Nevada Humanities Awards


Tickets for the 2019 Nevada Humanities Award Ceremony have sold out. You can watch segments of the award ceremony on our Facebook page via a Facebook live feed beginning at 6 pm tomorrow evening.


2019 Nevada Humanities Awards


Purchase your tickets to the awards ceremony here.


Nevada Humanities is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Nevada Humanities Awards. We are delighted to honor and celebrate the outstanding achievements of 11 extraordinary individuals and organizations from across Nevada for their outstanding contributions to Nevada’s communities using the tools of the humanities to strengthen and enhance the lives of the people of Nevada. The 2019 Nevada Humanities Award recipients include:


Judith Winzeler Award for Excellence in the Humanities

Judith F. Simpson, Reno

Claytee D. White, Las Vegas


Friend and Champion of the Humanities Award

Capital City Arts Initiative, Carson City

Monique Laxalt, Reno


Humanities Rising Star Award

Justin Favela, Las Vegas

Melissa Melero-Moose, Sparks

Vogue M. Robinson, North Las Vegas

Mark Salinas, Carson City


Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award  

Colene Paradise, Owyhee

Brett M. Van Hoesen, Reno


Outstanding Humanities Project Award

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Western Folklife Center, Elko


We invite you to join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the 2019 Nevada Humanities Awards recipients.


Nevada Humanities Awards Ceremony

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Nevada Museum of Art
Nightingale Sky Room

160 W Liberty St, Reno, NV 89501


Reception 4:30 pm

Awards Program 6:00 pm

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Tickets: $20 per person


Purchase your tickets here by April 11, 2019. Advance purchase tickets are required; your support helps make this event possible. Space is limited; purchase your tickets soon.


In celebration of the creativity and sense of place our awardees have helped foster, the awards being presented are original works of art created by Nevada artist Fawn Douglas. Douglas is a member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe.


Questions? Please call Nevada Humanities at 775-784-6587.



Image/The Children Will Lead Them by Fawn Douglas