JAC Awards Past Winners

2015 JAC Awards

Dance Groups – sponsored by UAA

First Position
Dance Attitudes – Winner
Senior Center Poms

Writer – sponsored by Hedberg Public Library
Ellen Stumbo – blogger
Jamie Swenson – If You Were a Dog (children’s book)
Jim Lyke – Mirror Image (stage play) – Winner

Fine Arts Educator – sponsored by UAA
Maryanne Messier – Monroe Elementary – Winner
Maria Kane – Craig HS
Melissa McFadden – Craig HS

Performing Arts Educator – sponsored by Voigt Music
Tanya Adtkins – Dance Attitudes
Sarah Baior – First Position – Winner
Vicki Neitzel – JPAC Youth Choir

Original Film – sponsored by JAX Custom Printing
ZenLyke – Rocky Road
Drywater Productions – The Bus Ride
Tim Hall – Life Dance – Winner

Solo Performer – sponsored by Theresa Carroll
David Haralson
Ken Wagman
Sydney Mallon – Winner

Live Band – sponsored by Knapton Musik Knotes
Endless
The Pancake Riot – Winner
Evan Riley Band

Emerging Star – sponsored by Hufcor
Kolten Bell – WInner

Jhonatan “Chango” Robledo
Charlie Rashkin
Norah Swenson
Ethan Hough
Jessica Minter – Winner
Sydney Mallon

Roots Award – sponsored by Mercy Health Systems
Pete Lee – Winner
Seth Loncar
Zack Hudson

Culinary Arts – sponsored by Park City Family Restaurant
Lukes Deli
Bridget’s Bakery – Winner
GRs Sandwhich
South Padre Food Truck
Lorianna’s Sweetlife

Dennis Vechinsky Award for Theatre Production – sponsored by John Feeney
Real Story (JPAC Education Program) – Winner
Lend Me a Tenor (Beloit Civic Theater)
Tuesdays With Morrie (Stage One)
39 Steps (UW-Rock County)
A Christmas Carol (Stage One)

Actor – sponsored by UAA
Zac Curtis – Tuesdays With Morrie (Mitch) – Winner
Sam Bochet – 39 Steps (Hannay)
Jonathan Marko – Mirror Image (Eric Wright)

Fine Artist – sponsored by Raven’s Wish
Dustin Pageloff – WInner
Larry Schultz
Colleen Frentzel

Photographer – sponsored by UAA
Ariel Valanzuela – Winner
Jason Mielke
Ruth Colby

Actress- sponsored by UAA

Lexie Ganong – Guys and Dolls (Sarah)
Amy Krebs – Stop Kiss (Sara)
Jessica Altmann – Mirror Image (Cheryl) – Winner

Hair – sponsored by UAA
Laura Tunks – Cutting edge salon
Dee Bloom – Diva’s
Angie Hamilton: Deyton’s Designs – Winner

Original Song –  sponsored by Janesville Community Radio
Evan Riley Band — Life Dance – Winner
Ross Sroda – Never Let Go
Angel Gomez a.k.a. Kid Fuss – Lyrical Tactics

Congratulations to the 2014 JAC Award Winners!

JUDGED CATEGORIES

 ROOTS AWARD –  Callie Schouten 

sponsored by HufCor

 EMERGING STAR – Chandler Cook

sponsored by Lamar Advertising

 FINE ARTS EDUCATOR – Amy Cossette (Craig High School)

sponsored by Mercy Health System

 PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATOR – Adrian Farris (Monroe Elementary)

sponsored by BMO Health System

 

 PEOPLE’S CHOICE CATEGORIES

Guests voted with their dollars and the JAC Award was given to the nominee who raised the most money.

 ACTOR – Dave Bitter (Fagin, Oliver)

sponsored by Janesville Community Radio

 ACTRESS – DeShawn Christiansen (Lucy, Jekyll & Hyde)

sponsored by UAA

 LIVE BAND – Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra

sponsored by Theresa Carroll

 PHOTOGRAPHER – Mary Richards

sponsored by Basics Food Cooperative

 SOLO PERFORMER – Tyler Kerbel

sponsored by Knapton Musik Knotes

 DENNIS VECHINSKY AWARD FOR THEATRE PRODUCTION – Les Miserables (SDJ, Jim Tropp)

sponsored by John Feeney

 CREATIVE WRITER – Jamie Swenson (BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!)

sponsored by Hedberg Public Library

 CULINARY ARTIST – Luke’s Deli

sponsored by The Little Bean

 DANCE GROUP – First Position Dance Studio

sponsored by 5678 Dance Studio

 FINE ARTIST – Adam Zellmer

sponsored by Raven’s Wish

 ORIGINAL FILM –  Take it From Me (Drywater Productions)

sponsored by Pinky’s Boutique

 ORIGINAL SONG – Uncomplicated Love (Teresa Nguyen)

sponsored by Voigt Music

 

