DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR COUNTY EXEC AWARDS

The deadline for nominations for the 2013 County Executive Arts Awards has been extended to July 31, 2013. County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef, in partnership with the Arts Council of Rockland (ACOR), is seeking nominations from the County’s arts community and the public for the 24th Annual County Executive Arts Awards, which will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at the Cultural Arts Center at Rockland Community College. Tickets to this year’s County Executive Arts Awards are free of charge to nominees, nominators and the public. Reservations are required to attend the event and can be made via email to info@rocktourism.com or to info@artscouncilofrockland.org.

This year’s awards ceremony will open the nomination process to all arts organizations and members of the Rockland County arts community, Vanderhoef said. Nominations for the County Executive Arts Awards and the Ars Longa Award will be accepted via email to info@artscouncilofrockland.org until July 31, 2013. A panel consisting of ACOR Board of Directors and other members of the Rockland County arts community will select winners from six categories, including Arts Educator, Literary Artist, Performing Artist, Visual Artist, Arts Organization and Patron of the Arts. The County Executive will choose the Ars Longa honoree.

Nomination forms may be downloaded at www.rocklandgov.com at “Popular Searches” or at www.artscouncilofrockland.org. For more information, please call Rockland County Tourism & Local Development Coordinator CJ Miller at 845-708-7300 or ACOR Executive Director Janey Tannenbaum at 845-947-3660. Sponsors of the 24th Annual County Executive Arts Awards include Orange & Rockland Utilities, News 12 and the New York State Department of Economic Development’s I Love NY program.