Special Awards

Prairie Star Award

This award ($5,000) was established to provide awareness and recognition every other year of one artist from southwest Minnesota whose body of work best exemplifies the highest quality of art in the SMAC region.  SMAC is accepting nominations in 2016.

Nominations every other year; consider nominating an artist in 2018.

Prairie Disciple Award

This award ($500) acknowledges one person who has been instrumental in promoting the arts in the 18-county area of southwestern Minnesota.

Nominations due by April 15, 2017
(Must be postmarked by April 15, 2017)