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About the

GOVERNOR'S ARTS

Awards

THE GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS

Established in 1974 by then-Gov. Bruce King and First Lady Alice King, the Governor’s Arts Awards celebrate the role that artists, craftspeople, and arts supporters play in the economic and cultural life of New Mexico. Throughout its existence, a diverse and prestigious list of painters, weavers, sculptors, dancers, musicians, storytellers, poets, actors, playwrights, and potters have been honored. Since 1974, more than 300 artists and arts supporters have received this coveted award. The awards are a collaboration of New Mexico Arts, the New Mexico Arts Commission, the New Mexico Arts Foundation, and other partners.

Timeline

August through March – Nominations sought
June – Public announcement of awardees
November – Award events

For More Information

Click here for information on the nomination process, the public exhibit of recipients at the Governor’s Gallery, or a list of previous winners.