Alaska Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities 2016

2016 Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities
From left: Patrick Garley, Nancy DeCherney, Sandy Harper, Marc Swanson, Lucy Ahvaiyak Richards,
Lt. Governor Byron Mallott, Steve Henrikson, June Rogers, Vicki Soboleff
Photo by Klas Stolpe


2016 Governor's Awards for the Arts Awardees

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: June Rogers, Fairbanks
  • Individual Artist: Pat Garley, Palmer
  • Arts Advocacy Award: Nancy DeCherney, Juneau
  • Margaret Nick Cooke Award: Vicki Soboleff, Juneau

2016 Governor’s Awards for the Humanities Awardees

  • Distinguished Service to the Humanities
    • Cyrano's Theatre Company, Anchorage
    • Steve Henrikson, Juneau
    • Lucy Ahvaiyak Richards, Barrow

  • Alaska Studies Educator of the Year
    • Marc Swanson, Seward

Alaska State Writer Laureate

  • Frank Soos, Professor Emeritus, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

For a complete list of past recipients of the Governor’s Awards for the Arts, State Writer Laureate appointees, Connie Boochever Fellows, or Alaska Literary Awardees, please send an email to aksca.info@alaska.gov.