Ewing Arts Awards

The Keene Sentinel and Arts Alive! partner to celebrate the diversity and excellence of artists in the Monadnock region. The mission of this event is to bring focus and attention to the myriad artists in this region. We have awarded over 30 visual and performing artists and creative businesses.  

“We could not have hoped for a better outcome. It is an honor to showcase the treasures of this region’s creative community." - Terry Williams, President, Keene Sentinel

These awards seek to recognize excellence in the creative community, and to acknowledge how these artists give back to their communities and their professions through their work. Winners are profiled in a special glossy magazine that is published each summer. The evening prior to the publication's release, The Keene Sentinel and Arts Alive! will host a reception for the recipients to showcase their work at Redfern Arts Center on the campus of Keene State College.

2017 Ewing Arts Award Winners Announced

Judges recently selected 16 winners in the 2017 Ruth and James Ewing Arts Awards, and, for the first time, announced a special award for long and meritorious service to the arts.

The renowned theatrical group Peterborough Players will receive this year's special honor.

Judges selected winners in three categories — the visual arts, the performing arts and presenters of the arts.

Visual arts winners are:

John Roberts of Keene

Maggie Cahoon of Marlow

Jan Dolan of Peterborough

Numael Pulido of Hancock

John Traynor of Swanzey

Sam Jaffe of Marlborough

Patricia Wright of Peterborough

Charles Sheaff of North Swanzey

Koo Schadler of Alstead

Carmela Azzaro of Keene

Performing artist winners were:

Matthew Leese of Keene

Stuart Fuchs of Keene

Nicholas DeNucci of Westmoreland

In the Presenter of the Arts category, which recognizes those individuals or institutions who make the arts available to the public, the winners were:

The Walden School of Dublin

The Historical Society of Cheshire County and artist Alicia Drakiotes of Marlborough (combined award)

Judging this year’s Ewing Awards were Jessica Gelter, executive director of Arts Alive!; Brian Wallace, director for the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College; and previous Ewing Arts winners Richard Whitney (2015), Sandy Sherman (2016), Erika Radich (2016), Soosen Dunholter (2016), Rostislav Eismont (2016) and Leonard Matczynski, executive/artistic director, Apple Hill String Quartet (2015).


2015 & 2016 Ewing Arts Awards Recipients

Chamber Singers of Keene

Chamber Singers of Keene

Richard Whitney

Richard Whitney

Gill Truslow

Gill Truslow

Jeanne Thieme

Jeanne Thieme

Lee Dunholter

Lee Dunholter

Apple Hill String Quartet

Apple Hill String Quartet

Peter Roos

Peter Roos

Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell

MoCo Arts

MoCo Arts

Deborah Lloyd Kaufman

Deborah Lloyd Kaufman

Rosti Eismont

Rosti Eismont

Student Award 2015: Annika Kristiansen

Student Award 2015: Annika Kristiansen

Craig Stockwell

Craig Stockwell

Sandy Sherman

Sandy Sherman

Jeffrey Newcomber

Jeffrey Newcomber

Animaterra

Animaterra

Soosen Dunholter

Soosen Dunholter

Frank Wallace

Frank Wallace

Scott Mullett

Scott Mullett

The Colonial Theatre

The Colonial Theatre

Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy

ArtWalk & Karen Lyle

ArtWalk & Karen Lyle

Dan Scully

Dan Scully

Lawrence Seigel

Lawrence Seigel

Mariposa Museum

Mariposa Museum

New Hampshire Dance Institute

New Hampshire Dance Institute

Erika Radich

Erika Radich

Christine Destremps

Christine Destremps

Jose Lezcano

Jose Lezcano

Cassandra Tobey

Cassandra Tobey