Nominations Now Open for the 2018 Lawton Cultural Awards

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2018 Cultural Award Nomination Forms Now Online - Due Friday, November 2, 2018 by 5pm

The City of Lawton and the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council (LAHC) are accepting nominations for the 2018 Cultural Awards.  These awards honor artists, educators, citizens, and  businesses/organizations who have made a difference in our community. The awards will be given at the “2019 Arts for All” luncheon. The deadline is Friday, November 2, 2018.  Any individual or organization may submit nominations for the six categories. 


The six nominee categories are:

Roma Clift Montgomery Citizen* of the Arts

Roma Clift Montgomery Citizen* of the Humanities

Educator in the Arts

Educator in the Humanities

Business/Organization in the Arts & Humanities

Artist of the Year


The Arts include performing arts (e.g. music, theatre, & dance), creative writing (e.g. poetry, fiction, playwright, etc.), and the visual arts (e.g. sculpture, architecture, painting, film, documentary, etc.).


The Humanities include history; literature; languages; philosophy; linguistics; archeology; jurisprudence; ethics; comparative religions; historical or philosophical approaches in the social sciences; and the history, theory, and criticism of the arts; as well as knowledge of ethnic folkways.


We salute the 2017 Lawton Cultural Award recipients:

  • Janice and David Bear, 2017 Roma Clift Montgomery Citizen of the Arts
  • Juanita Pahdopony, 2017 Roma Clift Montgomery Citizen of the Humanities
  • David Fennema, Ph.D., 2017 Educator in the Humanities
  • Derek Griner, 2017 Educator in the Arts
  • Bobby Creeping Bear, 2017 Artist of the Year
  • EZ GO, 2017 Business in the Arts



Nomination forms are available at the Arts & Humanities Division located at the west entrance of McMahon Memorial Auditorium, 801 NW Ferris or visit For more information, contact the Arts & Humanities Division at 580-581-3470 or 581-3471.

* The first person to accept the award in 1971 was Mrs. Roma Clift Montgomery.  Her selfless acts in supporting the arts, humanities, artists, educators, and students are legendary.  The Citizen of the Arts and the Citizen of the Humanities awards have been renamed in her honor.



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