Ends on August 3, 2018

Since 2004, the AMOCAT Arts Awards recognize those in our community who provide distinctive contributions to the arts. The honorees work diligently to positively impact our community with their passion, innovation, and commitment to the arts. Each exhibits vision, dedication, and action in creating a lively arts community in Tacoma.

Please note, award recipients from past years cannot be nominated again.

AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Community Outreach by an Individual - Community outreach, engagement, and involvement in the arts in Tacoma by an individual
  • Community Outreach by an Organization - Community outreach, engagement, and involvement in the arts in Tacoma by an organization
  • Arts Patron - A community partner who significantly supports or contributes to the arts in Tacoma

NOMINATION AND SELECTION PROCESS 

The Tacoma Arts Commission is currently accepting nominations from the public of individuals, organizations, and patrons who meet the above criteria. Simply fill out the following form to submit a nomination. The Tacoma Arts Commission will review all nominations and select one finalist in each award category based on the breadth and depth of the nominee's community impact as well as the quality of the work being done by the nominee, not by the number of times the nominee was nominated. The 2018 AMOCAT Arts Awards will be presented at Kaleidoscope, the Tacoma Arts Month opening party on Wednesday, October 3rd.


PAST AMOCAT ARTS AWARD WINNERS  

Community Outreach by an Individual 

  • 2004 Lynn Di Nino
  • 2005 Jared Pappas-Kelley & Michael S. Lent
  • 2006 Laura and Matt Eklund
  • 2007 Lance Kagey & Tom Llewellyn
  • 2008 Linda Danforth
  • 2009 William Kupinse
  • 2010 Oliver Doriss
  • 2011 Stella Haioulani
  • 2012 Katy Evans
  • 2013 David Domkoski
  • 2014 Jessica Spring
  • 2015 Connie K Walle
  • 2016 Christopher Paul Jordan
  • 2017 Michael Haeflinger

Community Outreach by an Organization

  • 2004 Tacoma Art Museum & Museum of Glass Education Programs, Arts Impact
  • 2005 Tacoma School of the Arts AMOCAT Arts Awards Overview
  • 2006 Barefoot Studios
  • 2007 Victory Music 2008 King's Books
  • 2009 Hilltop Artists
  • 2010 Fab-5
  • 2011 D.A.S.H. Center for the Arts
  • 2012 The Grand Cinema
  • 2013 Puget Sound Book Artists
  • 2014 Asia Pacific Cultural Center
  • 2015 Tacoma Public Library
  • 2016 Tacoma Youth Symphony Association
  • 2017 Monkeyshines

Arts Patron

  • 2004 Sound Transit Art Program
  • 2005 Pierce Transit
  • 2006 6th Avenue Business District
  • 2007 The Weekly Volcano
  • 2008 Hotel Murano
  • 2009 City Arts
  • 2010 Urban Grace Church
  • 2011 The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • 2012 Key Bank
  • 2013 Erivan and Helga Haub and family
  • 2014 ArtsFund
  • 2015 University of Washington Tacoma
  • 2016 Metro Parks Tacoma
  • 2017 Tacoma Housing Authority