Heart of the Arts Chronology

BCAC honors individuals who have made significant impact on and contributions to the arts in Broome County. Originally an annual award, they are now given biennially.

Heart of the Arts Awards recognize recent contributions to the arts.

Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize long-term contributions to the arts.

Presented on September 19, 201 at the DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel

2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

Tim Perry sm Timothy Perry
Musician, conductor, composer, educator

2016 Heart of the Arts Awards

Photo by Stephen Appel Photography Emily Jablon
Mosaic artist
Peg Johnston 1 Peg Johnston
Artist, muralist, community activist
Harold and Toby Jean Manker Harold & Toby Jean Manker
Museum founders, directors, programmers

Event Title Sponsor:
IBM Corporation

Award Title Sponsor:
Coughlin & Gerhart
Curcio Printing
Dorollo & Lyubov Nixon
Visions Federal Credit Union

VIP Reception Sponsor
SUNY Broome

Production Sponsor:
White Knight Productions
Performing Artist Sponsor:
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Emerging Artists Sponsor:
Jim Rollo State Farm®


Presented on September 22, 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award

Al Hamme HOTA Al Hamme
Woodwind Artist, Producer, Arranger and Composer

2014 Heart of the Arts Awards

HOTA JUDY BERRY Judy Berry
Opera singer, director, educator
HOTA Joshua B Joshua B. Ludzki
Promoter, web designer, photographer, videographer, event planner, co-founder of BingSpot.com

Frederick R. Xlander Emerging Artist Award

Gianna Putrino HOTA Gianna Putrino
Artist

Event Title Sponsor:
IBM Corporation

Award Title Sponsor:
Lost Dog Café
Jim Rollo State Farm®
Susan Kirkland

VIP Reception Sponsor
SUNY Broome

Supporting Sponsors:
Chemung Canal Trust
Peoples Security Trust Bank


Presented on November 1, 2012 at the Broome County Arts Council’s gallery space

2012 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Terry Burke
Veteran Sound and Lighting Technician
Jan De Angelo
Multi-Dimensional Musician, Director and Choreographer

2012 Heart of the Arts Awards

Julie Deemie President of Johnson City Partners and creator of “Carousel Days” Ron Sall
Chairman of JulyFest and the Binghamton Jazz Festival & President of the Downtown Binghamton Business Association

Title Sponsors:
Frederick R. Xlander Law Offices
IBM Corporation
Jennings Environmental Management, Inc.
Lost Dog Café

Event Sponsor:
Taylor Rental of Binghamton


Presented on  September 29, 2011 at the Forum Theatre Recital Hall

2011 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Lance G. Hill Lance G. Hill
Concert Piano Tuner/Technician, Classical Music Broadcaster

2011 Heart of the Arts Awards

Terry McDonald Terry McDonald
Executive Director, Roberson Museum & Science Center
Reed Smith Reed Smith
General Director, Tri-Cities Opera
Judy McMahonHeidi Weeks  

Judy McMahon & Heidi Weeks, Co-Founders, Southern Tier Actors Read

Title Sponsors:
Frederick R. Xlander Law Offices
IBM Corporation
Jennings Environmental Management, Inc.


Presented on October 8, 2010 at the Forum Theatre Recital Hall

2010 Lifetime Achievement Award

Pokey Crocker Margaret S. “Pokey” Crocker
Executive Director, The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier

2010 Heart of the Arts Awards

William Carroll1 William “Billy” Carroll
IATSE Local #54 Business Agent and Crew Chief
Lou Ligouri Lou Ligouri
Executive Director, Endicott Performing Arts Center
 

Pam Ondrusek

 

Pam Ondrusek President, SRO Productions III

Title Sponsors:
Coughlin & Gerhart LLP
Frederick R. Xlander Law Offices
IBM Corporation
Jennings Environmental Management, Inc.

Event Sponsor:
Broome Community College


Presented on October 2, 2009 at the Forum Theatre Recital Hall

2009 Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill Gorman
Performer, Photographer, Advocate for the Arts

2009 Heart of the Arts Awards

Tim Gleason
Artistic Director, KNOW Theatre
Naima Kradjian Executive Director, Goodwill Theatre, Inc.
 

Bill & Johanne Pesce Co-founders, Windsor Whip Works Art Gallery

Title Sponsors:
Coughlin & Gerhart LLP
Frederick R. Xlander Law Offices
IBM Corporation
Jennings Environmental Management, Inc.


Presented on October 8, 2008 at the Forum Theatre Recital Hall

2008 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Peyton Hibbitt
Co-founder & Artistic Director Emeritus of Tri-Cities Opera

2008 Heart of the Arts Awards

Bruce Borton
Director of Graduate Studies in Music, Binghamton University
Yvonne Lucia
Artist, arts advocate & educator
 

Paul Stapel
Former Executive Director, The ART Mission & Theatre, musician, impressario

Title Sponsors:
Coughlin & Gerhart LLP
Frederick R. Xlander Law Offices
IBM Corporation


Presented on October 7, 2007 at the Forum Theatre

2007 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Armando Dellasanta
Painter
Bill Nurse
Lighting Technician

2007 Heart of the Arts Awards

Andy Horowitz
President & Director, Galumpha International Touring Dance Company
Orazio Salati
Painter, Arts Educator, Gallery owner
Stephen Wilson
Executive Director, Binghamton Philharmonic

Lifetime Achievement Award Sponsors
Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P
Sentry Alarms

Award Sponsors
IBM Corporation
Frederick R. Xlander Law Offices


Presented on September 10, 2006 at the Forum Theatre

2006 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Anne Boyer Cotten
founder/director of the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton; designer; arts educator, singer, dancer, ”Renaissance Woman”
 

 

Dick & Noni Smith
Cider Mill Playhouse founding members; beloved director, husband & wife acting team. “The Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontaine of Greater Binghamton Theatre”.

2006 Heart of the Arts Awards

Don DeMauro
Director of Spool MFG Contemporary Art Space and Binghamton University Professor of Studio Arts.
Patrick Foti
Founding Artistic Director of Endicott Performing Arts Center.
 

Larry Kassan, Technical Director, Founding Director of the Rod Serling Video Festival, and Director of Special Projects for the Binghamton City School District

Title Sponsors:
Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P
Frederick R. Xlander Law Offices
IBM Corporation
Sentry Alarms


Presented on Sunday, October 2, 2005 at The Forum Theatre

2005 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Albert Nocciolino
President, NAC Enterprises, Ltd./The Broadway Theatre League; Tony-Award winning Broadway and touring show producer, local arts advocate, Binghamton native.
Marcella (Marcy) Swartz
Arts educator, Board of Directors, Vice Chair – Education, Roberson Museum & Science Center; Board of Directors, The Art Mission; Founding Member, Board of Directors, The Discovery Center; Founding Director, Binghamton Imagination Celebration

2005 Heart of the Arts Awards

Sherry Eaton
President, Gorgeous Washington Street Association
Jose Luis Novo
Music Director and Conductor, Binghamton Philharmonic
 

 

 

Ellen Kodadek
CEO, Southern Tier Celebrates

Sponsors:
Coughlin & Gerhart, L.L.P
Sentry Alarms
Frederick R. Xlander Law Offices
Oakdale Mall
Carr Printing
Canandaigua Wine Group


Presented in 2004 at the Broome County Arts Council

2004 Inaugural Heart of the Arts Awards

John Bielenberg1  John Bielenberg Ted Whipple with his 2004 Heart of the Arts Award from BCAC.  T.W. (Ted) Whipple
Irene Kanazawich

 

 

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