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Arts commission seeks SMart nominations

The city of San Marcos Arts Commission is looking for nominations of artists, arts and cultural organizations, community members and businesses, students and friends of the City who have contributed substantially to the cultural and artistic life of the community for the 2013 SMArt Award.

The purpose of the award is to encourage and recognize outstanding support and enhancement of the arts and cultural life of San Marcos, to recognize the important contributions of artists and arts organizations to the quality of life and economic vitality of the community and to encourage volunteerism and business participation with local arts organizations.

Last year, the Commission recognized Dr. Arlis Hiebert, Linda Kelsey-Jones, and Ofelia Vasquez-Philo as the first recipients of the SMArt Award. A celebration in their honor was held during a reception at the LBJ Museum of San Marcos.

Criteria for selection includes:

Providing an art form for public enjoyment or participation

Expanding opportunities for artists to create, show or perform their work

Strengthening the role of the arts, encouraging learning in the arts and/or promoted continuing arts education programs

Broadening public awareness of the availability, excellence, and diversity of the arts in the community

Any achievement that has contributed to the development of community participation in and awareness of the arts in San Marcos

Nomination forms are available online at or in person at the Grant Harris Building, 401 E. Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 78666. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Lisa Morris, Recreation Programs Manager at o SMPARD at (512) 393-8400.

San Marcos Record

P.O. Box 1109
San Marcos, Tx 78666
Phone: 512-392-2458
Fax: 512-392-6483