Piedmont Council for the Arts is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Rising Star Awards. All high school arts teachers are encouraged to be part of the process. Each school may nominate 1, 2, or 3 students, as calculated by total enrollment size of the school. Awardees should exhibit not only exceptional talent in the arts, but also dedication, leadership, innovation, and a collaborative spirit. Nominations are due by Monday, May 27, 2013. To learn more about the guidelines and nomination process, please email Sarah Lawson.
Each autumn for the past 16 years, PCA’s Arthur C. Greene Rising Star Award has celebrated high school students who excel in the arts. Winners of this award are high school juniors and seniors selected by their teachers for their outstanding talent and promise in the arts. Arthur C. Greene was an actor, director, and Professor of Drama at the University of Virginia from 1960-1992. He devoted a large part of his life to encouraging the talents of young people, and the awards were so named in his honor.
PCA hosts an award ceremony and month-long exhibition honoring the Rising Stars at the CitySpace Gallery. To view a scaled PDF of the 2011 exhibition, click here. The 2012 Rising Star Awards Celebration & Exhibition Opening will take place at CitySpace on Friday, October 5th from 5:00-7:00pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. More details can be found here.
In 2012, teachers nominated seventeen students from eight area high schools for the Rising Star Award. Together, the students demonstrate excellence in the arts and represent the continued growth and vibrant future of the local arts community.
The 2012 Rising Star Award recipients are:
Rachel Baltes, The Covenant School