Showcasing the Arts

Governor's Awards in the Arts:
Past Recipients

Milner

  • Governor Julian Carroll
  • Moritz Bomhard
  • Jon Jory
  • James Still
  • Wendell Cherry
  • Harriet Simpson-Arnow
  • Jean Ritchie
  • Anna L. Huddleston
  • Barry Bingham Sr.
  • Wendell E. Berry
  • Robert Penn Warren
  • Jesse Stuart
  • Harlowe Dean
  • Rude Osolnik
  • Lucille Little
  • Sherry Jelsma
  • Marilyn Moosnick
  • Alun Jones
  • Robert Bruce French
  • Roy P. Peterson
  • Crit Luallen
  • Donna S. Hall
  • Bill & Josephine D'Amato Richardson
  • David A. Jones
  • Glema Mahr
  • J. Alexander Speer
  • Owsley Brown II
  • Jerry E. Baker
  • Al Shands
  • Adalin Wichman
  • William G. Francis
  • Oakley and Eva Farris
  • Judith Jennings
  • Al Smith
  • Chester and Msiba Ann Grundy
  • Ruthie Bale
  • Cornelia Dozier Cooper
  • Michael Johnathon

Artist

  • Harlan Hubbard
  • Robert S. Whitney
  • Alma Lesch
  • Helen Starr
  • Barney Bright
  • Ray Fry
  • Adale O'Brien
  • Paul Owen
  • John Tuska
  • Warren Hammack
  • Ed Hamilton
  • Minnie Adkins
  • David Livingston
  • George Zack
  • Lee Sexton
  • Melvin Dickinson
  • Moses Goldberg
  • Arturo Alonzo Sandoval
  • Elizabeth Hartwell
  • Jay Flippin
  • LaVon Van Williams Jr.
  • Vince DiMartino
  • Chilton Price
  • Stephen Rolfe Powell
  • Kenneth F. von Roenn Jr.
  • Gray Zeitz
  • Laura Ross
  • Larnelle Harris
  • Linda Pigman Fifield
  • Guy Gerard Kemper
  • Roger Wilford Cooper
  • Tim Hall
  • Silas House

Business

  • Brown-Forman Corporation
  • South Central Bell
  • Ashland Oil Inc.
  • Philip Morris USA
  • Humana Inc.
  • Texas Gas Transmission
  • Martin County Coal Corporation
  • Liberty National Bank
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing
  • Trans Financial Inc.
  • Charlie Johnson/Active Transportation
  • The Commercial Bank of Grayson
  • William & Meredith Schroeder
  • Bank of Louisville
  • Peoples Bank of Madison County
  • J. W. Kinzer Drilling Company
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Community Trust Bank
  • Julius Friedman
  • Artique
  • Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Healthcare
  • John Timmons/ear X-tacy
  • Liquor Barn
  • Hilliard Lyons
  • Alltech
  • UK HealthCare Arts in HealthCare Program
  • 21c Museum Hotel
  • Lexington Center/Rupp Arena
  • Technical Services Staff
  • Big Ass Solutions
  • Owensboro Health
  • The Kroger Company
  • First Southern National Bank
  • Tidball's

Community Arts

  • Elmer Lucille Allen
  • Wayne Smith
  • Mary Yeiser/Paducah Art Guild
  • Bowling Green-Warren County Arts Commission
  • G. Caliman Coxe
  • Emily Wolfson
  • Ft. Knox Alumni Performing Arts Center
  • Donna Bradley-Morton
  • Morehead-Rowan County Arts Foundation
  • William T. and Judith Austin
  • Elizabeth Paxton
  • Fohs Hall Community Arts Foundation
  • Dorothy Brockman
  • John Edmonds/UPPRE Inc.
  • Tom Sternal
  • Appalshop
  • Jenny Wiley Theatre
  • Ashland Area Art Gallery
  • Princeton Art Guild
  • Cumberland County Arts Council
  • The Living Arts & Science Center
  • Roots & Heritage Festival
  • Billie Jean Osborne
  • Kenneth H. Clay
  • Paramount Arts Center
  • Saundra Kilijian
  • Master Musician Festival
  • Covington Community Center
  • Jarrett Boyd
  • Louisville Central Community Centers
  • Montgomery County Council for the Arts
  • Nana Yaa Asantewaa
  • Singletary Center for the Arts
  • The Baker-Hunt Foundation
  • Kentucky Book Fair
  • Kentucky Repertory Theatre at Horse Cave
  • Janice Mason Art Museum
  • Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild
  • The National Quilt Museum
  • Latitude Artist Community
  • International Bluegrass Music Museum
  • Market House Theatre of Paducah
  • Creative Diversity Studio
  • Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts
  • Valera Brooks
  • Artists Collaborative Theatre

