Archive for October 2011

GBAC Brush Strokes Awards Wrapup

What a successful evening it was! Those who were there, thank you for coming and making it “work”! Those of you who missed it, you missed a great evening with good food and great camaderie among the guests, recipients and others. No doubt that the attendees all feel that the arts are the way to go! A special thanks to Cheryl Kuck, our Brush Strokes Awards Chairwoman.

Congratulations to all of the 2011 Brush Strokes Awards Winners:

  • Artist of the Year: James Vann
  • Arts Educator of the Year: Andi Tomassi
  • Creative Contribution Enriching the Community: Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Artist with a Heart: Doreen Donovan
  • Arts Activism: Debra Bryant and Barbara Schwabe
  • Arts Organization Executive of the Year: George Ann Bissett, Dunedin Fine Arts Center
  • Exhibit of the Year: The Salvador Dali Museum opening and children’s exhibits
  • Non-profit Creative Benefit to the Community: The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and The Network of East Hillsborough Neighborhoods
  • Lifetime Achievement in the Arts: Gorilla Theatre
  • Development of the Arts in the Community: Plant City Photo Archives and History Center
  • Greatest Corporate Contribution: Bay Area Cardiology Associates
  • Performing Arts — Outstanding Contribution: Dave Loebig, founder of the Momentum Festival and Brandon Idol
  • The Visionary Award: Jan Kaminis Platt

The 8th annual Brush Strokes Awards for excellence in the arts honored creative and community achievement in 13 different categories.

2011 Brush Strokes Awards Event

The 8th annual Brush Strokes Awards event is set for Thursday October 27th, 2011, starting at 6:30pm at Center Place in Brandon, FL. Click here for more information.

Applebee’s Dining to Donate

Enjoy a meal that’s filling — and fulfilling!

Come join us on November 1st, 2011 at Applebee’s (829 Providence Rd, Brandon FL) from 4pm to 9pm. Dine at Applebee’s and 10% of your bill will be donated to Greater Brandon Arts Council. Please print out this flyer and present it to your server.