Annual Awards

CAFTA is taking Nominations for Conway Arts Awards 2019

Nominees need not live in Conway, but their contributions must be, or have been, impactful to the Conway arts community.

The recipients are nominated by the public and are selected by a panel from CAFTA.

The award categories are:  Outstanding Arts Educator, Teen Artist, College Student Artist, Community Advocate, Patron of the Arts, Individual Artist, and Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

Outstanding Arts Educator:  An individual or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to arts education in the community.

Outstanding Student Achievement-Teen Division:  An individual up to the age of 18 who has demonstrated significant ability and progress in their pursuit of art.

Outstanding Student Achievement-College Division: An enrolled college student who has demonstrated significant ability, progress and contribution to the arts.

Mayor’s Award for Community Advocate in the Arts:  A civic leader who has taken a leadership role in creating an environment for artists and arts to flourish in Conway.

Rollin R. Potter Outstanding Patron of the Arts:  An individual, family, or business who has made significant philanthropic contributions to the development of the arts in Conway.

Gene Hatfield Outstanding Individual Artist:  An artist active in the field of architecture, contemporary crafts, design, film, literature, performing arts of visual arts who has made significant contributions to his/her art form.

The Faulkner County Library Lifetime Achievement in the Arts:  An artist or group whose contributions to the arts over a lifetime has fostered significant recognition, or an art patron whose lifetime of dedication to the development and support of the arts will sustain the arts beyond his/her lifetime.

The awards ceremony and reception will be held on Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.  in the Trieschmann Fine Arts Building on the Hendrix College Campus. 


Deadline for nominations is March 23rd.

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For more information contact Ron Jensen-McDaniel at, or by phone at 501-450-3672.