The Ozzie Awards

Ozzie Awards
Leslie Forrester and Ozzie Winner Chyrel Miller, photo by Tonya Forbes


Save the date for next year's Ozzie Awards: October 17, 2020


The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) is presented the 10th annual Flights of Fancy featuring the 34th Ozzie Awards on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Springfield-Branson National Airport. The Ozarks’ premiere arts gala features performances, gourmet food and drink. Flights of Fancy draws hundreds of artists, arts patrons, and business and community leaders each year to celebrate the Ozzie Award recipients.

2019 Ozzie Award Winners:

  • Chyrel Miller, Education Award
  • John “Chuck” Rogers, Individual Award
  • Nick Nelson and The Springfield Art Museum, Phoenix Award
  • Steve Snyder, Regional Impact Award
  • Yolanda Lorge, Leadership Award
  • Andrea Ehrhardt, Featured Breakout Artist


2019 Performances

  • Men's Chorus of the Ozarks

  • The Grupolatino Americano Dancers

  • Jeremiah Jones

  • Kim Crosby and Glenn Sneed

  • Connie Pachl


The Springfield-Branson National Airport provides a unique and exciting backdrop for this annual arts gala. Photo by Mary Ellen Chiles.



Flights of Fancy featuring the Ozzie Awards 2019 was generously supported by:


Springfield-Branson National Airport
Missouri State University's College of Arts & Letters
Esterly Schneider Associates Inc 
Atlas Security
OTC Department of Fine Arts
Southern Supply
Springfield Public Schools
Old Missouri Bank 
Hotel Vandivort
Springfield-Greene County Parks Department
417 Magazine

Do you know someone who has shown an extended service in the promotion of the arts in the region? If so, consider nominating them for the 2020 Ozzie Awards !