Photography by Jim Chapin
The 10th biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards (TMAA) took place on Wednesday, February 27 at the Long Center for Performing Arts. The 2019 TMAA was co-chaired by Leslie Blanton, dedicated philanthropist and champion of numerous arts programs and charitable organizations, and Leslie Ward, senior vice president of legislative affairs and corporate external affairs at AT&T. This year, 11 honorees joined the prestigious list of award recipients. 2019 honorees include: Matthew McConaughey (Austin) for Film, Boz Scaggs (Plano) for Music, Brandon Maxwell (Longview) for Design, Stephen Harrigan (Austin) for Literary Arts, Elaine Molinar (El Paso) and Craig Dykers (San Antonio) for Architecture, Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts (Laredo) for Arts Education, Mark Seliger (Houston) for Multimedia, Trenton Doyle Hancock (Houston) for Visual Arts, Conspirare (Austin) for Music Ensemble, and Jennifer Holliday (Houston) for Theater.
The Awards were led by emcee Lauren Anderson, a 2017 TMAA honoree for Dance. There were special performances by 2019 TMAA Honorees Boz Scaggs, Jennifer Holliday, and Conspirare, 2011 TMAA honoree Ray Benson, Van Cliburn International Piano Competition medalist Kenny Broberg, and Texas Young Masters.
WHO: 2019 TMAA Honorees:
- Brandon Maxwell, Design, Longview
- Matthew McConaughey, Film, Austin
- Stephen Harrigan, Literary Arts, Austin
- Conspirare, Music Ensemble, Austin
- Craig Dykers, Architecture, San Antonio
- Elaine Molinars, Architecture, San Antonio
- Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts, Arts Education, Laredo
- Mark Seliger, Multimedia, Houston
- Trenton Doyle Hancock, Visual Arts, Houston
- Jennifer Holliday, Theater, Houston
- Boz Scaggs, Music, Piano
ABOUT TEXAS CULTURAL TRUST:
The Texas Cultural Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to be the leading voice for the arts in education, advocacy, and economic impact in Texas, spotlighting the artistic excellence of our state. Programs of the Texas Cultural Trust include the biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards, Texas Women for the Arts, the Texas Young Masters, Arts & Digital Literacy, and Art Can. The Trust also supports the programs of the Texas Commission on the Arts and other qualifying state agencies. Since 2008, the Texas Cultural Trust has invested more than $3.2 million into arts awareness and education, bringing the total investment to more than $4.9 million. For more information, please visit www.txculturaltrust.org.