Haub family among AMOCAT Arts Award recipients

The Tacoma Arts Commission has announced this year’s recipients of the annual AMOCAT Arts Award.

Erivan and Helga Haub and family received the Arts Patron award for their investment in the arts in Tacoma. Last year, Tacoma Art Museum announced a major donation by the Haub family of 280 outstanding works of Western American art, along with endowment funds for the care of the collection and a 16,000 square foot museum expansion.

Puget Sound Book Artists received the Community Outreach by an Organization award. Since 2010, the group has been carrying out its mission to create a spirit of community among book artists and those who love books. The organization has exhibited a deep and ongoing commitment to creating a welcoming and educational community for book artists of all skill levels to collaborate and share their work with the public.

David Domkoski received the Community Outreach by an Individual award for his dedication in bringing the arts to Tacoma through his work in local theater and through his job at the Tacoma Public Library. Domkoski has directed theater for Tacoma Little Theater, Lakewood Playhouse, Northwest Playwrights Alliance, Tacoma Community College, Tacoma Repertory Theater, and Tacoma School of the Arts. Having served as the Tacoma Public Library’s community relations manager since 1987, Domkoski is responsible for the Handforth Gallery, featuring the work of local, regional and national visual artists. He has also worked to bring free literary and performing arts experiences to the community through the library.

Awardees will be honored at the annual Art at Work Opening Party on Mon., Oct. 28, between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Foss Waterway Seaport, located at 705 Dock St. Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will present the awards starting at 7:15 p.m. In addition, there will be live entertainment, appetizers, dessert and a no-host bar. Sponsors for this free public event include Click! Cable TV, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, KPLU, and Foss Waterway Seaport.

Past AMOCAT Arts Award recipients include:

2012

2011

2010

  • Community Outreach by an Artist award – Oliver Doriss
  • Community Outreach by an Organization award – Fab-5
  • Arts Patron award – Urban Grace Church

2009

2008

2007

  • Community Outreach by an Artist award – Lance Kagey and Tom Llewellyn of Beautiful Angle
  • Community Outreach by an Organization award – Victory Music
  • Arts Patron award – The Weekly Volcano

2006

2005

More information is available online at ArtAtWorkTacoma.com and tacomaculture.org/arts/awards.asp.

(FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) Tacoma Art Museum Director Stephanie A. Stebich joined Erivan Haub, Helga Haub, Christian Haub, and Liliane Haub during a groundbreaking ceremony last month to mark the beginning of a $15.5 million, 16,000-square-foot building expansion and redesign. The project includes the Haub Wing, which will feature the Haub Family Collection, one of the leading collections of Western American art. (FILE PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

(FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) Tacoma Art Museum Director Stephanie A. Stebich joined Erivan Haub, Helga Haub, Christian Haub, and Liliane Haub during a groundbreaking ceremony last month to mark the beginning of a $15.5 million, 16,000-square-foot building expansion and redesign. The project includes the Haub Wing, which will feature the Haub Family Collection, one of the leading collections of Western American art. (FILE PHOTO BY TODD MATTHEWS)

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