The Wendt & Mayor's Arts Awards

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2022 Wendt and Mayor's Arts Award Winners

Kati Nickerson - 2022 Richard and Nancy Wendt Award of Excellence

Kati was nominated and awarded for her remarkable career and leadership at Village Theatre's KIDSTAGE. 

Evergreen Community Orchestra - Organization Making a Difference

ECO was nominated and awarded for its impact on the Everett community through its mission to welcome musicians of all ages. ECO's five free concerts in 2022 ranged from a Halloween pops concert at the Everett Mall to a special holiday performance for seniors at a local retirement community.

John Carswell - Arts Catalyst

John was nominated and awarded for restoring the historic Masonic Temple into a renowned graffiti museum and event venue called APEX Art and Culture Center. 

Ruben Trujillo- Artist in the Community

Ruben was nominated and awarded for his murals and artwork throughout the Everett Community, especially the Delta neighborhood.

Raedle Alburn – Arts Educator

Raedle was nominated and awarded for her outstanding work leading the educational programs at Schack Art Center, especially those for underserved groups.

Andrea Tucker - Arts Catalyst

Andrea was nominated for commissioning Everett artists to create multiple historic-centric publications. 

About the award ceremony 

Join us at the Everett Performing Arts Center on June 23, 2023, to celebrate the 2022 winners and participate in Everett’s arts scene. Come enjoy local performers, light refreshments, and a no-host bar. The event is free. 

Doors open at 6 PM for social hour, and the awards program starts at 7 PM.

About the awards

Richard & Nancy Wendt Award of Excellence
The Richard & Nancy Wendt Award of Excellence is given annually to a person or organization that has demonstrated outstanding support of the arts throughout their lifetime. The award is named for Dr. Richard Wendt, who passed away in 2007, and his wife Nancy Wendt, who passed away in the spring of 2021. Following Nancy’s death, the decision was made by the Cultural Arts Commission – with the support of Richard and Nancy’s daughters – to rename the award to include Nancy’s name. From here forward, this lifetime achievement award will be known as the Richard and Nancy Wendt Award of Excellence to honor the legacy of these two remarkable people. 

Mayors Arts Awards

The Mayor's Arts Awards recognize the many ways a vibrant arts community is created and sustained. Each year, the Cultural Arts Commission gives out several Mayor's Arts Awards to people or organizations that have made Everett a better place through their creative efforts, vision, or patronage.

Learn more
The Everett Cultural Arts Commission is composed of volunteer commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor. The mission of the commission is to initiate, sponsor, organize and promote cultural and artistic programs and services for the enrichment and enjoyment of the Everett community.

For more information, email Tyler Chism at