On April 11, 2019, ArtsWestchester honored seven individuals and organizations for their creativity, leadership and support of the arts in Westchester County during the Arts Award luncheon at the Hilton, Westchester in Rye Brook.


The Arts Award has been presented since 1976 to recognize individuals and organizations whose vision, commitment and leadership have enriched the cultural life of Westchester, its communities and its citizens.

WALK-INS WELCOME (limited seating)

Ann Fabrizio
914.428.4220, ext. 326
[email protected]

2019 Arts Award Honorees

For Bios of this year’s Honorees click here.

Victoria “Vickie” Morris

A Committed and Selfless
Supporter of the Arts

Emily & Eugene Grant Arts Patron Award

John Shearer

Renowned Artist
Capturing Defining Moments
Artist Award

PJS Jazz Society, Inc.

Dedicated to Keeping America’s Classic Jazz Alive
Cultural Organization Award

Photo by John Shearer | Muhammed Ali | Courtesy of Neuberger Museum
Photo by John Shearer | Muhammed Ali | Courtesy of Neuberger Museum
Houston Person | Courtesy of PJS Jazz Society
Houston Person | Courtesy of PJS Jazz Society

Pro Bono Partnership

21 Years of Serving Non-Profits in the Community
Community Award

Professor Maria Luskay

Inspiring Students Through Film
Sophia Abeles
Education Award

Rehabilitation Through the Arts

Rehabilitating Individuals in the Correctional System
Community Award

David Rocco

2019 Lawrence Salley
Photography Award

photo by David Rocco
photo by David Rocco

ArtsWestchester thanks our generous sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors

Media Sponsor



Katherine Moore
Victoria Morris
Yvonne Pollack



Froma & Andrew Benerofe
The Galleria at White Plains
Ellen & Bob Grimes
Betty Himmel
Historic Hudson Valley
Hudson Valley Writers Center
Jandon Foundation
The Journal News
The Maddalena Group
Linda Nordberg
PJS Jazz Society, Inc.
Nataly & Toby Ritter
Saber Real Estate Advisors, LLC
Hannah & Walter Shmerler
Thompson & Bender
Jacqueline & Arthur Walker
Wells Fargo
Lucille Werlinich
The Westchester Bank
Judith & Roger Widmann

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ArtsWestchester thanks these participating boutique vendors:
Custom Candle Company ~ Jennifer Hoertz Millinery ~ KJ Designs
Loola Doola Boutique ~ Maple & Beech Cosmetics ~ Mateo Mattia
Pinky of Greenwich ~ RedGinji Jewelry ~ Unique Beaded Jewelry by Nancy

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