In 2018, I was honored with the award for Individual Artistic Excellence by my hometown Arts Commission. Every year the Skokie Fine Arts Commission awards the Award for Artistic Excellence to a Skokie resident who has contributed to the visual, performing, musical or literary arts.
Award judging criteria include:
- Visibility in the Skokie community
- Scope of artistic talents
- Breadth of impact – number of people reached
- Recognition and awards the artist has in Skokie and the entire region received
- Demonstration of artistic excellence
All Artistic Excellence Award recipients received a plaque and enjoyed a reception that was hosted by the Fine Arts Commission in their honor. Additionally, their names were added to a perpetual plaque that is permanently on display at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie.