Come to the presentation of awards and public reception:
Tuesday, October 27th at 10:30 am
Mendocino County Board of Supervisors Meeting
County Administration Building, 501 Low Gap Road, Ukiah
The Arts Council will host a public reception in Conference Room B, nearby the Board of Supervisors chambers, immediately following the awards presentation. Please join the Arts Council on October 27th in recognizing the contributions of these exceptional individuals and organizations!
Willits artist, musician, and educator Ann Maglinte is being honored
for her artistic excellence in painting, drawing, and sculpture, her
tireless promotion of the arts countywide, her service as a teacher,
and her leadership and collaboration with others in creating the First
Fridays Art Walk in Ukiah. Ann has taught art privately as well as in
local charter and public schools. She has served in two schools (La
Vida Charter School and Sherwood School) as an artist-in-residence. She
is a recipient of multiple grants including a California Arts Council
grant to teach history through the arts, and a Get Art in the Schools
Program (GASP) grant to present arts programming in Mendocino County
public schools. Ann is co-owner and art designer for the business
Midnight Moon, which she and her husband started in 1975. She is a
founding member of the Ukiah Art Center/Corner Gallery, as well as a
member of the Northcoast Artists Gallery in Fort Bragg. She is also a
new commissioner for the Willits Art Commission (Willits Center for the
Arts). Ann is being honored for her work as an artist and performer and
for her contribution to the community through teaching, exhibiting her
own work and the work of others, and through her activism promoting the
The Mendocino County Art Champion awards are annually presented in October to coincide with National Arts and Humanities Month. National Arts and Humanities Month is a coast-to-coast collective celebration of culture in America, dedicated to giving millions of Americans the opportunity to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives and encourage them to begin a lifelong habit of active participation. To learn more about National Arts and Humanities Month, visit the website for Americans for the Arts at or the website for the California Arts Council .
Other recipients of the award are: Helen Klembeck in the category of Individual Patron; Harvest Market in the category of Business; and Dana Gray Elementary School in the category of Education. Nominations for the Art Champion awards were received from members of the community and the winners were selected by the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Mendocino County.
For more information on the awards, click here or call (707) 961-5449.