The Ozzie Awards

Ozzie Awards
Leslie Forrester and Ozzie Winner Chyrel Miller, photo by Tonya Forbes

 

Save the date: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 6:30pm

 

The Arts Endure! Join us on Sunday, October 18th for a virtual presentation of The Ozzie Awards, featuring a retrospective screening of 30+ years of celebrating the creative pioneers in the region! 

The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) presented the 10th annual Flights of Fancy featuring the 34th Ozzie Awards on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Springfield-Branson National Airport. The Ozarks’ premiere arts gala features performances, gourmet food and drink. Flights of Fancy draws hundreds of artists, arts patrons, and business and community leaders each year to celebrate the Ozzie Award recipients.

Winners each year have exhibited the following: an extended service in promoting the arts; a broad spectrum of involvement in the arts; support above and beyond professional responsibilities; and be a catalyst for growth of the arts in the Springfield area. They are nominated by their peers and winners are determined through a selection committee.

2019 Ozzie Award Winners:

  • Chyrel Miller, Education Award
  • John “Chuck” Rogers, Individual Award
  • Nick Nelson and The Springfield Art Museum, Phoenix Award
  • Steve Snyder, Regional Impact Award
  • Yolanda Lorge, Leadership Award
  • Andrea Ehrhardt, Featured Breakout Artist

 

2019 Performances

  • Men's Chorus of the Ozarks

  • The Grupolatino Americano Dancers

  • Jeremiah Jones

  • Kim Crosby and Glenn Sneed

  • Connie Pachl

For a full list of winners over the past 34 years, and to see sponsorship opportunities, please keep reading!

reception
The Springfield-Branson National Airport provides a unique and exciting backdrop for this annual arts gala. Photo by Mary Ellen Chiles.

 

 

Flights of Fancy featuring the Ozzie Awards 2019 was generously supported by:

 


Springfield-Branson National Airport
 
Missouri State University's College of Arts & Letters
Esterly Schneider Associates Inc 
Atlas Security
OTC Department of Fine Arts
Southern Supply
Springfield Public Schools
BKD
Old Missouri Bank 
Hotel Vandivort
Springfield-Greene County Parks Department
Maschino's
417 Magazine
 

 

Past Ozzie Award Winners

Individual Awards

  • 1985 – John Q. Hammons
  • 1986 – Fred Rains
  • 1987 – Ed Albin  
  • 1988 – Leslie Irene Coger
  • 1989 – Patricia S. Lockhart and Dawin Emmanuel
  • 1990 – Virgil Anderson
  • 1991 – Donna Crosby Jameson
  • 1992 – Randy Russell
  • 1993 – Cynthia Cooper Hollander
  • 1994 – Nancy Brown
  • 1995 – Jan Horton
  • 1996 – Mick Denniston
  • 1997 – Rob Baird
  • 1998 – Don Wessel and Robert Gilmore
  • 1999 – David O Belcher
  • 2000 – Charles Facer
  • 2001 – Louis H. Schaeffer & Dr. Robert Bradley
  • 2002/2003 – Sally Baird
  • 2004 – Bill Armstrong
  • 2005 – Byrne Blackwood
  • 2006 – Randy Stewart
  • 2007 – Gary Ellison
  • 2008/2009 – William Brandon Bowman and Jeanie Morris
  • 2010 – Lisa Blumenstock & Anna Squires
  • 2011 – Virginia Cox Bussey
  • 2012 – Winifred Nixon
  • 2013 – Russ and Pam RuBert
  • 2014 – Lou Whitney
  • 2014 – Tom Parker
  • 2015 – Dr. Thomas Russo
  • 2016 – Beth Domann
  • 2017 – Cindy Jobe 
  • 2018 - Jeff Clinkenbeard & Kyaw Tha Hla
  • 2019 - John "Chuck" Rogers

 

Group/Organization Awards

1994 – Junior League of Springfield
1995 – Southwest Missouri Museum Associates
1996 – Boatmen’s Bank
1997 – Springfield Visual Arts Alliance
1998 – City of Springfield
1999 – Sister City Association of Springfield
2000 – Community Foundation of the Ozarks
2002/2003 – Partners in Performance
2004 – Springfield Little Theatre
2005 – Springfield-Greene County Park Board & Staff
2006 – First Friday Art Walk
2007 – Seymour Arts Council under leadership by Lee Binley
2008/2009 – Rotary Clubs of Springfield
2010 – Logan-Rogersville High School Show Me Arts Committee 
2011 – SATO48
2012 – Claymobile
2013 – Springfield Ballet
2014 – Obelisk Home
2015 – Marlin
2016 – Mt. Vernon Regional Arts

 

Legacy Awards

  • 2004 – Mabel Thompson & Sharon Rector
  • 2005 – Grady Affolter
  • 2006 – Beatrice Allen Reynolds
  • 2007 – Mick Denniston
  • 2008/2009 – Studio 55 Past Members
  • 2010 – Robert Eugene Smith
  • 2012 – Don Wessel
  • 2013 – John Q. Hammons, 1919-2013
  • 2014 – Juanita K. Hammons, 1917-2014
  • 2014 – Phil Broyles, 1948-2014
  • 2015 – Robert N. “Bob” White, 1947-2013
  • 2017 – The Philharmonics
  • 2018 - Donna Crosby

 

Individual Art Collector Awards

2008/2009 – Debra Sutherland
2010 – The Prater Family: Dr. Bill George and Marie Prater and Drs. Tom and Kim Prater
2013 – William Brandon Bowman

 

Corporate Art Collector Awards

  • 2008/2009 – St. John's Hospital
  • 2010 – BKD, LLP
  • 2011 – Cox Health
  • 2012 – Positronic Industries
  • 2018 - Great Southern Bank

 

Special Awards

  • 2006 – Tom Finnie
  • 2010 – Dr. Michael Nietzel, President of Missouri State University - Leadership Award
  • 2011 – Senator Roy Blunt - Leadership Award
  • 2012 – Cameron Rose - Volunteer Award
  • 2013 – Springfield-Greene County Library District - Regional Impact Award
  • 2013 – Leah Hamilton - Leadership Award
  • 2014 – John and Beth Raidel – Philanthropy Award
  • 2015 – Artworks Summer Art Program – Education Award
  • 2016 – Mayor Robert Stephens – Leadership Award
  • 2016 – Lorianne Dunn – Education Award
  • 2016 – Cindy Curtis – Volunteer Award
  • 2016 – Dr. Carl Price – Philanthropy Award
  • 2017 –Tonya Forbes – Volunteer Award
  • 2017 – Dr. Gloria Galanes – Leadership Award
  • 2017 – Michael Spyres – Phoenix Award
  • 2017 – Dr. Guy Webb – Education Award
  • 2018 - Russ and Janet Rose - Volunteer Award
  • 2018 - Alberta Smith - Arts Education
  • 2018 - Greg Burris - Leadership
  • 2019 - Chyrel Miller - Arts Education
  • 2019 - Nick Nelson and The Springfield Art Museum - Phoenix Award
  • 2019 - Steve Snyder - Regional Impact Award
  • 2019 - Yolanda Lorge - Leadership Award 
  • 2019 - Andrea Ehrhardt - Breakout Artist Award
     

2020 Sponsorships Available - DOWNLOAD HERE

 

Call 417-862-ARTS(2787) or e-mail Nicole@SpringfieldArts.org for more information.

Contact:

Nicole Chilton
Director of Marketing and Development 
P | 417-862-2787(ARTS)