Outstanding Adan in the Arts

Every year the AAC chooses to recognize a member of the arts

community that have exhibited or performed an outstanding service to Ada.

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Dr. Brad Jessop

2022

Jessop will recieve his award at Taste of Ada 2022 on Oct. 4, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Waddell Vineyards.

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2018

Co-owner of the Grandview Main Gallery located on historic main street. Hosting events space hosts art exhibits, wedding receptions, comedy shows and more.

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Micah Gordon & Merrie Palmer

2020/2021

Two top performing arts  and music educators at Ada High School who have provided  extensive outreach and support to Ada’s youth.

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2017

Sam was posthumously recognized for her contributions to her students and local art scene as an assistant professor of mass communications at ECU.

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2019

In addition to his work at the Ada newspaper, Richard enjoys fine art and travel photography, creative writing and has taught photography since 2007.

Past Recipients

2016 - Vickie Reifsnider

2014 - Diane Criswell

2013 - Kenneth Hada

2001 - Dr. Starla Hibler

2000 - Patti Reese

1999 - Suzanne McFarlane

1998 - Rosemarie Benya

1997 - Phyllis Kunze

1996 - Rudy Lupinski

1994 - Jeff Frederick

1991 - Doug Laramore

1990 - Dorothy Summers

1989 - Betty Brooks

1988 - Bronson Warren

1987 - Mary Ann Deen

1986 - Dave & Virginia Ramsay

1985 - Austin Kidwell

1984 - Marguerite Hawkinson

1983 - Betty Woods

1982 - Orville Robbins

1981 - Muriel Davis

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