Nominations Now Open for the 2019 Lawton Cultural Awards

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2019 Cultural Award Nomination Forms Now Being Accepted

Due Friday, November 1, 2019 by 5pm

The City of Lawton and the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council (LAHC) are accepting nominations for the 2019 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 “2020 Arts for All” luncheon. The deadline is Friday, November 1, 2019. 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 2018 Lawton Cultural Award recipients:

Alberto F. Rivas, 2018 Roma Clift Montgomery Citizen of the Arts

Marla Nauni, 2018 Roma Clift Montgomery Citizen of the Humanities

Leslie Brennan, 2018 Educator in the Arts**

Shailah Red Elk, 2018 Artist of the Year

Arvest Bank, 2018 Business in the Arts & Humanities

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.

**Unfortunately, no nominations were received for Educator in the Humanities.


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