Purcellville Seeks Doc Wiley Award Nominations

The Purcellville Arts Council is accepting nominations for the town’s second annual Jim “Doc” Wiley Leadership in the Arts Award.

Named for longtime Purcellville at supporter and former Town Council member Dr. James Wiley, who died in 2017, the award recognizes an individual or organization in the greater Purcellville area for making a significant impact in the art community.

Considered candidates will include artists, art teachers, producers or managers of arts venues, patrons of the arts and art advocates and can be individuals, organizations or businesses. They must have demonstrated excellence and leadership in artistic achievement in the performing, visual or literary arts; long-term individual or organizational support that has made a significant impact on the arts in Purcellville; investment in artistic and cultural activities that have made a significant impact on Purcellville; or promotion of the arts in the community in a distinctly creative or exceptionally effective manner.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 28 and must include the completed nomination form, at least one letter of support from another organization or individual and samples of work in digital form. Last year’s award recipient was Discover Purcellville.

For more information, or to fill out a nomination form, go to purcellvilleva.gov/669/Purcellville-Arts-Council.

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