Lifetime Achievement Awards

Since 2009

About the Awards

In 2009, the Cultural Council of Cortland County established the Lifetime Achievement Award for a Visual Artist. Selected by a committee of peers, the award recognizes and honors outstanding artists for their contribution to the cultural fabric of our community. 

Each year, the Cultural Council appoints local artists to form the selection committee for the award. As a component of the award, the Cultural Council purchases a piece of artwork created by the recipient. The intent of this annual Purchase Award is to build a permanent visual record of an important aspect of our artistic heritage. The Cultural Council periodically displays this ever-growing collection in exhibits around the community. Currently, the collection is on display at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Donations toward the annual Purchase Award are gratefully accepted. 

Previous Award Recipients

  • 2018 - David Blatchley

  • 2016 - David Beale

  • 2015 - George Dugan

  • 2014 - Bob Ellis

  • 2013 - Richard MItchell

  • 2012 - Grace Hedlund

  • 2011 - Fred Zimmerman

  • 2010 - Harry Davis

  • 2009 - Jane Zogg

Award Recipients

Cultural Council of Cortland County

PO Box 5133

Cortland, NY 13045

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T: 607-753-1188

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