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about the awards

The Otto F. Dingeldein Award, set up in 1975, was established to honor living individuals whose artistic achievements have made considerable impact on the cultural enrichment of this community. The award can be given to artists, non-artists, or to organizations.

The Friend of the Arts Award, established in 2002, is one of the highest honors the Arts Council can bestow upon an individual, or organization, within the community. Nominees are involved with the Arts Council in a capacity that helps our organization achieve its goals for programming and outreach. This assistance can be delivered either through the nominee's service as a volunteer, or through donations of funds or goods.

Recipients of these prestigious awards will be named at the Dingeldein Gala, which will be held on Friday, February 17th. The Dingeldein Gala will take place at the Cape Country Club.

                                                      past winners of the Otto F. Dingeldein Award
1975 - Otto F. Dingeldein
1991 - Carol Berry Horst
 2004 - Drs. Robert and Ann Gifford
1976 - Marjorie Suedekum  1992 - Don & Beverly Strohmeyer
 2005 - Mr. Narvol Randol Jr. &
              Herb Wickham
1977 - Jake Wells
 1993 - Bill & Jan Chamberlain
 2006 - William Shivelbine
1978 - Dr. Dan B. Cotner
 1994 - Nick Leist
 2007 - Vicki Outman
 1980 - Aileen Lorberg
 1995 - John H. Wiseman
 2008 - Dodie Eisenhauer
 1981 - Jack & Betty Palsgrove
 1996 - Bill Needle
 2009 - Mike Dumey
 1983 - Wendy Rust
 1997 - Ann Abbott
 2011 - Linda Buis
 1985 - Ruth Knote
 1998 - Freck Shivelbine
 2012 - Dr. John Shelton
 1986 - Grant Lund & James V. Parker
 1999 - Dr. Edwin Smith
 2013 - Don Greenwood
 1987 - Mary Ann Gudermuth
 2001 - Dr. Gary L. Miller
 2014 - Brenda Seyer
 1988 - Dr. Frances Crowley
 2002 - Dr. Jean & Nona Nan Chapman
 2015 - Judy Barks-Westrich
 1990 - Judith Crow
 2003 - Craig Thomas
 2016- Chris Wubbena

past winners of the Friend of the Arts Award


2002 - Sam Blackwell
2009 - Utahna Hancock
2003 - Ron Pilz
2011 - Red Letter Communications& Lori Ann Kinder
2004 - Jeff Maguire (Posthumously)
2012 - Chris Edmonds/Staff - Element 74
2005 - Southeast Missouri Hospital
2013 - Major Brands
2006 - Southeast Missourian
2014 - 573 Magazine
2007 -  Jerry Ford 2015 - Jeanie Eddleman
2008- Richard Webb   2016- Sue Burton Cole