|The City of Chula Vista is accepting nominations for the 2011 Gayle McCandliss Art Awards, now through April 8. Given annually to adults, graduating seniors and community organizations that have supported the arts in Chula Vista, the fund is named after former Mayor Gayle McCandliss, who was a strong supporter of the arts.
Student award nominations for any graduating senior who resides in the City of Chula Vista, may be submitted by high school teachers, administrators or counselors. Nominations of organizations and individuals may be submitted by any resident of Chula Vista.
Categories include the “Rising Star” award for high school seniors from dance, theater, music, media, visual and literary arts. The “Bravo” award recognizes those who have helped build community pride and art appreciation, and the “Literary” award honors those whose works have helped build better community understanding of the literary arts.
The McCandliss Art Awards will be presented at a future City Council meeting. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 8 at the Civic Center Branch Library, 365 F Street. Nomination forms are available here.