Luminarias light the way to this year's Diamond Awards.
Peninsula Arts Council Board Members:
Seated Mara Grimes. Left to Right: Brena Bailey, Steve Aguirre, Bill Blodgett, Julie Fellers
PAC Group Shot: L to R: Beth Mostovoy, Brena Bailey, Steve Aguirre, Bill Blodgett, Julie Fellers
Seated: Mara Grimes
Front: Mary Nitschke
Board members not pictured: Denise Delaney, Julie Goodenough, Judy Sleeth and Jason Newblanc.
Gorgeous Food at the Diamond Awards.
Donators: New Kapadokia Restaurant and Cafe La Tartin (Redwood City)
Silent Auction Gift Baskets
Items donated by many San Mateo County businesses and artists. Assembled by Brena Bailey, Julie Fellers & Judy King.
Diamond Award Winners Received:
Official PAC Diamond Award + Letters of Commendation from Gov. Schwarzenegger, Congresswomen Speier & Eshoo, Senator Yee, Assemblymen Hill and Ruskin and more!
Special Performances by the Princeton University Katzenjammers--the oldest, co-ed, collegiate a capella group in the nation!
Diamond Awards Reception
Featured: Beth Mostovoy and husband Kraig Kurucz
Katzenjammers Taylor Mallory and Friend
The Proud Team at Masterworks Chorale
2009 Diamond Award Winners for Arts Organization
Diamond Awards Reception in Full Swing
Presenters Taylor Mallory and PAC Boardmember Denise Delaney.
Katzenjammers Waiting For Their Cue
Diamond Award Attendees Packed the House--(Redwood Shores Library, really).
Diamond Awards and Stacks of Certificates of Commendation from Legislators.
Close-up of Michael Lederman's Arts Educator Award.
Representing Congresswoman Jackie Speier is Meghan Caulson (R).
Peninsula Arts Council President Julie Fellers (L).
Representing CA Senator Leland Yee is Dan Lieberman.
Honorary Chair, Alisa Clancy, Host of KCSM 91.1 FM's "Morning Cup of Jazz"
Alisa Clancy--One of only two women radio hosts in the Bay Area who operate solo during drive time.
Taylor Mallory, winner of the 2008 Ray Lorenzato Young Artist Award waves to audience. Pictured with fellow Katzenjammers from Princeton.
Katzenjammers delight the audience with their melodic voices.
Taylor Mallory presents the 2009 Ray Lorenzato Young Artist Award.
Taylor Mallory presents Cindy Zhang with the 2009 Ray Lorenzato Young Artist Award.
Cindy Zhang from Brewer Island Elementary School is the youngest Peninsula Arts Council youth award winner to date.
Artist Cindy Zhang
Denise Delaney, Peninsula Arts Council Boardmember
Michael Lederman receives Diamond Award for Arts Educator from Denise Delaney.
Delighted Michael Lederman, Arts Educator
Beaming Michael Lederman. :)
Michael Lederman brings his best friend and fellow arts educator up to the podium.
2008 Diamond Award Winner for Arts Educator, David Martin
Close-up of 2009 Diamond Award for Arts Organization Masterworks Chorale
2009 Diamond Awards and Letters of Commendation
Dr. Terry Homer, Board Chair of Masterworks Chorale
Dr. Terry Homer accepting the 2009 Diamond Award for Arts Organization from David Martin.
A proud moment for Dr. Terry Homer and David Martin.
Elation from Masterworks Chorale on winning the Diamond Award for Arts Organization.
Judy Sleeth, Executive Director of Art in Action and Peninsula Arts Council Boardmember.
Brooke Knight, Artistic Director for Broadway By The Bay, wins the 2009 Diamond Award for Individual Artist.
Brooke Knight, Broadway by the Bay
Brooke Knight and Judy Sleeth, both incredible leaders in the San Mateo County Arts Scene.
Beth Mostovoy, Redwood City Arts on the Square Coordinator and Peninsula Arts Council Boardmember
Belmont's Gail Gandolfi accepts award from Beth Mostovoy for Arts Volunteer.
Gail Gandolfi, the positive force behind the Belmont Arts Council for over 25 years, shares a funny anecdote.
Gail Gandolfi, Winner of the 2009 Diamond Award for Arts Volunteer is a talented artist and inspiring arts educator as well.
Kevin Jarvis of Gelb Music, winner of the 2009 Diamond Award for Local Business Support. Gelb Music in Redwood City was started in 1939 and is one of the only independent music stores on the west coast.
Kevin Jarvis/Gelb Music accepts award from presenter, Bill Blodgett, Music at Kohl Mansion and Peninsula Arts Council boardmember.
Susan Moeller of the Redwood City Redevelopment Office
Kelly Teglia from the SSF Cultural Arts Commission accepts the award on behalf of the SSF City Council, winners of the 2009 Diamond Award for Government Support.
Kelly Teglia announces City of South San Francisco is well on its way to becoming a destination for art.
Memorable Moment--The City of Redwood City, two-time winner of the Diamond Award for Government Support, passes the torch to the City of South San Francisco. Pictured are Kelly Teglia and Susan Moeller.
Local Arts Leader, Sculptor and Artist, Ruth Waters. (Peninsula Museum of Art, 1870 Galleries, Peninsula Sculptor's Guild, Women's Caucus for Art....)
Ruth Waters presents Filoli's Director of Horticulture, Lucy Tolmach, with the 2009 Diamond Award for Special Recognition. Lucy has orchestrated a yearly floral tapestry of colors at Filoli for almost 32 years. Forbes named Filoli one of the "Most Beautiful Gardens in America."
The 2009 Diamond Award Winners
Front row from left to right: Dr. Terry Homer/Masterworks Chorale, Cindy Zhang, Lucy Tolmach, Brooke Knight, Kevin Jarvis/Gelb Music. Back Row left to right: Michael Lederman, Kelly Teglia/SSF City Council and Gail Gandolfi.
Congratulations to all winners for advancing the arts in San Mateo County!
Actress Mary Nitschke presents the winners of the silent auction.
Honorary Chair, Alisa Clancy receives an appreciation gift from the Peninsula Arts Council.