The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is seeking nominations for the 2019 Howie Awards honoring individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to the arts in Howard County. The awards will be presented at the Celebration of the Arts in Howard County on March 28, 2020 in front of an audience comprised of members of Howard County’s arts, education, government and business communities. Nomination forms are available in the Explore | Learn & Participate section of the Arts Council’s website at NOMINATIONS MUST ARRIVE AT THE HCAC OFFICE VIA MAIL, FAX, EMAIL OR HAND-DELIVERY NO LATER THAN 5PM ON OCTOBER 30, 2019.

The Howie Awards are presented annually by the Arts Council to an outstanding: Artist who has contributed a high level of talent and vision to the artistic life of the community; Arts Educator who has made an exceptional contribution to the arts in education in Howard County; and Business or Community Supporter of the Arts in recognition of their long-term contributions or significant impact on the arts in Howard County. The 2019 Howie Awards Committee is comprised of Barbara Lawson (Chair), Jeffrey Agnor, Sandra French, Kristi Simon, Dami T. Soh, Coleen West, and Beverly White-Seals.

Please note: Previous winners, current Howard County Arts Council Board of Directors and Howie Committee members are NOT eligible for 2019 awards. Winners will be notified in writing no later than January 15, 2020.

For a nomination form or more information, visit the Arts Council website at, call 410-313-ARTS (2787), or visit the Howard County Center for the Arts at 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043.