Ozzie Awards

Ozzie 2018

 

Michael and Sean Spyres opera
Brothers Michael and Sean Spyres perform a powerful operetta at Flights of Fancy 2017. Michael, internationally renowned baritone, was awarded an Ozzie Award for his work with Springfield Regional Opera. photo by Mary Ellen Chiles

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. 

Cindy Jobe
Cindy Jobe (Springfield Sister Cities Association) accepts the 2017 Individual Ozzie Award. photo by Mary Ellen Chiles

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.

This year's Ozzie Awards will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Click here to purchase tickets.

 

2018 Ozzie Award Recipients will be honored in the following categories:

  • Donna Crosby - Legacy Award

  • Alberta Smith - Education Award

  • Great Southern Bank - Corporate Award

  • Jeff Clinkenbeard & Kyaw Tha Hla - Individual Award

  • Greg Burris - Leadership Award

  • Russ & Janet Rose - Volunteer Award

 

2018 Performances

  • Paco Padilla and Friends (popular music from Springfield's Sister City, Tlaquepaque Mexico)
  • Shaun Munday
  • SATO48 Film featuring Jeff Houghton, with music by Todd Gummerman
  • Sean Spyres from Springfield Regional Opera
  • The Springfield Ballet
  • John Strickler
  • Leather Butterfly

 

TICKETS FOR THIS AMAZING NIGHT CAN BE PURCHASED HERE.


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

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

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

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 Sponsorships Available

Sponsor Benefits

First Class
$3,000

Frequent Flyer
$1,500

Jump Seat
$1,050

 

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Nicole Chilton
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