2014 JAC Award NOMINEES

We are proud to announced the nominees for the 2014 Janesville Area Creativity (JAC) Awards. The JAC Awards are in their fourth year and are the UAA’s largest fundraiser. Money raised at the JAC Awards is used to provide scholarships for local traditional and non-traditional students.

There are two categories of awards: Judged and People’s Choice. Judged awards will be determined prior to the show by a panel of local experts. The People’s Choice winners will be chosen at the event by guests who vote with their dollars.

The awards for Outstanding Achievement in the following categories are:

JUDGED CATEGORIES

ROOTS AWARD – sponsored by Huff Corp
The Roots Award honors artists, performers, etc. who are from the Janesville area but have moved away and made a name for themselves in their chosen industry.
• Callie Schouten
• Don Zolidas
• Alex and Nathan Burkart

EMERGING STAR – sponsored by Lamar Advertising
Emerging Star nominees are 18 years or younger who have risen to the top of their artform and are bound for great things.
• Chandler Cook
• Kelcie Baior
• Ross Sroda
• Jessica Minter

FINE ARTS EDUCATOR – sponsored by Mercy Health System
• Karen Smerlinski (Kennedy School)
• Maryanne Messier (Monroe Elementary)
• Cindy Ward (Jackson Elementary)
• Amy Cossette (Craig High School)

PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATOR – sponsored by BMO Health System
• Zac Curtis (UW Rock County)
• Sarah Baior (First Position Dance Studio)
• Adrian Farris (Monroe Elementary)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE CATEGORIES
Winners will be announced during the second half of the show. Guests will vote with their dollars and the JAC Award will be given to the nominee who raises the most money.

ACTOR
• Dave Bitter (Fagin, Oliver)
• Ryan Rammelt (Title Role, Jekyll & Hyde)
• Nate Traynor (Donkey, Shrek)

ACTRESS
• Chandler Cook (Fantine, Les Miserables)
• Michelle Dennis (Nancy, Oliver)
• DeShawn Christiansen (Lucy, Jekyll & Hyde)

LIVE BAND
• Kind of a Big Deal
• Rainbow Bridge
• Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra

PHOTOGRAPHER
• Tom Purdy
• Jessica Gutzman
• Mary Richards

SOLO PERFORMER – sponsored by Knapton Musik Knotes
• Yuri Rashkin
• Chris Kohn
• Tyler Kerbel

DENNIS VECHINSKY AWARD FOR THEATRE PRODUCTION
• On a Turtle’s Back (UW-Rock County, Zac Curtis)
• Les Miserables (SDJ, Jim Tropp)
• Speed the Plow (Stage One)

CREATIVE WRITER – sponsored by Hedberg Public Library
• Jim Lyke
• Jamie Swenson (BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!)
• Dave McKay

CULINARY ARTIST
• Luke’s Deli
• Lorianna’s Sweetlife Bakery
• Bridgett’s Family Bakery
• Best Events

DANCE GROUP – sponsored by 5678 Dance Studio
• First Position Dance Studio
• Craig Spotlighters

FINE ARTIST – sponsored by Raven’s Wish
• Adam Zellmer
• Allegrea Rosenberg
• Jack Zellner

ORIGINAL FILM
• Milk Man (Drywater Productions)
• Take it From Me (Drywater Productions)
• Preeminent Woman (North Grant Productions)
• Shooting the Pod (Local Vision)

ORIGINAL SONG
• Just Turn Around (Mitch Kopnick)
• Uncomplicated Love (Teresa Nguyen)
• Breathing with My Soul (Daniel Monson-Bergum)

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