Nominations for the 2017 Lloyd Schoeneman Community Impact Awards will be open in late summer. Recipients will be announced at Quad City Arts’ Annual Meeting, which usually takes place in early October of each year.
Oustanding Artist: An individual artist who has made a significant contribution to the arts community in the Quad Cities. Outstanding Artists may be selected as the result of a lifetime of quality artwork, or as an up-and-coming artist.
Arts Educator: An individual who has made contributions to the arts community through arts education; available to teachers within a school system, in after-school programs, or in a community setting.
Arts Supporter (Individual): An individual who is a role model for long-term and exemplary support of the Quad Cities arts and cultural community because of his or her significant contributions of time, expertise, dedication, and/or financial resources.
Arts Supporter (Business): A business that has offered significant creative, innovative, technical, and/or financial support to one or more artists and/or arts organizations in the Quad Cities throughout the past year.
Lloyd Schoeneman (1951-2001) began his career with Quad City Arts Council in 1978. He worked tirelessly for the organization and was a driving force for art and artists in our community. In his memory, Quad City Arts recognizes exceptional leaders in the arts community.
2016 Arts Educator: Dr. Arthur Tate
2016 Outstanding Artist (Visual): Patricia Bereskin
2016 Outstanding Artist (Performing): Aaron Randolph III
2017 Arts Supporter (Business): Bill’s Moving and Storage, Becky Schneider
2017 Arts Supporter (Individual): Lora Adams
2015 Emerging Artist: Tyson Danner is the founder and producing artistic director for the QC Theatre Workshop and the managing director at Davenport Junior Theatre. The QCTW introduced the “pay what it’s worth” system to the Quad City community, making it possible for anyone to attend theatre, no matter their financial circumstance.
2015 Established Artist: Ryan Collins is executive director of the Midwest Writing Center; founder, curator, and presenter of the nationally-known SPECTRA series for poetry; and a published poet and artistic collaborator. He recently released his first full-length collection of poetry, A New American Field Guide & Songbook with H_NGM_N BKS.
2015 Arts Educator: Clint Balsar has taught visual art for more than twenty years, most recently as the first instructor of Communication and Media Arts at the Creative arts Academy of the Quad Cities. Balsar is also a professional photographer, holds advanced degrees in teaching and technology, and is an Adobe Certified Expert.
2015 Arts Supporter (Individual): Rochelle Murray has dedicated more than 45 years to supporting literary arts, both as a working professional and a volunteer. She has worked with the Davenport Public Library, radio and news stations, and the Midwest Writing Center, coordinating multiple efforts to support writers and connect them to the Quad City community.
2015 Arts Supporter (Business): Genesis Health System directly supports arts programs and organizations through charitable support and through special projects such as: commissioning an on-site installation by local artists, robot tours of the Figge Art Museum for patients, music therapy for patients.
2014 Emerging Artist: Jessica Sheridan
2014 Established Artist: Joel Ryser
2014 Arts Educator: Colleen Tomlinson
2014 Arts Supporters (Individuals): Joel and Diane Franken
2014 Arts Supporters (Business): John Deere