George Otero-Pailos

ArtsWestchester Announces 2024 Arts Awards Winners

ArtsWestchester will honor nine individuals and organizations at its April 10 Arts Awards event for their contributions to the cultural landscape of Westchester County.


“Our region’s outstanding quality of life would not be possible without the inspired work of these honorees,” said ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam. “These honorees motivate all of us to continue to support excellent creative work by Westchester artists and arts organizations.”


Since its inception in 1976, the Arts Awards have celebrated vision, commitment, and leadership in the arts community. This year’s winners represent a diverse array of talents and contributions:


Artist Award: George Otero-Pailos of Rye is recognized for his pioneering artwork and experimental preservation practices.


Arts Organization Award: The Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase is a world-class museum and cornerstone of arts education and engagement since 1974.


Sophia Abeles Education Award: Arc Stages, in Pleasantville has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to providing contemporary theater programming and arts education to local communities.


Community Award: The New Rochelle Council on the Arts has been a catalyst for cultural enrichment in New Rochelle for nearly five decades.


President’s Award: Lee Balter of Tarrytown is honored for his extraordinary support of the arts in the Hudson Valley and his tireless advocacy for arts education and access to the arts.

Larry Salley Photography Award: Elizabeth Diaz of Yonkers is recognized for her powerful photographic work and a portrait series celebrating the transgender community.


Advancing Equity Organization Award: Yonkers Arts and New Era Creative Space are acknowledged for their commitment to promoting equity and inclusion through the arts.

Advancing Equity Individual Award: Andromeda Turre of Katonah is honored for her groundbreaking work in using jazz as a tool for social change.


ArtsWestchester’s 2024 Arts Awards will be held at 11:30 on April 10 at the Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase. 


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