Education

  • Henrietta Roush Scott
  • Water Tower Arts Assoc.
  • Hindman Settlement School/Mike Mullins
  • Lila Davis Bellando
  • Kentucky Educational Television
  • Norma E. Brown
  • Christian County Schools
  • Mildred Berkey
  • Hancock County Schools
  • Westport Middle School
  • Jean Green
  • Bige Towery Sr.
  • Ballard High School
  • Judy Sizemore
  • VSA arts of Kentucky
  • Dr. Diane Roketenetz/James E. Biggs
  • Early Childhood Education Center
  • Daviess County Public Schools
  • Nancy Carpenter
  • Collaborative for Teaching & Learning
  • Diane Downs
  • Deborah M. Shannon
  • Vernell Bennett
  • Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
  • The Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center
  • Hazel Carver
  • The Russell Orchestra
  • Julie Ann White
  • Harry Pickens
  • Melanie Wood
  • School for the Creative and Performing Arts
  • Christina Hartke Towell
  • Lexington Children's Theatre
  • Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
  • Nathan Link
  • Miles Osland
  • RiverPark Center Inc.
  • CKYO MusicWorks
  • Paducah Symphony Orchestra

Folk Heritage

  • Eddie Pennington
  • J. D. Crowe
  • Lynwood Montell
  • Lestel Childress
  • John Harrod
  • Marvin Finn
  • Lewis Lamb & Donna Lamb
  • Cowan Community Action Group
  • Kentucky Folk Art Center
  • Loyal Jones
  • Helen LaFrance Orr
  • Leona Waddell
  • Edward White
  • Robert Gates
  • Willie D. Rascoe
  • Hindman Dulcimer Project
  • Jennifer Zurick
  • George Beard
  • Shelly Zegart

Government

  • Senator David Karem
  • Mayor Scotty Baesler
  • Representative Jody Richards
  • Congressman Romano Mazzoli
  • Representative Harry Moberly
  • Sue Larison
  • Louisville Regional Airport Authority
  • Senator Wendell Ford
  • Mammoth Cave National Park
  • Mayor Pam Miller
  • Secretary Ann R. Latta
  • Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship & Technology
  • City of Paducah Artist Relocation Program
  • City of Berea
  • Hindman/Knott County Community Development Initiative
  • Governor's School for the Arts
  • Pike County Extension for Fine Arts
  • City of Covington
  • City of Maysville
  • Mountain Arts Center
  • Congresswoman Louise Slaughter
  • Congressman John Yarmuth
  • Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
  • City of Danville
  • Paducah Convention Visitors Bureau
  • Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Lexington Parks & Recreation
  • City of Greenville
  • City of Somerset

Media

  • Barry Bernson
  • Cass Irvin
  • William Mootz
  • Jane S. Blake
  • WYMT-TV (Hazard)
  • WKMS Radio (Murray)
  • WEKU/WEKH Radio (Richmond)
  • Lexington Herald-Leader
  • Kentucky Educational Television
  • Public Radio Service of Western Kentucky University
  • WHAS-TV (Louisville)
  • Byron Crawford
  • Nick Lawrence
  • Arts Across Kentucky
  • The Lane Report
  • Business First of Louisville
  • WTCR Radio (Ashland)
  • Kentucky Monthly
  • Morehead State Public Radio
  • Charlie Hughes
  • Rich Copley
  • Erika Brady
  • Jeffrey Lee Puckett
  • Tom Eblen
  • Constance Alexander
  • Dave Shuffett
  • Paducah Life Magazine
  • Mountain Workshops
  • Bluegrass & Backroads
  • alDia en América

National

  • George C. Wolfe
  • Marsha Norman
  • Marvin & Morgan Smith
  • Rosemary Clooney
  • Christine Johnson Smith
  • Joe Downing
  • Sam Gilliam
  • Barbara Kingsolver
  • John Henry
  • The Judd Family - Naomi, Wynonna & Ashley
  • Ricky Skaggs
  • The Everly Brothers
  • Patricia Neal
  • Suzan-Lori Parks
  • George Clooney
  • Annie Potts
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Bobbie Ann Mason
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Sam Bush
  • Wendy Whelan
  • jahi chikwendiu
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Tom T. Hall

Emerging Artist Award

  • Jordan Smith

Organization

  • Louisville Visual Art Association

Pioneer

  • Eben Henson
  • Arthur Harvey
  • Phyllis George
  • Fund for the Arts

Special Recognition

  • Harry Caudill

Youth Artist Award

  • Adrian Partridge