2021 Ozzie Awards: Arts Electrified

2021 Ozzie

 

The Arts Electrified! Join us on Saturday, October 16 at 7pm PM for an Interactive Virtual event

 

The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) is proud to present the 36th Ozzie Awards. The Ozarks’ premiere arts gala will feature live performances, gourmet food and drink. Our gala draws hundreds of artists, arts patrons, and business and community leaders each year to celebrate the Ozzie Award recipients - and this year we're bringing them to your living room.

So throw on your most comfortable cocktail attire and join us in celebrating the 2021 Ozzie winners! 

  • Community Cultural Award: The Milly Project
  • Individual Award : Linda Passeri
  • Leadership Award: Jeff Hammock
  • Organization Award: Sculpture Walk Springfield
  • Regional Impact Award: Art Feeds
  • Volunteer Award: Craig & Sharyn Wagoner

 

The Ozzies will be live-streamed from the Historic Landers Theatre and will feature performances from:

  • Springfield Little Theatre
  • Springvegas Sketch Show
  • Poet Lora Knight
  • Jin J X 
  • Shaun Munday

 

Want to feel like you're at the event? Purchase a "Get-the-Gala Going" party bag! Each bag includes a delicious selection of party snacks from Paradies Shops at Springfield-Branson National Airport, Charcuterie Box from Split Social Kitchen (serves 4) and an Interactive Ozzie Craft Kit all packaged in a limited - edition Springfield Regional Arts Council branded cooler bag. 

This will be a night you won't want to miss - buy your tickets now! 

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Got questions about attending a Virtual Gala? Check out our FAQ page

 

 

The 2021 Ozzies are generously sponsored by:

 


Springfield-Branson National Airport
Missouri State University's College of Arts & Letters
OTC Department of Fine Arts
Springfield Public Schools
Hotel Vandivort
 
 
 

Previous years winners have exhibited the following: an extended service in promoting the arts; a broad spectrum of involvement in the arts; support above and beyond professional responsibilities, and be a catalyst for the growth of the arts in the Springfield area. They were nominated by their peers and the winners were determined through a selection committee.

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 Ehrhardt - Breakout Artist Award

 

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

Contact:

Sarah Abele
Director of Marketing and Development 
P | 417-862-2787(ARTS)