The Wyoming Arts Council's 2016 Governor's Arts Awards are open for nominations.

The awards founded in 1982, allow any organizations, business, Wyoming citizen or community, to be  Governor's Art (GAA) nominee.

These awards recognize artists, arts organizations and patrons who display excellence in the arts and outstanding service to the arts in Wyoming.

The Wyoming Arts Council has a public nomination process with nominations due in early October. The Award Ceremony takes place in Cheyenne in February, and is a gala event with a number of elected officials attending. The Governor gives a State of the Arts speech, awardees are honored, and there is some kind of entertainment, usually by an awardee. This year’s ceremony is scheduled for Feb. 3.

Previous recipients are not eligible for nomination. You can download nomination forms here.