PPAC Awards

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For 17 years, the Pikes Peak Arts Council has honored outstanding creative performances and exhibitions of the region at the PPAC Awards. This red carpet event celebrates vibrant and innovative literary, visual, theatre, music, film, and dance artists, as well as arts advocates and organizations. Nominees are revealed in September, with winners announced at the ceremony. Pikes Peak Arts Council Members are eligible to nominate standout performances and events all year long by clicking here.

The PPAC Awards are held each year in October to coincide with National Arts & Humanities Month, the largest annual celebration for the arts in the nation.




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2016 PPAC Awards Nominees

*In categories with multiple nominees, an asterisk denotes the 2016 Awardee

Arts Champion of the Year Award

AWARD WINNER: Jon Khoury

Aventa Credit Union Spirit of the Arts Award

AWARD WINNER: Lynette Reagan

Eve Tilley Lifetime Achievement Award

AWARD WINNER: Murray Ross

Rising Star Award

AWARD WINNER: Claire Swinford


Dance

Dancing From The Heart

Brittane Hughes

*Krithika Prashant

Larry Keigwin


Inspiring Cultural Dancer

Adriana Jones

AuraTejas Hemsell

*Jacob Flesher


Outstanding Collaborative Dance Performance

Bound Ormao Dance Company

Press Ormao Dance Company

*Shakti Colorado Springs Dance Theatre


Film

Excellent Experimental or Documentary Film

Dom Kalia Hunter

*Out of Our Heads Shaienne Knox

Spaceship Earth David Gardner


Outstanding Comedy or Drama Film

*Drop It by Tyler Hunt

Fifty Shades of Kilroy by Nathanael Letteer

Into the Night by Kai Dickson


Young Filmmaker Award

Kai Dickson for Into the Night

Kalia Hunter for Dom

*Shaienne Knox for Out of Our Heads


Music

Engaging Community Event Showcasing Music

71Grind

BRILLIANT (UCCS)

*JAM FAC


Extraordinary Solo Musician

Colin McAllister

Curtis Boucher

*Dear Rabbit


Outstanding Musical Group Achievement

BullHead*ded

*Eros and the Eschaton

Tigerwine


Poetry

Amazing Poem or Collection of Poems

Every Step An Arrival by Tyler Hill

*Front Range, Nature's Irony by Mark Cooney

Language Lesson by Mallory Everhart


Excellent Poetry Program

Colorado College SpeakEasy

*Hear Here's Youth Program

UCCS's FREEX


Outstanding Poetry or Spoken Word Performance

*Hear Here Poetry Slam at Lon Chaney Theatre

The Story Project at Manitou Bindu

Queer Open Mic at Mountain Folds Books


Theatre

Make ‘Em Laugh

9 to 5 Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

*Buyer & Cellar Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Tuna Christmas Millibo Art Theatre


Make ‘Em Shudder

Death and the Maiden Theatre d’Art

*Endgame Star Bar

Wait Until Dark Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center


Make ‘Em Think

Driving Miss Daisy Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

*Lonesome Hollow Springs Ensemble Theatre

Putting it Together Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center


Visual Arts

Excellent Gallery or Visual Art Experience

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

First Friday Art Walk

*The Kreuser Gallery


Outstanding Visual Artist

*Brett Andrus

Caitlin Goebel

Chuck Mardosz


Outstanding Exhibition

Karen Khoury at The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Same Day Different Tree by Mike Pach

*the surREAList show at The Modbo


Want to nominate an incredible artist or arts experience for the 2017 PPAC Awards?

Click here!


Past Ceremonies

2013 PPAC Awards Recipients

2014 PPAC Awards Recipients

2015 PPAC Awards Recipients



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