Nominations and submissions for the 2011 Arthur Ross Awards are due on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. Established in 1982 by Classical America chairman of the board, Arthur Ross, and its president, Henry Hope Reed, the Arthur Ross Awards were created to recognize and celebrate excellence in the classical tradition. From the beginning, the awards have recognized the achievements and contributions of architects, painters, sculptors, artisans, landscape designers, educators, publishers, patrons, and others dedicated to preserving and advancing the classical tradition.
The Arthur Ross Awards now encompass eleven categories: architecture, artisanship, community design, education, history and publishing, landscape design, painting/mural painting, patronage, rendering, sculpture, and stewardship. There is a limit of five awards selected each year from across this spectrum of vital and mutually-reinforcing roles, along occasionally with special recognition across categories as recommended by the Arthur Ross jury and affirmed by the board of directors as was the case with the multi-disciplinary salute to scholar, educator, and preservationist (and guest blogger), Calder Loth.
A jury consisting of ICA&CA board members, Council of Advisors, Fellows, and distinguished experts in pertinent professions chooses awardees each year. The 2011 jury chairman is William Harrison, ICA&CA board member and founder of Harrison Design Associates. Details on categories and criteria, submission and nomination requirements, and past winners are available now.