2018 Fine Arts Educator of the Year, Mr. Frank Poolos, NSMS & NSHS Band Director and 2018 Arts Person of the Year, Mr. Tim Harris.

2015 Fine Arts Educator of the Year Michelle Osborne, Central Elementary Art Teacher &  

Arts Person of the Year Angela Moore

2014 Fine Arts Educator of the Year, Lori Watson,

Music Teacher at Stanfield & Locust Elementary, and

Arts Person of the Year Charlotte Maness

COMMUNITY AWARDS for 2018!
2018 Arts Person & Fine Arts Educator Winners 
announced at Celebration of the Arts!

2017 Arts Person of the Year Carmella Hedrick and Fine Arts Educator of the Year Jessica Alvarez Kiser, Albemarle Middle School Band Director

2018 Arts Person of the Year is 

Mr. Tim Harris

  This award was created in 2014 to recognize those who have made a significant positive impact on the arts in our county, and who have worked diligently to support, promote, and create quality arts experiences for our whole community.  A $250 donation from the Arts Council is made in Mr. Harris' honor to the art(s) group of his choosing.  Mr. Harris chose the youth theater group, The Talent Company.


Supporting and Encouraging the Arts in Stanly County since 1974

Our Hall of Fame....

2016 Arts Person of the Year Wes Tucker &

Fine Arts Educator of the Year Stacy Bottoms,

West Stanly Middle School Art Teacher


For any questions regarding these awards or the nomination and winner selection process,

please email stanlycountyartscouncil1974@gmail.com, or call 704-982-8118. 

2018 Fine Arts Educator of the Year is

Mr. Frank Poolos

        The Stanly County Arts Council recognizes a Fine Arts Educator of the Year with the "Jim Kennedy" award, given in loving memory of James D. Kennedy, a long time Fine Arts Educator and supporter of the arts in education.  Mr. Poolos received a $250 classroom scholarship that he used to purchase music for his NSHS  and his NSMS bands.