ARIZONA HUMANITIES COUNCIL 2013 humanities awards.

Now Accepting Nominations for the

2013 Humanities Awards

The deadline for submissions is

Friday, February 15, 2013

Each year, the Arizona Humanities Council honors individuals, organizations, or businesses for their contribution and advancement of the humanities. The awards will be presented at the Sharing Words, Changing Worlds event. Nominations are now being accepted for the following awards:

Awards CrowdDan Shilling Public Humanities Scholar Award – recognizes a humanities scholar who has distinguished him/herself by enhancing public understanding of the role that the humanities play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The award honors Dan Shilling’s many years and contributions as AHC’s executive director from March 1984 to December 2003. The Arizona Humanities Council Board established the award to mark Dan’s legacy, reflect the esteem in which he is held, and recognize Dan’s own respect for scholarship.


Juliana Yoder Friend of the Humanities Award – recognizes individuals, organizations or businesses that have made a lasting contribution to the cultural life of their communities through their active support of and involvement in promoting the humanities. The award recognizes the dedication and contribution of Juliana Yoder during her 21 years of service to the Arizona Humanities Council, including her service as Associate Director from 1995 to 2005 and then as Executive Director from 2005 to 2008.



Humanities Rising Star Award – recognizes a young professional, student, or volunteer with outstanding and creative approaches to engaging the public with humanities topics. Considerations will focus on scholarship and service in the humanities,  the enhancement of public understanding of the humanities and other humanities-related endeavors.


For more information, contact Celina Chiarello
at 602-257-0335 x23 or

Arizona Humanities Council


The Arizona Humanities Council builds a just and civil society by creating opportunities to explore our shared human experiences through discussion, learning and reflection.


SHEMER GALLERY announcement


Please stop in and view the artworks created by students from various high schools through the valley.  Many of these works are for sale.

New Horizons January 17 – February 14, 2012
This month the galleries at Shemer are highlighting the art being produced by many talented young students from high schools throughout the valley.
Artwork on display includes a variety of media including painting, drawing, ceramic, photography, sculpture, and mixed media.  Awards will be presented to these very deserving students at a breakfast ceremony scheduled for January 26, 2012 from 10-12AM.
These generous contributors have donated cash awards, gift certificates and/or purchases: The Wagner Partnership, Carol Houston, Ted Decker, Linda Tracey Brandon, Deborah Esquer, Brian Flanigan, Dallas Brown, Elaine Herbert (Marjon’s), Arthur Smith, Tom Chapman, the Zinsli Family, Framin’ Works, Arizona Art Supply, and the Arizona Artists Guild.  Many of these businesses and individuals have given awards in honor of a friend or family member.
This exhibition is sponsored in-part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Shemer Art Center & Museum Association

Shemer Art Center


Register Now!
Classes and Workshops Begin
Next Week.
View our Catalog of classes online…
And Register online…
Drop Shadow Accent Image

Sampling of New and Exciting Workshops Offered This Month…



This workshop focuses on constructing unique and expressive fired clay sculpture. The instructor will demonstrate various forming techniques and, for inspiration, present work by a number of clay artists. Using classic three-dimensional design principles, participants will group a variety of small forms to construct an integrated sculpture.

After the sculptures are bisque fired, glaze will be added to enhance the surface.

Class: SL-1 Sandy Leuhrsen

Friday & Saturday, 9:00am-3:00pm

1/11 & 1/12, 1/18 & 1/19

(4 sessions)



In this two-day workshop students will learn to make loop-in-loop chains,

as well as various other methods to create beautiful

chains for necklaces or bracelets.

Class: MZ-1 Michelle Startzman

Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am-3:00pm

1/26 & 1/27



Discuss how the Tree of Life is significant in the Mexican/Latin American cultures and to all of us (the universal connection and uses), shapes, symbolism of fruits/flowers/ people and other objects depicted in traditional Tree of Life sculptures of Mexico.  Participants will construct a tree out of felt and glue it onto a cloth banner.  Layers of shapes will be cut out of felt to represent added to create more dimension to the pieces.  Pipe cleaners can also be woven into the banner or springing up from the top to create a more 3-D effect. They will be ready to hang on the wall.

$35 covers parent/child pair

Class: CHP-2 Christy Puetz

Tuesday, 5:30pm-7:00pm

1/8 (1 session)


Hours: 10:00-3:00 Tuesday – Saturday Email: Phone: 602-262-4727
This email was sent to by |
Shemer Art Center and Museum | 5005 Camelback Road | Phoenix | AZ | 85018