Young Artist Awards

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Arts and Culture El Dorado's Young Artist Awards will honor the memory of four bright lights in our community who were great supporters of the arts. The awards will be presented to outstanding high school students in each of four categories: music, visual art, theater, and nature-inspired art of any discipline. The awards are:

  • Richard H. Bush Award for Music
  • Joey Cattone Award for Visual Art
  • Lanny Langston Award for Theater
  • Jane Van Camp Award for Nature-Inspired Art

The Young Artist Awards will be formally announced in Summer 2020, with the focus being on Dick, Joey, Lanny, and Jane and the special lives they led. If it is possible to have a gathering later in the year, we will celebrate in person. The student selection process will begin in the Fall with the four award-winning students will being selected the following Spring.

Students will be nominated by high school teachers anywhere in El Dorado County, and the families of each of our four "bright lights" will participate in the selection process. An honorarium of $500 will be presented to each student at an awards ceremony in Spring 2021 which will be free and open to the community. The honorarium may be used for any purpose but is intended to help the student further his or her passion in the art form.

The four individuals that we honor with these awards represent the talent, thoughtfulness, generosity, and commitment to our community that make this such a special place to live. We will remember their contributions every year at the Young Artist Awards.

Richard H. Bush

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Joey Cattone

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Lanny Langston

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Jane Van Camp

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