Thank You For The Honor Alaska State Council on the Arts!!

Last night I received a phone call from the Chairman of the Board of the Alaska State Council on the Arts, Ben Brown, who gave me some wonderful news, I was selected to be the 2012 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Individual Artist.  I was stunned, and it still hasn’t quite sunk in.  There are so many, many deserving artists in Alaska, this is indeed an honor.  It is humbling and awesome all at the same time.  I am truly blessed and very thankful.  Thank you to my good friends and collectors who made this happen, and a big thank-you to the Alaska State Council on the Arts.  I was proud to see that one of my favorite groups, the Valley Performing Arts is receiving the award for Arts Organization.  Way to go VPA!!

The awards will be given out at the Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities Ceremony next Thursday night beginning with a champagne reception at 6:00PM at the Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska.  Tickets are going fast, if you wish to attend you can register on the ASCA website, or call the office at 907-269-6610.  Hope to see you at the awards.  And, again, my humble thanks.  This is honor is overwhelming.

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  1. Charlotte Fox says

    Gail: I can’t think of anyone who is more deserving to receive this recognition for all of your work – as an artist, an educator and advocate for artists. Congratulations! I will be traveling next week and unable to attend, but will be with you in spirit.
    Best, Charlotte

  2. Dear Charlotte, thank you so much! It was a pleasure and an honor serving under your leadership. Best wishes.

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