lifetime Contribution Award: Delta Children’s Museum

The Greenville Arts Council will recognize recipients in the following categories:

ArtistThe Artist Award is given to an artist with Greenville/Washington County roots who has achieved recognition outside the Delta for his or her work. The nominee need not currently reside in Greenville.

Bert Miller Volunteer–This award is given to the volunteer who has given time and energy to support the arts in Greenville for little or no compensation.

Arts in Education–This award is given to an educator who has enriched the lives of many with his or her support and enthusiasm for teaching, and love and knowledge of the arts.

Business–This award is given to the business that has displayed dedication to supporting the arts in Greenville through monetary and/or in-kind donations and/or through the commitment of their leadership and employees.

Special Achievement–This award is given to a person, organization or group of individuals who have contributed greatly to the cultural vitality of Greenville/Washington County.

Georgie Fisher Lifetime Achievement– This award is given when the committee feels that such recognition is warranted by the recipient’s lifelong achievement to the arts throughout their professional career. This individual is an artist that has devoted their life to the arts. They no longer need to reside in Greenville/Washington County.

Chuck Jordan Lifetime Contribution to the Arts– This award is given to a person or person’s family whohas truly devoted their life to the promotion of the arts through patronage, supporting art events and programming, or owning businesses related to the arts. This is given to a person or person’s family that has resided in Greenville/Washington County for a number of years.

Greenville Honors Its Own is the Greenville Arts Council’s annual fundraiser. Proceeds from this event go toward supporting the Greenville Arts Council’s many community programs and initiatives including arts education, summer arts programs for children, rotating displays of local and traveling visual arts exhibits in the Roger D. Malkin Gallery, lectures, artist’s talks, movie screenings, art classes, workshops and much more. For more information on other Greenville Honors Its Own, please contact the Greenville Arts Council at 662.332.2246.