2012 Community Achievement in the Arts Awards Announced
Every year, the LCVA honors individuals, businesses, and organizations that advance the arts in Central Virginia. In April 2012, the LCVA will present the Community Achievement in the Arts awards to artist Eldridge Bagley (individual), the Riverside Cafe (business), and the Farmville Woman’s Club (organization). In addition, a special award will be presented to Richmonders William and Ann Oppenhimer, founders of the Folk Art Society of America. Furthermore, the LCVA will recognize Angela Jackson as volunteer of the year and the men of Theta Chi Fraternity, Iota Lambda Chapter, as student volunteers of the year.
Since its inception, over forty individuals, businesses, and organizations in Southside Virginia have received the LCVA’s Community Achievement in the Arts Awards. Former honorees include:for 2011 Roy Clark, the Farmville Herald, and Crossroads Community Services Board; for 2010 Dudley Sauvé and j fergeson gallery; for 2009, Centra Southside Community Hospital, Marianne Dennison, and Wilkins Myrick Frames and Fine Art; for 2008, Baine's Books & Coffee, Mary Prevo, and the Victoria Public Library; for 2007, the Pamplin Depot Library, Odessa Pride, Mark and Tammy Southall of Creative Electrical Contractors, Inc., and Joy Boettcher Utzinger; for 2006, Carrington’s Music, Grace Putney, and The Women’s Club of Buckingham County; for 2005, Café Zelia, the Farmville Presbyterian Church, The Hampden-Sydney Music Festival, and Charlene Snoddy; for 2004, Citizens Bank & Trust, Cub Creek Foundation, Martha Pennington Lewis, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, and Margie Watkins; for 2003, Carter’s Flower Shop, Nancy and Ralph Haga, and the Heart of Virginia Festival; for 2002, Shirley Blackwell, Outdoor Film Series, David Dodge Lewis and Sandy Willcox, and Rolleighdon Books; for 2001, the Commonwealth Chorale, Bernice “Penny” Hackett, Harlan Horton of Durette, Irving and Bradshaw, and Charles Kinzer; for 2000, Carol “Cricket” Edmonson, Grant’s Glass, William Lynn, and Denise Penick; for 1999, Central Virginia Arts, Edwilda Isaac, Richard and Deborah McClintock, and Wachovia; for 1998, Baker, Williams and Green Attorneys, Mottley’s Hardware, and Patton Lockwood (posthumous); for 1997, Belk-Leggett Department Store, James C. Kidd, and The Waterworks Players, Inc.; and for 1996, First Virginia Bank-Colonial Southside, Jaqueline J. Wall, and Wintertree.