Ozzie Awards

The Ozzie Awards: An Annual Celebration of The Arts

Save the Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020

Each year, the Springfield Regional Arts Council presents the Ozzie Awards to those who have embodied the pioneering creative spirit of the Springfield arts community at the most celebrated arts gala of the year, Flights of Fancy. 

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Shaun Munday performs at the 2018 Ozzie Awards, on behalf of Arts Education Winner Alberta Smith. Photo by Keaton Ashlock.

Located at the beautifully designed Springfield-Branson National Airport, Flights of Fancy welcomes hundreds of business and community leaders, arts patrons, and artists to celebrate the area arts community with gourmet food and wine, a full bill of live entertainment across many performing arts, and fine art at the Sky Gallery.

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their work in the arts? Nominate them today!

 


Past Ozzie Award Winners

Individual Awards

  • 1985 – John Q. Hammons
  • 1986 – Fred Rains
  • 1987 – Ed Albin  
  • 1988 – Leslie Irene Coger
  • 1989 – Patricia S. Lockhart and Dawin Emmanuel
  • 1990 – Virgil Anderson
  • 1991 – Donna Crosby Jameson
  • 1992 – Randy Russell
  • 1993 – Cynthia Cooper Hollander
  • 1994 – Nancy Brown
  • 1995 – Jan Horton
  • 1996 – Mick Denniston
  • 1997 – Rob Baird
  • 1998 – Don Wessel and Robert Gilmore
  • 1999 – David O Belcher
  • 2000 – Charles Facer
  • 2001 – Louis H. Schaeffer & Dr. Robert Bradley
  • 2002/2003 – Sally Baird
  • 2004 – Bill Armstrong
  • 2005 – Byrne Blackwood
  • 2006 – Randy Stewart
  • 2007 – Gary Ellison
  • 2008/2009 – William Brandon Bowman and Jeanie Morris
  • 2010 – Lisa Blumenstock & Anna Squires
  • 2011 – Virginia Cox Bussey
  • 2012 – Winifred Nixon
  • 2013 – Russ and Pam RuBert
  • 2014 – Lou Whitney
  • 2014 – Tom Parker
  • 2015 – Dr. Thomas Russo
  • 2016 – Beth Domann
  • 2017 – Cindy Jobe 
  • 2018 - Jeff Clinkenbeard & Kyaw Tha Hla
  • 2019 - John "Chuck" Rogers

 

Group/Organization Awards

1994 – Junior League of Springfield
1995 – Southwest Missouri Museum Associates
1996 – Boatmen’s Bank
1997 – Springfield Visual Arts Alliance
1998 – City of Springfield
1999 – Sister City Association of Springfield
2000 – Community Foundation of the Ozarks
2002/2003 – Partners in Performance
2004 – Springfield Little Theatre
2005 – Springfield-Greene County Park Board & Staff
2006 – First Friday Art Walk
2007 – Seymour Arts Council under leadership by Lee Binley
2008/2009 – Rotary Clubs of Springfield
2010 – Logan-Rogersville High School Show Me Arts Committee 
2011 – SATO48
2012 – Claymobile
2013 – Springfield Ballet
2014 – Obelisk Home
2015 – Marlin
2016 – Mt. Vernon Regional Arts

 

Legacy Awards

  • 2004 – Mabel Thompson & Sharon Rector
  • 2005 – Grady Affolter
  • 2006 – Beatrice Allen Reynolds
  • 2007 – Mick Denniston
  • 2008/2009 – Studio 55 Past Members
  • 2010 – Robert Eugene Smith
  • 2012 – Don Wessel
  • 2013 – John Q. Hammons, 1919-2013
  • 2014 – Juanita K. Hammons, 1917-2014
  • 2014 – Phil Broyles, 1948-2014
  • 2015 – Robert N. “Bob” White, 1947-2013
  • 2017 – The Philharmonics
  • 2018 - Donna Crosby

 

Individual Art Collector Awards

2008/2009 – Debra Sutherland
2010 – The Prater Family: Dr. Bill George and Marie Prater and Drs. Tom and Kim Prater
2013 – William Brandon Bowman

 

Corporate Art Collector Awards

  • 2008/2009 – St. John's Hospital
  • 2010 – BKD, LLP
  • 2011 – Cox Health
  • 2012 – Positronic Industries
  • 2018 - Great Southern Bank

 

Special Awards

  • 2006 – Tom Finnie
  • 2010 – Dr. Michael Nietzel, President of Missouri State University - Leadership Award
  • 2011 – Senator Roy Blunt - Leadership Award
  • 2012 – Cameron Rose - Volunteer Award
  • 2013 – Springfield-Greene County Library District - Regional Impact Award
  • 2013 – Leah Hamilton - Leadership Award
  • 2014 – John and Beth Raidel – Philanthropy Award
  • 2015 – Artworks Summer Art Program – Education Award
  • 2016 – Mayor Robert Stephens – Leadership Award
  • 2016 – Lorianne Dunn – Education Award
  • 2016 – Cindy Curtis – Volunteer Award
  • 2016 – Dr. Carl Price – Philanthropy Award
  • 2017 –Tonya Forbes – Volunteer Award
  • 2017 – Dr. Gloria Galanes – Leadership Award
  • 2017 – Michael Spyres – Phoenix Award
  • 2017 – Dr. Guy Webb – Education Award
  • 2018 - Russ and Janet Rose - Volunteer Award
  • 2018 - Alberta Smith - Arts Education
  • 2018 - Greg Burris - Leadership
  • 2019 - Chyrel Miller - Arts Education
  • 2019 - Nick Nelson and The Springfield Art Museum - Phoenix Award
  • 2019 - Steve Snyder - Regional Impact Award
  • 2019 - Yolanda Lorge - Leadership Award 
  • 2019 - Andrea Ehrhard - Breakout Artist Award
     

2020 Sponsorships Available

Sponsor Benefits

First Class
$3,000

Frequent Flyer
$2,000

Jump Seat
$1200

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Call 417-862-ARTS(2787) or e-mail Nicole@SpringfieldArts.org for more information.

Contact:

Nicole Chilton
Director of Marketing and Development 
P | 417-862-2787(ARTS)