Heart of the Arts Awards2019-03-07T17:20:08+00:00

Heart of the Arts Chronology

BCAC honors individuals who have made significant impact on and contributions to the arts in Broome County. Originally an annual award, they are now given biennially.

Heart of the Arts Awards recognize recent contributions to the arts.

Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize long-term contributions to the arts.

2016

Presented on September 19, 2016 at the DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel

Timothy Perry headshot

Lifetime Achievment Award

Timothy Perry
Musician, conductor, composer, educator

Emily Jablon headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Emily Jablon
Mosaic artist

Peg Johnson headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Peg Johnson
Artist, muralist, community activist

Harold and Toby Jean Manker photo

Heart of the Arts Award

Harold & Toby Jean Manker
Museum founders, directors, programmers

Event Title Sponsor: IBM Corporation
Award Title Sponsors: Coughlin & Gerhart, Curcio Printing, Dorollo & Lyubov Nixon, Visions Federal Credit Union
VIP Reception Sponsor: SUNY Broome
Production Sponsor: White Knight Productions
Performing Artist Sponsor: Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Emerging Artist Sponsor: Jim Rollo State Farm®

2014

Presented on September 22, 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel

Al Hamme playing the saxophone headshot

Lifetime Achievment Award

Al Hamme
Woodwind Artist, Producer, Arranger and Composer

Judy Berry headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Judy Berry
Opera singer, director, educator

Joshua B Ludzki headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Joshua B. Ludzki
Promoter, web designer, photographer, videographer, event planner, co-founder of BingSpot.com

Gianna Putrino headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Gianna Putrino
Artist

Event Title Sponsor: IBM Corporation
Award Title Sponsors: Lost Dog Café, Jim Rollo State Farm®, Susan Kirkland
VIP Reception Sponsor: SUNY Broome
Supporting Sponsors: Chemung Canal Trust Company, Peoples Securit Trust Bank

2012

Presented on November 1, 2012 at the Broome County Arts Council’s gallery space

Terry Burke headshot

Lifetime Achievment Award

Terry Burke
Veteran Sound and Lighting Technician

Jan De Angelo headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Jan De Angelo
Multi-Dimensional Musician, Director and Choreographer

Julie Deemie headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Julie Deemie
President of Johnson City Partners and creator of “Carousel Days”

Ron Sall headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Ron Sall
Chairman of JulyFest and the Binghamton Jazz Festival & President of the Downtown Binghamton Business Association

2011

Presented on September 29, 2011 at the Forum Theatre Recital Hall

Lance G Hill headshot

Lifetime Achievment Award

Lance G. Hill
Concert Piano Tuner/Technician, Classical Music Broadcaster

Terry McDonald headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Terry McDonald
Executive Director, Roberson Museum & Science Center

Reed Smith headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Reed Smith
General Director, Tri-Cities Opera

Judy McMahon and Heidi Weeks headshots

Heart of the Arts Award

Judy McMahon & Heidi Weeks
Co-Founders, Southern Tier Actors Read

2010

Presented on October 8, 2010 at the Forum Theatre Recital Hall

Margaret S Crocker headshot

Lifetime Achievment Award

Margaret S. “Pokey” Crocker
Executive Director, The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier

William Carrol headshots

Heart of the Arts Award

William “Billy” Carrol
IATSE Local #54 Business Agent and Crew Chief

Lou Ligouri headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Lou Ligouri
Executive Director, Endicott Performing Arts Center

Pam Ondrusek headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Pam Ondrusek
President, SRO Productions III

2009

Presented on October 2, 2009 at the Forum Theatre Recital Hall

Bill Gorman headshot

Lifetime Achievment Award

Bill Gorman
Performer, Photographer, Advocate for the Arts

Tim Gleason headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Tim Gleason
Artistic Director, KNOW Theatre

Naima Kradjian headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Naima Kradjian
Executive Director, Goodwill Theatre, Inc.

Bill and Johanne Pesce headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Bill & Johanne Pesce
Co-founders, Windsor Whip Works Art Gallery

2008

Presented on October 8, 2008 at the Forum Theatre Recital Hall

Peyton Hibbitt headshot

Lifetime Achievment Award

Peyton Hibbitt
Co-founder & Artistic Director Emeritus of Tri-Cities Opera

Bruce Borton headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Bruce Borton
Director of Graduate Studies in Music, Binghamton University

Yvonne Lucia headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Yvonne Lucia
Artist, arts advocate & educator

Paul Stapel headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Paul Stapel
Former Executive Director, The ART Mission & Theatre, musician, impressario

2007

Presented on October 8, 2008 at the Forum Theatre Recital Hall

Armando Dellasanta headshot

Lifetime Achievment Award

Armando Dellasanta
Painter

Bill Nurse headshot

Lifetime Achievment Award

Bill Nurse
Lighting Technician

Andy Horowitz headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Andy Horowitz
President & Director, Galumpha International Touring Dance Company

Orazio Salati headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Orazio Salati
Painter, Arts Educator, Gallery owner

Stephen Wilson headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Stephen Wilson
Executive Director, Binghamton Philharmonic

2006

Presented on September 10, 2006 at the Forum Theatre

Anne Boyer Cotten headshot

Lifetime Achievment Award

Anne Boyer Cotten
Founder/director of the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton; designer; arts educator, singer, dancer, ”Renaissance Woman”

Dick and Noni Smith headshots

Lifetime Achievment Award

Dick & Noni Smith
Cider Mill Playhouse founding members; beloved director, husband & wife acting team. “The Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontaine of Greater Binghamton Theatre”.

Don DeMauro headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Don DeMauro
Director of Spool MFG Contemporary Art Space and Binghamton University Professor of Studio Arts.

Patrick Foti headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Patrick Foti
Founding Artistic Director of Endicott Performing Arts Center.

Larry Kassan headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Larry Kassan
Technical Director, Founding Director of the Rod Serling Video Festival, and Director of Special Projects for the Binghamton City School District

2005

Presented on Sunday, October 2, 2005 at The Forum Theatre

Albert Nocciolino headshot

Lifetime Achievment Award

Albert Nocciolino
President, NAC Enterprises, Ltd./The Broadway Theatre League; Tony-Award winning Broadway and touring show producer, local arts advocate, Binghamton native.

Marcella Marcy Swartz headshot

Lifetime Achievment Award

Marcella (Marcy) Swartz
Arts educator, Board of Directors, Vice Chair – Education, Roberson Museum & Science Center; Board of Directors, The Art Mission; Founding Member, Board of Directors, The Discovery Center; Founding Director, Binghamton Imagination Celebration

Sherry Eaton headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Sherry Eaton
President, Gorgeous Washington Street Associatio

Jose Luis Novo headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Jose Luis Novo
Music Director and Conductor, Binghamton Philharmonic

Ellen Kodadek headshot

Heart of the Arts Award

Ellen Kodadek
CEO, Southern Tier Celebrates

2004

Presented in 2004 at the Broome County Arts Council

John Bielenberg headshot

Inaugural Heart of the Arts Award

John Bielenberg

Ted Whipple headshot

Inaugural Heart of the Arts Award

T.W. (Ted) Whipple

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Inaugural Heart of the Arts Award

Irene Kanazawich