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Beaches: a Celebration of the Arts in our Vibrant Community

On February 23, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach (CCPVB) will be hosting the inaugural Beaches Celebration of the Arts event. The Cultural Center has been working closely with esteemed individuals and organizations involved in the arts to create an inspiring celebration that will recognize the artists, individuals, and organizations that use the arts to enhance our community.

Guests will be transported to a lively, whimsical, deep sea setting and will enjoy cocktails, beaches-inspired chef specialties, live art, music, an awards presentation, and auction items that reflect our vibrant community.

The top nominees in each category are listed below:

Emerging Artist Award – Awarded to an emerging artist of any age who has displayed great accomplishment with a fine art or craft medium.

Mary Ann Rosenthal
Gentry Gudal
Marlene Scheer

Arts Education & Advocacy Award – Awarded to an artist or arts advocate with a track record of advancing the arts and/or educating the general public, business leaders, elected officials, and students on the fundamental value of arts in the community.

Dawn Wolf, Owner & Teacher at Ponte Vedra Ballet
Beaches Go Green
Rod Morris

The Art of Giving Award – Awarded to a business, large or small, or an individual committed to funding and/or sustaining arts and culture programs within the community.

Steve and Elaine Wyman
Art with a Heart in Healthcare
Teresa Radzinski

Community Impact Award – Awarded to an individual, business, or organization that has demonstrated a tangible and measurable development of arts and culture in the community.

Deck the Chairs
Tim Ellis, Organizer of the Beaches Museum Music Series
St. Augustine Art Association

Beaches Award – Awarded to an individual business or organization dedicated to ensuring that arts and culture are ingrained into the everyday life of the community.

Christine Hoffman, Director of the Beaches Museum
St. Johns County Cultural Arts
Kristopher Jackson, Board President of Players by the Sea

The Beaches Celebration of the Arts Honorary Chair is Irene Lazzara, Trustee of the Lazzara Family Foundation. The Lazzara Family Foundation has a long history of supporting programs and projects focused on expanding and improving arts and culture, educational opportunities, and the emotional and physical challenges in our community. “The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is elated to have such an esteemed member of our community involved with this event,” says Donna Guzzo, CCPVB Executive Director.

Beaches Celebration of the Arts would not be possible without our community partners: Mike Wicks of Friends of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall; Amy Crane of the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida; Diane Bradley of the St. Augustine Art Association; Anne Marie Moquin of Beaches Go Green.

We give a special thank you to this year's Beaches judges: Barbara Golden, Communications Manager of St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau; Barbara Colaciello of Jacksonville, community arts advocate, motivational speaker, director, and performer; and Lisa Goodrich of Atlantic Beach, Business Development Strategist at Brunet-Garcia Advertising, Inc. Each submission was carefully considered by the judges and the top nominees in each category were chosen based on a number of factors.

Beaches Celebration of the Arts is sponsored in part by; the Lazzara Family Foundation, the Jamie Rood Advised Fund, Pet Paradise, Morgan Stanley, Google, Sight & Sound, and the Cultural Center Advisory Council.

Contact Angela de Gregory at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 904.280.0614 X 1203 for more information.

The ​Beaches ​Mermaid, titled ​Sirens, ​was photographed by Masha Sardari and represents strength and beauty, much like the impact of the arts on our community.  ​Sirens ​will be featured at ​Beaches​ and will be available for auction.  

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Sirens​, Masha Sardari Photography, ​www.mashasardari.com​, IG:@mashasardari 


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