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Posted on: May 23, 2019

News Release - Arts Council Invites Nominations for the "Doc" Wiley Award

PURCELLVILLE, Va., MAY 23, 2019 — The Purcellville Arts Council announces that nominations are now being accepted for the second annual Jim “Doc” Wiley Leadership in the Arts Award. This award is named for Dr. James Wiley, beloved family dentist, former Town Council member, and long-time supporter of art and artists in Purcellville, and is intended to recognize an individual or organization in the greater Purcellville area for making a significant impact on the arts in the community.  Nominations are due Friday, June 28, 2019 by 5 p.m.


Candidates considered may include artists, teachers of art, producers or managers of arts venues, patrons of the arts, and art advocates. The objective is to highlight the recipient’s artistic impact on the greater Purcellville area. Nominees may include individuals, organizations or businesses that have demonstrated excellence and leadership in one or more of the following areas:

Artistic achievement in the performing, visual or literary arts

Long-term individual or organizational support that has made a significant impact on the arts in greater Purcellville

Investment in artistic and cultural activities that have made a significant impact on greater Purcellville

Promotion of the arts in the greater Purcellville community in a distinctly creative or exceptionally effective manner


Nominations must include the completed nomination form, at least one letter of support from another organization or individual, and samples of work (as appropriate) in digital form.


The recipient of the inaugural Jim “Doc” Wiley Award in 2018 was Discover Purcellville.  The Purcellville Arts Council will review nominations and make the selection. Details and the nomination form are available on the Purcellville Arts Council page of the Town of Purcellville’s website.