 

The 2013 JAC Awards Winners:

JUDGED CATEGORIES, the winners are:

Roots Award:sponsored by HufCor                                        Ben & Josh Calhoun (singer/songwriter team)

Emerging Star: sponsored by Lamar Advertising              Tyler Kerbel (dancer)

Fine Artist: sponsored by Raven’s Wish                               Jim Richter (painter)

Photographer: sponsored by JR Media                                 Jessica Gutzman

Creative Writer: sponsored by Hedberg Public Library  Jim Lyke (screenwriter)

Music Educator: sponsored by Voigt Music                         Lynne Meding

Art Educator: sponsored by Aryll Dynamic Design           Gee Gee Janene

Hair Designer: sponsored by Academy of Cosmetology   Abby McGuire

For Outstanding Achievement in the following
PEOPLE’S CHOICE categories:

Actor: sponsored by Jax Graphix                                                 Jacob Schmidt (Miss Saigon – PHS)

Actress:                                                                                              Jasmine Bianes (Miss Saigon – PHS)    

Theatre Production: sponsored by Mercy Health System   Miss Saigon (Parker HS)

Original Film: sponsored by Local Vision TV                           Tripping with the Planketts by Drywater Productions

Original Song: sponsored by Theresa Carol                              For You Today by Evan Riley

Solo Performer: sponsored by Knapton Music                        Teryn Bordwell (dancer)

Live Band: sponsored by The Exclusive Co.                              Jazzguise

Dance Group: sponsored by First Position                                 Dance Attitudes

Culinary Artist: sponsored by Basics                                       Italian House

2012 JAC Award winners:

See performance highlights on the JAC Awards TV channel on LocalVisionTV.

For Outstanding Achievement in the following judged categories, the winners are:

Fine Artist – Allegrea Rosenberg
Photographer – Mary Redden
Creative Writer – Vivan Creekmore
Hair Stylist – Heidi L. Crull
Music Educator – Dave Rush
Art Educator – Karen Smerlinski
Emerging Star – Stephanie Ahrens
Janesville Roots Award – Anne Basting

For Outstanding Achievement in the following People’s Choice categories, the winners are:

Lead Actor – George Kiskunas
Lead Actress – Stephanie Ahrens
Tattoo Artist – Heather Hess (Alkali)
Original Song – “If You Sing” by Anthony Nguyen
Live Band – JazzguisLive Music Venue – Mocha Moment
Solo Performer – Gaia Galvan
Dance Group – First Position Dance Studio
Theatre Production – Phantom of the Opera
One-Minute Film – “That’s Showbiz” by ZenLyke Productions
Culinary Artist – Emily.Kate.Designs

THANK YOU to our amazing award sponsors:

{ aryll . dynamic . design }  |   Lamar Advertising  |   Hampton Inn
Raven’s Wish  |  Jax Graphix  |  Local Vision TV  |  Voigt Music
Hedberg Public Library
  |  Perfectly Plus  |  Spotlight on Kids
Exclusive Company
  |  Basics Cooperative  |  Knapton Musik Notes
JR Media
  |  The Speakeasy | Exclusive Company  |  Lois Allen
 Janesville Academy of Cosmetology  |  5,6,7,8 Dance Studio  

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2011 JAC Awards winners:

Judged Awards
Outstanding Achievement by a Janesville Native – Caleb Burhans
Outstanding Emerging Star – Lexi Ganong
Outstanding Advertisement – Hedberg Public Library
Outstanding Media Personality – Rose Stricker
Outstanding Theater Makeup/Hair – Staci Abrahamson
Outstanding Theater Costume – Cheryl Schneider(Camelot)
Outstanding Hair Designer – Melinda Lanthrop
Outstanding Fine Artist – Sam Ryan
Outstanding Arts Educator – Barbara Mathews
Outstanding Music Educator – Laura Schuler

People’s Choice Awards:

Outstanding Body Artist – Holly Chase
Outstanding Culinary Art – Best Events
Outstanding Dance Group – Craig Spotlighters Show Choir
Outstanding Live Music Venue – Java Joys
Outstanding Theater Production – “Fiddler on the Roof” (Theatre Unlimited)
Outstanding Busker – Jack Sibilski
Outstanding One Minute Film – “Blogger Support Center” (Jim Lyke & Rorbert Jarzen)
Outstanding CD/Song– Mitch Kopnick
Outstanding Live Band – Sapphire String Quartet
Outstanding Solo Performer – Chris Kohn

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