MUSE AWARDS
2022 Perkins Elementary Mural - Artist: ZuluPainter
2022 Perkins Elementary Mural - Artist: ZuluPainter

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Get your tickets for St. Petersburg Arts Alliance’s ninth annual MUSE Awards on March 3, 2023 at 7pm – 10pm at the Morean Center for Clay!

2023 MUSE Award Winners

MUSE celebrates the diversity of all the arts and culture in St. Petersburg and pays tribute to the remarkable talent and variety that can be discovered around every corner of our amazing city. 

SPAA celebrates the following awards (to be announced in the coming weeks) during MUSE every year:

  • Katie Deits is the recipient of our Arts Ambassador Award that recognizes beloved St. Petersburg arts supporters who are stellar representatives of our City of the Arts. Katie is an accomplished professional with a background in art, public relations, marketing, and organizational leadership. She is the Chief Executive Officer at Florida CraftArt and a Certified Fundraising Executive.  (read more here)

  • Maggie Duffy is the recipient of our Literary Arts Award that recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the written word in fiction or non-fiction, playwriting, screenwriting, journalism, poetry or prose, print or digital formats.  Maggie is the arts and music reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, covering museum and gallery exhibitions, theater performances and the occasional concert.  (read more here)

  • Belinda Dumont is our Patrons of the Arts Award that recognizes an individual or couple who, with their time and treasure, generously support the arts. Belinda is on the boards of the St. Petersburg Opera Company, The Florida Orchestra and the Museum of Fine Arts. (read more here)

  • Alexander Jones and projectALCHEMY are the recipients of our Performing Arts Award that recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the performance field to include music, dance, theater and/or interdisciplinary arts. Alexander is the founder and executive artistic director of the downtown St. Pete international nonprofit dance+ company projectALCHEMY, a graduate of University of South Florida, and a recent MFA graduate of Hollins University studying dance. (read more here)

  • Mikhail Mansion is the recipient of our Art and Technology Award that recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the field of Arts and Technology which includes but not limited to digital media, integrative technologies, and immersive audience experiences. Mikhail is an interdisciplinary artist, technologist, entrepreneur and educator. He started his career working on prototype weapons systems in the United States Air Force before transitioning to industry projects.   (read more here)

  • Catherine Woods is the recipient of our Visual Arts Award that recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the visual arts which include ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, glass-blowing, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking and media arts. Catherine is a nationally recognized artist known for her large-scale architectural glass and metal installations. She is the principal of C Glass Studio LLC, which has been creating artwork for the public sector since 2002.  (read more here)

What has become the most talked about art party of the season is where you will enjoy spontaneous performances and vignettes featuring the best in local performing and visual arts; gourmet delicacies and cool libations; interactive art opportunities and, of course, the celebration of six outstanding 2023 MUSE award winners.   

Celebrate Artists and Art-lovers

The MUSE Awards are presented by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance to celebrate the artists and art-lovers in our community.  No stiff tuxes, no boring speeches – it’s a pARTy to uniquely honor the creative individuals who spark St. Petersburg. And a crucial fundraiser for the Arts Alliance’s work. 

This is an evening to re-energize and renew our commitment to collaborating all year long to make St. Petersburg truly a City of the Arts.

SPAA celebrates the following awards (to be announced in the coming weeks) during MUSE every year:

  • Visual Arts Award that recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the visual arts which include ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, glass-blowing, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, film making and media arts.
  • Performance Arts Award that recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the performance field to include music, dance, theater and/or interdisciplinary arts.
  • Literary Arts Award that recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the written word in fiction or non-fiction, playwriting, screen writing, journalism, poetry or prose, print or digital formats. 
  • Patrons of the Arts Award that recognizes an individual or couple who, with their time and treasure, generously support the arts.
  • Arts Ambassador Award that recognizes beloved St. Petersburg arts supporters who are stellar representatives of our City of the Arts. 
  • Art and Technology Award that recognizes an artist or organization that has achieved excellence in the field of Arts and Technology which includes but not limited to digital media, integrative technologies, and immersive audience experiences.

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These sponsorships help to support the SHINE Mural Festival; publish the ArtBeat newsletter; support Arts Education in school and after school through awards and programming; and conduct education sessions for artists, non-profits and creative businesses. In addition your support allows SPAA to continue to do the important work by supporting our City of the Arts.

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