Nominations for Annual Kathleen K. Seefeldt Awards are Now Open

Nominate a local art educator, volunteer, supporter or artist


The Prince William County Arts Council is now calling for nominations for the annual Kathleen K. Seefeldt Awards. The Seefeldt Awards were created over 25 years ago to honor those who sustain Kathleen K. Seefeldt’s legacy of public service and support for the cultural arts of Greater Prince William County. Nominations will be accepted through April 17, 2023 at 5 pm.

Persons and organizations from Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park who live, work or volunteer in these locales may be nominated. Nominations are based on significant or distinguished contributions to arts in the region. The candidate must be 18 years or older at the time of nomination and be available to attend the Awards Ceremony. Previous award recipients who have won in the last five years in the category for the 2022 nomination are not eligible.

Award nominations may be made by anyone in the following categories:

·       Outstanding Arts Educator

·       Outstanding Business Supporter of the Arts

·       Outstanding Individual Artist

·       Outstanding Arts Organization

·       Outstanding Patron

·       Outstanding Volunteer

The nomination form is available on the PWC Arts Council website or by emailing: Susan Bardenhagen at - Event Chair, Prince William Arts Council

Self-nominations are acceptable. Those interested must provide a one-page narrative addressing the candidate's contributions, as outlined in the criteria listed on the form. Nominators should notify the candidate of the submission. Candidates may be asked to provide additional details once an initial nomination is made. 

The judging panel will consist of previous award winners and local community leaders. The awards ceremony is open to the public. It will be held on Monday, May 8, 2023, at 7:30 pm at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, on George Mason University's Science & Technology Campus in Manassas. Those wishing to attend must RSVP to the email provided. 

Kathleen K. Seefeldt Awards - The Prince William County Arts Council chose to name the awards in honor of Mrs. Seefeldt because of her long history of service to the county and the state. During her tenure as Chair of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, the Arts Council was established.  She was instrumental in the development of the tri-partite agreement that led to the creation of the Hylton Performing Arts Center. After leaving the Board, she has held several appointed positions on state government commissions as well as volunteer work with a number of charities. Mrs. Seefeldt continues her service to our community and continues to participate in the planning of the event.

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