Pikes Peak Arts Council

The Pikes Peak Arts Council is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 to honor, connect, and enrich local artists, working to ensure that artists are thriving in, and essential to, the Pikes Peak region. Join today!



15th Annual PPAC Awards 

- October 21, 2015 -

The Pikes Peak Arts Council presented the 2014-2015 PPAC Awards on October 21, 2015 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.  

Scroll down to see this year's awardees.  Be sure to congratulate the nominees you know, and take the time to explore the work of those you don't.

THANK YOU to this year's reception host, Tiemens Foundation.  All ticket holders were treated to one complimentary glass of wine or beer to kick off their evening of celebration!

2015 PPAC Award Photos

A special thanks to Jeff Kearney, TDC Photography for providing photos of the event.

50 photo(s) Updated on: 29 Oct 2015

2015 Awardees                                             

Arts Champion of the Year
Christian Keesee, Chairman - Kirkpatrick Bank
Founder of Green Box Arts Festival

Young Filmmakers
Spielberg in the Making Award

Antreise Lacey
The Devil is in the Details Award

Chris Sheley
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
4000 Miles
Labors of Hercules Award

Scott RC Levy
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Mary Poppins, 4000 Miles, Guys and Dolls
Brass Cojones Award

Season 2014-2015
And the Mountain Makes Three Award

Michael Lee, Stephen Ochsner
Millibo Art Theatre
Clothes Make the Character Award

Amy Haines
Psycho Beach Party, The Lying Kind, The Shadow, Detroit, Happy Days
Triple Threat Award

Jennifer DeDominici
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Mary Poppins, Guys and Dolls
Eve Tilley Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill Burgess, Painter / Sculptor

Classical Music
Pinnacle Patron Award

Daniel Brink
Colorado College

Classical Music
Man on a Mission Award

George Preston
Classical Music
Strength in Numbers Award

Colorado Springs Chorale
Chamber Singers of the CS Chorale
Pikes Peak Threshold Singers
Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble
Velvet Hills Chorus
Soli Deo Gloria
Colorado Springs Children's Chorale
Popular Music, Jazz & Alternative Music
The Big Idea Award

UCCS Alumni Concert
Peak FreQuency:  Glen Whitehead, Jane Rigler, Collin McAllister
Alumni Performers:  Jay Baker, Britt Ciampa, Elizabeth Erickson, Putu Tangkas
Popular Music, Jazz & Alternative Music
Girl on Fire Award

Hillary Hand
In My Head
Popular Music, Jazz & Alternative Music
Masterful Strings Award
Wayne Wilkinson
Visual Art
Pushing the Envelope Award / Curator

Jessica Hunter-Larsen
IDEA Space, Colorado College
Re-Orientations, Transmission/Frequency: Tesla and His Legacy, 
Extending the Line
Visual Art
Pushing the Envelope Award / Artist 

Matt Barton
I Think I Feel Something
Crazy Brave Voices Award

Hear, Here
Susan Peiffer, Luke Cissell 
Aventa Credit Union Spirit of the Arts Award

Cyndi Parr & Angie Kinnett
Dragon Theatre
Pikes Peak Arts Council Rising Star Award

Isidro Rodriguez
Visual Artist, Nueva Ventura Program

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