The Suwanee Creek Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) presented the Women in the Arts Recognition Award to Vickie Johnson, President Emeritus of the North Gwinnett Arts Association.
The purpose of the Women in the Arts Recognition Award is to recognize and honor a woman who has made significant achievements at the community level in her artistic field. The award is designed to recognize worthy women for outstanding achievements in the nonperformance arts including fiber arts design and creation, fine arts and sculpture design and creation, music composition, literature and drama authorship, artisan design and creation.
The recipient has contributed to her artistic field in an outstanding manner beyond mastery of technique. This may include innovative design work, featured exhibitions, publication, research, and technique development. The criteria for this award are strict, and not all nominations are successful. Professional women in the arts are eligible for this award as long as they have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their field as outlined above.
Vickie’s passion for the arts has shown through in all that she has accomplished, from an award winning art teacher in the Gwinnett County Public Schools System to her diligent efforts to bring art to the city of Suwanee. Vickie has served on the Public Arts Commission for the city of Suwanee, and has spear-headed the recent opening of the North Gwinnett Arts Association Center for the Arts. She has coordinated a partnership with the city of Suwanee and the Center serves as the welcome center for the city of Suwanee.